Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 08-03-2021, 12:26 PM   #1
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default 2021 CFL regular season thread

The CFL is back in 2021 - It's great to be able to type out those words. Here's to an entertaining season and cheering on our Stamps to great things in 2021.

Week 1 games are as follows:

Thursday, August 5th - Ti-Cats vs. Bombers
Friday, August 6th - Lions vs. Roughriders
Saturday, August 7th - Argos vs. STAMPS
Saturday, August 7th - Redblacks vs. Elks

GO STAMPS GO!
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to dash_pinched For This Useful Post:
Old 08-03-2021, 01:20 PM   #2
tvp2003
Franchise Player
 
tvp2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Exp:
Default

Some great games for week 1. Grey Cup re-match. Debut of the Elks. And Stampeders East in town to play the Stampeders.

Sounds like Toronto's starting QB is still up for grabs after Arbuckle had a hamstring injury in camp. I'd expect him to get the nod though, as it sounds more precautionary than anything.
tvp2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2021, 05:56 PM   #3
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default

Season hasn't started yet and already the Lions o-line isn't protecting Reilly.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1422665242107072523
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dash_pinched For This Useful Post:
Old 08-03-2021, 07:00 PM   #4
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default

Stamps backup QB position is a battle between Michael O'Connor and Jake Maier.

O’Connor signed a one-year contract with the Stamps during free agency in February. He beat out Dakota Prukop to earn a roster spot following the final cuts made by Calgary.

Dickenson has not yet named the backup to Mitchell. He wants O’Connor and CFL rookie Jake Maier, who the bench boss noted has “exceeded expectations,” to continue competing in practice for the job behind the two-time Grey Cup champion and two-time league MOP.

“Right now we’re going to keep that backup battle going and see what happens. There are some advantages with Michael that he’s played, I want to make sure that everyone is competing and working,” Dickenson said.


https://3downnation.com/2021/07/31/s...training-camp/
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2021, 07:31 PM   #5
tvp2003
Franchise Player
 
tvp2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Exp:
Default

New CFL Covid policy announced today: https://www.cfl.ca/2021/08/03/cfl-mo...-due-covid-19/

Quote:

According to the policy, if a game cannot be played as scheduled because of COVID-19 issues, and it cannot be rescheduled:

• And one club is suffering from the COVID-19 issues, that club will forfeit the game and be assigned a loss while its opponent will be credited with a win by a score of 1-0.

• And both clubs are suffering from the COVID-19 issues, then both clubs will forfeit the game and be assigned a loss.

In both of these circumstances, if a team can prove that 85 per cent of its players under contract have been vaccinated, at least once and preferably fully, its players will receive their salary for the cancelled game. If the team falls below that 85 per cent threshold, the entire team will not receive its salary.
I pity the players who aren’t vaccinated and end up costing their teammates a game cheque. I doubt it’ll get to that point though...
tvp2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tvp2003 For This Useful Post:
Old 08-04-2021, 07:49 AM   #6
PegCityFlamesFan
First Line Centre
 
PegCityFlamesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Exp:
Default

TSN was unanimous on the Ticats winning the Grey Cup at home this year. The West should be interesting.
__________________
PegCityFlamesFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 09:28 AM   #7
You Need a Thneed
Voted for Kodos
 
You Need a Thneed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Exp:
Default

For those interested in the annual CFL Weekly predictor - I have started a thread - I look forward to seeing many of you there!
__________________
My LinkedIn Profile.
You Need a Thneed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to You Need a Thneed For This Useful Post:
Old 08-04-2021, 10:19 AM   #8
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default

Andrew Harris and Darvin Adams will miss the Bombers home opener against Hamilton. This may impact your selection for the weekly predictor.

https://3downnation.com/2021/08/04/a...ner-vs-ticats/
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 10:34 AM   #9
chummer
#1 Goaltender
 
chummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Exp:
Default

Ti-cats sound like the class of the league, do they have any weaknesses?

Who knows in the west?

Bo is back but lots of questions for the Stamps-rookie o-line, new recievers, how will the defence be? No idea about the Elks,Riders and Lions. I'll pick Winnipeg to win the west.
chummer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 10:42 AM   #10
tvp2003
Franchise Player
 
tvp2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chummer View Post
Who knows in the west?

