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  1. 38 points
    BubbaG

    TC Report - Day Four

    Okay. Just got back from training camp and finally back in the office. Today was the first day that coaches from the Winnipeg High School Football League were invited on the field to take in the practice. We were originally told to stick to the sidelines but MOS came over immediately and invited us on the field and to go ahead and focus on whatever position we were interested in. I tried to walk around a bit but was always drawn to the offensive line, running backs and offense as a whole. I'll say this. we have some big boys on the Oline and Dline that can move very quickly. Watched some one on ones in the first sessions and while this is usually slanted towards defensive aggression, Coach Wiley had his boys fighting up a storm. Picard is an animal and while Chung may not be technically skilled yet, you can see him picking up tips from the coaching staff. Coach Wiley even came over to a couple of us coaches and gave us some tips that he uses to teach fundamentals. Awesome. Jace Daniels and Devin Tyler were getting some long looks with the first team Oline. Greaves is still in there but his relaxed nature definitely opens the door for some of the young guys to jump in a get a look. As Coach Wiley suggested, it don't mean s*** until game situations come into play. As for receivers, Nick Moore looked amazing. If he stays healthy, he will easily be a league leader. Just so much speed after he catches the ball. Kris Bastien made a couple of nice grabs on some long balls and looks very quick as well. I only noticed L.Tunei once today as he fought off 2 defenders for a catch in the second half of practice (no shoulder pads for second half). Tunei does look to be a bigger guy but some of those DBs do as well so tough to tell from my vantage point. Saw some nice catches from Adamas and Clemons as well. As for Jordan Reaves, man, i think he makes the team this year. He made some nice catches today, often adjusting to the DBs to get to the ball. He is a big strong kid. Maybe he is not running his routes 100% but from my sideline view, they sure were giving him every opportunity to figure it out. QBs all looked good today I thought. There was a fairly good breeze going from West to East so that made the "across the field" throw either very easy or very hard. Truthfully, they all looked good. Not sure how Yantz makes this team as the top 4 all made some nice throws today. Running backs all had moments of shine today with Paris Cotton leading the way. Marshall and Scott both broke a couple of long ones too but its sometimes tough to tell if they would have broken free if the defense was given the chance to "light 'em up". Tough call. Sherman filled in for Leggett and didn't look out of place. He is pretty vocal out there. Not as vocal as Coach Miles but close. Dline Coach commands a lot of respect. You can see that he wants them going hard all the time. Loved what Greg Peach does out there. He is fighting hard for his job. Great competition on the line. I'll try to get out there again tomorrow. Let me know if there is anything in particular you want me to look at. Keep in mind, i think the second half of practice tomorrow is all special teams.
  2. 36 points
    Mike

    Making the league look bad: item #2837

    What a joke Rider Nation has turned into. Maybe you should rescind the invitation to your idiotic coach, as he's got far more to do with your dumpster fire of a team this year than Jeffery Orridge does. It blows my mind that you guys despise Orridge as much as you do, he's got nothing to do with why your team is such a disaster. Typical though, look for anything to cling on to the hopes that you guys aren't an absolute mess, it's just "Big Brother sticking it to us" Newsflash - this us against the world mentality doesn't do anything but make you guys look like a bunch of clowns. If you're as important to the league as you all claim to be (disclaimer: you're not) then why would the league purposely mess with you? You can't even get your conspiracy theories right. Thank god I've realized that the keyboard warriors who represent Saskatchewan really have nothing in common with the fans who sit in the stands, because I yet again had a wonderful gameday experience in Regina this weekend. It's only when I get on the internet that Rider fans make me want to slam my head against the nearest blunt object.
  3. 34 points
    Dane Evans first pass bounces off the receiver's hands....right into the hands of Alexander.... Grant sweeps for 10, but drive stalls... Evans sandwiched by Jeffcoat and Jefferson....but Jefferson called for rough play.... Willie gets mad, then gets even....blowing into the back field, getting the strip - Bighill recovers Harris delays...finds huge gap and runs 15 yards, right up the middle for the TD! Evans finds Banks with a couple of passes ...but Rose gets the stop short of the marker.. 44 yd FG gets the Cats on the board... Zack hoists one up to the sidelines...Lawler wins jump ball for 30 yard gain... Medlock wide on 47 yard attempt - 8 to 3 for the Blue... Sutton doing some nice running for the Cats, Evans completes 9 yd pass.... ....but Hamilton 3rd down QB carry....completely smothered. Another turnover ZC avoids pressure but can't generate a first down.... Sure would like to see the Bombers do more with these turnovers.... Evans completes FD passes to Addison and Banks.... Sayles breaks up 2nd down pass. 47 yard FG attempt is good... Harris runs for 10, Lawler catches one for 10.... Streveler comes in and finds Lawler for 11....then runs up the middle.... Zac comes back in and dumps it to Harris for another first down.... 2 incompletions bring on Medlock for the FG 11-6 Bombers... Nevis comes right up the gut and buries Evans... Bomber DL is completely owning the Cats pass pro.... Good punt return by Grant, down to the 50.... Harris takes belly option up the middle for 22 yards... Streveler loops a pass into the end zone to Harris. 20 yd TD!! Harris is truly a man on a mission at this point.... On ensuing KO return...Willams gets Blitzkrieged...by Hanson... Bombers pounding the Cats at every turn.... Jones almost gets INT defending curl pattern..... Evans gets crunched once again...this time by Richardson... Blue D-line continuing to dominate.... Don't think the Cats are used to getting pushed around like this... Demski takes sweep round the end for 23, sprung by Lawler.... Harris/Streveler combine for another FD, ZC finds Woltman at the 22... Dump pass to Bailey gets FD on the 12.... Proceedure call, incomplete, and short ball ...leaves Medlock for the FG. 21-6 at Half Time. Bombers full marks for that lead...Smashmouth... Harris bulls his way for 9. Adams direct snap to Strev for 13 Harris powers through the A gap for another 9... Williams and Streveler have big-time collision near sidelines.... Streveler limps back to the bench: Williams lays on field for a while... Zac throws jump ball to Woltman, who can't hold on..... Medlock makes it 24-6. Mike Jones pops Banks, who goes straight to the bench... Sutton pops through the middle for 25 yd run.... Surprised how well he is running....but is all the Ticats have got... Evans on 3rd down sneak Jefferson and Wilson stop him cold.... That's 4 turnovers now. As Banks heads for the dressing room.... Hamilton gets some first downs with the hurry up O.... Evans misses Tasker on 2nd down. Have to try FG... Tasker takes pitch on nicely executed fake for 12 and a FD. Sideline pass to the 5....Evans swings it to Addison for the TD. 2 point convert knocked down in end zone by K. Wilson.... ZC gets away from pressure and finds Woltman in middle for 20 Medlock hits 41 yd FG to make it 27-12. TSN announces Banks will not return... TSN wastes everybody's time with lengthy, inane Keith Urban interview.... Evans hits Ackland on deep slant for 35 yards... Sutton runs again, but Cats called for holding... Evans hits a diving Jones at the 8...but he can't hold on.... Mike Jones may of gotten a piece of that one... Zack loops a long sideline pass to Demski for 41 yards.... Harris carries a host of Tigercats for 9 more Demski takes pitch for 10 more... Bombers grinding down that clock nicely...... OC call on Steveler makes it 2nd and 19... Harris runs draw behind great blocking for the first down! ZC back pedals and hoists it deep into the end zone for Bailey... He comes down with it for the killer TD. But it is overturned on review... ...pretty iffy....but at least Suitor is happy... Medlock comes in and makes it a 3 score lead.....30-12 Williams gets cranked on another kick return - this time by Gauthier.. Bombers winning physical battles everywhere.... Jefferson flashes more MODP form as he strips Evans again. Cats recover. Jeffcoat gets into the act, as he gets in and strips Evans yet AGAIN.... .....and recovers the fumble himself. 5th turnover with 4:40 left It is all over....but the drinking... Harris/Streveler/Harris grind out a couple of first downs.... Medlock 18 yard FG. 33-12. 3:00 to go. Book it. Looking for a Cup to pour my gin, into... Simoni who? Banks who? Evans who? Jeffcoat blows in again and blasts Evans in the backfield.... 3rd down pass knocked down by Mike Jones.... ...to cap off his huge game.... Harris goes over the 130 rushing mark.... DOD goes over the usual nightly gin level... O'Shea gets the Gatorade shower.... Jeffcoat/Jefferson still destroying Cats on 3 man rush... Mike Jones cranks Sutton. Bombers hitting till the end... Mr. Jones dives and grabs the INT Turnover #7 Clock runs down with Bombers in GREY CUP VICTORY FORMATION!! The cows have come home, the hay is in the barn.... The fat lady has sung, the chickens are home to roost..... The deal is done....THE BUSINESS IS FINISHED!!!!! We are champs!! We rule! Hell, I rule! 1990# Bah. 29 years. Foo Fantastic job....making a 15-3 team look very ordinary. Will be at work tomorrow, wearing this Bomber gear.. No gin reference to end this one....as I em swimming in it!! BEST TEAM IN THE LAND! BEST FANS IN THE LAND! Damnm this gin tastes mighty fine.....quenching 29 yr thirst... .
  4. 33 points
    JCon

