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The MBB All-Time Blue Bomber Team - 5th Receiver

The MBB All-Time Blue Bomber Team - 5th Receiver  

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  1. 1. Who shoulf be the designated "5th Receiver" on the all-time Blue Bomber team? (choose 1)

    • Terrence Edwards
      17
    • Jeff Nicklin
      1
    • Ken Nielsen
      3

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  • Poll closed on 05/18/19 at 04:59 AM

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Run-off vote between the top vote getters from tight end, wide receiver, and slotback who did not make the team in those positions. Here are the 3 candidates and their bios:

Stats will be broken down into receptions-yards-average-longest-TDs for the career, with the best single season total for each in parentheses with the corresponding year following the career numbers.

 

Terrance Edwards (slotback)– 114 games in 7 seasons (2007-13), 469-7200-15.4-90-46 (80 rec. in 2007, 1372 yds.-17.6 avg.-90 long-12 TDs all in 2010), 3 time divisional all-star (2007, 10, 11), 2 time CFL all-star (2007, 10), 5 times 1000+ yard season (2007, 08, 10-12), team nominee Most Outstanding Player (2010), 2 Grey Cup appearances (2007, 11), #4 club all-time in career receptions and yards

Jeff Nicklin (tight end) – 54 gp in 7 seasons (1934-40), no receiving stats available, 4 time divisional all-star (1937-40), 4 Grey Cup appearances (1935, 37-39), 2 time Grey Cup champion (1935, 39)

Bio: https://www.bluebombers.com/2016/11/11/lest-we-forget-the-jeff-nicklin-story/

Ken Nielsen (wide receiver) – 81 games in 6 seasons (1965-70), 280-4340-15.5-72-31 (76 rec.-1121 yds. both in 1967, 20.3 avg. in 1970, 72 long, 11 TDs both in 1966), 3 time divisional all-star (1967-69), 2 time CFL all-star (1968, 69), 1 time led league in receptions (1968), 2 times 1000+ yard season (1967, 68), team nominee Most Outstanding Player (1967), 4 time team nominee Most Outstanding Canadian (1966-69), West Division Most Outstanding Canadian (1968), CFL Most Outstanding Canadian (1968), led club in receiving 5 times (tied #2 in club history), led club in receiving 5 times (tied #2 in club history)

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One man's take:

This is a real "apples to oranges" comparison for these 3, given the different eras and styles of play that existed and how the different positions have evolved. so I can only say all 3 are very deserving candidates for their own reasons. I suspect this will come to personal favoritism for voters. Edwards has the best numbers overall and the most 1000 yards seasons, Nielsen was his team's leading receiver the most times and his passport is a bonus, and Nicklin had the most team success and was the most "jack-of-all-trades" in filling multiple roles. I welcome testimonials for your favorites, I will make my vote anonymously and not try to influence anything, but I will say that any of these "back-ups" would be massively deserving of being starters and stars on any team in this league in any era.

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When Tuttle got moved to the slotback category, he got many votes fewer than Edwards. If he couldn't beat out Edwards in the slotback voting, why would he beat him out here in the 5th receiver voting? I took the first runner-up in each of the 3 previous receiver categories.

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