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  • Originally posted by DJR View Post

    Screamed? My how dramatic. You are neglecting to mention that due to Jones' long list of duties we employ 2 assistant GM's. Probably similar salary to a HC so no savings.
    You mean like Calgary with Petrie and Huf Jr.?

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    • Originally posted by CalgaryRiderFan View Post

      You mean like Calgary with Petrie and Huf Jr.?
      OR Hamilton last year with Burke and Allemang

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      • Originally posted by Rotor View Post

        OR Hamilton last year with Burke and Allemang
        And that "consultant" down south...

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        • Originally posted by Unityriderguy View Post

          Ya that’s so true this wouldn’t be the first thread to go cock eyed haha
          It was the same thought with Esk Coaching staff thread. I was wondering why a thread that should have a short life was continuing to get bumped. Curiosity got me so I took a look. I found after it started on their staff it took an offramp through free agency and QB salaries. Then it took a right at the lights to turn into another Rotor vs somebody pissing match. At the next intersection it turned into a discussion about JSJ and the Rider OL, a trap I'm ashamed to admit I fell into. I wonder what the next twist or turn will be. Lol.

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          • Originally posted by go riders View Post

            And that "consultant" down south...
            LOL

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            • Originally posted by Giventofly View Post
              The Riders could also turn to their negotiation list. Jones said there are approximately 20 quarterbacks there, including Trace McSorley (Penn State), Ian Book (Notre Dame), Joe Burrow (Louisiana State) and Mason Fine (North Texas).
              They might have to look at a different part of the neg list. Of the foure referenced Book, Burrow and Fine still have NCAA eligibility remaining. They are off limits until 2020 at the earliest. McSorley though is finished with Penn State. Walter Football has him projected to be a late round draft pick or UDFA signing.

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              • Originally posted by Giventofly View Post


                The Saskatchewan Roughriders are expected to dive into the CFL’s free-agent pool to find a starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

                Chris Jones, the Riders’ head coach and general manager, wouldn’t disclose which quarterback he would like to sign when the free-agent period kicks off Feb. 12.

                “There are a whole bunch of them that are free agents this year so we’re not ruling anyone out,” Jones said during Tuesday’s media day at the CFL’s annual off-season meetings. “We’re going to take a real hard look at a lot of the different guys who are in our league.”

                Apparently that includes Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge, who shared the Riders’ quarterback duties in 2018. Collaros and Bridge are both pending free agents.

                “We’re going to make the evaluations as we go and then free agency starts in a month,” Jones said.



                The list of pending free-agent quarterbacks includes Mike Reilly (Edmonton Eskimos), Bo Levi Mitchell (Calgary Stampeders), Trevor Harris (Ottawa Redblacks) and Jonathon Jennings (B.C. Lions).

                Reilly and Mitchell are the biggest fish in the free-agent pond. Mitchell is expected to sign with an NFL team after numerous workouts in December.

                Reilly is expected to draw interest from most CFL teams, but the possibility he could be looking for a contract in the $600,000 range may be too high for Saskatchewan.

                The Riders could also turn to their negotiation list. Jones said there are approximately 20 quarterbacks there, including Trace McSorley (Penn State), Ian Book (Notre Dame), Joe Burrow (Louisiana State) and Mason Fine (North Texas).

                Jones added that the number of quarterbacks on the negotiation list has already been discussed with Paul Jones, who was formally announced as the assistant general manager on Tuesday. Paul Jones, who spent 21 seasons with Edmonton, signed a two-year deal with the Riders.

                “Everybody in the league is trying to find that guy who can be their quarterback for the future,” said Chris Jones, who will be part of the Green and White for the foreseeable future after it was announced Tuesday that he had agreed to a contract extension through the 2020 season.

                Jones said the latest deal includes clauses that would allow him to leave the Riders if the opportunity to move to the NCAA or the NFL comes about. There were reports that Jones had drawn some interest from NFL teams prior to the contract extension being announced.

                “I don’t think right now is the time to talk about that,” Jones said. “It’s the time to talk about extending and how we are moving forward. We have our staff back and we have a great group of young players. We’re the youngest team in the league and we’re very athletic. A big group of our veterans who are free agents have expressed an interest in wanting to be back.”

                Financial details of Jones’ new contract weren’t released, but the new salary cap on football operations of $2.59 million played a role in Jones’ extension. Jones was believed to be earning $500,000 a season under the previous contract.

                Jones said that he took a 10-per-cent pay cut to help the Riders meet the salary cap limitations.

                “It’s a big cut and there’s no doubt about it and it’s part of it,” Jones said. “There have been other things that we don’t necessarily agree with and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. When our commissioner said this is what we’re going to do then we’re going to support it and see if it works.”
                Why is 600K Too high for the Riders to pay Reilly? If other teams in need are willing to spend that much under the same cap rules then we should be able to do the same. If it’s too high a price here it should also be too much everywhere else.
                If getting Reilly is the key to a successful season then why the debate? We pay him or the Lions / Esks pay him. Again, all under the same cap rules.
                Press here to reset

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                • Originally posted by Pull my Finger View Post

                  Why is 600K Too high for the Riders to pay Reilly? If other teams in need are willing to spend that much under the same cap rules then we should be able to do the same. If it’s too high a price here it should also be too much everywhere else.
                  If getting Reilly is the key to a successful season then why the debate? We pay him or the Lions / Esks pay him. Again, all under the same cap rules.
                  I would pay Mike Reilly that. I wouldn't go much past that though. And that's what I'm expecting to happen.

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                  • Originally posted by CalgaryRiderFan View Post

                    You mean like Calgary with Petrie and Huf Jr.?
                    Sure. Point is paying one guy to do multiple jobs is no saving when you have to pay the same number of bodies anyway.

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                    • Originally posted by Rider_Stronson View Post

                      LOL

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                      That wasn't the mental image I had. It was more in line with a guy in a housecoat walking out of the house to grab the paper with his junk hanging out.

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                      • Originally posted by RDavidson View Post

                        That wasn't the mental image I had. It was more in line with a guy in a housecoat walking out of the house to grab the paper with his junk hanging out.
                        somehow that's a mental image I'd rather avoid.
                        Nothing like a whole off season to choke on cram sammiches!

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                        • Originally posted by Rider_Stronson View Post

                          Count me in that club. Typical of J.O. too, to not demand a separate announcement of his own. Definitely not an egomaniac.
                          Agree completely. Jeremy O'Day played the game at a high level through various regimes with the Riders. He's been the players' rep on the CFLPA. He's been part of the front office since 2011. He's a terrific human being and understands what the team means to the province. He knows how to live in that fish bowl. There is no better candidate to be the Riders' next GM.

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                          • Originally posted by TorontoVsEverybody View Post

                            Agree completely. Jeremy O'Day played the game at a high level through various regimes with the Riders. He's been the players' rep on the CFLPA. He's been part of the front office since 2011. He's a terrific human being and understands what the team means to the province. He knows how to live in that fish bowl. There is no better candidate to be the Riders' next GM.
                            He will be. Unless someone else scoops him up first. Likely depends on timing and situation.

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                            • Originally posted by TorontoVsEverybody View Post

                              Agree completely. Jeremy O'Day played the game at a high level through various regimes with the Riders. He's been the players' rep on the CFLPA. He's been part of the front office since 2011. He's a terrific human being and understands what the team means to the province. He knows how to live in that fish bowl. There is no better candidate to be the Riders' next GM.
                              I don't see him leaving the Riders. He is a well respected guy and working with this management group has increased his value.

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                              • I see Darrell Davis is reporting Jones is making $600k+ on 3 down nation

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