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Postby Bennie Thompson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:44 am

Good signing adding Stafford.

Adds competition to an area that needed to improve.

Stafford brings some size for sure and showed promise a couple years back in Edmonton that kind of got derailed last year with all that went down in Montreal. Hoping he comes in with the right attitude and is able to contribute in a positive way. Would have probably been better for him to hang out more with Nic Lewis than Duron Carter but maybe all that is water under the bridge.

Disappointing for me that this would seem to indicate little interest in signing CD89 but I am hopeful that the professionalism and ability he showed last year would have been noticed around the league and would like to see him signed somewhere else. I think he still has gas in the tank and caught most everything thrown his way last year. He might fit well in Montreal.

Also like Weston Dressler as a player but even he has to know he is one shot away from being done. Thinking we have Smith ready for that eventuality.

Seems like all that is left is to figure out the parade route.
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Postby Bennie Thompson » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:38 pm

24th largest country in the world and yes I had to look it up. Canada #2

Interesting to hear the Bombers are working on getting a deal done. No doubt dollars and market value are the issue.

My take is they are still looking at him in an insurance role and because he was good about last years shenanigans Walters thinks he will roll over and come cheap again. I say pay him fairly based on the receivers in camp. Dressler money is not available but he should be on par with Darvin Adams and Stafford and certainly not less than Smith.

Respect and trust go along way towards a good working relationship and its time for the Bombers to show a little of both.
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Postby Bennie Thompson » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:39 pm

Still would like to see the Bombers in better shape at receiver.

Hoping for the best but don't feel good about Darvin Adams as the big threat red zone touchdown guy. Good speed but needs to improve on his routes and cut down on the drops.

If I were Kyle Walters I would look at trading Dressler to Montreal asking for Jabar Westerman but secretly hoping to land Michael Klassen to help Jake Thomas on the Dline.

I could actually see Montreal being interested in reuniting Durant and Dressler and they would probably work well together providing injuries don't come along. Imagine Dress and Thick Nic with Ernest Jackson and SJ Green.

To fill the spot I sign Greg Wilson from Calgary who I think is still a free agent at the moment. Younger and cheaper for sure.

Would still have Smith, Stafford, and Denmark to round it out and another good young national DT.

Just an idea.
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