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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post




    Looks like we may have the answer.
    One thing I had kicked around in my mind a few weeks was wondering with all these pending FA QBs if a team felt they stood little chance for re-signing their guy would they trade negotiating rights for their pending FA QB in exchange for the negotiating rights of the other team's pending FA QB? That of course would be assuming they saw that other guy as somebody they would legitimately be interested in. In other words if Sunderland did give Reilly permission to talk to BC or BC permission to talk to Reilly would they only agree to do so if BC granted permission for him to talk to Jennings? I realize there is little to no comparison between the two but if Edmonton felt they will be losing Reilly would it not make sense to try getting a leg up on the rest of the market by getting to talk to and sign a potential replacement before they become an FA?

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer24 View Post
    One thing I had kicked around in my mind a few weeks was wondering with all these pending FA QBs if a team felt they stood little chance for re-signing their guy would they trade negotiating rights for their pending FA QB in exchange for the negotiating rights of the other team's pending FA QB? That of course would be assuming they saw that other guy as somebody they would legitimately be interested in. In other words if Sunderland did give Reilly permission to talk to BC or BC permission to talk to Reilly would they only agree to do so if BC granted permission for him to talk to Jennings? I realize there is little to no comparison between the two but if Edmonton felt they will be losing Reilly would it not make sense to try getting a leg up on the rest of the market by getting to talk to and sign a potential replacement before they become an FA?
    I have a feeling something like this did in fact go down and that we just don't know the full story.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer24 View Post
    One thing I had kicked around in my mind a few weeks was wondering with all these pending FA QBs if a team felt they stood little chance for re-signing their guy would they trade negotiating rights for their pending FA QB in exchange for the negotiating rights of the other team's pending FA QB? That of course would be assuming they saw that other guy as somebody they would legitimately be interested in. In other words if Sunderland did give Reilly permission to talk to BC or BC permission to talk to Reilly would they only agree to do so if BC granted permission for him to talk to Jennings? I realize there is little to no comparison between the two but if Edmonton felt they will be losing Reilly would it not make sense to try getting a leg up on the rest of the market by getting to talk to and sign a potential replacement before they become an FA?
    My hunch is that it would be more of a case of hoping to get clarity where Mike stands with the biggest competing bidder. If we're going to lose him after Feb 12, may as well know what we're up against to have a chance to match/beat the offer and retain him prior to FA, or to know our fate is cast and be prepared to move on come Feb 12.

    If there is a trade, I believe it would be a draft pick coming to Edmonton to allow BC to get the deal done prior to other teams coming in and bidding it up further (if possible).

    Given that Brock has a relationship with Trevor Harris from Ottawa days, if Reilly is moving on and Harris is getting to free agency, I'm not sure that the Esks would be targeting Jennings prior to exploring that one completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    My hunch is that it would be more of a case of hoping to get clarity where Mike stands with the biggest competing bidder. If we're going to lose him after Feb 12, may as well know what we're up against to have a chance to match/beat the offer and retain him prior to FA, or to know our fate is cast and be prepared to move on come Feb 12.

    If there is a trade, I believe it would be a draft pick coming to Edmonton to allow BC to get the deal done prior to other teams coming in and bidding it up further (if possible).

    Given that Brock has a relationship with Trevor Harris from Ottawa days, if Reilly is moving on and Harris is getting to free agency, I'm not sure that the Esks would be targeting Jennings prior to exploring that one completely.
    Harris would be a QUALITY get if we have get anyone .. Harris would be just about perfect

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Yeah, Harris with Maas as a coach would be a soft landing for sure. But it's Reilly I want.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuk View Post
    Harris would be a QUALITY get if we have get anyone .. Harris would be just about perfect
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    My hunch is that it would be more of a case of hoping to get clarity where Mike stands with the biggest competing bidder. If we're going to lose him after Feb 12, may as well know what we're up against to have a chance to match/beat the offer and retain him prior to FA, or to know our fate is cast and be prepared to move on come Feb 12.

    If there is a trade, I believe it would be a draft pick coming to Edmonton to allow BC to get the deal done prior to other teams coming in and bidding it up further (if possible).

