Well the first move was made. Nichols to Bombers for conditional 7th round 2016.
So the Bombers got this guy for very little. This is telling that the Eskimos don't value that player very highly. Very interesting that with Mike Reilly still 3-4 weeks away they are banking on young Franklin for 3-4 games minimum.
I think the Bombers panicked but I guess they have to. Sounds like Willy might be shelved for the year and #2 and #3 are getting thrown under the bus just like their #2 and #3 guys last year. But while the Bombers panicked.........they might just have acquired a guy good enough to get them 3-4 more wins and keep their playoff hope alive. If you think Riders fans are pissed right now think of the Bombers.............I don't think they know what the playoffs even are and anyone 23 or younger has no idea what a Grey cup is............ouch
This week a refreshed Riders group...........at home............will have Brohm and Marve to deal with. Next week the Bombers at home with a better offense with Nichols.
This just shows what we have with Brett Smith. Cherish the fact you have a guy that is getting better week in and week out. But help him along and hopefully we see the improvements week after week after week that we have seen. But recognize teams have a lot of tape on Smith and this offense and they can prepare better..........this is where QB's flatline (Tino Sunseri).
But the shock for me is W'peg not willing to allow the young guns more time and pulling the trigger?