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by Gridiron Ernie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 41
Views: 4099

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

I'll sneak in this article link regards one-time OL Rob Murphy chatting with J. Hodge of 3DownN. Back in the day I had my reservations about Murphy's character, but he was a very good player for us -- though he didn't make TSN's official list of All-Time Lions. I enjoyed this read, mainly because of...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

An interesting and likely realistic take on the Lions secondary -- suggesting Grymes is as good as gone, and exploring what the secondary might look like. https://3downnation.com/2021/01/22/farh ... secondary/
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Hambone, I'm trying to take some comfort in your comments/views anticipating the Burnham negotiations ending well, but it is a little troubling to note Farhan's wording, characterizing the two sides as "currently not close". One would hope they wouldn't be too far apart any more at this po...
by Gridiron Ernie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Indeed, just what I was thinking, B.C.FAN! Pretty incredible! All we need do is get the likes of Branden Dozier (almost certainly not affordable) back at safety and we're really smiling so far as the secondary goes. I suspect a National needs to fill that slot. Guzylak-Messam comes to mind, but he I...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I see (Matt Baker no doubt) has created a handy 'free agency' page, to scroll through signings/articles at a glance, on the Lions' website.
https://www.bclions.com/2021-free-agency-central/

Side note; see that Adam Bighill has re-signed in the Peg for a rumored (Farhan Lalji) 115k. Huge adjustment!
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

A three-year contract got me wondering, and more than a little surprised when I saw that to be the case with the Marcus Sayles deal, simply because it's uncommon anymore... and as it happened I stumbled upon this recent Dave Naylor piece featuring some cogent thoughts/comments on the matter of curre...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I agree with our urgency when it comes to the D-Line. I was really hoping that the 1 year contracts that were signed for Casher, Brown, Junior Tavai, and of course Micah Johnson would be addressed. I suppose they still will be, but it seems somehow unlikely that all of them will be retained. Given ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I so hate to agree with such a notion, Hambone, (i.e. that it might be argued that the D-line takes priority over Burnham!) since if we lost Mr. Burnham I think I might dress in the proverbial sack-cloth and ashes and weep for a full season... but what you point to is indeed the case it seems; i.e. ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Merry Christmas fellow Lionbackers!
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Merry Christmas fellow Lionbackers!

Merry Christmas and a happy (hoped for healthy) New Year to all you Lionbackers. Even without any Lions games it was real nice to still hear a few of your voices chiming in time to time. And here's hoping for a happy and healthy CFL also. If not quite there for 2021 in any normal way, then full-out ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 37
Views: 3507

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

Chris O'Leary has written a nice little piece on McEvoy 's ascension through the ranks over on the Lions' site: https://www.bclions.com/2020/12/11/olea ... ons-co-gm/
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Followup note -- should have mentioned "Global scouting" responsibilities for Geroy as well, alongside assisting Rigmaiden with aforementioned American scouting.
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 136
Views: 8093

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Looks like we've kinda' hijacked B.C.FAN's "free agency" thread, but since we're on this tangent -- here's (see link) the finalized football operations and coaching staff info for 2021 (minor staff change sees Danny O'Brien taking over running backs coach, after Beau Walker quit this past ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 2936

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

You've just made my day with that bit of news, B.C.FAN! Torey Hunter IMO carried the sort of baggage we don't need, and having Ryan Rigmaiden return is a most welcome surprise (an early Christmas present from the team to us and to themselves, one might say) -- really encouraging! This is a strong mo...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Lions in Memorium
Topic: RIP Jake Scott
Replies: 0
Views: 356

RIP Jake Scott

Jake Scott was with our Leos only the one year (1969) but I remember his name very well. He went on to star in the NFL, initially with the Dolphins. He played flanker with us, and played safety and returner with the Dolphins. He was Super Bowl MVP one year. He died from head injuries due to a fall y...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 2936

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Thanks for the info David, confirming the Lions still have their full stable of coaches as shown on their site. The screen-shot I viewed which Coach Travis Brown retweeted (via Carolyn Cody) just yesterday had a couple guys missing in the shot, so I just wanted confirmation -- in light of other team...