    2019 GREY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

    OMG!!! Tears, just tears. credit to @wanna-b-fanboy for finding and sharing this: Game Day Photos: https://www.bluebombers.com/photo-galleries-2019/game-day-photo-galleries/ Grey Cup Parade and Airport Arrival Photos: https://www.bluebombers.com/grey-cup-celebrations/ Homeless man receives hug from Willie J: )
  5. 33 points
    Blue_Dragoon

    Thank you Matt Nichols

    Thank you for being instrumental in leading this team out of a dark place and playing a huge role in leading this team back to glory. I'm completely convinced we would not have developed the culture of success to be a perennial playoff team and winners of the Grey Cup this season without you. Wherever you go from here I will always be a fan of yours and wish you nothing but success (except against the Bombers). Signed, A lifelong Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan
  6. 33 points
    Just trying to stay ahead of the curve, here....
  7. 31 points
    Dear Retired Blue Bomber Alumni, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your proactive retirement prior to the start of the 2018 season. It set in motion a cascade of Blue Bomber fortuitousness that would rival that of the prettiest sheep at Regina's county fair. For without your ability to assess your own rancid play at quarterback, and having the foresight to understand you would be a massive step backwards for us - even as a backup quarterback, we may never have seen the running prowess of Chris Streveler as QB. If you had not so honorably fallen on your sword and retired as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, the events set in motion that transpired during our 2019 Grey Cup season may have never come to fruition. Although some may consider your actions towards the Bomber organization malicious, nay - cowardly, I do not see things that way. You deserve every bit of the $70,000 signing bonus you were entitled to, and I want you to rest assured that your actions helped ensure that pride and integrity has been restored to the Bomber organization as a result of their 2019 Grey Cup Championship. To help commend your sacrifice for all that bleed Blue and Gold, I am including a signed bootleg copy of the 2019 Grey Cup game (on DVD), as I feel the game recording itself represents all that you understand is near and dear to the Bombers organization, grit, sportsmanship, a never-retire attitude and class. The copy is a bootleg as it is as phony as your career, personality, and legitimacy as a starting quarterback. It's a DVD because y'know - Saskatchewan (at your request, I can provide a VHS copy if that is preferable). I have also included a slice of humble pie. Sincerely, Eternal Optimist
  8. 30 points
    JCon

    Collaros signs 2 year deal

    Just going to go back and delete the posts where I thought he wouldn't play and if he did, he would just get injured. Then, I'll go and erase all the posts where I said he wouldn't re-sign. I really wasn't expecting to have to do a lot of work today. This is going to seriously impact my forum surfing.
  9. 30 points
    Mr Dee

    Bomber Free Agent Discussion

    I like his thinking..
  10. 28 points
  11. 27 points
    wbbfan

    2019 GREY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

    Harris wins both awards. The media that snubbed him can choke on it
  12. 27 points
    do or die

