I spent some time analyzing the offense and i am pretty sure the offense is pretty much set in stone, but i will also throw out my opinion on the offense as well soon. I would like to talk about the defense and my reason is this: I believe that we have an excellent core of defensive player's and being optimistic and over hyping any player, we may just have one of the top 2 or 3 defenses in the CFL in 2010: This is what is listed on the Bomber website as of today (June16)
Jovon Johnson, LaVar Glover and Keyuo Craver.
These 3 player's know how to get the job done and provide the veteren leadership that every team needs, Jovon and LaVar are great coverage corner's and never give up on a play, Craver improved greatly throughout the 2009 season and i think he will have a solid year as well.
Donald Brown, Brady Browne, Bernard Hicks, Jerry Ralph-Jules, Clint Kent, Nick Kordic, Brandon Stewart, Alex Suber and Jason Tate.
Alot of talent at the DB position, i have always liked the play of Brandon Stewart and i thought he would have been close to a lock at DB, problem is Hicks, Suber and Kent have had an amazing camp thus far and even Kavis Reid singled out Suber and Kent for there play recognition. Brady Browne has had a promising camp and i would expect him on the roster one way or another since he is a NI Manitoba Boy, Donald Brown has experience and has also had a very good camp, this will be a hard choice for Kavis, LaPo and Mack.
Marcellus Bowman, Thaine Carter, Ike Charlton, Shawn Gallant, SaMario houston, Pierre-Luc Labbe, Joe Lobendahn, Giancarlo Rapanaro, Chris Smith, Courtney Smith and Rian Wallace.
This group of player's is a coaches nightmare, most of these player's have had a solid camp so far, Lobendahn looks great and should make us forget about Barrin, if Lobendahn stays healthy he is a better MLB than Barrin in my opinion. Veterens such as Ike Charlton and Labbe have had a good camp, i heard somewhere that our draft pick Chris Smith has been good and has learned the game and plays faster than most rookies. Courtney Smith and Thaine Carter look good as well and SaMario Houston has come on strong lately and looks like he could be a graet player. More tough choices for The Bomber Staff.
Jarrall Chandler, Moton Hopkins, Phillip Hunt, Doug Brown, LaDarien Scott, Deji Oduwole, Don Oramasionwu, Dorian Smith, Odell Willis and Willis Remond.
Great group with many different aspects and abilities, Doug Brown is a for sure, Odell Willis looks like he never missed a beat from last and i believe that he will have a great year. Phillip Hunt looks like he is ready to improve more from last season, Dorian Smith looks like he belongs here. Heck...LOL... They are all looking good.
FOR THOSE FANS/NON FANS WHO THINK OUR DEFENSE WILL STINK WILL BE IN FOR A HUGE SURPRISE IN 2010, I ACTUALLY THINK THAT WE IMPROVED THE DEFENSE. EVERYONE THINKS WE WILL SUCK BECAUSE WE LOST L.WALLS, G.WALLS, HEFNEY, SIMPSON. I THINK WE HAVE A FEW GOOD PLAYERS THAT WILL FILL THE SHOES.