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by Toppy Vann
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Least favourite CFL team and why...
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: Least favourite CFL team and why...

Not one bit surprised by how James Wilder Jr describes working for Cory Chamblin and Jacque Chapdelaine. Before any one piles onto Wilder for his comments, think back to how Chapdelaine worked way back in BC days where he'd hold QB meetings and not invite Printers. We know how he authored his own de...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions signings for 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 25574

ziggy wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 am
Agree dressing only two QB’s seems shortsighted. Given the on field carnage last year, it seems foolish.
Not sure who wanted this move to 2. Players or management. I suspect the former.

In this QB driven league the 3 QBs are essential for both injuries and dev't.
by Toppy Vann
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12866

Re: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread

Harris in the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/kamala-harris-criminal-justice.html Harris was not a "progressive prosecutor." "Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris...
by Toppy Vann
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 12866

Re: 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Thread

Just when you though that Sen. Kamala Harris had a good chance of winning the Democratic nomination especially after the dramatic debate with Joe Biden over the issue of busing, she has decided to end her presidential bid. Trump will be reelected. You only have to look at the last fifty years. Only...
by Toppy Vann
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC
Replies: 78
Views: 5999

Re: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC

Campbell resigned in Ottawa. The fact that there was no resistance from the team and no talk about the Lions owing any form of compensation seems to indicate that Campbell had an escape clause in his contract. Not uncommon in a long term contract. Or the GM was considering firing him anyway but whe...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions signings for 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 25574

Re: Lions signings for 2020 - sixth QB added

IIRC next year the CFL lets them only dress two QBs and that's all the Lions dressed this year.

I can't believe the CFL let the players win on this 2 QB issue as that is no way to develop QBs in a QB driven league. Talk about a step backward.

Signing 5 or 6 QBs for BC is a joke.
by Toppy Vann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Which Team Does Lapolice Choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Which Team Does Lapolice Choose?

I would think that if Lapo took on a HC role, the best fit would be Edmonton. I wonder if Campbell interviewed there at all.
by Toppy Vann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Is Hiring Rick Campbell the Right Choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1201

Re: Is Hiring Rick Campbell the Right Choice?

I'll give the same answer to that question as I give every time the Lions hire a new HC with the possible exception of Wally.............I'll tell you in October. Quite true as we have no idea what he'll do or what the GM will do with bringing in players that fit the HC and his staff's needs. I've ...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC
Replies: 78
Views: 5999

Re: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC

This whole hiring sounds like the same process he used last year (there was no process) except this time he hired a person as HC who he has worked with before. What I find unsatisfactory with this method is that he doesn't sound like he interviews other candidates to learn how these guys see his tea...
by Toppy Vann
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC
Replies: 78
Views: 5999

Re: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC

A coach being fired with more time on his contract could sit out and get paid or take a new role and then settle up with the former club for something less than the full amount left on the contract. Some contracts spell out what happens if a new role is taken after after being fired with time left (...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Down to 3 or 4 - Who Gets the Lions HC Job
Replies: 25
Views: 2754

Re: Down to 3 or 4 - Who Gets the Lions HC Job

I dunno on this one.
by Toppy Vann
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL free agency - negotiating window open
Replies: 45
Views: 12556

Re: CFL free agency - Lions to target Willie Jefferson?

i concur with the other posters. too many holes to fill.......... find the next Willie Jefferson. i think we've been horrible on player development on hervey's watch. even with someone like Willie Jefferson, it seems to me that he does so well because winnipeg, for whatever reason, is perfectly sui...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Who Will Be BC Lions new coach?
Replies: 98
Views: 7507

Re: Who Will Be BC Lions new coach?

Well... Maas has just been canned by the Eskimos... https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/27/esks-part-ways-head-coach-jason-maas/?fbclid=IwAR3DXFlF_1YDveFpYzcc8FbsOBMHhGHulG0passzGU2alfuNq5tNIdKVA1Q Here's the problem when your GM is essentially a very weak leader. These weaklings have to fire people eventua...
by Toppy Vann
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Who Will Be BC Lions new coach?
Replies: 98
Views: 7507

Re: Who Will Be BC Lions new coach?

It's a crime against football and the CFL that Damon Allen is not a coach in the CFL.

This guy is the Gretzky of the CFL. He knew not to take unneeded hits and he kept in the game. That alone is a lot to teach a young QB.

This is the consummate pro who gets knocked unfairly.
by Toppy Vann
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL free agency - negotiating window open
Replies: 45
Views: 12556

Re: CFL free agency - Lions to target Willie Jefferson?

On Willie, I think the posters above me are right on. This player is a move in the wrong direction!