    Odds and Sods - Argos at Bombers

    Need to start winning at this barn..... Lankford takes opening kickoff....reverses field... ...bounces it to the short sideline.... ...and tightropes his way free....to 104 yd TD. I may give him another chance...after all.... Coombs takes deflected pass past Heath for 40 yds..... ...sets up Argo FG.....7-3 Blue... Bomber O still doing its thing in 1st quarters.... ...which is nothing at all.... M. Jackson busts return on Medlock short punt.... ...and does his own tippy toe...75 yds to a TD...by a shoelace.. Blue throwing horizontal passes to players standing still....again... Yet another short sideliner on 2nd down....drawing some boos, already. 27 yds of offense and 1 first down in the 1st (sigh) Moe Leggett picks off pass over the middle... to kill Argo drive... Harris running hard....making the yards after contact... Sears gets IC penalty.....more Harris running....sets up FG. S.J. Green great catch over Alexander....sets up Argo FG... Dressler slants through Argo zone for 40 yd gain.... Nichols hits a couple more passes.....Harris in from the 4... 17 -13 Bombers....this one starting to look like a grinder.... That Jackson fella takes Medlock punt all the way back for TD.. ...but illegal block puts it at the Blue 30.... Ray has a corner pattern dropped....then Whitaker drops one... ...on the goal line with no Bomber within 15 yds of him. Argo FG. Jackson is at it AGAIN....busts another kick return....65 yds... ..only some terrific speed from Walker, prevents TD... MOS trying to figure out what the hell is... with the kick coverage... Bomber D hold again...Liram H. boots another short FG... Blue go into hurry-up O.....Sears gets tic-tack IC call.. Medlock lines up for a 56 yd attempt....pounds it right down the pipe... ...and it had about 10 yds to spare....just awesome. Ray completes some passes....another sticky catch from AC Green... LH closes out the half with another FG for Argos Ray may be 37....but still throws the nice, easy ball...... Westerman is having his most active game of year, so far.... ...the penalties are getting pretty tiresome, though.... Long Argo drive eating up the clock....and gets them another FG. Coombs having a productive game for the Double Blue.... 25-20 Argos. Bomber D is hanging in there.....need some offense.... Bombers keep taking ball at 35.... Our O throws that short out pass....like nobody's business.... Bombers start a long drive.....convert some 2nd downs..... Face mask on Adams moves it to the 5....Harris punches it in on 2nd down.. Blue up 27-25....tide is turning.... Another 100+ yd night for Dressler....clutch player.. Argo D starting to wear down.....M. Ball slams helmet on ground for 15... Nichols is then low bridged for another major.... Argos then get bad PI against Denmark.....but it is overturned on review.... Not sure I know what the officials are doing out there, tonight..... Not sure they know either.... Medlock makes 27th field goal....in a row....to make it 30-25 Bombers... Nevis stuffs Whitaker on short 2nd down play.... Ray has less time for 2nd and 3rd options....and is taking some hits... This Johnson fella at DT gets big time push, right up the gut..... More Bomber receivers getting involved in the offense.... ...and Nichols is hitting them now... Seems like Harris has broken 101 tackles, tonight...... Bombers now taking over this game...physically, at the LOS.... O gets off a long drive, eating up clock....Medlock makes it 33-25... Players on the D...putting up their hands for noise...and getting plenty of it.... Ray completing passes under plenty of duress...down to the 20 yd line..... 3 attempts go incomplete! Bomber ball! Nichols throws bomb attempt on 2nd and 5....eyebrows go up all over the place... Argos have it with 50 seconds left..... Heath jumps A.J. Green and picks off his 2nd of the night.....GAME OVER.. This guy plays a different position but reminds me of Rod Hill....a ball magnet... This D may be starting to get it together.....lots of good performances all round... Alexander and Walker have been solid. Roc was not picked on tonight.... D-line came on real strong, Loffler more active, tonight.... Jeffcoat didn't look out of place, either.... Knox got a workout...trying to deal with all the valve passes his way.... The O needs work.....especially getting out of the gate (still) ...but 27 first downs, O turnovers and 0 sacks.... Bombers needed the win much more....than I needed the gin... ...but we will both take it.
  13. 27 points
    do or die

    Back in the lineup......

    After months of pretty intense treatments......am now facing a pretty long rehab, after being knocked out of the lineup, for the last quarter of this season. But yesterday the game films were reviewed and my med team have given the verdict........ Final score: Do or Die........................1 Head and Neck Cancer...0 However it will be a while before I can raise a Bombay, in salute. Might even change my user name....to Do. Now looking forward to subjecting folks to my ole school ways, on this board for a long time to come. Go Blue!!!
  14. 26 points
    Noeller

    O'Shea and Walters Re-Sign

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
  15. 26 points
    Atomic

    2019 Main Training Camp

    As mentioned, Neufeld and Harris were sitting out today. The first-team offence was : Matthews-Washington-Adams-Demski-Wolitarsky Bryant-Desjarlais-Couture-Gray-Hardrick Nichols at QB, Augustine at RB. I had a tougher time nailing down the second team offence, but it definitely had OIiveira at RB, Streveler at QB, Simonise and Petermann as receivers. Looked like the other receiver spots were Rasheed Bailey, Kenny Lawler, and Tim Wilson but I'm not 100% sure on those ones... I think they might have switched it up a couple times. The OL looked like Speller at centre, Koczwara at guard, and Briggs/Baker on at the tackle spots... couldn't see who else was at guard. I can't give you the defence at the moment, I was locked in on the offence most of the time. Derek Jones was definitely the #1 safety and he is looking slim, trim and healthy. Great to see. One thing I can say for certain is that we are going to be absolutely deadly in the redzone with both Darvin Adams and Chris Matthews. Already some chemistry developing between Nichols and Matthews. Wolitarsky looked great as well, Bauming tweeted out his huge catch to start off the practice. Hardrick grabbed the ball right after and tried to punt it into the crowd but it went straight up instead... that got a big laugh from everyone. Love that guy. I'm interested to see if we can find room for one of Larry Rose III or John Santiago... both looked really quick but they were not getting reps in the first two offence units. Rose III in particular I thought looked pretty dangerous. As expected, Bennett was running with the third team offence but surrendered some reps to McGuire as well. Sawyer Buettner actually got one rep which I was surprised to see. It was an overthrow that almost got picked but good for the kid getting some action in. Should be lots of good competition at returner and the hands team gets a boost with the additions of Chris Matthews and Willie Jefferson... yes Willie Jefferson. 6'6" with receiver experence and he was getting some reps in on specials. The returner competition looked like it involves Charles Nelson, Lucky Whitehead, and John Santiago.... definitely a few other guys back there too but it was hard to see exactly who. Nic Demski is still involved as well. Overall it was very much a "day 1" outing... hard to get a good read on anyone and it's wise not to jump to any conclusions. The starters looked best.... Wolitarsky, Nichols, Matthews, Adams. Augustine looked comfortable at RB and Oliveira is going to have to win that backup job from him... don't see Augustine letting go without a fight. If I had to pick one new receiver who showed well it would be Kenny Lawler... looks like he has pretty good hands and I like his build as well... looks like a pro receiver to me. Nice day for some football. Noticed they have ripped all the seats out in the northeast and southeast corners in the lower bowl. Not sure what that's all about.
  16. 26 points
    Booch

