Wanted to recognize the new owner and start a thread with a less negative heading.
Glad that it was a local that stepped up and wish him well in getting the franchise back to the successes of earlier days.
Lots of talk about Michael Reilly with the latest being a cut in pay for 2022 to the $300,000 area or possibly retiring. Given the recent permissions granted to three of the main guys in the office it appears a thorough review is taking place.
A bit skeptical of the decision to keep the coaching staff together and hope that the same people do a better job next year but at the same time it appears the football ops are set and now we get to see what they can do.
They might have to work Western Forest Products into Reilly's package in order to drop the sms number. If they did it would not be setting a precedent.
Dom Rhymes re-upped on a two year deal lacks imagination after the 400 yds last year. Might have thought Michael Reilly would liked to have had Derel Walker brought in.
Will still be very surprised if they pass on Bryan Burnham and everything I read says Lucky is the priority so not sure what that does for Lemar Durant, Jevon Cottoy, or Shaq Johnson. Durant appears to still be under contract.
I don't think the Leos have much interest in Walker. Rhymes was ineffective early, then got injured, then came on like gangbusters in the final few weeks of the season, so I welcome him back.
Their priorities are: Whitehead, Cottoy, and Burnham (in that order). Cottoy has tremendous upside as a National with all the tools. I would be happy to have Durant back but not at $175K. Maybe half that or something performance based as he is often injured.
Kent Perkins who is under contract for 2022. Only 27 with good size and a Texas pedigree.
Nothing wrong with Sukh Chungh either so not sure BC will have the same O line issues as before.
Signing the other new guy from the NFL makes me think the Lions are hoping the Bombers match the Lawler offer. Hearing it is a front loaded two year deal but when you can't count on the second year who knows. Chris Randle comes to mind.
When you consider the player experience, the cost of living in Vancouver compared to Winnipeg AND the extra playoff money our guys earn here then we might only need to come close to matching the Lions' offer of around $250K (if that's what it is).