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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    no Bond, no Santos Knox, no Daniels, oy
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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    Oneyka ahead of Colquhoun at CB?
    T. Smith gets start at WR.
    No Bazzie at DE?

    missing some key pieces...

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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    Onyeka starting at corner over Colquhoun... interesting.

    Only one backup on O-line.... also interesting.

    Money Hunter starting at safety... even more interesting!!
    Is it game day yet?????

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    Only 1 extra O-Line dressed, and Money Hunter showing at the starting Safety.

    Surprises throughout the depth-chart at this point, notably the absences, but also some of the positioning.

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    Interesting depth chart.
    Oneyka gets the start over Colquhoun. Is that a case he beat him out for the job, coaches not trusting Colquhoun being able to play a full game or is he still nicked up?
    Bazzie not playing. I went on their site and say he's 1 gamed. I didn't know he was hurt as I didn't see anything report. Teams stash guys on the 1 game all the time. I wonder if he got just beat out for the job.

    Bond not playing isn't a surprise to me. When they eliminated the Canadian spot at linebacker, I figured something had to give ratio wise.

    Hunter at safety. That means to me that both of Hoover and Beaulieu aren't deemed good enough to start. Safety is usually an automatic Canadian position ratio wise.

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    I didn't even notice the 1 extra Olineman. That's a big gamble. Those guys take a beating and can get banged up pretty easy.
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    Weird splits on the ratio. Only two Nats on the starting D and 6 starting on Offense. Looks like they want to go out and make a statement on Defense. Against a poor team like Montreal it may be fun to watch if they gel quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Interesting depth chart.
    Oneyka gets the start over Colquhoun. Is that a case he beat him out for the job, coaches not trusting Colquhoun being able to play a full game or is he still nicked up?
    Bazzie not playing. I went on their site and say he's 1 gamed. I didn't know he was hurt as I didn't see anything report. Teams stash guys on the 1 game all the time. I wonder if he got just beat out for the job.

    Bond not playing isn't a surprise to me. When they eliminated the Canadian spot at linebacker, I figured something had to give ratio wise.

    Hunter at safety. That means to me that both of Hoover and Beaulieu aren't deemed good enough to start. Safety is usually an automatic Canadian position ratio wise.

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    I didn't even notice the 1 extra Olineman. That's a big gamble. Those guys take a beating and can get banged up pretty easy.
    I think Maas did the same a lot last year. Would prefer a second guy especially early in the season when injuries seem to be more common unless someone on the D-line has O-Line experience we're not aware of.

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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    no Bond, no Santos Knox, no Daniels, oy
    Whats up with Daniels.

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    surprised no Bazzie

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    Only 1 extra O-Line dressed, and Money Hunter showing at the starting Safety.

    Surprises throughout the depth-chart at this point, notably the absences, but also some of the positioning.


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    Safety has been a sore spot on this team for many years. I've been asking for a ratio switch at S for years. Hope Hunter proves me right and we see an increase in production from that position. Maybe Lolley finally convinced the powers that be that Hoover is not the answer and wanted the ratio switched.

    No Bazzie and Santos-Knox hurs IMHO. Had big expectations from those two this season.

    No idea what is going on with Colquhoun. If he not careful, Oneyka may just grab that CB position and not look back. Is he hurt? Is he nicked up? Will he dress and be the bakc-up? Was it a case that he simply got beat out for that starting CB position?

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    Look at the bright side, at leats Bazzie won't get run over on the edge by the ground game this week
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    A few things i will be watching for on Friday:

    1. Can Trevaun Smith step up at the WR position as a National. Been waiting for three years for this draft pick to pay dividends. If he can prove his worth and become a regular game day starter, that is a huge advantage with ratio flexibility. Especially, if Looley and company want the Safety position to be International.
    2. Does Money Hunter play well at Safety? Does he make the decision hard for the coaching staff to turn that position back to Hoover and company?
    3. How does new LB core look? With no Santos-Knox how does Diggs look?
    4. OL as a whole. Can Ruby hold his own and allow coaches to play 3 Nationals moving forward? How do tackles look?

    Lots of things to watch... These are just a few that interest me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    Look at the bright side, at leats Bazzie won't get run over on the edge by the ground game this week
    I'm not complaining about this I think Usher has a lot of upside, I saw that last year, I know he's a lighter DE too but I liked what I saw out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP12 View Post
    Safety has been a sore spot on this team for many years. I've been asking for a ratio switch at S for years. Hope Hunter proves me right and we see an increase in production from that position. Maybe Lolley finally convinced the powers that be that Hoover is not the answer and wanted the ratio switched.

    No Bazzie and Santos-Knox hurs IMHO. Had big expectations from those two this season.

    No idea what is going on with Colquhoun. If he not careful, Oneyka may just grab that CB position and not look back. Is he hurt? Is he nicked up? Will he dress and be the bakc-up? Was it a case that he simply got beat out for that starting CB position?
    I'd be ok with them using an american at safety as long as he's a big enough upgrade to warrant it,
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    Some big names left off this weeks depth chart. For some of them we know they've been nicked up (Santos-Knox, Daniels and Martese Jackson) For Bond it may be a ratio move but I haven't heard anything about Bazzie missing practice, did Usher beat him out or is this a case of using someone stronger against the run when thats what we may be seeing. To me it seems that Bazzie may be nicked up as if he got beat out, I would think he would have been cut to save the cap space.
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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    Opportunities:
    Money Hunter - I figured he'd be our SAM of the future. Chance to be a difference maker at Safety.
    Onyeka - first chance as a starter
    Stafford - with our ratio trouble he needs to show he can contribute in a key role when the pressure is on
    Smith - chance to start in his first game
    Ruby - Bond wasn't a noticeable all star last year, which makes it hard to justify an import at guard. Ruby gets a chance to show he isn't a downgrade at the position.