    Training Camp 2018

    some thoughts... Firstly it appears a few guys have come to camp in better shape ..Harris looks leaner and faster..Poop as well looks more buff and a bit more lean...and still is so damn powerful. Faith too looks much better...Quicker and more agile...and in better game shape for CFL ball...he got knicked up in the one on ones but took turns in team session later so must be ok...3rd and 1.5...I dont see him as still a project...he has improved and is more expolive...i took time to study d-line a bit so more on that later... Receivers..not gonna focus on the projected starters too much...is what it is but Demski actually impressed me somewhat...he's better than what i recall and if injury free i see him doing good things this year in a Lapo offence White...cant see this guy not being on the gameday roster and taking significant first team reps...he is just plain good. He is what we use to call a QB enhancer as he can make any QB look good and has the ability to use his speed and fluidness and his uncanny ability to track a ball to make it look like the QB is always on the money..He is Dresslers replacement when that day comes...and if Dress gets hurt this year and misses significant games..he may have trouble getting his spot back...White is that good Coney and Dye as well impressed..shifty and fast and catch the ball in stride and hit upfield in 5th gear in an instant. Washington has the potential to be an Adarius 2.0 sans the drops...didnt wow in practice too much today, but if used how I think they plan to, may be one of the guys who when lights are on just produce. Lankford to me just looks too unatural as a receiver..too much of a body catcher and has limited route running skills..Seeing as Demski and White can do returns...don't see a need for him to e rostered as a DI and see him as a camp cut Canadian wise..Demski is solid and looks to be more north south this year and not the dance around side stepper he tended to be in Sask...if he keeps that up he will produce big...and avaoid injuries too...also him comin out of backfield with Harris on some sets is really going to cause trouble for defenses..speaking of Harris if they eventually do transition him to a slot role he will flourish...solid mitts on the guy Simonese u can see the rust flaking away..i noticed from combine..to mini..to main camp. He is deceptively fast and caught everything thrown at him..and seems to be very fast when ball is in his hands...he could cause some mismatches on the edge and today showed a nice ability to get separation from the db. Him and Drew I see taking equal reps in the offence until one or the other separates and shows they are more of a game breaker...then the split of reps will be more one sided..Peterson too impressed..fast..good hands...decent route runner...we are going to be ok with National receivers if u ask me..even with 2 rookies more or less in the lineup...should be noted Tyler Henry actually didnt look out of place but as did Pierre but they may be victims of numbers game..though [Pierre offers use on ST's Obviously Nichols is starter looked good...no suprise, Ross tho...impressed....throws a good ball...can move around and i dont think will get flustered...u can see he sees the field well and actually looks through his progressions and finds the right guy. I think if he has to come in to a game we are gonna be all right,,,and actually better off than if we had Durant here..and his broken down passing now...Strevler is behind Ross at moment but thats more from bein a raw rookie and learning as he goes...can tell though he is a Mike Reilly threat to gain gobs of yards on the ground if he had too... Dline guys on roster will be interesting to see who makes gameday. POOP looks to be primed for a big year..guys a beast...Jeffcoat has one end spoy I'm certain...Pretty sure Roh at the least is a DI..now it gets interesting...Nevis seemed to have more burst this year...but if Brandon Bryant shows well in pre-season..he (Nevis)may be in trouble and a TC casualty..Bryant is quick off the ball and has a lot of power to go with his quickness. Same with OPO...of nthe new comers Montgomery really stood out...had some clean wins in the one on ones and is so fast off the edge..and has great pursuit...lCasher as well...but of the 2...Montgomery is just better. Larry Webster is a bit more raw...but freakish athletic and can see him on PR as depth behind our 3 import starters...It wouldnt shock me if both OPO and Nevis get bumped off the roster...but gut says to start year only one will be cut..i hink it Nevis Faith i think looked a lot better...and a guy who didnt look out of place was Marouf..has some power and quickness and actually some pretty decent technique..he is way more athletic and versatile than Thomas and I can see why the team didnt ring him back...if Marouf is replacing Thomas on roster...we are better for it DB's are gonna be Randle..Loffler..for sure...Alexander looks good this spring...u can tell he understands the game much better and doesnt have to think now...just react..plus he has nice size...had a nice pick today too...Walker was steady and always involved...and looked more polished...and at only 22 this yr his upside is huge. a guy who stood out to me was Mohamad SEISAY...he got hurt mid practice and was missing for a while but i seen him at the end..not sure how bad, but he did some things that made me notice..as did Gaitor... I think a combo of Fenner..Leggett..Randle..Alexander..Gaitor..Loffler will be our game day guys in some capacity...and with addition of Bighill who is excellent in coverage too our defense is going to be pretty stingy. Linebacking is tough to gauge in camps like this
  17. 26 points
    Floyd

