I am a Bomber fan at heart and alway's will be but it is time to face the facts and that is our chances of making the playoffs are really slim, so we sould start 2011 evaluations now, here are my thoughts:
Obviously we need to upgrade/add to our Canadian Talent and hopefully some good fa's will be available and we need to draft smart next spring. We need to add at least 1 NI OL player, Douglas and Butler have been good but i would rather see the Bomber's keep Douglas on the line (as i think he is better than Butler and younger) and that would allow us to start another import elsewhere.
QB'S --- We need to start to take a look a Brink and Elliot and this has nothing to do with Jyles, speaking of Jyles he is showing flahes of being a great QB but he needs to be smarter, needs to make quicker reads and learn to check his 2nd/3rd options instead of focusing on one receiver. Yesterday he went deep into DBL coverage at least twice with other receiver's wide open and on 2nd down he went deep instead of checking down and finding a receive that had a chance to make a first down. I also think that Jyles has not proved he can be the permenant #1 QB, so i say bring buck back in 2011 or make a move for another QB (Ray), in a perfect world i would like to see us get a guy like Drew Tate, that kid will be a great QB.
RB's --- Fred Reid is still one of the best backs in the league and will be 30 next season but he should still have two good years left. This Bernard situation nees to be addressed in the offseason, either trade him or cut him as he is obviously not in the picture, groom Garrett to be the next back, he can play RB/WR/KR and is super fast he is a keeper. I would like to see Stephenson get more carries before the end of the season, still young and we need a power back in certain situations, if they feel he is not the answer i would like to see them make a move for McCarty or Andrew Harris in the offseason.
WR's --- Get rid of Ralph already, he is lazy and obviously scared to take a hit, he makes no effort to make a play for the ball, play Watson/Hagreaves in his place as i think both are better options, sure Ralph is fast but that can only take you so far. I still like Hargreaves and have been fustrated with the way he has been used (not used), move him into the slot and he would be a perfect weapon when we need 4-8 yards for a first down. Edwards is the best receiver in the league this year but how long will he play? Carr and TJH are keepers, Davis is good but i think there could be better options unless we keep him as a DI. Bowman has lost his job in my opinion and it will be hard to trade the guy now, but doesn't hurt to try, he has had way to many chances and has failed, cut him/trade him in the offseason, do something just get him and Ralph out of here, oh and get rid of Jameyal Smith as well. McHenry has size and solid hands but never gets a chance to play, so he Jury is still out on him. If the opportunity some how became available i would like to see the BB
s make a move for Akeem Foster, always liked this kid and we could pick him off BC
S PR and that would force Wally to insert him into the active roster. Other options are drafting WR Parker in 2011, this kid has huge upside, use the number one on him if you have to, i think he is worth it, i have followed him for the past 2 years already and the kid is a stud. Other NI receiver options are Steven Turner (T.OS Draft Pick-Cut-FA), i like him bring him in on the PR this year Could it hurt. Brad Smith (EDM), Clermont (sask), Chris Bauman (HAM), Adam Nicolson (HAM), Mike Bradwell (TO) could all step into Ralphs spot.
That`s my opinion!!