Arland Bruce was chosen as the OPotW. :lol:[url=http://cfl.ca/article/bruce-headlines-players-of-the-week_]http://cfl.ca/article/bruce-headlines-p ... -the-week_[/url]
Bruce deserves the award, but I must say that I'm surprised Cobourne wasn't even a runner-up.
Well deserved award. He had more receiving yards than Durant had in passing. An awesome performance and I was thrilled to witness it even though it was at the expense of the Rider D. Also pleasing was the absence of his sickening touchdown celebrations.
Bruce tied the CFL record with 16 receptions and his 272 receiving yards placed sixth all-time for most ever in a single game.How can you argue that?? That's more offense than the whole Lions offense can do in a game.
What's to argue?
We haven't heard from the "players from the losing team shouldn't win awards" group yet.
just like actors in movies that bombed shouldnt get award for there still excellent acting :roll:
I too, thought Cobourne would get an honorable mention, but feel like Bruce deserved to win the award this week.
With all due respect to Arland Bruce who did have a historic day, the Roughriders made it very easy for him. With such a big lead they let Glenn and Bruce play pitch and catch while the secondary played prevent defence. He would never, could never, do that in a close game.
Anybody who watched the Als/Argos game and the Cats/Roughriders will know that Cobourne had a far more impactful day with both rushing and receiving over 100 yards and setting the tone for the game. And his running opened up the passing game.
I can see why the voters selected him but not to give Cobourne even a vote is insulting. These awards are a joke.
p.s. Congi gets 7 field goals and wins special teams player of the week. Duval did the same a week prior and got beat by a player who returned 1 punt for a touchdown and did nothing else. Point proven.
Who had 272 yards? Why doesn't matter. I don't know how you can turn your nose up at 272 yards. That is 2.5 field lengths btw.
You're only saying that because you don't like those who won. To say its insulting Cobourne didn't get it is simply silly. If one of the Lions won it then maybe it is insulting.
The only time there is a runner-up named is if the vote isn't unanimous. Regarding this week's OPotW, it said the vote was unanimous.
Chief, looking for a controversial topic, but there is none. Bruce played amazing and shows that he has the chops to be the CFL's top receiver this year.
Good on him.
Boo to this scare mongering topic.
In fairness to Chief (did I just say that!?!?! ), there were some posts made in the Ticats-Riders game thread saying that Bruce shouldn't win it because the Ticats lost. The poster(s) who felt that way seem to have stayed clear of this thread though so there has been no arguing.
It's called having a little fun. Lighten up.
Bruce had an outstanding game!
Cobourne had a great game, despite the win. they'd have won even if Cobourne hadn't been amazing.
I'm just wondering if there is any precedent for two players sharing a weekly award. If ever there was a time when it would have made sense to give one award to two players, last week was it.
That being said, congrats to Bruce. No denying that he had an unbelievable game. He definitely deserves the award. :thup:
The story says:
players were chosen by a panel of judges that includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde, now of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.I don't know if there are other judges or not on this panel but if it's just the three of them then there can't be a tie for an award because of the odd number of judges.
Unless they all agreed that it should be shared. I mean, seriously... :lol:
Anyway, I'm with D&P, Bruce is definitely deserving, but I'm also a little surprised that it was unanimous.