joe

Hard to debate quarterback depth is not an area of concern imo.

Hearing a bit of Darian Durant to Winnipeg which I think is just someone on the hook for the $450,000  hoping for a miracle. Really don't see him fitting in.

Thinking we still don't know much about Dom Davis and believe Le Fevour was considered an asset by most for his short yardage play. 

Is it safe to stand pat and hope this time mighty Matt stays healthy long enough to make a difference in the playoffs?

Have to add that I still don't understand the complete 180 by the fans on Drew Willy. Yes he was overpaid and mismanaged by the Bombers. I did not understand the love for him then similar to how I do not understand the contempt for him now. Still has the physical tools and the time with Calvillo helped. I think he will be available cheap and would be an improvement over Davis. Would say 10% chance to happen.

Personally I thought the Bombers had the ideal combo with Nichols and Glenn but they screwed that up and gave the most hated rival a quarterback who played a big part in their 2017 success.

Curious to know what others think.

 

 

Lyle B. Style

Hard to debate quarterback depth is not an area of concern imo.

Hearing a bit of Darian Durant to Winnipeg which I think is just someone on the hook for the $450,000  hoping for a miracle. Really don't see him fitting in.

Thinking we still don't know much about Dom Davis and believe Le Fevour was considered an asset by most for his short yardage play.

Is it safe to stand pat and hope this time mighty Matt stays healthy long enough to make a difference in the playoffs?

Have to add that I still don't understand the complete 180 by the fans on Drew Willy. Yes he was overpaid and mismanaged by the Bombers. I did not understand the love for him then similar to how I do not understand the contempt for him now. Still has the physical tools and the time with Calvillo helped. I think he will be available cheap and would be an improvement over Davis. Would say 10% chance to happen.

Personally I thought the Bombers had the ideal combo with Nichols and Glenn but they screwed that up and gave the most hated rival a quarterback who played a big part in their 2017 success.

Curious to know what others think.

 

 
Old Glenny prolly didn't wanna take a paycut from $240k and Nichols wanted near CFL MAX (around $475k) so that didn't leave room for the mopes and miscreants who fill out the roster. Davis & LaFever are prolly +/- 10% of the $100k mark.

LaFever has physical power but his arm is almost as twisted and gnarled as Durants.
DD Davis has got the size and speed but his brain and accuracy are now severely questionable.

I think they'll keep one of the 2 guys and try to find another guy who's capable of sustaining drives when Nichols is on the bench. Willy's PTSD kinda rules him out - he's also a very immobile 6'4" guy - but if he gets time and gets treatment for the PTSD he could probably be serviceable (at $110k-$120k)
WAITING FOR A  MIRACLE - 28 YEARS, COUNTING!

papazoola

.....Please.....no Willy...The guy looked like he lost what little he had in his last outing with the Als.....Sorry ..nada on Drew....I think Davis will be released...had his shot and stunk the joint out...We're a contender now and we need a solid no 2 ...I would like to see Lefevour stick around for those automatic short yardage plays ..What we do need is a guy who can carry this team with his smarts and his arm....Durant....maybe?? He might still have enough BUT not at the chunk of dough he is currently getting...IF the riders sign Collaros orrrrr take a chance on Manziel does that leave Brandon Bridge out in the cold or Glenn....Could we bring back 'suitcase' Glenn for a third run???? as a no 2....Maybe too much money for any of these guys and we bring in another 'Jim Van Pelt find'...Will be interesting to say the least???We're that close to a Cup appearance and we can't afford any dumb moves..
...one of the most integral parts overlooked in conversation....is to hear what\'s NOT being said....Anonymous

joe

Doesn't sound any better now than it did during the season.

Nichols did a good job of staying healthy last season. I hope he is stretching or doing yoga as I write. I did not see anything remotely close behind him. Bombers overpaid Nichols imo which as Lyle pointed out leaves less for #2. As it stands Bombers go as far as Nichols can take them. Matt goes down they are done. Too risky for my liking.

Maybe all in on Zach Collaros is the way to go. Believe he may have been the original target before Burris, before Willy. Can't say I am impressed with the way June Jones is spouting off about Johnny but even if no Manziel there is a controversy with Massoli in the picture. Will know more on that situation by Free Agency time.

I promise not to pump Drew Willy but I think he will surface somewhere and play reasonably well if given the chance. Edmonton might be a spot that could work for him. What I would really like is for O Shea to admit they were wrong but all I see is that they pretend it never happened. That is one of the things I do not like about the Miller, Walters, O Shea team. Kind of a weasel move, again imo.

Mitch Gale is almost a Nichols clone. Runs with the same moose like grace.

The other issue is QB management. I like the way Wally changes them up without worrying about their egos and pride. Chris Jones did a good job of alternating based on the defense and almost went to the cup. Bombers are the opposite which I do not like and would be an issue if someone like Collaros was brought in.

Looking forward to see what happens.





