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  1. Eli is a major force. Re-watched his blocking in the Edmonton game, he was just rolling over guys. We have to keep that kid around long-term.
    9 points
  2. Goldkobra

    Mourtada

    But how much rope do you give a guy who hasn't kicked in a meaningful game before coming here? This isn't a school for training future players. This is pro ball. This is supposed be results driven.
    8 points
  3. Miller, Walters, and MOS.....are simply total CFL lifers - they really understand how this league works, and what is required to succeed, and the will to just do it. We used to have way too much passing of the buck, a million entries in the ole Bomber book of excuses, and an never-ending assortment of different levels of incompetence........for so many years, on OB and here..... I screamed for, begged and demanded a culture re-boot for this team. These guys have done just that, and I couldn't be prouder.......
    7 points
  4. Nolby

    Mourtada

    Do you want to hold his beer?
    6 points
  5. Jpan85

    Mourtada

    6 points
  6. I think the great key to our success is knowing our team as much as it is knowing the players. Lots of teams can look and see talent. Some teams can predict how talent will project in the CFL. But no team is doing a fraction of the job the mafia is at projecting players fitment into their cfl roster. When the bombers draft a guy, they know what role that guy will fill if they succeed. They know how to deploy them and it fits with what we do. Many times, my self and others have gone oh I wish we drafted that guy! And some times that guy is indeed a good cfler. But not soo much a good bomber. Some times of course other teams pick guys we'd love before we can, but over all we do an exceptional job picking guys who will fit what we do as a pro. And just like the players fit the team, the mafia fit each other. Wade, walters, mos, and all the rest. They are all in sync. In his book "the score takes care of it self", bill walsh talks about his first changes when he took over the 49ers job. He instituted standard operating procedure for every single job. It didnt matter if it was janitorial, receptionist, or QB. Every job was held to the same standard of excellence, and every member of the franchise was expected to fit the mold. The whole book is basically about winning culture. Id strongly recommend it for any bomber fan, the style of culture building is exactly like what the bombers have done.
    5 points
  7. couldn't possibly get any more Alberta than that. christ
    5 points
  8. some really great stuff from Our Man Tait, in the always-a-good-read Quick Hits feature today ( https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/10/13/quick-hits-week-11-day-2/) “I just found a picture the other day of what Tui looked like to start training camp in 2019 and at that point he didn’t have much time to prepare for training camp,” said Bombers offensive line coach Marty Costello on a media Zoom call Wednesday. “Just the way Tui looks right now, his whole body type has changed. He really took advantage of the 2020 year and dedicated himself and came back really a completely different player, completely different body type and his knowledge has grown tremendously since he’s been here. I’m really thankful that he’s been around and he used his time wisely, so I’m very grateful that he did that and was excited to see him play on the inside the other day.”
    4 points
  9. Man, you have to wonder what the Redblacks would look like if they had just kept Arbuckle.
    4 points
  10. Bomber_fanaddict

    Mourtada

    Easy solution. Open the gates an hour earlier. First fan to make a successful FG from the 45 wins a custom jersey, $100 bomber store credit as a signing bonus and gets the opportunity to kick in game if the opportunity arises. The only caveat being they must sign a waiver stating they will not sue the club if they get completely destroyed by the opposing team.
    4 points
  11. Bottom line is I don't think there is a gm in thr league who does their homework on the draft as much as walters does. Same with the global draft. He is the most proactive gm in the league if you ask me. His philosophy of always drafting guys for the lines has paid off bigtime.
    4 points
  12. 17to85

    Mourtada

    Yeah that's just it. He is an older American, you can't stpe in and hit field goals at an average rate GTFO.
    4 points
  13. Super Duper Negatron

    Mourtada

    Um...
    4 points
  14. Super Duper Negatron

    Mourtada

    I actually laughed at this on cfl.ca: The scene: A backwoods cabin, far from civilization. A fully-bearded Justin Medlock looks up and stops chopping wood as he spies a dark sedan with a rental car sticker on it creeping up the winding drive. The driver steps out. Medlock shakes his head and smiles a little smile. “Kyle Walters” he says, incredulously. “I told you. I’m out.” With that, Medlock swings the axe and brings it down hard on a log, splitting it right down the middle. “Just one more job, Justin,” says Walters. “Just one more.”
    4 points
  15. Noeller

    2021 (??) CFL Season

    imagine going all in on Macleod Bethel Thompson........
    3 points
  16. M.O.A.B.