Bo is back but lots of questions for the Stamps-rookie o-line, new recievers, how will the defence be? No idea about the Elks,Riders and Lions. I'll pick Winnipeg to win the west.
Winnipeg has the biggest question mark at QB (IMO), although having Harris in the backfield will help mitigate that.

I would expect things to be pretty close; injuries and depth could be a big factor.
tvp2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 10:55 AM   #11
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default

I'm thinking the Stamps defense will keep them in a lot of games this season. Can Bo and the offense put up enough points to take some pressure off the defense? Pretty raw receiving corps, hopefully Jorden can stay healthy and Hergy Mayala continues to develop (he was really playing well in the latter part of 2019).
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 10:58 AM   #12
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Not sure if you heard Dickenson on 960 this morning but he did not sound happy with the pass rush saying they aren’t where they want to be. That’s a bit of a concern. Hopefully that gets settled out.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 11:16 AM   #13
chummer
#1 Goaltender
 
chummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Exp:
Default

Arash Madani was saying the other day it's a good thing Bo lost some weight because he might be running for his life some nights. Bo's gotta stay healthy, I've never even heard of their back ups.
chummer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 11:22 AM   #14
You Need a Thneed
Voted for Kodos
 
You Need a Thneed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Exp:
Default

I imagine the first couple weeks are going to be sloppy sloppy football.
__________________
My LinkedIn Profile.
You Need a Thneed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 12:13 PM   #15
dash_pinched
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Bay, B.C.
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by You Need a Thneed View Post
I imagine the first couple weeks are going to be sloppy sloppy football.
Yeah, we'll see plenty of missed assignments and lots of turnovers. I can also see special teams coverage allowing kick/punt returners to have a field day.
dash_pinched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 12:22 PM   #16
topfiverecords
Franchise Player
 
topfiverecords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Overreaction Arena
Exp:
Default

Anyone going to be doing the weekly fantasy? fantasy.cfl.ca

If so we should create a group.
topfiverecords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 12:26 PM   #17
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chummer View Post
Arash Madani was saying the other day it's a good thing Bo lost some weight because he might be running for his life some nights. Bo's gotta stay healthy, I've never even heard of their back ups.
He sure did paint a bleak picture for the Stamps on 960 today. Says no team in the league fears the Stamps receiver group for the first time ever since he's covered the league. Says the OL is going to be a weakness and they will have issues running their offense as they have in the past. I have to admit when I look at this Stamps roster I have to wonder how they could be even remotely close to the salary cap ceiling given what the Ti-Cats are fielding. First time maybe ever under Huff where there's been very little star power on the roster. Hopefully some of these younger players break through but this does look like a bit of a rebuild season.

Last edited by Erick Estrada; 08-04-2021 at 12:29 PM.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 03:35 PM   #18
tvp2003
Franchise Player
 
tvp2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chummer View Post
Arash Madani was saying the other day it's a good thing Bo lost some weight because he might be running for his life some nights. Bo's gotta stay healthy, I've never even heard of their back ups.
The only team with a proven backup this year is Hamilton. And Toronto if you include MBT/Pipkin behind Arbuckle. I believe Shiltz in Montreal has taken some snaps as well but I don't think he's ever been a starter.

If/when a starting QB goes down that isn't Jeremiah Masoli, things could get ugly. Especially in the West.
tvp2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2021, 04:02 PM   #19
Drake
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Exp:
Default

New CFL Injury Reports posted daily.This is such a good thing for the league IMO.

Looking like the Argos might be having injury issues with their number one QB as well...

https://www.cfl.ca/category/injury-report
__________________

Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Drake For This Useful Post:
Old 08-04-2021, 07:07 PM   #20
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drake View Post
New CFL Injury Reports posted daily.This is such a good thing for the league IMO.

Looking like the Argos might be having injury issues with their number one QB as well...

https://www.cfl.ca/category/injury-report
Welcome to the 90's. Joking aside the CFL badly needs to provide it's fans more information like this.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Calgary Flames
2021-22




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2021