    Playoff Bound

    Willy finally got us to the playoffs.
  18. 26 points
    How childish. What a joke of an organization.
  19. 25 points
    (copy of E-mail to Bomber office) Attn: Mr. Wade Miller - Confirmation on BC game agenda Dear Mr. Miller Do or Die checking in (my user handle on Morning Big Blue) I just wanted to check and review the following arrangements to celebrate my 500th home game, this evening: 5 PM – Pickup by a Blue stretch limousine, transport to IGF 6 PM – Appearance on CJOB pre-game show. 6:15 PM – Visit to Bomber locker room to deliver inspirational speech 6:30 PM – Complimentary yard long Shawarma, from Obby Khan. 7:00 PM – Free ride around the stadium, in Captain Blue’s airplane. 7:30 PM – Performing ceremonial kickoff, after coin toss. 8:00 PM – Short roaming gig, as CJOB cynical sideline reporter Halftime – Invitation to the 55 yard line – to receive gifts, including life long supply of gin Halftime – Interview with TSN panel 10:00 PM – Rigged 50/50/draw I realize you are quite busy – but I am sure that you agree - it is important that these arrangements go off, with a hitch. Btw – when years ago, I called you “Friar Tuck” on Our Bombers, I was actually referring to your generosity and genial good nature. Yours truly, Do or Die GO BOMBERS!
  20. 24 points
    This is important it gets a new thread @Stmn_Willie_Bmn has come to contract terms with the @Wpg_BlueBombers. And he's taking less money to do so. GOOD JOB KYLE GOOD JOB WILLIE
  21. 24 points
    C. Nelson gets things off on the right foot.....with nice kickoff return.... Streveler puts up long sideline pass....Whitehead stops on pass that should of been.... Whitehead has nice punt return. Good wheels..... KR competition..... off to interesting start.... Streveler has no one open.....so barrels down the middle, for big gain.... Harris stuffed on 2nd carry. Harris needs to leave this game soon. Pass pro for the Blue.....could be better Medlock pounds 47 yd FG Kligore competing some balls for the Esks.... Esks DB's providing some tight coverage..... Some nice ST work by Mike Jones...... Alexander, Fenner and Sayles show good closing speed in the back.... Bomber's vanilla D, getting poked a bit, here Fenner stuffs hitch pass in the red zone Stafford hooked on way to endzone.....officials miss the call.... So, Maas challenges it and gets the reversal. Ball on the 1. But, Esk QB fumbles the sneak....Wingman Jefferson recovers... Streveler finally gets completion, then a end run for 17... Medlock hitting some nice punts.... M. Jones beaten badly on play action, but breaks up under-throw.... Jones then knocks ball loose from receiver on 2nd down Jones then goes back.... to return the punt for 15 Busy series for Mr. Jones. Bennett in at QB...hits Lawler twice....and both incomplete Medlock drills 45 yd FG...makes it look pretty easy Mike Jones keeping busy ......with another ST tackle Bennett looking pretty good in the pocket Too many drops by the heralded Bomber R group, so far Bomber pass pro looking better, this quarter The soon to be cut Jake Thomas....gets a sack Nice punt catch and return by Nelson.. McGuire draws in at QB B. Oliveira's first carry is a nice 15 yards up the gut McGuire makes a couple of nice throws Thed The Hansen... strikes a blow on ST's.... Mike Jones having a good nite...... ...until he lets punt bounce, then fumbles return.... ...om Bomber 12. With 18 seconds left in half... But, Jeffcoat knocks down 2nd down pass..... Esks settle for 19 yd FG....to close out the half. Nick Temple makes nice tackle on screen play.... Bombers take back to back penalties..... ...then Esks take them back to back to back.... Typical X game stuff....indeed.... Less vanilla and more pressure from Blue D. Santiago first carry for 5. Petermann grabs 2 in a row.... Bennett completes to Walker and Hazel Looking better as he goes along Whitehead runs PR back and forth 30 yards.... ...for a net gain of 5. A. McCalister trucks an OL and gets big sack.... ...forcing a conceded Esks safety. Bombers up 10-3 Larry Rose gets into the return act with a nice KR... Esks take an IC, then offside penalty... to keep a drive alive.. Gabriel Amaavizca Ortiz makes them pay with 36 yd field goal Germans? Mexicans? What's next? Esk KR busts open ensuing kickoff....and is going for 6... ...but run down on good hustle play by Dylan Schrot.... Hansen continuing to strike blows for the Fatherland, on ST's.... As Bombers take another step towards world domination.... Edmonton drives into the red zone..... ....but 2 receivers can't hold on to the ball in the endzone Turnover on downs, Bomber ball. Some igloo dude goes a mile offside... then roughs the QB. That will look even worse on film.... McGuire looking pretty good....but drops and sack holding him back.... Steven Richardson sacks O'Brian Esks take their 3rd time count violation on punt plays.... Another good punt return by Nelson....shifty and quick..... GAO does not have a lot of pop, in his punting leg... If you are a fan of punting....this one's for you.. Jones lets another punt fall in front of him...but pretty good return.... Bombers running the 3rd stringers on OL...tough sledding for the backs. Lucky W. finding out that it is not that easy, taking the corner in the CFL... Last 3 minutes with bench guys and cannon fodder galore... Clock stopped. Too bad. Bennett throws deep to Schrot.....who turns the wrong way.... ...then the right way, juggles the ball and holds it to finish 50 TD play. Bomber bench erupts, and Schrot is literally carried off the field.... ....to complete a unforgettable first catch of his career. 20-3 Moes in 3 down mode....Maas calls a timeout with 1:10 left .....thanks. Home game #490 is in the books.... Gin #whatever is in the glass....
  22. 24 points
    The riders still suck and you should feel bad cheering for them.
  23. 24 points
    Dear Mr. Durant, Thank you for leaving us in the lurch on the eve of training camp and stealing 70K like a thief in the night. Thank you for talking s*** about our team and fans on twitter which surely burnt all bridges and any chance the team would ever want your pathetic green tinted ass in blue & gold. For if you werent such an unprofessional POS we may never have uncovered the golden boy Chris Streveler. May your shadow never darken the earth outside the borders of saskatchewan. Sincerely Bomber fans.
  24. 24 points
    Biguns

    Drew Wolitarsky

    Just want to wish my little nephew all the best, in his newest challenge. He has hands, a football mind, and the soul of a poet. He's played in the cold, and has the heart of a lion. Looking forward to wearing big blue, baby!!! http://search.espn.com/drew-wolitarsky/
  25. 23 points
    Unreal start to the weekend at Spirit Of Edmonton... Got to hang out with James West and his wife. Good booze and good tunes. TiCat morons went up and hugged The Cup when it was brought in for pics... BAD KARMA. We got our pic taken but wouldn't dare touch it. One other cool thing: You know The Traveling Jagrs? There's a crew of Traveling Glenn's! A bunch of guys who all have Kevin Glenn jerseys from the various teams he played for. So they all got a picture taken together and as they're separating I see...... KEVIN GLENN.... he came to SOE and got his picture taken with the Traveling Glenn's! Too awesome. Great ****** night....
  26. 23 points
    The sooner the Bombers move onto Streveler, the sooner this board can move onto ogling McGuire.
  27. 23 points
    Mike

    Pregame talk: Bombing the Hammer

    Don’t know where to put this, but I went and watched Wolitarsky’s set at Earl’s tonight. First off, he was actually super good. Second, him and Streveler were super stoked that my buddy Ray and I had their jerseys. Thirdly, Matthews was there and looked very unstabbed. Good turnout - Strev, Demski, Willie, Stove (played a couple songs), Lawler, Sayles, Humes, Speller, Lucky, Rose, Nelson (walking boot) and Petermann all showed to support.
  28. 23 points
    Mike

    Training Camp 2018

    I'd rather we not win a single game this year than welcome that ****ing loser back to this franchise.
  29. 23 points
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  31. 22 points
    Noeller

    Parade

    Streveler parade attire for today......this guy is a folk hero.
  32. 22 points
    Zontar

    Congrats Blue

    Happy for y'all.
  33. 22 points
    Mr Dee

    2019 GREY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

    With all due respect...
  34. 22 points
    bluto

    Congrats Blue

    Some folks here have known me nigh upon 15 years. During this time we've had our wars and a fair number of laughs. But I am genuinely happy for you today. There are many posters here who never got to experience a championship and I hope you enjoy the hell out of it. Obviously I'm thrilled that Hamilton didn't win... the few thousand of them who come to BMO to watch their games are pretty insufferable as it is... but if they could actually win? It would almost be too much to bear. THANK YOU OSH for sparing us that fate. There are things that you (Bomber fans) and I (a Prophet of Double Blue) will disagree on sooner than later (and you can likely imagine what specific thing I refer to)... but we will save that for another day while you bask in your Glory and I bask in my Relief.
  35. 22 points
    O2L

    Free Agent Frenzy

    Today I have brought shame upon my family.
  36. 22 points
    Jayph

    Congratulations Bombers

    Well Done. No excuses here if you don't have a chance to win with your backups why are they on the team. It's football injuries will always happen and are never an excuse. The Head shot at the end did not cause us to loose the game. Good teams don't leave it up to one call, but for the love of god they need to get that hit out of the game, It happens too much to all teams QB's and my feelings on that don't change no matter what jersey colour the QB is wearing. I hope you carry the momentum and break your Grey Cup drought as every fan base that supports there team through thick and thin deserves to be part of a championship win cause it feels awesome. Still sucks we lost thought just glad it was a nail biting quality game. Cheers. Jason
  37. 22 points
    mbrg

    Will Streveler Be Our James Franklin?

