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  1. We can disagree about what we see in the video. I think he has a slight limp. You don't. I think he's looking a bit pudgy, you don't. No prob. I'm only responding to the most recent video of him as opposed to one that someone posted on the thread from last year around this time - claiming it is current, which it ain't. You can interpret my comments as an insult but that's not my intention. I really hope Matt has a bounce back season. The cheeseburger thing came from something Matt said in the Free Press Jan 17, which surprised me a bit coming from a pro athlete. Matt Nichols is spending the winter trying to eat better. Maybe shed a few pounds. Get a little bit quicker. "I'm a huge cheeseburger guy. So that's a hard one to get rid of. But the hardest thing is my kids eat mac-and-cheese and grilled cheese all the time, so I've got salmon and broccoli and I'm looking at a half-eaten grilled cheese that I just want to finish off. That's the hardest temptation, is not finish my kids' food," Nichols said Thursday, back in the city for an off-season check-in. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/bombers/nichols-cuts-back-on-burgers-and-hes-starving----for-a-grey-cup-504513472.html
  2. What's ridiculous about it? Here, decide for yourself. Is he favouring his knee? Does he look lean and mean like a QB machine? https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/25/matt-nichols-visits-brandon-wheat-kings/ Anyhow, like I said, I don't care if he looks like Wilkie as long as he plays lights out.
  3. Actually no. It was first posted May 8, 2018 and the episode was recorded before Matt's training camp knee injury. You want to know what kind of shape he looks like he's in recently? Take a look at the visit to Brandon from the Bombers site from last month - he looks like he's been eating too many cheeseburgers and is favouring his knee with a slight limp. That said, I don't care if he's shaped like Tom Wilkinson as long he bounces back from a very pedestrian performance in 2018 and plays like he did in 2017.
  4. Dave Campbell from CHED radio said Nichols contract was "restructured" - no idea why anyone would assume Nichols got an extra year beyond 2020 or more money beyond the $455,000 he's set to make in 2019. "Restructured" usually means the opposite. The club goes to Matt and says "We'd like make some revisions your deal ..." Maybe they just decided they don't want to pay him a $225,000 roster bonus next January 15 as they did this year. Or maybe they want to make that bonus contingent on certain performance milestones. And asked him to agree to that. Some intrepid journalist should be digging this out ... Here's what Dunk said Feb 6 before any of this: https://3downnation.com/2019/02/06/bombers-qb-matt-nichols-set-for-pay-increase-but-bombers-have-an-out/
  5. What do these changes in player status mean, from CFL.ca today: 2019-02-19 WPG NICHOLS, Matt QB I Eastern Washington Add To Active Roster 2019-02-19 WPG NICHOLS, Matt QB I Eastern Washington Delete From Active Free Agent
  6. There is no possible way for you to know my intent. I am unaware of a forum rule that says threads must be above bias, as you put it. I have stated a position: we do not have enough talent at the key position to get our team to the Grey Cup and to win it. I blame head coach/management for this. You are free to disagree. But I don't see any form of argument or counter-argument in your statement above.
  7. Agreed Davis is likely to surprise a few folks with his play. He's better than Manziel IMHO. We groomed him here and then just let him walk for nothing.
  8. He also had several mishandled catches that popped into the hands of waiting DBs. Inexcusable when you consider the balls are coming from Nichols who doesn't exactly throw rockets.
  9. Meh ~ I cringe every time he touches the ball that he's going to put it on the turf and watch while an opponent scoops it.
  10. I suppose but it seems like with the numbers being tossed around they might have kept Sukh Chung for a similar amount.
  11. Did not realize DE was such a priority need for Bombers.
  12. It should be obvious by now that Walters/Oshea don't manage the QB position very well. They are gambling that Nichols bounces back from last season's step backward. Is Nichols in football shape? Is the knee 100%? Even if it is, is he good enough to get us to the promised land? Seems Walters structured Nichols contract poorly - since it kept us out of the QB FA sweepstakes this year. But going back even before Nichols, this crew stuck with Drew Willy when it was obvious he was hopeless. There's a flicker of hope with Streveler in the bullpen but what are the chances of keeping him when he turns FA one year from now? I want to be hopeful but there's this sinking feeling that we are hooped unless we get better production out of the most important position on the football team.
  13. Nichols did a news conf Jan 17 and then went to Brandon Jan 25 - the first time he surfaced since a very pedestrian offensive performance in the W final where he converted just five of 22 second down conversion chances (22%). It is perfectly fine for fans to look at Nichols with a critical eye - he has become a lightning rod after costing us multiple losses last season while refusing to admit it. Take another look at the athlete in at that Brandon Wheat Kings video and ask yourself if this looks like a QB who can take the Bombers to the cup and win it.
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