recap: From SMS trojan97
JB is in El Paso, Texas at the Texas vs the Nation Bowl (a ghetto version of the Senior Bowl).
-Rolly Lumbala, graduate of St. Francis High School in Calgary and currently playing for the Idaho Vandals is taking part in the game. I had the opportunity to play against him in High School and I must say he
s not only a tremendously talented player but very classy and likeable as well so congrats to him on this accompishment. Rolly has grown to up over 250 pounds and is now playing FB. JB says Lumbala orginally projected to be around a 7th rounder in the upcoming draft but said his impressive week of play and testing could bump him up a couple of rounds in the eyes of many teams. Says he was very proud of how far hes come since leaving Calgary.
-Talked about Corey Holmes being released. Barker talked about how this is the time teams will begin clearing room for free agents which opens in 2 weeks. JB said he wouldn
t be surprised to see Holmes back in Sask at a reduced rate if free agency doesnt pan out him or the team.
-Barker asked whether more high profile players will end up being cut by their teams before the start of free agency. He figures about a handful more players will be let go onto the market. Says there`s a fine line when playing that game for both the player and the team.
-Jock asked again for an update regarding Dave Dickenson. Barker had no comment and said Huf would report something if something needed to be said.
-JB asked about the George Cortez situation and said he was surprised the Riders haven
t made a decision yet with free agency and the CFL draft preperation looming. Said there could be a backlash from the coaches they have now who dont get picked and that it could take a while to get a staff setup.
-JB talked about Roy Shivers coming back and seems to have a ton of respect for him. Said he hasn`t seen him around the bowl games but
Roy likes to do things his own way Said it was a great hire for BC
-Broke down the Super Bowl a little bit, nothing too exciting. JB did mention that Nik Lewis would wear a walking boot similar to what Tom Brady was wearing because it
s a very effective therapy method. Says its of no concern that he`s wearing one.
Nothing great from this week. Mostly just Super Bowl talk.