    2021 (??) CFL Season

    So the Argos-Arbuckle honeymoon is over.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Guys were screaming at me when 'Sheed "scored" his TD in the 4th but I knew nothing's over till the whistle......seen too much **** in my lifetime.
    3 points
  20. TrueBlue4ever

    Random Jets News

    Why in such a rush to get him to the NHL? Let him develop so when he arrives there are less hiccups. Keep his salary under control for a bit longer. Ville Heinola today is not the difference between a Stanley Cup and a lottery spot.
    3 points
  21. wbbfan

    Mourtada

    I think its much more mechanical. Its like a pitchers delivery and release. Except you need basically flawless mechanics every time. Mental issues can ruin any player in any sport. And staying consistent through long droughts of not kicking, even with in a game is tough. But that is never an issue with QBs who come in off the bench or who go a long stretch with out a possession/many passes. Ive played with kicking, but I wasnt a real kick at any level. Ive done muay thai and kicking arts extensively and I can tell you ive seen peoples kicking mechanics fall apart over minor tightness and all kinds of minor technique issues. Watching soo many of Mourtadas clips, he practices trying to make field goals while kicking off. The tee, the holder, his approach, empty fields, and always from right down the middle. Its like a kick off. Which is why he excels at kicking off soo much. In a kick off you have no timer, you can take as comfortable a stride as you like. Kicking a field goal, you have to cover a very precise distance, with an exact number of steps, in a small time window. All of that is stuff he didnt seem to practice. His approach looks uncomfortable to me. And he looks un sure of every kick he launches. But never surprised when he misses. I really dont think he knows mechanically how to reliably kick and adjust to different spots on the field. He only seems comfortable with the xpt, which is right down the middle. It isnt really a surprise, he's only kicked a little bit in the IFL as a pro, didnt have a full college career, and what he had ended a very long time ago. He's old, lacks experience, and has tremendous leg strength. Weaker leg guys arent trying to hit 60 yard fgs every day, they are trying to figure out how to hit from every angle, and mastering their mechanics.
    3 points
  22. He's a bit more solid of a canadian than most vague NIs. He was born in richmond bc and started school in canada, his mom is canadian if only by way of toronto. His dad is a samoan and they moved to hawaii before tui started highschool. As far as balancing pedigree and nationality he's about as good as it gets imo.
    3 points
  23. Noeller

    2021 (??) CFL Season

    Not an apt comparison. The southern MB morons are a relatively small minority. The redneck ******* Albertans are an overwhelming majority.
    3 points
  24. the watcher

    Mourtada

    In my mind kicking field goals is % 90 mental. If he can't get his head straightened out and deal with the pressure in regular season games on a team that does nothing but win regardless of the kicking game what is going to happen if the Grey Cup is on the line and he needs to kick the winner with seconds on the clock ? I know what the answer to that is right now.
    3 points
  25. Yeah, hes a freakin tank. The fact that in goal line sets they move a tackle out of their spot and put eli in says a lot. I would bet on him being a starter next year, and getting the league wide notice that desjarlais has this year. And more.
    3 points
  26. Brandon

    Mourtada

    In regards to Moutarda.... it can only go up from here. He can't possibly play any worse?
    3 points
  27. Per CFL.ca transaction page, looks like we: Activate Lawler obviously Move WR Agudosi to suspended Move DL Dheilly back to PR Unsigned DB Olumba Not sure whats the move involving DBs Houston and Miller. Probably switch positions on PR and CFL PR. 🤪
    3 points
  28. He been doing that all year...dudes a beast. Neuf did fine...and is capable one game replacement. Be nice to get an import elsewhere just to get some flexibility options
    3 points
  29. Fajardo and it ain't close. Adams hasn't blown anyone away this year but he's at least capable of putting a 30+ yard pass somewhere in his receiver's catch radius. You could give Fajardo a corps of Burnham, S.J. Green, Arsenaux and Milt all in their primes and the Riders would still have no deep game. Give that same crew to Adams and the result would be at least fun to watch.
    3 points
  30. Super Duper Negatron

