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Title: Updated June 12: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 14, 2013, 08:23:31 AM
4 players released today! REDBLACKS roster moves, more news from REDBLACKS Barre Campbell, Manager of Media Relations. 
http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-training-camp-recap-june-12-2014

From June 10. REDBLACKS roster moves, more from Barre Campbell. Refer June 10 post page 3 below.

From June 2. Refer to this post for great professional training camp pic's from @Romanovichphoto
http://total-cfl.com/discussion/index.php?topic=497.0

From May 29 I enjoyed watching the REDBLACKS Rookie Camp. Refer May 29 post page 3 below.

From May 14. 2014 CFL Draft was last night! After trading the 1st pick and the rights to center Marwan Hage to the Stampeders for all-star centre Jon Gott, the REDBLACKS traded quarterback Kevin Glenn to BC for the 5th pick overall. They then made another deal with the Alouettes to move up to the 4th pick where they selected Antoine Pruneau. For a report on the top 3 REDBLACKS picks from the 2014 CFL draft!
http://en.ottawaredblacks.com/article/meet-the-top-3-redblacks-picks-from-the-2014-cfl-draft

From April 30. The REDBLACKS uniforms! https://twitter.com/REDBLACKS/status/463823018993532929/photo/1
Refer below page 3 May 6 post for more pics of the REDBLACKS uniforms.

From April 30. Yeh! The REDBLACKS will be unveiling their GAME JERSEYS on May 6th!

Also REDBLACKS games etc job fair is this Saturday where over 1,000 opportunities are available! F

From April 29. Refer below page 3 for reports on the Open Tryouts from Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun newspaper.

From April 28. Was a great time yesterday at the REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts. 2 pictures.

"Yeh #CFL footy back! #Ottawa @REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts! Media boss @bgrantcampbell said 150+ players competed!  https://twitter.com/MykAussie/status/460893410044284928/photo/1 " @MykAussie

"#CFL #Ottawa @REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts Sundee! Here with new @BCLions Stephen Adekolu who was watching mates! https://twitter.com/MykAussie/status/460887649411026944/photo/1 " @MykAussie
For more on the Open Tryouts refer to page 3 below.

From April 26. The Open Tryout for players is tomorrow Sunday April 27. I'll be there watching etc. Looking forward to it. Refer below page 2 April 13 for details.

I wonder who will be trying out for the punting job! Watch now! This was great fun, from 2002! My CFL/Aussie footy punting contest/fun with Duncan O' Mahony 2001 Grey Cup Champ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF56J9OyAOY
Refer below latest post to watch Pt 2.

From April 16. REDBLACKS draft picks unsigned, chase NFL dream for now. Refer below page 2 for the report by Tim Baines in Ottawa.

From April 14. Ooch! Marwan Hage retires. This is bad new for the REDBLACKS as he was one of the key Expansion Draft picks. This is maybe the 1st reasonably big mistake by the REDBLACKS. Watch for REDBLACKS to now possibily draft Pierre Lavertu from Laval who it is believed could play now in the CFL at Center. For the details and more of my thoughts on this on what is a wasted important pick by the REDBLACKS refer to the latest post page 2 below.

From April 13. This is great! The Ottawa REDBLACKS will be hosting a Open Tryout at Carleton University on April 27. I think it would be awesome to see someone end up making the team from this tryout. 

From April 10. REDBLACKS are now in a mini-camp. Refer below page 2 or I suggest follow https://twitter.com/TimCBaines on twitter for the latest news from the mini-camp in Richmond Virginia, USA.

From April 4. Refer below page 2 for REDBLACKS 3 latest signings, all linebackers including former BC Lion Anton McKenzie.

Refer below page 2 for article about the upcoming Canadian Draft and REDBLACKS.

From Mar 18. Refer below page 2 for DB Jermaine Robinson signing.

From Mar 12. Refer below page 2 for WR Paris Jackson signing.

From Mar 3. Refer below page 2 for a excellent article by Glen Suitor in regards to "QB decisions already on the table for REDBLACKS."

From my twitter "#CFL This is a awesome vid! #Ottawa @REDBLACKS Mascot Unveil!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6I4mWTHPJI "@MykAussie
Name the Mascot competition http://fluidsurveys.com/s/REDBLACKSnamethemascot/

Feb 14. Refer below for the report of the 5 more REDBLACKS signings, CFLers defensive lineman Brandon Lang and defensive back Bo Smith along with 3 WRers Eric Rogers, DJ Woods and Jason Bruce.