    How did I end up on Riderfans?
  38. 22 points
    Bud Ross

    Back Up QB

    My name is Bud Ross and I'm Alex Ross' grandfather. The competition for the QB backup slot at training camp will be intense. Here's a brief introduction of Alex with some history: As a freshman at Alpharetta High school, Alpharetta, Ga., he led the freshman team to an undefeated season. Coaching changes at Alpharetta, prompted him to transfer To Buford High School, Buford, Ga. Because of transfer rules, he couldn’t play varsity until his junior year. He led Buford to Georgia State championships his junior and senior years. He virtually owns the record book at Coastal Carolina University. He thinks, lives, and breathes football. Happy to be on board, Bud Ross
  39. 22 points
    blitzmore

    Training Camp 2018

    I was there yesterday...cold in those stands. Most of the day was teaching so everything was split up in segments on the field, e.g. linemen one area, defence another and so on. When I first got there our drafted kicker Felix Menard-Briere was on the field by himself. He was kicking field goals from the 55 yard line. The first 3 or 4 fell at the 5 yard line, but the rest went through the posts easily and was very accurate. Not quite sure about his punting though. He was on the field all practice running the end zone by himself. There are so many receivers in camp and so many Canadians for a change, pretty much focused on them when they were actually doing something to watch, which was not too often...but saw a lot of potential out there, much more than some previous seasons. Notables Donteea Dye #77 very interesting...good hands small and quick and very athletic Tylor Henry national did not look out of place Rashaun Simonize national #13...hmmm...big and fast, can see why he had an NFL look. Right now? not yet sold on his hands...lots of potential there for sure, but what good is a receiver if they are not reliable? Johnny Augustine #35, National, fast and strong, appears to have great hands out of the backfield and would be a load on 2nd and short. Was very impressed with him. Can't believe he wasn't drafted and then Edmonton signed him last year. Maybe something we don't know? Tyrone Pierre national #73, is big and strong looking and appears to have good hands and is fast enough caught virtually everything thrown his way Brendon Thera-Plamondon national also did not look out of place Corey Washington #6 Int...Looks very good and made some nice catches. Looks like we let the right Washington go Myles White Int #14 is really quick and has excellent hands, defensive backs would have hands full with him, sort of like a dressler type Drew Wolitarsky #82 national...looks much improved from last year, rooting for him. Didn't pay to much attention to the Qb's, but Strevelor is big and athletic and looks to have a quick release and strong arm. Ross looked good as well, will be interesting who plants themselves in the #2 spot. Also didn't pay too much attention to the D, but did see some nice interceptions and looks like there is plenty of speed. Only glad that Sam Hurl is gone, but if the defence runs the same way as last year, only improved skill levels from the defence will save the job of Richie Hall. Sorry I couldn't have done better but it was mostly a teaching practice
  40. 22 points
    Mr Dee

    In Case You Missed It

    After week 20 Bye, bye - Hamilton, BC, and Montreal Expect the Heisman Trophy winner @JManziel2 to sign in Hamilton this off-season - @rickzamperin #CFL #Ticats John Hodge - 3downnation - The Bombers have now started three Canadian offensive linemen in two consecutive games with Patrick Neufeld filling in for an injured Travis Bond at left guard. This is likely a sign of things to come for a Winnipeg club that should look to start three national hogs next season. Neufeld, who has been excellent in place of Bond, is a pending free agent — should he leave Winnipeg this off-season, expect 2015 second round pick Michael Couture to take over his spot in the starting line-up. ?‍?Interesting - Edmonton has beaten every team in the league...except Winnipeg ?‍?Santos-Knox is fitting in quite nicely..quite a find. CFL - Friday wire-to-wire defeat was also the first time in 52 contests the Stampeders have not led. ?‍?How do spell trouble? Z_y_l_s_t_r_a Double trouble - injury to Matt Nichols Vanstone - Due to an accumulation of snow on the east-side roof, 800 spectators were relocated in Mosaic stadium. Still trying to prove something? Jones “The tough guy look...” CFL News - Roughriders extend Hus, Thigpen fw.to/wcCVgXD #CFL #Riders #RiderPride via @TSN_Sports ?‍?Guess they’re not over the SMS Stampeders.com - “I told the guys,’’ reported Bo Levi Mitchell. “Who’s going to remember this —— when we win the Grey Cup? “Who’s going to remember these three losses? Darren Cameron - Update from ticketing - “tickets are moving like crazy”... not surprising and awesome to hear! See you Sunday for the Western Semi-Final! ?‍?Really? Ed Tait tells us: The Bombers own a .683 winning percentage in 60 home playoff games (40-18-2). Edmonton is 19-29 (.396) in road playoff games. Nevis was credited with just one tackle, but he drew three holding penalties with his push and was part of a defensive effort that limited the Stamps to 158 yards net offence and held battering-ram running back Jerome Messam to just 30 yards on 12 carries and zero yards on three receptions. “Drake’s an animal,” said Okpalaugo. “He’s so strong. You should see him tossing people in practice, man.” ?‍?I’d like once again, to voice my support for Andrew Harris as the team’s most outstanding player. Rushing leader and new record for receptions? Most receptions in the entire league? Wow! But I didn’t have a vote. CFL News - "There was never that energy, never that sense of urgency." - @mannyshow84 pic.twitter.com/51RfXzmGtd #CFL #BCLions #Argos via @BCLions ?‍?Under the category of not likely... Drew Edwards - Close to a half dozen players who spoke to the Spectator say they believe Austin’s return would significantly reduce the likelihood of several prominent free agents-to-be re-signing with the club as well the team’s ability to recruit players from around the league. They also believe it’s unlikely June Jones will return if Austin remains in his current role. (Speedy (Banks) has been telling everybody that he won’t re-sign if Kent is still around in any capacity,” one player said. “I think some other guys are in the same boat.”) Caretaker Bob Young - “Where is the love for a coach who took @Ticats to @CFL Grey Cup twice in four seasons?” “This is just sad. A cowardly Ticat player, maybe two, complain anonymously to a naive journalist about a former coach.” Bomber info... Sunday, November 5 No practice/media availabilityMonday, November 6Stanley Bryant, Andrew Harris, Weston Dressler and Chris Randle available to media in the Press Room at Investors Group Field at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7No practice/media availability Semi-Finals: Saskatchewan @ Ottawa Sunday, Nov. 12 1 pm ET Edmonton @ Winnipeg Sunday, Nov. 12 4:30 pm ET
  41. 22 points
    MOBomberFan