    Mourtada

    Now I've heard it is a kicker's job, To score three points, and appease the mob, But you don't really care for field goals, do you? Of kicking points we are bereft, First wide right, then again wide left The baffled coach cries "Where is Hajrullahu?" Hajrullahu, Hajrullahu Hajrullahu, Hajrullahu
    3 points
  31. 17to85

    Mourtada

    Which is fine, I have no problem if they don't want him doing it all at this point, but christ, a 3q year old 40% kicker who only hit short field goals.... you can't keep letting that guy keep trying field goals. He is too flawed at that aspect.
    2 points
  32. bearpants

    Mourtada

    Funny thing is the pre-season of 2013 is, I believe, the year we had Rene Peredes in camp... and he was justifiably cut b/c Palardy looked like he was the future...
    2 points
  33. M.Silverback

    Mourtada

    Right. Which is a long way of saying, he's not a CFL caliber kicker. Pro kicking is pretty black and white - can you hit 75 - 80% of field goals in actual games? If not, time to find someone else. Bad kicking will cost us a game. Hopefully not the Western final.
    2 points
  34. TBURGESS

    Mourtada

    2 points
  35. In steinbach things are slowly trending a bit more left, about 1/3 of votes went to ndp/libs. The SE is home to a hyper vocal minority of religious right wing extremists though. The deep south, winkler/morden etc are still pretty entrenched. But luckily on the whole the province is much more progressive. Having lived in both these areas I sure wouldnt want to be painted with the same brush. Alberta is like the area around those cities. Mostly people are pretty neutral and quiet. But sadly that just lets the wing nuts have their way. But then I dont think its fair to generalize and paint groups in mass. By that notion all of canada could be painted pretty poorly with respect to a lot of native issues.
    2 points
  36. Yeah, that's the real bonus of Eli....that he's one of those "Just Enough Canadian To Qualify As NI" Canadians......
    2 points
  37. Yes! *rubs hands together*
    2 points
  38. Mark F

    Mourtada

    courageous. speaking from experience. a day ago. here. same subject, analysis. got sent to the corner. " he sucks, end of story"
    2 points
  39. Fajardo would do well in a Lapo offence. Fajardo is a game manager like Nichols and needs that type of offence and personnel around him. Asking Fajardo to win the game with his arm is a recipe for a losing record, just like it would have been if we asked Nichols to do it. Saskatchewan loves their shiny baubles and spends on skill players instead of their trenches and it can be exciting football at times but is not how you build a champion. The Riders don't even try to fix their trenches right. Garbage DEs because an over rated Micah makes all the cheddar, and an OL that, despite being a problem for years, has never really been addressed (JSJ bust, Shepley never wanted to be there, Mattland Riley a reach at his pick that needs a ton of development). Look at their high draft picks they've used on OL, any of them playing? Even there non OL draft picks either mediocre or left first chance they got. The RIders badly need a new person in charge of NAT scouting and a GM who will commit to building from the lines out instead of overpaying head cases like Marshall, Gainey or throwing big bucks at pedigree like Duke Williams or Micah Johnson.
    2 points
  40. I think Vernon Adams looks worse this year then Cody Fajardo. The guy is way to erractic and makes terrible decisions. Fajardo is decent at making 10 yard passes.... get him in Ottawa ASAP and Lapo will be thrilled.
    2 points
  41. Harris doesn't fit Montreal's offense at all.
    2 points
  42. SpeedFlex27

    Mourtada

    So is a championship. I'd say that's more important than protecting a first round pick at 8 or 9 that may or may not play.
    2 points
  43. Geebrr

    2021 (??) CFL Season

    ******* hilarious
    2 points
  44. Sir Vincent Rodgers DNP Renfrew+Wesley+Kurdyla all limited. Esks OL getting thin. Just the thing you want to expose a rookie QB too.
    2 points
  45. bustamente

    Covid-19

    If the Provence thinks that people in the Southern area are going to isolate they are dumber than I thought, they don't care about Covid most probably don't think it's real and for sure they won't be isolating.
    2 points
  46. JCon

    Mourtada

    He's an ass! And probably on Ivermectin.
    2 points
  47. Goalie

    Covid-19

    It's still mind boggling to me how Winnipeg which has most the population don't even make up 1/3rd of cases. Insanity. Proving once again... vaccines work
    2 points
  48. what a F$%^ goof.
    2 points
  49. Exactly. They are doing a terrific job of ******* up and showing vets that they don't want to play there.
    2 points
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