Feb 13. Refer below for report on Jovon Johnson and Malik Jackson signings with REDBLACKS.

Feb 12. Refer below for the 3 REDBLACKS Free Agent signings today!

Refer below, Henry Burris the latest REDBLACKS signing. Listen to Ottawa REDBLACKS GM Marcel Desjardins talking on Ottawa TSN1200 radio about the signing.

Refer Below to listen to Keith Shologan Defensive Tackle for REDBLACKS interview on TSN1200 radio today.

Refer below and listen to the Jan 15 interview with Marcel Desjardins GM REDBLACKS on TSN 1200 radio.

REDBLACKS picks, live stream, more  cfl.ca/expansiondraft#DraftTracker

Refer below for reports about the draft including today from Al's media, listen to the Kevin Glenn and Thomas DeMarco interviews, watch the Argo's GM Jim Barker and BC Lions GM Wally Buono interviews.

A mate of mine here in Ottawa I'll call him Coach C, who is a successful and popular coach here has sent me his thoughts on the draft. Also below from Sat Dec 14 is his picks with his predicted protected players and a brief description. It's great reading.

"Myk Aussie well I like the pics. A lot were guys I debated on taking in the mock drafts. Hopkins and Fraser Pottinger were guys I picked. Liked the 2 import Rs, 3 Canadian FBs, Delahunt and Lavoie can fill Offensive roles but Green was a LB his first few years in league and was moved to FB because he is special teams guy.

The S played for Campbell in GGY and can fill role very well. Verdone was a stud in CIS yet to play much in CFL. The DL was what surprised me more. Hopkins is a good addition, Capicciotti is good young Canadian. Marshall and Evans - admittedly I don't know much about them. Williams I was on the fence about putting in as he has good skills but shocking to me that Shologan was left unprotected. (If anything, he could be trade bait to Edm or SSK for another player and picks).

Glenn honestly concerned about him, good QB - has experience and is one of my favourites, just he needs to have a strong supporting cast around him to be good. He has proven that in WPG, and Ham. DeMarco I think is a great pick up. Walker is a stud, great speed.

The OL was kinda disappointing as I didn't think they would go all young guys. Hage is awesome a good friend. Didn't think and have doubts he will leave Hamilton. Lee played in NFL, Eppele has been very inconsistent in his time in Toronto. Like JM Deane.. lots of talent. Kraunick...don't know a lot about him. I worked with Albright and messaged him when pick was announced. He is super jacked to get here. Great kid." Coach C.

From Sat Dec 14. A mate of mine here in Ottawa (Coach C) who is a successful and popular coach here has sent me his picks for the RedBlacks 2013 Expansion Draft. Excellent information below that starts with his predicted protected players and a brief description then my mates predictions. The draft is Monday Dec 16. I really like that he supplied me this.

Montreal - Predicted protected list.
Imports
1- T. Smith QB - replacement for Calvillo
2- J. Bowman DL - still productive getting to QB
3- C. Cox LB - Defensive star, leader
4- G. Tisdale CB - Picks says it all
5- SJ Green SB - threat on O and productive
6- D. Carter WR - exploded on scene this year... will be a force
7- J. Richardson SB - bouncing back from injury!
8- T. Sutton RB - did well after late signing... has potential
9- A. Lavarias DE - gets after QB
10- B. London WR - coming back from Injury
11- T. Carrier WR/RS - threat on specials....WR of future???

Non Imports
1- M. Edem - very productive in first year
2- K. Matte - former 1st round pick, was final cut of Texans, has the abilities
3- J. Perrett - starter on OL
4- R. Bomben - great feet, athletic, mobile, aggressive, replaced Flory
5- P. Lavoie - surprise HB/FB threat
6- B. Ridgeway - special teams threat

Thus:
1st Round - DT Moton Hopkins - played for Campbell in WPG and Nelson in MTL - has been productive and fills role well
2nd Round (Non import) - Andrew Woodruff - Canadian starter with great experience, Boise State product who can step in and lead from LG position
3rd Round (after protecting DesLauriers, Klassen, Adebayo, Flory, Spencer, Messam) - Ismael Bamba - speak freak can return kicks and be threat on specials coverage and returns

