Just gotta make this comment, In regards to signing ray or burris, they were not free agents… calgary traded burris because they thought tate was better, he probably is, he’s just hurt right now, Edmonton traded ray because well, if people dont think its because the 100th grey cup game is in toronto and they wanted some buzz created in toronto, well i dunno. Keep in mind, winnipeg never had a chance at aquiring either of those guys , and there were topics created on ourbombers and the official bomber site at the time saying, thank god we didnt trade for burris. Ray, theres something fishy going on there, dont kid yourself with that one. The other thing is to get ray, toronto had to release pretty much their entire defensive back field and kevin eiben aswell.
I guess what people fail to see is, while hamilton traded for burris and toronto traded for ray, what has it accomplished reallly for either of those teams, hamilton is once again .500, toronto also. Hamilton has major problems on defense, toronto seems to be struggling on offence, i guess just cuz they got burris and ray,it doesnt mean they instantly became success stories. nope, they are both .500.
I suppose it works like this, winnipeg started off 7-1 last year, that’s better than 3-3 for sure, its better than 1-5 right now also, toronto and hamilton are both .500. considering winnipeg started off 7-1 and ended 10-8,i dont know why people think that toronto and hamilton are well, are they any better off? i mean really. think about it. sure right now they are 3-3 but who is to say they dont do what the bombers did last year and go downhill starting now, hamilton looked bad last night thats for sure and toronto looked bad against bc, we did more against bc in week 1 than ricky ray did last week.
Im not gonna pretend tho that things are all rosey and great in bomberville because its not, 1-5 means you have some problems, players like bowman and edwards talking about problems proves there are problems.
But dont kid yourself, just cuz toronto or hamilton got ray or burris, well… doesnt mean much.
lets loook at the teams who spent the most in the off season…
edmonton - carr,oramasionwu among others signed by them, they dont look so good. good d yup but that O sure is terrible.
Hamilton - fantuz, burris etc… they are 3-3 and that D is brutal,worst in the league.
i guess if people think spending money = instant winner, well, why have the teams (edmonton,hamilton) who spend the most money in free agency, why arent they any better? i mean, judging by some posts, you’d think they should be 6-0 and running away with the league, i mean… every year these teams spend spend spend on free agents and whats it get them, reality is, outside of bc montreal and sask the last 5 years, noone else has won anything so like, why do some think spending on free agents is guaranteed success when its pretty much proven that its not.