    Given that Brock has a relationship with Trevor Harris from Ottawa days, if Reilly is moving on and Harris is getting to free agency, I'm not sure that the Esks would be targeting Jennings prior to exploring that one completely.
    I was just using Jennings as an example. In theory the same sort of scenario could play out between other teams or other QBs. Somebody in Lionbackers was kicking around the trade idea of BC acquiring Reilly's rights. My speculation on that is that if Sunderland was kicking around moving the rights pre-FA that it would be in his best interests to shop him around to other teams who would be equally interested. Would he go elsewhere like Saskatchewan or Toronto? I don't know but it seems like when a team acquires a players rights in that situation 9 times out of 10 the player signs there and those teams might be able to offer more. Realistically if a team goes out to get a player's rights in that scenario they already have a good idea what they need to offer to get a contract signed. The one flaw I see on BC giving something up is they don't have much to offer right now what with 3/4 of their starters from last year sitting as pending FAs and Hervey having no 2019 draft picks until half way through the 3rd round. EE would have to wait for a 2020 draft pick for anything decent or perhaps considered something like Elimimian and a 3rd. I have a feeling SolE would be a cap casualty if BC gets Reilly and the Esks seem to have a rather large hole at MLB with Sherritt's retirement.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Harris is too inconsistent for my liking. If Mike leaves I'd rather go hard after Bo because he's been just as good as Reilly.

    That all being said, I don't think Bo is leaving Calgary, if he chooses to stay in the CFL.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    You watched the GC, right?
    You watched the Eastern final?

    You can't pick and choose games to measure a player's level. If Reilly ends up out of our picture, who do you think would be better (and possible)?
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    You watched the Eastern final?

    You can't pick and choose games to measure a player's level. If Reilly ends up out of our picture, who do you think would be better (and possible)?
    He has it.. it goes with his usual BS is garbage/ Hervey is god rhetoric

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    You watched the GC, right?
    I like harris’ body of work so far in his cfl career.. I believe being in Jason’s system will enhance him as well!

    U think there is a better Qb available than harris.... have at it dude..

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Yeah, Harris with Maas as a coach would be a soft landing for sure. But it's Reilly I want.

    Agreed...

    And I still firmly believe mike remains an eskimo

    Of course with that 700k tag there is a worry we could be really crippled in other areas as well.. but I want mike to stay!

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuk View Post
    I like harris’ body of work so far in his cfl career.. I believe being in Jason’s system will enhance him as well!

    U think there is a better Qb available than harris.... have at it dude..

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    Agreed...

    And I still firmly believe mike remains an eskimo

    Of course with that 700k tag there is a worry we could be really crippled in other areas as well.. but I want mike to stay!
    Supposedly Reilly was already making over 500K. My guess is the cap will go up once the CBA is done. So if the cap does go up, what's the difference?
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    They're talking about limiting bonus structure and up front monies with this CBA so that's where a lot of the guys are holding out to see if they're able to get more. Cap will be going up as it does every year but if they're changing how much someone can make with incentives etc. it makes a difference. If it comes down to dolla dolla billz then we better not lose Mike.

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    And for the record I'd rather puke coat hangers than have Bobo on my team... Without his o-line and non-holding calls he'd be picking rubber crumb out of his ears the entire off season!
    Just a quick shout out to Mr."Winning isn't everything" for pis*ing away not one but TWO HoF QB's. F*ck you Len and good riddance.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    People give me a hard time in here for apparently being overly negative, apparently not knowing what I am talking about and just going off on a random tangent.

    I come in here and actually read multiple people making the justification on why it would be a good idea to bring back a 40 yr old Kevin Glenn. I literally have no words.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post

    And for the record I'd rather puke coat hangers than have Bobo on my team... Without his o-line and non-holding calls he'd be picking rubber crumb out of his ears the entire off season!

    Sounds like a definitive statement.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    People give me a hard time in here for apparently being overly negative, apparently not knowing what I am talking about and just going off on a random tangent.

    I come in here and actually read multiple people making the justification on why it would be a good idea to bring back a 40 yr old Kevin Glenn. I literally have no words.
    You should reread your posts with a note pad and put a tick for every post that is positive and one for everyone that is negative........ pro tip = Leave lots of room in the negative column

    Its all good Q, some people are just negative by nature and there is no right or wrong way to live so just keep on the same path.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Mike's a smart guy. I have a hard time believing this is about money. Mike has to know that the more he wants financially for himself will be less spent around him on other talent on the team.

    How much confidence does he have in the direction of this team? That's the biggest question to me. If he does have confidence that he can win and win at a high level with Edmonton, it's worth it to sacrifice time away from his family. He's made this work in Edmonton with his family since 2012. If he thinks it's close, there's no way he sacrifices.

    If he does choose BC, I hope he makes the intentions known early and I hope this is what that window is for. If he chooses BC, he needs to make that clear early on. "Mike Reilly intends to sign a free agent deal with the BC Lions once CBA negotiations are complete," should be something released that him and his agent release. That way, he can focus on the details of the contract when the CBA is done and the Eskimos can move on to other business.