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    So I'm working outside this morning when Wade Miller cruises by. I, decked out in Bomber gear, cheer and wave like the shameless fan boy I am. He stops and asks me if I have tix. I say I wish. An hour later Wade's assistant hand delivers me and my coworkers tix to tonight's game. What a cool frikken guy. Thank you Wade! Thank you Bombers! I know you just gained a few fans for sure. Can't wait to get to the stadium and lose my **** as always
  42. 22 points
    True to rumor…that new stadium does look pretty sweet… Riders take 2 penalties early… Bombers look pretty conservative…and pretty tight… Nichols throwing a lot of very short…and very poor balls… JFG has pass bounce off him for INT… Glenn tosses perfect TD throw to Holly over R. Carmichael…10-0 Riders look like they are playing with 13 men out there… Nichols sacked to end a pretty useless 1st quarter for the Blue… …as in 0 first downs…and 10 yds. on offense… Heath picks off a long Glenn overthrow, into double coverage… O’Shea wins 2nd challenge on IC… ……but Nichols misses wide open Dressler in the end zone… Bombers down 10-3…and losing battle for field position… Glenn hits Grant with short TD pass…now 17-3 Riders Bomber D stabilizing…… Bomber O still struggling… Bomber DT’s doing some good work…… Nichols just gets down to basics…puts bulls-eye on Adams… .. 3 straight catches…with nice TD catch and run… 30 sec left…Glenn throws perfect pass…to Sam Hurl… Nichols misses Denmark in end zone…Medlock with FG Bombers lucky to be down only 17-13 at the half… …despite doing nothing for over 20 minutes… Dressler pops through a seam with no Riders in sight… …suits Nichols…as he completes 87 yd. pass and run play… Riders bumble away the ensuing kickoff….Bombers recover… Dressler finds no Rider lined up across from him in red zone… …so simply waltzes into end zone to receive another wide open TD pass…. Boom, boom….25 seconds…..2 TD’s….27-17 Bombers… Memo to Rider Fans…..Dressler not too old, small or slow…… Good Rider kick return and a penalty enables Riders to kick FG… Washington takes advantage of yet another Riders secondary bust… …to haul in 35 yd. TD pass from Nichols…who really looks on the beam, now… Glenn completes couple of passes and gets Blue D penalty to set up FG… Hurl playing his best game in a Bomber uniform… Medlock makes it 37-23…time to cruise to victory…… …hold da phone…Glenn gets off a drive…..and hits Demski with TD pass… Carmichael not exactly a Roc today… Nichols sacked…..momentum turning yet again… Nice punting from Medlock tonight… All Jake Thomas does….is make plays… Not sold on our kick returner…just yet… Some nice work by Knox and Miller on special teams… Bombers get ball back …Nichols sacked again… Crucial turnover: Grant catches and fumbles ball… …but magically converted into incompletion by CFL review… Naturally Glenn moves ball…throws 4th TD pass to Roosevelt… Not impressed with our DE’s tonight… Two Bomber rooks in secondary tested today… Alexander holding up well…but can’t smell what Roc is cooking… Solid game from Chris Randle… Blue get the ball back but Nichols sacked AGAIN….punt… Rider can’t move it into FG range…..overtime it is… 2nd series…Crapinga right on target…with left goalpost … Sense of impending doom…now hanging over the proceedings… …all that is left is for Mr. Medlock to line up… …and proceed to hit his 5th FG…for a 43-40 Bomber WIN. Nice… to overcome slow start, building and the hype… …to win opener on the road… Not so nice…to barely beat a pretty poor Rider team… Riders could really use 13 men in secondary… Bombers could really use some way… not to blow leads… I could really use some way to cut back a bit… on the gin…
  43. 22 points
    I think I've literally just about had it with internet Rider fans. There are quite a number of them (CalgaryRiderFan, Beacon.x, Bingo_Arms, Huff Daddy and several others whose names just elude me right now) that are tolerable, awesome guys to talk football with but man, the majority of people over at Riderfans.com are the biggest bunch of deluded dumb as a post mouth breathers I've ever encountered. It's a shame, because every year I go to Regina for every single away game we have there, the people that I meet are awesome. It's a great city to go watch a game and the fans that are invested in supporting the Riders are great to be around. But that website is a cesspool of stupidity. The stuff I've read on that site is some of the most ridiculous nonsense I've ever imagined. Very few people on there have any clue about football as it relates to anything outside their province and trying to use any kind of reasoning with them is like talking to a doorknob. Wake up and smell the coffee, Rider fans. Your team is the worst team in the CFL, your coach is the laughing stock of the entire league and your GM somehow manages to have no clue what your head coach and defensive coordinator and media recruiting coordinator are doing, despite them all being the same person. You're using the last wear on the tires of old broken down pieces like Kevin Glenn, Jovon Johnson and Peter Dyakowski. Your coach can't stop fetishizing about the kudos he'll get if FINALLY he manages to turn a fullback into a defensive back or a tackle into a receiver and it affects the quality of your roster from top to bottom. You scout and house somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 players, yet can't find a single guy to play defensive back and somehow have to settle for convincing yourselves that Ed Gainey is serviceable. Maybe AC Leonard will stop going offside. Maybe Brenden Labatte won't get hurt for the 47th time. Maybe Henoc Muamba will stop being too fat. Maybe Duron Carter will keep his trap shut for once. Maybe Linden Gaydosh is duct taped together well enough to hold up for 3 or 4 games. Maybe Jordan Reaves will stop dealing cocaine. And maybe if all of that happens, you might have enough of a football team to piece together 7 or 8 wins this year. Until then, know your place, shut up and enjoy the basement. I can't wait until we stomp these guys on Saturday.
  44. 22 points
    Watched approx 45 min of camp this morning: A lady had her kid on a leash watching practice. Langkford nearly broke Johnson's ankles in a one on one, then dropped the pass. Johnson picked the ball up and flipped it to Langkford, who dropped it again. Ugly sequence for both guys... In goal line 12 on 12, Nevis nearly took the handoff he beat his guy so badly. In one one ones, I only saw an OL beat him once, and it was Intzandt. Ekakite looked better than Butcher today imo. Based on his size, it seems like he should have a better bullrush than he does. Weird to say of a 300 pound man, but Ekakite looks small. It's bc he's shortest guy in his group. Thomas looked great. Put two different ol on their backs. Hardrick is crazy. He'd sprint to the back of the endzone after each rep. He won most of the reps I saw. I've been to two practices and thought Bostic looked good both times. Winning most of his 1 on 1s. He and Green have both looked better than Jeffcoat in the reps I've watched. Jeffcoat got handled pretty easily in each rep I saw today. Pretty small sample though. I'm not the biggest Kenny Stafford fan, but he's looked good each time I've watched him. I'l post more if I think of anything else.
  45. 22 points
    Originally, we got Drew Willy from SK for Jade Etienne. So if my algebra is correct, we traded Jade Etienne for a 1st, a 3rd, and TJ Heath.
  46. 22 points
    MinisterOfD5