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    Re: Eskimos vs. Alouettes; 2019 Home Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Bond not playing isn't a surprise to me. When they eliminated the Canadian spot at linebacker, I figured something had to give ratio wise.


    I didn't even notice the 1 extra Olineman. That's a big gamble. Those guys take a beating and can get banged up pretty easy.
    To perhaps compound the gamble the lone backup OL is a rookie. Would've thought they could still fit Bond onto the GD roster but there's not a lot of N options sitting on the PR to replace the A backup who would have to sit.

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    Adjei's returning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    Adjei's returning?
    Nope thats Robinson, the R is for the 5th receiver
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    Holy thin up front as a whole. I knew AJ would want lots of athletes for his specs units, but man we only have 3 backups for 9 positions up front.
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    Somehow missed that whole Specialists line in my first look.
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    Well... with Daniels out, I had to juggle some of my fantasy picks. Collins has looked good in camp, so he might be a target that isn't heavily guarded tonight.

    Heading into camp, it looked like we had enough talent for two CFL rosters. Hopefully we get some kinks worked out before game two, because there are definitely some surprises on this depth chart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Holy thin up front as a whole. I knew AJ would want lots of athletes for his specs units, but man we only have 3 backups for 9 positions up front.
    I think what it comes down too is the Esks don't have enough depth Canadian wise. They eliminated a linebackers spot and turned it into an American spot. So that makes it so you can't dress Bond at guard. Losing Roy even though I don't think he's anything more than a back up, hurt them. If you look at their entire roster, they only have 4 Canadian Olineman total. They are starting 3. That's a problem. On the Dline, they have Boateq who's very good as a Canadian starter but no one else. Not even a back up. Mackie isn';t good enough to be on the roster as a back up, he's on the practice roster. So that's it for Candians on the DLine. Then as I said, it's pretty clear they don't think Hoover and Beaulieu are good enough to start at safety because they turned a usually automatic Canadian spot into an American spot. So that further makes it not possible to dress an American Oline man.

    I sure hope they don't get injuries at a few spots where Canadians are playing because they sure look thin in a few spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer24 View Post
    To perhaps compound the gamble the lone backup OL is a rookie. Would've thought they could still fit Bond onto the GD roster but there's not a lot of N options sitting on the PR to replace the A backup who would have to sit.
    I'm trying to remember the clause that was added, but isn't there an option now where a designated american can be dressed who could theoretically come in place of an injured National. If so, makes you wonder why you wouldn't put Bond as this role and if any of the National get injured, he could step in. I can't remember the specifics on this rule though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    I'm trying to remember the clause that was added, but isn't there an option now where a designated american can be dressed who could theoretically come in place of an injured National. If so, makes you wonder why you wouldn't put Bond as this role and if any of the National get injured, he could step in. I can't remember the specifics on this rule though.
    That rule doesn't come into affect until next season IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    I'm trying to remember the clause that was added, but isn't there an option now where a designated american can be dressed who could theoretically come in place of an injured National. If so, makes you wonder why you wouldn't put Bond as this role and if any of the National get injured, he could step in. I can't remember the specifics on this rule though.
    I'm not sure but to be eligible the American veteran has to either be 3 years with his current team or 4 years in the CFL? I don't know if that included the current season. If it didn't Bond wouldn't be eligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer24 View Post
    I'm not sure but to be eligible the American veteran has to either be 3 years with his current team or 4 years in the CFL? I don't know if that included the current season. If it didn't Bond wouldn't be eligible.
    Yeah. I think your right on both counts. Looks like it isn't until next year and it would be 3 with current team or 4 overall which Bond is short of. All of the sudden a rule like this will make him much more valuable next year and makes Kelly more valuable as well. I'd love having guys like that as your backup, but not sure they are worth burning multiple offensive linemen as americans. But having american backups will be huge.

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    I know a lot of the depth guys play special teams, but I really would like to see an additional OL on the chart vs 3 fullbacks.
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    Sewell can play OL in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I think what it comes down too is the Esks don't have enough depth Canadian wise. They eliminated a linebackers spot and turned it into an American spot. So that makes it so you can't dress Bond at guard. Losing Roy even though I don't think he's anything more than a back up, hurt them. If you look at their entire roster, they only have 4 Canadian Olineman total. They are starting 3. That's a problem. On the Dline, they have Boateq who's very good as a Canadian starter but no one else. Not even a back up. Mackie isn';t good enough to be on the roster as a back up, he's on the practice roster. So that's it for Candians on the DLine. Then as I said, it's pretty clear they don't think Hoover and Beaulieu are good enough to start at safety because they turned a usually automatic Canadian spot into an American spot. So that further makes it not possible to dress an American Oline man.

    I sure hope they don't get injuries at a few spots where Canadians are playing because they sure look thin in a few spots.
    If they felt they didn't have enough Canadian depth do you think they would have let Roy go? They could have activated him for this week and sat a FB. And maybe, just maybe they are going with an american at safety as they upgraded their starting talent at receiver and Onyeka has advanced enough that they are willing to commit a spot there for now. Mackie being on the PR doesn't mean he's not good enough to play just that maybe they thought Joseph (National) showed well enough to back up Boateng.

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    When will MTL have their depth chart out? Checked their site and not available yet...

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