[quote=“Jon, post:9, topic:85173”]
…nd wanting to play for each other more than any other team means something. I would also say they have the best receiving corps. The Bomber brass also has a way of bringing in remarkable young replacements out of nowhere when necessary, particularly in the defensive backfield.There are sound reasons why they should be favoured over anyone at this admittedly far too early stage to accurately predict.
[/quote By John Hodge -
December 6, 2022
“Having a football team chock-full of savvy veterans is a good thing — until it’s not.”…
…“Winnipeg has 13 players over the age of 30 on its roster, 10 of whom are starters. That’s almost half of the team’s first-string players.”…
…Having a strong group of veteran players can help a team be successful but holding onto them for too long can prove disastrous…
I’m not exactly alone on this, Jon. Hodge is a Bomber fan, full stop. Good unbiased article. You should read it.
And this comment from CJME interview in April. Regarding the OL.
“They’re (#Bombers) 45 yrs old & look like a team that ultimately spent a lot of $ on WR’s while keeping an O-line that wouldn’t have been rewarded w/ All Star votes if anyone actually paid attention last year.” -
Austin isn’t necessarily wrong. After the bogus All-Star team appeared with a dearth of Stamps on the OL, this came out.
Cal - pass blocking - 1 sack every 32 dropbacks (sack opportunities). Wpg 1 sack every 16 dropbacks (courtesy 3DownNation Nov/22). Run blocking - Stamps posted nearly 400 more yds with 28 less attempts.
And this regarding the importance of signing Bryant. Same article by Hodge
“If Winnipeg decides to move on from Bryant, replacing a franchise left tackle is a lot easier said than done. Drew Richmond, who missed this past season due to injury, would probably be the most likely internal candidate to take over the starting role, though he has started only one career CFL game.”
That’s the best alternative for backup @ OT. YIKES