If the Blue don't turn it around this year the media heat will be too much to handle if Reilly works out.
While I was really hoping for Reilly, I can see why the Bombers might have been hesitant to try to trade for him. He plays a style similiar to an Alex Brink, he is more of a mobile strong arm QB. Winnipeg has been looking to set up a quick hit, west coast style offense for the past few years. Reilly's style is not what we are looking for. Elliott is the "type" (not probably not skill level but type) of QB the Bombers want, not a Reilly type. Meanwhile Edmonton has been looking for a strong arm mobile QB, see the Jyles/Jospeh combo last year. Which is why BB didn't target Porter either (I've been a huge Porter fan for years, rather Porter than Reilly actually).
Unfortunatly outside of Calvillo, Ray, Elliott there is basically no QB in the league starter or backup that play the style we are looking for, at least that has played any time in the league.
Didn't say I agree, but that's clearly been the plan and they are sticking to it. Not a very smart plan, but it's been the MO since Mack has been brought in.
If what you're saying is true, and I'm not saying it isn't, then why would Mack bring in Brink in the first place? Guy has some sort of ******* for Brink to keep him around this long you would think. Burke even gave him a start at the end of the season.
For this team to improve, they need to make some significant improvements at SAM, interior of the defensive line and the tackle and gueard position of the O-Line. I would say QB too, but it looks like it's gonna be the same old same old there.
That's what I'm talking about though. There's literally nothing to suggest he is better than anything the Bombers have, other than hope and hype.
Don't get me wrong, I think Reilly will probably be a good QB in this league. But it's based on a hunch, not on any sort of concrete evidence. He had one good start and one not so good start. He's had ups and downs, just like a guy like Joey Elliott. Unfortunately for Elliott, his body of work is larger and he's been somewhat handcuffed by the situations he's been placed in. I still think Reilly and Elliott are the best two QB prospects currently in the CFL.