    Main Camp

    Only stayed for early practice, got a little wet outside and am made of sugar. First things first, guys I am actually excited to say that Richards is going to be okay! He was all over the field today and he looked faster today then yesterday. Took some contact and held on the ball a few times. This guy will be able to stretch the field for sure if he has a chance this year. He had 2 really solid box outs on some DB's today and Willy found him often. Gerrard Sheppard was back practicing, not a huge deal but made a nice grab so note worthy. Not a lot of guys going to catch R Smith if he sees green he's gone! (I would be too if I came from Saskabush) Darvin Adams and Bruce Johnson chirping a fair amount on 1 on 1's, all it fun it seemed but Adams burned him 3 times with ease. Adams also played in the slot for one of the team scrimmages, and he looked super comfortable there. Really big target in the middle, easy for Drew to find with a tall DL barring down on him Now as per request I watched a lot of the D today and the best thing to report Noeller already pointed out, Corney stole Bryants lunch and then hung him from the flag pole. Sick Move! Another play worth noting was big Louie Richardson busting the oline and wrapping up Harris for about a 5 yd loss. The D sideline loved it and so did the fans, everyone around me enjoyed that play! The great thing about this play was that had Richardson not tagged Harris, Teague would have, he was right beside him. They talked about it after on the sideline. Anderson may be gone from the interior but enter The Butcher, he was dbl teamed whenever on the field and at least one time that I saw, triple teamed. He has a lot of push in those legs and will presumably spell Shologan/Cummings/Thomas during the games. Fun to watch, wish you could have been there (yeah, I'm an ass) Not other notables from today from the Dline, they are a really strong group though Teague was also very vocal today, shifting guys where they needed to be calling out plays/formations, coaching guys on the sideline. Loffler played some coverage on some 1 on 1's, now I don't know what they are necessarily looking for in this drill but he should definitely stick to safety, got caught flat footed on a cpl dbl moves but he has pretty decent catch up speed. Waggoner did well at coverage on 1 on 1's with RBs, other than that moved well in scrimmages, looks good on ST. Half the time I saw him on the sideline though, 22 wasn't called very often Fogg had another solid day, really nice pass deflection on an out that was note worthy. He seems to be getting along with the vets well, they are always talking to Fogg or Posey and doesn't come off in a demeaning way, more encouraging and comrade-re. Posey also had a really good day, lot's of fire in him and he let everyone know it lol. Willy through a couple of picks today but the 2 I saw was WR error. He is also throwing 50% of the balls so it's going to happen as he tries to find chemistry with his WR. Nichols overthrew a tonne again today and just looked bad. Davis on the other hand looked good, dropped a couple nice passes in stride. Mayo and Davis looked strong today, Velteung seemed to be stretching a lot, didn't run a lot of routes today and was receiving punts today, nor was McDuffie so I can't say much about that. Cone still looked like a cone, Vitt didn't get much play today and Bastien looked bad today. RBs all look good, coaches are going to have a really tough time here. That's all for me, and just remember guys this is just my opinion, I am definitely not a football coach
  47. 22 points
    gbill2004

    Rookie Camp Report May 29

    I went to the first hour of rookie camp today. A few random observations: Garrett Waggoner was at safety the entire time. He really stood out...he has lots of energy and is very vocal. I see him as eventually a defensive leader on the team, a guy other players want to play for and lifts the performance of everyone around him. Addison Richards and Lavasier Tuinei stood out at the WR spot. Forget about the Richards/Etienne comparison as Richards is a big solid guy. And the hair is as impressive in person! Childs dropped an easy pass in the short passing drills. In the very short time I watched him, he came across as a guy who thinks he's already made the team. Brendan Morgan was at DB. I watched the RBs for a while, as I was particularly interested in seeing Bradley Randle up close, but none of the RBs really stood out to me. Buck was coaching QB handoffs when I was watching them. I noticed there was 6 QBs at practice today. Not sure who the 6th one is. Mims is a massive, massive man. I saw him standing next to Chungh and he made Chungh look small. Mims was playing left tackle today and Chungh was in at left guard (Greaves spot). Quinn Everett and Jace Daniels were taking reps at center. I noticed Buck Pierce was a lot more vocal, compared to last year. Buck was a lot more involved in explaining the offensive concepts, where last year that was entirely Marcel. Looks like another step in Buck's development towards becoming an OC. No sign of Bob Wylie. Paul Charboneau was coaching the OL.
  48. 21 points
    bearpants

    Thank you Matt Nichols

    I remember 2016 very well... the team was 1-4 (or about to be)... we were sitting in IGF and I said to my lifelong friend/fellow season ticket holder " I might be done, if this season continues like this, I don't think I'm coming back next year"... this was our 13th season has season ticket holders.... The next game in Edmonton, Matt Nichols was named as the starter over Drew Willy... a couple other changes were made too... Loffler started at S, Bond was moved to G and Hardrick at RT... and that started something different... that was the first day that the team became competitive and we finally saw the results of that last November... Long story short... without Matt Nichols I am confident that Mike O'Shea and Kyle Walters would no longer be employed by the Bombers and we would not have seen the drought end in November... for that, all Bombers fans owe Nichols a huge amount of gratitude... some people did not love Matt's play over the past 12-18 months... which is fair... but you can't deny that he was one of the major reasons this team is where it is today. Thank you Matt Nichols... all the best in the future...
  49. 21 points
    Fraser

    Banjo Bowl - GAME DAY THREAD

    Surprised streveler wasn't fined for some of those licks he put on rider defenders during his runs
  50. 21 points
    What is this argument even? "The only reason the Bombers won is because their good players played good". WTF?
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