    Gut feeling is not good on this.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    If mike leaves I'm still wanting to explore trade options with Franklin whom I loved in Edmonton or I look at Strevlar in trade with Bombers ,than Harris and than Jennings

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post
    They're talking about limiting bonus structure and up front monies with this CBA so that's where a lot of the guys are holding out to see if they're able to get more. Cap will be going up as it does every year but if they're changing how much someone can make with incentives etc. it makes a difference. If it comes down to dolla dolla billz then we better not lose Mike.

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    And for the record I'd rather puke coat hangers than have Bobo on my team... Without his o-line and non-holding calls he'd be picking rubber crumb out of his ears the entire off season!
    WTH man? What's wrong with Bryce Bobo? I mean he just signed with us he hasn't played a down yet and you're already all over him....plus he's a WR not a QB.....eesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    People give me a hard time in here for apparently being overly negative, apparently not knowing what I am talking about and just going off on a random tangent.

    I come in here and actually read multiple people making the justification on why it would be a good idea to bring back a 40 yr old Kevin Glenn. I literally have no words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EsksTMac View Post

    Gut feeling is not good on this.
    I’ve swung to this side too. For the record I think Franklin > Harris and much cheaper. I’m not sure Bo can survive like Franklin and Reilly behind our OL. Another thing is Franklin will be much cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    I’ve swung to this side too. For the record I think Franklin > Harris and much cheaper. I’m not sure Bo can survive like Franklin and Reilly behind our OL. Another thing is Franklin will be much cheaper.
    Problem with that theory is it's highly unlikely that Franklin can be had unless the Argos strike it big on one of the top 3 FA QBs. Even if they went 2nd tier with Collaros or Jennings because they think they are upgrades on Franklin it would be wise of them to retain him. QB depth is gold in the CFL.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    People give me a hard time in here for apparently being overly negative, apparently not knowing what I am talking about and just going off on a random tangent.

    I come in here and actually read multiple people making the justification on why it would be a good idea to bring back a 40 yr old Kevin Glenn. I literally have no words.
    Not as a starter, but as a veteran that knows the system and could help whoever else they're bringing in to pick things up. He's respected around the league as a teammate.

    Each of the 3 (or 4) QBs on a team play a role, and it's not all the same role generally.

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    With Harris, he's coming from the Elizondo system, which is a similar style of offense to Maas, and I think that he worked directly with Maas in Toronto, so there is some relationship there too. There is a healthy admiration for Brock there.

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    As soon as JC Sherritt retired That confirmed to me Reilly wasn’t coming back.

    He was one guy saying Reilly was coming back to play another year with him.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanookster View Post
    As soon as JC Sherritt retired That confirmed to me Reilly wasn’t coming back.

    He was one guy saying Reilly was coming back to play another year with him.
    ya. no.. those aren't related.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    It looks like the Eskimos have asked Dave Campbell to help them prepare the masses for MR’s exit. It certainly seems that way on Twitter.


    My perspective:
    The “it’s all about location, we win in all other regards including $$$ offers” narrative really shows an oversimplification of all the factors at play, but most people will take it at face value.

    The integrity of the entire EE organization has eroded away. If Mike leaves, maybe that has something to do with it???

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    If Mike was serious about wanting to test FA, and he should have been given the position he’s in, then it’s to the Esks advantage to essentially let FA start early for him.

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    People give me a hard time in here for apparently being overly negative, apparently not knowing what I am talking about and just going off on a random tangent.

    I come in here and actually read multiple people making the justification on why it would be a good idea to bring back a 40 yr old Kevin Glenn. I literally have no words.
    I agree with you on this one Q...

    I wouldn't waste the cap space on Glenn

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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    Not as a starter, but as a veteran that knows the system and could help whoever else they're bringing in to pick things up. He's respected around the league as a teammate.

    Each of the 3 (or 4) QBs on a team play a role, and it's not all the same role generally.

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    With Harris, he's coming from the Elizondo system, which is a similar style of offense to Maas, and I think that he worked directly with Maas in Toronto, so there is some relationship there too. There is a healthy admiration for Brock there.
    And if he was needed (due to injury or otherwise) would be able to go in there and give the team a chance to win on a short term basis.
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    Re: If Reilly Leaves....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie123 View Post
    It looks like the Eskimos have asked Dave Campbell to help them prepare the masses for MR’s exit. It certainly seems that way on Twitter.


    My perspective:
    The “it’s all about location, we win in all other regards including $$$ offers” narrative really shows an oversimplification of all the factors at play, but most people will take it at face value.

    The integrity of the entire EE organization has eroded away. If Mike leaves, maybe that has something to do with it???
    What more can the Eskimos do? Should the fan base turn on Mike Reilly because he decides to move closer to home? Prob not.. Should the fan base turn on the top brass for doing everything they can to keep him here??? Prob not...

    It's as though portions of our own fanbase can't wait to gloat if we lose Reilly....... it baffles me...

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