Good points all Joe . . . .
Bombers dodged a bullet today when PLOP withdrew his name for head coach consideration in TO - - - - bad fit w/ upside down QB situation and while he could have secured a 3 yr guarandamteed $350 to $375k contract he’s not that far behind those numbers in Wpg and he’s not under scrutiny every hour. Took the free plane ride to Toronto, wanted to see how the Argos were conducting interviews, any nuances Bombers could learn for their intake process . . . . WHICH
generally doesn’t attract the best of the best when it comes to coaches, certainly a tag thats dogged the team for players (especially QBs with us ending up with scrap heapers like Kev Glenn, Max Hall, Drew Willy, Drowsy Matt Nichols, etc.)
Now the kleig light shifts from Plop to Bighill. Bomber GM Kyle is devoted to signing the guy and making him the cornerstone of Bomber defense for next 2 years. Really wants Adam badly - but if Adam rebuffs the bombers Walters will shed the Bighill idea like yesterday’s garbage and start focusing on bringing replacement hobos (NFL cuts on their last legs or guys who are super-hobbled by near-career ending injuries)
If Bighill comes back, Plop returns, even with the handicap of Drowsy Matt under centre - I can see the bombers no worse than 9-9, and possibly competing with one or two other western teams for #1/#2 in western conference with anywhere from 10-8 to 12-6 record. But NOT a Grey Cup winning team to be sure!