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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    When you finish last in the division with the best QB in the league, and then lose said qb, I think it’s fair to question the Esks this year.

    It’s up to the players to prove the doubters wrong.

    I could see the Esks and lions going anywhere in the standings, there are so many changes that it’s tough to handicap both of them.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by T-BONE View Post
    When you finish last in the division with the best QB in the league, and then lose said qb, I think it’s fair to question the Esks this year.

    It’s up to the players to prove the doubters wrong.

    I could see the Esks and lions going anywhere in the standings, there are so many changes that it’s tough to handicap both of them.
    Agreed.

    Likewise, when said QB goes to a new team, to pick up a new offence, and gel with new teammates, I think it's fair to question the Lions this year too.

    Or, when 11 of 24 starters change over, including 3 players on the top 50 list, and the reigning most outstanding Canadian player, I think it's fair to question the Stamps this year too.

    You're absolutely right that it's up to the players now (and coaches), and I think you're right that the Esks, like a few other teams, could finish anywhere from first to worst in their division.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    Yup, and I've said it before about the Stamps but..... Singleton, Thurman, Micah Johnson, Davis, Evans...... (I feel like I'm missing someone) is a lot of talented Vets not helping the new DC break in. Then no Davaris Daniels, Marken Michal, Even if Breakfast and Rogers are solid. My point is that when a GM needs to plug a couple holes on a good team, you can flood TC with that role, pick the best, and be in a good position. Even Huff can't flood TC with DBs, LBs, D-Line, and Receivers. Two Starting O-line not back either....
    Is your “Breakfast” also named Juwan Brescacin? Is it someone else?

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    I think some people call him that. The stamps were having Breakfast in Bagel town a lot last year....
    R.I.P. Coach Harris

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie123 View Post
    Is your “Breakfast” also named Juwan Brescacin? Is it someone else?
    Lol

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    If everything breaks right the Esks could easily be a 12+ win team this year. While losing Reilly hurts a lot, most of the games that we lost last year were directly because of the offense continually going 2-0 on two 9 routes that didn't connect. I think Harris being a bit more conservative can be a very good thing.

    That said, I look at the OL and WR's with their current injuries already and a 12+ loss team also feels plausible.

    It's a boom or bust roster and there are all kinds of unknowns. Hopefully the D is as good as advertised and getting Montreal at home should be a nice layup to start the year and hopefully have Daniels and Bond back for G2.
    "This year, we did what we were supposed to do. We fought as a team. We fought as a team. And the fact is, we gotta go back and go to work, to make sure we finish this next time. That's all we gotta do. This right here makes us stronger. Let's understand who we are as a team. Let's understand this right here makes us stronger." - Ray Lewis, January, 2012.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Esks could easily be 4th or 5th in the West.
    If we were put on this earth to help others, what were the others put on earth for?

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    Esks could easily be 4th or 5th in the West.
    Or 1st....

    Way more positives than negatives

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    Esks could easily be 4th or 5th in the West.
    He's back!!!
    WALTER IS MY HERO!!

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    So far I’m looking pretty good
    It might be all downhill from here, so going to enjoy this moment.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    A very exciting time of year, my predictions are:

    West

    1. Winnipeg (12-6) - Continuity is the name of the game with the Bombers. Everyone else seems to have some sort of upheaval.
    2. Calgary (11-7) - I keep thinking Calgary is going to fall off but until they do, I'm going to pick them to at least challenge for first.
    3. Edmonton (10-8) - Going to get better and better as the season goes but the amount of off season changes leads us to a bit of slow start
    4. BC (9-9) - Reilly wills them into some wins but rookie coaching mistakes and a new offensive scheme for Mike, takes some time to get going.
    5. Sask (8-10) - The loss of Jones and Willie Jefferson are bigger than originally thought.

    East

    1. Hamilton (11-7) - Best QB in the East = top position
    2. Toronto (8-10) - Who is going to be under center and will they be able to keep the job? I suspect they are going to be bouncing around the bottom end of the standing before settling in to the middle of the pack.
    3. Ottawa (7-11) - Biggest unknown in my eyes, they could be anywhere from 1st to last in the east.
    4. Montreal (6-12) - Controversy spills onto the field and they finish last again.
    Early season but it looks like I underestimated Montreal and over estimated on both BC and Toronto
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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by T-BONE View Post
    West
    1. Calgary (13-5): every year I expect a step back and it never happens
    2. Winnipeg (13-5): good last year so continuity should make them good again. Lose tiebreaker to Calgary
    3. Edmonton (10-8): defence will be improved and I think the O while not spectacular will be decent
    4. BC (9-9): They are my biggest ? but I’m not seeing the talent on D that Claybrooks worked with in Calgary
    5. Sask (7-11): same crappy offence and no more Jones swagger

    East
    1. Hamilton (11-7): only good team in the East this year
    2. Toronto (7-11): tie with Ottawa but win the tiebreaker
    3. Ottawa (7-11): way too much top talent gone and I don’t see the replacements as good enough
    4. Montreal (4-14): gong show
    Definitely a swing and a miss on Sask and Montreal.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    To be fair, it was a really hard season to predict. All the starting QB's go down with injury. Who would have thought Cody Fajardo would be good? And Evans? Hamilton at 15-3? Yikes!
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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    I’m more pleased with Jason’s ultimate **** you to Calgary yesterday.. game on the line down 3... let’s put the rookie in! Lol

    In a game which meant nothing to us.. knowing the stamps we’re hoping we would win in hindsight is brilliant.. didn’t feel this way at the time.. but looking back.. maas knew what he was doing imho

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    You think? I would have thought that that was what Jason would be saying if he'd sent Kilgore in
    Out of my mind; back in five minutes.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    You think? I would have thought that that was what Jason would be saying if he'd sent Kilgore in
    Lol

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    You think? I would have thought that that was what Jason would be saying if he'd sent Kilgore in
    Eventually even that got too risky.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    Eventually even that got too risky.
    To top it off, Maas put in Asare and Lofton at G near the end. Might as well have taped a "hit me" sign on our QB.

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by turftoe27 View Post
    To top it off, Maas put in Asare and Lofton at G near the end. Might as well have taped a "hit me" sign on our QB.
    Pre season in Nov !

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    Re: 2019 Predict the standings thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    A very exciting time of year, my predictions are:

    West

    1. Winnipeg (12-6) - Continuity is the name of the game with the Bombers. Everyone else seems to have some sort of upheaval.
    2. Calgary (11-7) - I keep thinking Calgary is going to fall off but until they do, I'm going to pick them to at least challenge for first.
    3. Edmonton (10-8) - Going to get better and better as the season goes but the amount of off season changes leads us to a bit of slow start
    4. BC (9-9) - Reilly wills them into some wins but rookie coaching mistakes and a new offensive scheme for Mike, takes some time to get going.
    5. Sask (8-10) - The loss of Jones and Willie Jefferson are bigger than originally thought.

    East

    1. Hamilton (11-7) - Best QB in the East = top position
    2. Toronto (8-10) - Who is going to be under center and will they be able to keep the job? I suspect they are going to be bouncing around the bottom end of the standing before settling in to the middle of the pack.
    3. Ottawa (7-11) - Biggest unknown in my eyes, they could be anywhere from 1st to last in the east.
    4. Montreal (6-12) - Controversy spills onto the field and they finish last again.
    underestimated montreal and sask as most did. I got Ottawa missing the playoff right but not much else LOL
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