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by Toppy Vann
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Johnny Manziel Offered 2 Year Contract
Replies: 36
Views: 2512

Re: Johnny Manziel Offered 2 Year Contract

This is purely Manziel's belief (fantasy) that he just has to turn up and toss a few TDs in 2 crap games and bingo be signed to an NFL team. Heard Dave Naylor say that JM is not a profile for a back up so that any team that wants him would have to see him as their starter or basically it'll be a gon...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15148

Re: Pending Lions free agents

The Eskimos have released Adarius Bowman, who was reportedly due a $140,000 roster bonus this month. Does Ed Hervey take a stab at him in free agency to replace Nick Moore or as a fourth international WR? Montreal is another potential landing spot, where he would be reunited with Kavis Reed. Bowman...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15148

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Micha Awe released today to allow him to pursue an NFL opportunity. Don't like this. Maybe they have their sights on Konar in FA? Hervey told Steve Ewen he was reluctantly following through with a commitment to Awe that was made by "someone who is no longer with the organization." Just after annive...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions sign new QB
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Lions sign new QB

Attitudinally there are no issues with this thinking. Mindset is everything when it comes to success at the pro level QB combined with ability to pass and executive and see the field. Ross will surely be under press to step up as it sure seems he didn't get much chance last year but Wally is progres...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Negiotation Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Negiotation Lists

I like the idea of fans knowing 10 on the list - but depending how it's done someone could add 10 names of lesser players just to make them public What is interesting right now is the Ticats use of the Neg List with Johnny Manziel. Looking at it logically (forget HC June Jones' love of JM) two thing...
by Toppy Vann
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Jerry Keeling Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Jerry Keeling Passes

I always recall an old coach's comment (not sure who this is attributed to) "When you throw the ball down the field, there are three things can happen, and two of those are bad." Vic Rapp :thup: Yes, that was Vic Rapp's mantra to his QB when it came to tossing the long ball. It wasn't that he was a...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions sign new QB
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Lions sign new QB

Looks like he's got some mobility, a necessity playing behind the Lions offensive line. Looked like a very decent runner in university with good size. BTW: He's featured in the univ Top 10 including no. 1 which looks like a typical CFL pro type play; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDj0VcMjgP4 He w...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Darian Durant - Signs 1 year deal with Bombers
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Darian Durant - Signs 1 year deal with Bombers

I'm not a huge Durant fan but I agree with the CC Kid that it's all good if the CFL has quality QBs on all teams. I'm not sure of this as a good move but Lapo must think he can do something with the guy. But let's face it, he was freaking awful in those last outings last year. Duron Carter to return...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 1549

Re: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread

Patriots had no issue celebrating their title win. Seems this thing about not celebrating a div title is not very consistent these days.
by Toppy Vann
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Jerry Keeling Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Jerry Keeling Passes

He was slender and IIRC sort of like Jackie Parker's build.

Good player and not very old to pass on like this.

Those were the days of DBs and QBs playing both sides of the ball.

Game is different now. It seems more these days who start football later don't come with both sides of the ball skills.
by Toppy Vann
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: bogus web pages and misleading titles
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: bogus web pages and misleading titles

I've seen that Drew Doughty stuff in news sites and I don't get how so called legit news organizations let this happen.

The other things that I hate are the 12 top ____ where you have to click on page after page to see anything. I no longer bother. 4 clicks to get to tip #1 usually.
by Toppy Vann
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Jennings contract re-structured
Replies: 34
Views: 2329

Re: Jennings contract re-structured

Adams would be an upgrade over Ross just for the reason that he has more experience. It's hard to say anything about Ross as he was given limited chances. We do know that for backups with Wally's QB factory history - it's progress in the second year significantly or go. BUT that QB factory has not b...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Glenn signs in Edmonton
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: Glenn signs in Edmonton

Kevin Glenn would have been GC champion (likely ) but for his broken hand in the WDF with the Bombers.

Hufnagel and Dickenson have no qualms about his skills and have said so - not just blowing smoke.

He's HOF for sure and not to do with the number of teams.
by Toppy Vann
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 1549

Re: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread

Funny thing today on CNN. Woman being interviewed about politics and just before it's over the host cuts to the last play of the Vikings win and asks for comments. She said her husband must have been responsible for tipping them off that she convinced him the game was over and shut the TV off only t...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Alouettes sign QB Josh Freeman
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: Alouettes sign QB Josh Freeman

To make any sense out of Montreal these days is difficult. The QB here Freeman looks like a Hail Mary and the QB roster looks sad. Did Popp and Trestman simply mask the knee jerk tendencies of the owners to repeal and replace HCs? It sure looks like it. I thought Tom Higgins back in 2015 looked to b...