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Piffles WTF – BC Lions

Published: Wednesday, Dec 4th 2019, 2:12pm

By Piffles Staff (@PifflesPod)


The guys at Piffles have evaluated every team’s free agent roster and have each picked 3 names.

  1. Want – Give me that player right now on the Riders
  2. Target – Possibly someone that Jeremy O’Day would realistically bring in
  3. Forget it – Under no circumstances does that player need to be seen in Green and White in 2020


Alex (@RealAlexD)


Want: DB Aaron Grymes

Outside of Mike Reilly and Bryan Burnham, Grymes is BC’s best player. Looking at the Riders current DB group, they don’t NEED Grymes, but I think it’s time the Riders moved on from Ed Gainey (as much as I love how he has helped turn this team around) and Grymes would be a GREAT fit.


Target: DB Branden Dozier

Assuming that the Riders do let Ed Gainey walk in free agency, Dozier is the one I can see them going after to replace him. He only had 1 INT in 2019, but he’s due for a big bounce back and is still only 26 years old.


Forget It: DE Jonathan Newsome

Charleston Hughes is a free agent and they may need to fill that void on the D-Line, but I would take a pass on Jonathan Newsome. He can be a good injury replacement, but hasn’t lived up to the hype we once had for him here in Riderville. Been there, done that. I’d rather the team go with Geter or a younger player off the edge.


Steve (@Safimod)


Want: DB Aaron Grymes

With a few free agents in our secondary, it would be good to go out and get one of the best defensive backs available to help shore that area up.
Target: WR Shaq Johnson

Unless we know that Justin McInnis and/or Brayden Lenius are truly ready to take the leap into a fulltime starting role, we may want to look at adding quality talent at the national WR position. Shaq Johnson fits that bill.

Forget it: QB Brandon Bridge

We’ve been there, done that already. He’s going to be a guy you’ll hear fans clamour after because “once a Rider, always a Rider”, but I’d rather not go down that road again. I like what we have in Cody Fajardo and Isaac Harker.



Sheldon (@SheldonJones83)


Want: WR Shaq Johnson

With the chance that Shaq Evans tries the NFL it would be great to replace him with another Shaq, but also a ratio changer as he is a national.


Target: DE Jonathon Newsome

The Riders have a lot of pending DL free agents and Newsome would know the system and wouldn’t break the bank.


Forget it: DE Odell Willis

Odell is getting up on age and the Riders don’t need any more offside penalties as he is usually good for one or two a game.


Greg (@GregOnSports)


Want: DB Aaron Grymes

Probably the brightest spot on BC’s defense even when they were getting mollywhopped at the beginning of the season. Surround him with other great players with an aggressive defense, yes please.


Target: LB Maleki Harris

All 3 of the Riders starting LBs are free agents with Judge and Moncrief expected to entertain NFL interest and Elimimian turning 34 this season, Harris at 27 would be a good player to fill the void.


Forget it: DE Shawn Lemon

NO… NO… NO… NO!!!!

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me 3 times….well then me and Jeremy O’Day are going to have a chat.

Lemon’s next signing, if not with BC, will be his 10th CFL team since 2011, Saskatchewan doesn’t need to be 30% of them.

Besides how will I be able to keep his name out of my mouth if he ends up in Sask.

God Bless.



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