Gameday! Get ready for action!
I still get more excited about this game than almost any other one on the schedule, even though we get our asses kicked pretty much every year. The prospect of going into Regina and beating them on Labour Day just makes it feel like Christmas morning.
The Bombers have had 7 starting quarterbacks for the LDC in the last decade, including Chris Streveler today. Let's see what the kid can do.
Good luck guys and safe travels if anyone is on the road. Be lots of football to talk about and argue about in the next couple weeks. Any thing can happen at labor day, we have all seen it many times before.
I'm with you that the Bombers don't have a great recent track record finding import receivers. But, in fairness, both of those players mentioned were cut/traded by multiple CFL teams other than the Bombers. Montreal had Stafford around three times. Some players just don't fit with a team at a given time. Some need time to develop, and end up doing it elsewhere. It's not hockey where you can send a player to the Moose to develop. Matthews had two catches per game average. Not good enough, especially to justify a high'ish salary.
I can't say I'm very surprised. I keep waiting for him to have a breakout game but never has. He's dropped lots of passes and hasn't used his physicality the way he did in the past. Disappointed but it's time to promote some players from the NFL.
Observations on Santiago from training camp back in May.
Atomic- he was brought here by Oliviera, he can run back kicks as well. Had an insane freshman year in 2015 with 1459 rush yards and 16 tds.
Geeber- Santiago explosive on returns. I expect him to rip a long one next week. Ran the ball well in drills.
- Santiago is a dangerous returner. Better than Whitehead today
Booch - ...and that Santiago has real good hands ...and once the ball is in his mitts you don’t know where he going. He super shifty and fast with ball.
Me - Santiago made a terrific snag and a deceptive run on a screen play.
Thinking with no film on the guy, he might be a real surprise on the bad guys.
It's not all bad, our heavily used star runningback gets a midseason break to rest up his body a bit and he comes back in the key part of the season with something to prove. We can beat the jackass green team without him.
Interesting info regarding the notion of additives added that are anabolic..and this is just 2 of many...Just for those who "think" athletes using the anser that they were not aware it had banned substances in it...it is real
Also from buying/importing supplements...and going to the Supplement Expo's in southern Cal...I know this happens, and actually when inquired why a products formula changed, or wasn't as effective as when it first came out...the developers explicitly said that a) the changed as they have hooked the market and removed the "ingredients" that gave it the extra umph..or b) FDA pulled their product and made them remove certain "ingredients"
anyway...enough on this...it's happened...hopefully behind the scenes people are looking into the supplement to substantiate the Harris claim...which I believe..and we move on...It won't tarnish his reputation or legacy, and I bet now that he is under required testing moving forward..I bet he comes back even better and even more of a mission...win win for us...And hopefully the crowd at Banjo Bowl show him their support