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  • safimod
    started a topic Riders Free Agency Recap

    Riders Free Agency Recap

    I separate the moves made on offense and defense and look at where the team stands now. I also make a WAY too early prediction on where the Riders will finish in 2019

    http://pifflespodcast.com/blog/free-...and-prediction

  • Dreegking
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    Originally posted by Bingo_Arms View Post

    But Knox isnít on the roster yet unless I missed his signing. I agree he would be a good additions But we canít say Johnson/Leonard/Knox will be as good or better than Jeff/Antigha/Eguavon when we donít have Knox at the moment. Again, did I miss that signing? Iíd be thrilled to hear I did!

    A lot of your prediction seems based not on what the roster is like today but what you are ďhopingĒ happens, such as signing Knox or hoping Eguavon is back or hoping the most injury prone starter in the league defies odds and plays the year.

    I agree that if other things happen and players come our way, we could exceee exceed what I see playing out but right now my predictions are based on the actual roster of the team and the trend the players on that roster have shown.
    Iíll take Edem/Johnson/Leonard over Antigwa/Eguavon/Jefferson.

    Edem could be great as that dine tupe/rover specialist. So could the new Blake signing.

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  • RAJ47
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    It has been pretty quiet. Any news on whether we are interested in Ackie or any other free agents?

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  • McGreen
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    Originally posted by Bigsexydawg View Post

    What's funny about fan/message boards is a lot of fans/posters throw out "we should" for a player when the Coaches and GM's may not value or desire the said player. That's not saying the fans/posters are wrong in concluding the said player is a good player, but sometimes behind the scenes and to quote Lemmy from Motorhead, "....Nothing's ever what it seems" in many cases.

    Lest anyone conclude I am throwing stones at glass houses I have also been guilty of questioning why certain players being brought in should be a slam dunk. Heck I thought the Riders should be all in Jonny Jennings...lol.
    You may prove prophetic on the Jennings idea.

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  • Bigsexydawg
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    Originally posted by Bingo_Arms View Post

    Brooks was a good addition last year and when healthy a difference maker however heís certainly not Micah Johnson so from that perspective we upgraded the middle of the line.
    I would think Brooks is looking to place where he might start versus a platoon guy opening. Solid ball player.

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  • WilsonR
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    Originally posted by mrdiehard View Post
    Knox did not give exact details, but he sounded as if he was waiting for the Riders, and that two other CFL teams had approached him.
    Expected level of pay versus expected level of play. It has to make sense for both parties.

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  • CalgaryRiderFan
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    Originally posted by alaskafan View Post
    Thought Brooks would be a good back-up for Brooks but that Edwards guy sounds interesting .. played 25 games in the NFL, can't be all bad. O'Day is beefing up the trenches
    Brooks is probably pretty expensive as a vet and an import to boot to keep around as a backup

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  • Itzgodzilla
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    Originally posted by mrdiehard View Post
    I listened to the Sportscage on the way home from work this evening. Jeff Knox was a guest and said he has reached out to the Riders about a potential return but has not heard back. Does anyone know why the Riders would be hesitant to sign Knox? Knox also said he is done with the NFL and would like to finish his career in the CFL, preferably with the Riders.
    The Rider may be waiting out the CBA before investing too much in an area they may feel is a strength, or have options at.... that said Knox was a beast when he played for us.,.. but that was a few seasons ago...

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  • alaskafan
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    Thought Brooks would be a good back-up for Brooks but that Edwards guy sounds interesting .. played 25 games in the NFL, can't be all bad. O'Day is beefing up the trenches

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  • Bingo_Arms
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    Originally posted by Bigsexydawg View Post

    Micah Johnson is that player and I suspect Evans is one of the starting Canadians, reduction or no reduction. They probably have younger and cheaper guys in mind versus signing a Brooks. Good player but wrong place, wrong time.
    Brooks was a good addition last year and when healthy a difference maker however heís certainly not Micah Johnson so from that perspective we upgraded the middle of the line.

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  • Tyree
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    Originally posted by Bigsexydawg View Post

    What's funny about fan/message boards is a lot of fans/posters throw out "we should" for a player when the Coaches and GM's may not value or desire the said player. That's not saying the fans/posters are wrong in concluding the said player is a good player, but sometimes behind the scenes and to quote Lemmy from Motorhead, "....Nothing's ever what it seems" in many cases.

    Lest anyone conclude I am throwing stones at glass houses I have also been guilty of questioning why certain players being brought in should be a slam dunk. Heck I thought the Riders should be all in Jonny Jennings...lol.
    You know my thoughts on the subject...

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  • Bigsexydawg
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    Originally posted by alaskafan View Post
    Brooks signed in Edmonton, I thought he got good push on the d-line Riders didn't seem to want him either
    Micah Johnson is that player and I suspect Evans is one of the starting Canadians, reduction or no reduction. They probably have younger and cheaper guys in mind versus signing a Brooks. Good player but wrong place, wrong time.

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  • alaskafan
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    Brooks signed in Edmonton, I thought he got good push on the d-line Riders didn't seem to want him either

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  • Bigsexydawg
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    Originally posted by McGreen View Post

    That is likely the case, too expensive and not a good fit.
    What's funny about fan/message boards is a lot of fans/posters throw out "we should" for a player when the Coaches and GM's may not value or desire the said player. That's not saying the fans/posters are wrong in concluding the said player is a good player, but sometimes behind the scenes and to quote Lemmy from Motorhead, "....Nothing's ever what it seems" in many cases.

    Lest anyone conclude I am throwing stones at glass houses I have also been guilty of questioning why certain players being brought in should be a slam dunk. Heck I thought the Riders should be all in Jonny Jennings...lol.
    Last edited by Bigsexydawg; 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM.

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  • McGreen
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    Originally posted by lester View Post

    They think they have an equal player on the roster for less money would be my guess. He also may not fit with what Shivers wants to do.
    That is likely the case, too expensive and not a good fit.

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