CFL: The CFL Thread: Part V

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  1. Holden Caulfield

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    Nichols is not a free agent. He is signed through the 2019 season. All 3 Bombers QB's are under contract for next year, there's likely no change in Winnipeg in the names on the depth chart. It is very possible Streveler passes Nichols on the depth chart sometime next year as early as training camp though.

    It's hard to project the QB's around the league right now though I agree. Particularly with the CBA problems right now no answers are coming soon. Nichols is the only real starter signed for next year with his team, but I'm guessing Harris in Ottawa and Masoli in Hamilton are back next year. Montreal gave up too much to give up on Manziel just yet so they probably lose another 5-6 straight next year to start the year with him there as a starter. It's completely up in the air what happens in BC, CGY, EDM, SSK, TOR. That's five teams for 1 great QB (Reilly), 2 reclamation projects (Jennings, Collaros) and 2 HUGE maybe's that have shown flashes but overall not great (Bridge, Bethel-Thompson). Toronto and BC might have to fall back on Franklin and Lulay respectively.
     
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    Hmmm, thought I'd heard Nichols was a free agent a couple of times recently, apparently I was wrong.

    I think Bethel-Thompson is an interesting case. I thought he showed some good flashes and that his biggest problem was Toronto's strange play calling, which was chucking bombs all day. But Trestman got punted so blank slate.
     
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    If a new QB emerges for Winnipeg, what are the chances they kick the tires on trading Nichols? I figure there'd be a bit of interest in him around the league.
     
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    I doubt Winnipeg will be exploring trading Nichols this off-season. They won't go all in on Streveler just yet until he beats Nichols out in camp or Nichols continues to struggle to start next year. Winnipeg won't bank everything on Streveler just yet. With the QB carousel going on this year I doubt there is interest in any trading until we see who is left holding the bag after UFA.
     
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    Coach O taking over in the Hammer. Super happy with the appointment. I liked Jones, but Steinauer has always been a personal favourite of mine. Pretty solid win-win situation having them both stay imo.
     
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    In behalf of everyone outside of Calgary, we hope you make down south Bo!
     
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    Mitchell would make for a decent backup for the Vikings IMO. He'd be missed for sure in Calgary though.
     
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    He could end up getting some game time too if Cousins keeps playing like crap with that huge salary number.
     
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    It would be really good for the CFL if Mitchell became a decent QB in the NFL. It will interest player that want to prove them self to go in the CFL
     
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    Drew Tate announced his retirement today.
     
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    Duke Williams off to the Bills next year. Big hit for the Eskis if he becomes a main stay down south
     
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    Willy released by the Als. At 32 he is not getting any younger, is he worth picking up as a back up? Or is he too far gone at this point?
     
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    I can't believe he was still employed last year. Or the year before that...
     
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    So not a back up QB, what about a third string?
     
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    Ideally you have a capable back-up and reserve the third-stringer spot for a young guy who you might be able to develop into something decent. Often somebody with the mobility/athleticism to be used in short yardage situations. So no, I wouldn't want Drew Willy on my depth chart at all. If your scouting staff can't find a fresh NCAA graduate with more promise than a Drew Willy level of player, they've failed. Bo-Levi Mitchell and Mike Reilly both entered this league at #3 on their team's depth charts. You'd hate to pass on a prospect like that in favour of a washed up veteran.
     
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    I'd poke fun at Jones for bailing out on another team again but i mean...it's the NFL. He'd be a fool not to take the promotion.
     
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    I'll disagree here. The Riders defense, which is the strength of their team, just took a massive hit. Their offense might improve (assuming the new HC fires Steve McAdoo-doo), but I doubt it offsets the loss on the other side of the ball. Saskatchewan just went from contender to pretender in my books.
     
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    MontreAls is a terrible name. Also they went with a terrible shade of blue. Although the logo they just had wasn't great they had great jerseys up until now.
     
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    Mike Reilly comes back to BC. Nice. 700k each, 4 years. Back to relevance in a hurry for BC.
     
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    Len Rhodes destroyed the Eskimos.
     
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