Discussion in 'Calgary Stampeders Talk' started by Madman, Jun 23, 2012.
Is Ameet Pall going to go to the practice roster? If not what a waste of a pick.
So who is the starting CB on the wide side? I see Tisdale traded and Dixon released, I guess it would be Fred Bennett? With the release of some veteren players how much does this effect the Stamps salary cap?
Some of these cuts are mind boggling. Last year's filet mignon is this year's ground beef, I guess. Last year, Tony Washington came up here amid concerns of past transgressions with his sister, had to clear the CBSA & put up with concerns from fans like me about his character... Only to get cut a year later. Why even bother putting the guy threw the microscope like that for ultimately nothing. Sinopoli lasts a year... Then gets cut. A year invested in the guy wasted. Same with Jon Bender. Pall a first round pick with the "motor that won't quit" can't make a roster spot. Dixon released & Tisdale traded for a third round pick. So, now we have to put up with growing pains at corner on both sides. is there something here I'm missing or does this team suddenly not want to pay their veterans??
Can't remember where I read it, but Pall is sticking around town and has a foot injury. He'll be back.
An unpredictable cutdown day produces some surprises
http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2012/06/ ... surprises/
Al Cameron has it in his blog from this afternoon.
Roster cutdown features veteran names
http://blogs.canoe.ca/cflbuzz/general/r ... ran-names/
And you think the Flames are messed up in their drafting and development...
Quite a day I managed to miss around here!
in the story about the cuts it mentioned the CFLPA refused to back expanding the practice roster to 9 players??? WTH, is the CFLPA nuts?? Why wouldn't they want 16 more players league wide to have a chance to play someday?? I'd like to hear the explanation on that.
You know I get all of it right up until Geoff Tisdale. Sinopoli's release was a numbers game. Rambo couldn't get healthy and thus couldn't contribute and at his age there was little reason to think that would change. Tony Washington became expendable because of Na'Shan Goddard.
But why Tisdale? He was a solid veteran corner and you knew what you were going to get out of him.
Yeah Fred Bennett was great in camp and I think he's fully deserving of the opportunity to start, but where is the depth in the secondary of someone goes down?
More importantly though, who the heck is going to start opposite Brandon Smith at halfback? I can't help but think that Tisdale is out of town because the coaching staff, for whatever reason, came into camp wanting Raymond to vacate yet another position filled admirably for a single season and forced him into a corner(oops was that a pun?)back position. If he'd remained at halfback we could have Bennett and Tisdale starting at corner with our fantastic duo of Smith and Raymond remaining intact on the inside.
So maybe the question we should be asking is, why didn't they just move Raymond back to halfback once they discovered that they didn't need Mr. Everything to fill a hole at cornerback this year after all thanks to the emergence of Fred Bennett.
Instead we have a hole at halfback and I dare any of you to tell me you're confident with [insert name nobody is familiar with and who did nothing to turn heads in camp] covering the opponents best and most targeted receivers as well as Raymond would have.
Quincey Butler and Brandon Smith will do just fine as the starting halfbacks. The Tisdale trade was about getting Bennett onto the field in a starting role at weak side corner. He should match up better than Tisdale against some of the big recievers like Carr with those long arms and closing ability. Jamar Wall is the replacement in case of injury as he is on the practice roster. The only thing that concerns me is Eric Fraser on the one game injured list. I would assume they won't throw MacDougal to the wolves as a rookie, so we may see Morley back there with Randle at SAM untill Fraser is back. This changes the ratio however so they would possibly go with Bauman at SB or start another NI on the D line.
Well it is pretty simple with the cap adding more players would mean a cut into salaries of those playing. The players that play would cough up precious dough from the SMS to accomodate PR players costs.
Oh I know Brandon Smith will be more than fine. He's easily a top 5 defensive halfback in this league. Quincy Butler on the other hand is hardly a proven commodity. Keon Raymond as halfback is. Geoff Tisdale at cornerback also is.
I trust Huff knows what he's doing I just don't get it quite yet. I'm very concerned about our depth in the secondary with Johnny Dixon and Tisdale gone.
Which is precisely why the cap is too low & is affecting the quality of play in the CFL. The cap doesn't even keep up with inflation...
By this logic Glenn should be given the starting job. After all, he is a proven commodity in the league and Tate only has a handfull of starts. Every all-star in the league last year was once an unproven commodity. We have to defer to Huffnagel and his coaching staff who have seen these players in off season mini-camps through training camp. Butler was very good in his handful of starts last year at halfback and has the size to handle the big slotbacks in the league. The secondary should be the least of our worries heading into the year.
As for the salary cap, I feel it should be directly tied as a percentage to league revenue. With the ratings TSN is getting it would seem that the next TV deal should be a higher dollar amount and attendance seems stable across the league. If the league struggles then the cap should go down, but the players have the right to be rewarded if the product they produce on the field is profitable for their bosses.
I completely agree about the salary cap. And while we're at it lets make it a real cap not a fuzzy, nearly toothless "salary management system".
Yes, some transparency would be nice and make things easier to follow for us die hard fans. Information on salary and contract term in the CFL is harder to find than your uncles' porn stash.
As fans pay the freight in the CFL as it is a gate driven league, we have a right to know the length of a contract as well as the amount. If the CFL was like the NFL where tv revenues drive the league I'd be fine with the secrecy. But having the Stamps announce a player signing with the accompanying message similar to something like this, "As per the clubs policy, the length & monetary terms will not be released" isn't right.
Exactly. Whereas it should be as visible as your uncles porn 'stache.