Lyle B. Style

Nichols was actually pretty gracious to the bombers. Prolly could have racked up The Duck Dynasty (Wadzilla, Gomer Kyle, O'Stoic) for $550k as he had them by their gonads - they wouldn't dare have gone to war with a no-arm like LaFever and a no-mind like Davis . . . . . could easily have blown up the good ship Revenue with a 0-18 or 1-17 season!

Poor planning, feeble scouting and the like are all classic hallmarks of the bomber organization.

Easy acceptance by the vast majority of fans is what enables these mopes, NO QUESTION.

joe

Disagree on Nichols being able to get more money. His bargaining position included recently having been traded for a 7th round pick.

Thinking him and Reilly have the same agent and he had his way with Bomber management. Wade meddles in and wants to assure everyone the Bombers are a first class organization with the money to step up. That is all it takes time and again.

Like I said earlier when it is not your money it is not watched as closely. People who do watch are the game day fans and the trend there seems to be going in the wrong direction. 

Nichols should be in the Travis Lulay pay range at $300,000. Both played well when healthy with Lulay having a better resume of Grey Cups and MOP's. Difference being Braley watching vs the board.

It is what it is. I fear the Bombers will annoint another #2 or just stand pat and go as far as Nichols will take them. Maybe this year it will work.

Lyle B. Style

Sad to see the Bombers failed badly when it came to backup QBs - again!

Dom Davis is basically an untrained hobo who spent 3 years on our roster - when he had to step up - he stepped back! UNACCEPTABLE!

Dan LaFever is who he is. A good 3rd down plunger, good mobility and size that helps a couple plays a game max - but his arm is either weak or damaged and his pop gun can't throw with any velocity and accuracy past approx. 12 yards.

LaFever might be worth slightly more than league minimum - Davis should have been paying the team for all he contributed. Holds a mean clipboard though!

joe

KG to the Schmoes.
DD restructuring to stay with the Als.

Is Dom Davis the next best alternative? Please say it isn't so. 

Lyle B. Style

KG woulda been a good fit in Winnipeg. He's a 39 yr old mope - but he's a super-mope. Certainly if Nichols goes down, Glenn might be able to salvage the odd victory over a lower-tier team. Mopes like Dum Davis and LaFever couldn't win for losing.

Another great non-move for the palace guard.

joe

Thinking KG to Edmonton says something to me about who he thinks has a good chance at the Grey Cup. May as well complete the loop and get the ring all in one shot. Would think that would be a nice way for him to finish up. 

Also a bit surprised he signed so soon again rather than to wait and let the bids rise. Multiple suitors in play I would think.

A slight dis to Calgary perhaps imo.

Did the Bombers even know he was available?

Lyle B. Style

Thinking KG to Edmonton says something to me about who he thinks has a good chance at the Grey Cup. May as well complete the loop and get the ring all in one shot. Would think that would be a nice way for him to finish up.

Also a bit surprised he signed so soon again rather than to wait and let the bids rise. Multiple suitors in play I would think.

A slight dis to Calgary perhaps imo.

Did the Bombers even know he was available?
I don't think the Bombers knew anything. O'Shea was attending the International Smirk Festival in Ireland and Walters was at a retreat celebrating The Life & Times of Gomer Pyle. Wadzilla don't never get involved with player issues!

papazoola



Did the Bombers even know he was available?
LOL....this inactive group aware...they get into the game after the train has left the station.... As well, I don't know if we are interested at all in Durant or if he's even available BUT I'm guessing if he is available, we'll most likely inquire after he signs elsewhere...We seem to be content to remain status quo...or at least that's what it appears...No wonder our key fa's are hummin' and hawin' about re-upping...Looks to be another also ran. 

joe

DD4 headed our way.

Count to 10 Lyle.

I was hopeful of trading Dressler to Montreal and let them re run the memory lane of days gone by experiment. Instead I guess it will be the Bombers.

Upgrade from Dom Davis. Don't really see him being the MOS kind of guy but at this point I am sure he would agree to anything. 

Would love to know the numbers. Seems almost like a knee jerk response to Edmonton signing KG. 

Better quarterbacking situation today than yesterday. Thank you for that. 

Lyle B. Style

Great signing for the bombers - in terms of the tell on Dominque Davis & Steph Lafever . . . . both broke-down hobos (one with no arm & the other with no brain)

If Super Hobo Durant is better than both these guys combined - that tells you something about our scouting dept. (may as well call it a sluffing dept. when it comes to top level QBs)

O'Shea will glom onto Durant like a house on fire . . . . cuz that's what Mike O'Shea do!

But to everyone's chagrin Darian Durant can no longer hit the broad side of a barn door, he's extremely injury prone and refuses to run like the dickens cuz he knows he won't get much salary if he's out via injury!

Wadzilla's hope is that most bomber fans are dumber than farm animals and see Durant as a sexy signing! NOPE - 'bout the same as signing Eddy Haskell, Jr. (aka Drew Willy)

Saskfan4life

DD4 headed our way.

Now Bomber fans will know what it was like being a Rider fan was like up until last season. Screaming "@#$%, Durant!" every second play... :P
 


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