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by Hambone
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Leo Cahilll Passes
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Leo Cahilll Passes

It is a little-known fact (or long forgotten one) that Leo was once...very briefly...head coach of the BC Lions. Back in 1977 after interviewing 26 candidates, we signed Leo. Two days before he was to fly out to meet the Vancouver media though, the Argos sacked their head coach (Russ Jackson) and L...
by Hambone
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

According to a Winnipeg fan: Fenner signed for $130k/yr for 2 years. If reports are true, Bombers offered $60,000 more than the Lions, then Hervey only offered him $70,000 a year. That is way too low an offer for one of your best defensive players last year. I do not blame him for walking away. Con...
by Hambone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

I may be in the minority but I think it was a mistake to let Roh walk. I am not saying Odell Willis isn't an upgrade for this year but realistically, how much does Willis have in the tank? I don't believe Roh has reached his ceiling as a pass rusher. During his time here, he was misused (playing so...
by Hambone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

So last man standing (BC free agent) is Kirby Fabien, who remains unsigned. Bit of a surprise. Clearly he is viewed around the league as not that good, otherwise he would be signed by now. May have to accept a backup role somewhere. Given how few options there were for free agent NAT OL I thought h...
by Hambone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

I disagree. This is clearly to put pressure on Jennings and to say they are not 100% confident he can bounce back. Jennings was terrible last year and though part of the reason is likely his shoulder injury, they cannot continue to play him if he bombs again this year. He is no longer highly rated ...
by Hambone
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Here's what can be categorized as the never ending question; what's Boyko's status? Am I right in assuming he has to make an active roster if he wants to continue in the NFL? Or perhaps more accurately, he has exhausted his options in regards to being on practice rosters? Yes, Boyke is under contra...
by Hambone
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

We have loaded up in FA, to an extent unheard of here. There are the tryout camps in the US still. We usually pick up excellent talent there. Not sure we need to shop around much anymore in discard racks around the CFL. The quality items are gone, methinks. Agreed. Roster sits at 66 now. They need ...
by Hambone
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

As for who is left, I am double-checking DBs rather intently. If Yell is truly not coming back, then Owusu-Ansah is a potential candidate for the boundary corner. Jerrell Gavins, despite his diminutive stature, is pretty versatile but ended his year with an ACL injury. If Hervey is looking at avail...
by Hambone
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Man Ed Hervey is really rebuilding this team eh? Not sure what our cap situation looks like now, but Henoc Muamba might be a ratio buster if we could bring him in and play him at the WILL. They'll probably go with Davis and perhaps some new guys because I doubt we'll have the cap room. Very encoura...
by Hambone
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Really like the addition of Cummings. Is there even a spot now for Brooks with three recently acquired internationals (Knapton, Willis and Cummings) destined to start? Lions need to start seven nationals somewhere and a Menard/Luke /Forde rotation for at least one spot on the DL is a natural. I see...
by Hambone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Things are picking up with the signing of National O-lineman Christopher Greaves from Montreal. There was very little in the way of available Nationals amongst the Offensive linemen so getting at least one to help with the potential departure of 3 Canadians will help mitigate the blow to the ratio....
by Hambone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

I know there isn't a great deal of choice available with National O-Linemen but it would be nice to get a warm body or two that carry a Canadian passport under contract, to go with our 2 new internationals. Pickings are already slim. There's 7 left. 3 were with BC last year and 2 more were at one t...
by Hambone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

Zac Evans is heading back to the Riders from Ottawa. Not happy about that last move.... Rider Nation needs a collective cigarette. A bunch of loads were just blown over that move. Ewwwww........ And they already had 3 years worth of spunk buildup waiting in the belief Franklin was guaranteed to win...
by Hambone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

WestCoastJoe wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:15 am
Steps taken to upgrade the OL and DL. Willis and Figueroa. Is that it for those units in acquiring veteran FAs from around the league?
Don't forget Knapton.
by Hambone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 285
Views: 15144

Re: Pending Lions free agents

CardiacKid wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am
Zac Evans is heading back to the Riders from Ottawa.

Not happy about that last move....
Rider Nation needs a collective cigarette. A bunch of loads were just blown over that move.