Toronto - Predicted protected players.
1- R. Ray QB - starting QB, has 2-4yrs left ("Note. Refer below for Argo's GM Jim Barker interview where he talks about protecting Ricky Ray and the draft" Myk)
2- C. Owens WR - threat whenever he touches ball, anywhere on field
3- J. Robinson CB - shut down corner and around ball
4-  M. Ball LB - plays the part and is around ball
5- J. King  OT - played RT very well, great pedigree
6- T. Washington LT - was superb from signing in early part of season
7- J. Chiles WR - productive slot who was around ball
8- K. Mitchell DT  - good career, been in media but makes plays
9- J. Carter DB - been very productive player
10- J. Barnes - R. Ray target, disappears but then re appears and makes plays
11- S. Horton LB - Edge rusher who is around ball

Non Import
1- J. Gabriel  S- draft pick in '12, around ball and had great 1st year
2- A. Durie SB - threat anywhere on field
3- C. Van Zeyl OT- Made move from DL to OL and has been consistent and still not reached full potential
4- T. Holmes OT- spent 2 years in Minnesota, former Tulsa LT who needs work in CFL but great future
5- S. Watt SB - makes plays and is around ball
6- C. Laing DT - gets after QB

Thus:
Ottawa Round 1 - Demtrice Morely DB - played for Campbell in WPG
Round 2 - Jason Pottinger LB - great specials player and potential to be starting LB
Round 3 - (Yurichuk, Eppele, Keeping, Black, Hood) - K. Koch - has played OG and C in league, has had good years and can lead group

Hamilton - Predicted protected players.
1- D. LeFevour - has all the tools for CFL
2- E. McCullough - fits Steinauer's D and makes plays
3- B. Issac - see McCullough
4- D. Breaux - surprise performer in 1st year in CFL, huge future
5- CJ Gable - had great first year in CFL, can NFL dream wait?
6- B. Simmons - all the tools for CFL LT
7- G. Ellingson - came out of nowhere in 1st yr, and proved he belongs
8- B. Grant - continues to produce
9- R. Murray - fit right in into Sam position, made plays all over field
10- E. Norwood - former Carolina Panther, may have found a home rushing the passer, great energy
11- B. Banks - PPl take notice of TiCats specials teams when he is back to return

Non-import
1- P. Dyakowski - Canada's smartest still productive leader on OL
2- A. Fantuz - makes all the catches with Hoover hands
3- C. Stephan - starting FS, athletic playmaker
4- G. Wojt -  battler in the trenches
5- B. Bulcke - made plays and was explosive at DT
6- S. Giguere - speed galore, needs to become more consistent over the middle and improve hands

Thus:
Round 1 - QB Brian Brohm has the arm and field presence to take control of Offence as he did in college, former high round NFL draft choice
Round 2 - FB John Delahunt - local kid who can fill roles as HB, FB, TE.  Willing blocker and good receiver out of backfield
Round 3 (S. Williams, D. Stala, J. Bartel, N. King, F. Plesius, M. Hage, J. Reinders, H. Hazime) A. Gascon Nadon DE - VERY productive CIS player with pass rush skills

Winnipeg - Predicted protected players.
1- M. Hall QB - worthy of being CFL back up QB
2- D. Washington DB - athletic playmaker who has knack for being around ball and making big play
3- I. Wild LB - stepped into role after injuries sidelined other, proved he is a playmaker
4- G. January OT - leader on OL, mean streak
5- C. Denmark SB - displayed skills in his time in league
6- B. Turner DT - Keeps putting focus into work and improvement  and gets better each year
7- T. Edwards SB - veteran playmaker, leader
8- J. Sears DB - hard hitting defender who will dislodge ball on contact
9- J. Jones OL - added to roster late in year and showed good athletic ability at OT
10- D. Dunn LB/DB - took a while to warm up to CFL game but proved he is defender who makes plays
11- Z. Anderson DT - in his first year he was around QB a lot.

Non Imports
1- C. Watson SB - proved his playmaker label with catches and decleating blocks
2- H. Muamba MLB - free agent who may look at NFL
3- C. Greaves OG - former DL who was moved to OL and proved aggressiveness goes a long way
4- P. Neufeld OL - traded for during season, high hopes in WPG
5- C. Muamba S - free agent pick up last year who was around ball and was productive
6- K. Poblah WR - young canadian R who has been fighting injury bug

Thus:
Round 1 - Greg Peach - veteran CFLer who has displayed skils to rush the passer
Round 2 - Carl Volny - hard to predict WPG as they lack Canadian talent - could go after draft picks
Round 3 (J. Thomas, MP Pontbriand, P. Dubuisson, P. Swiston, T. Pencer, S. Deangelis) - BUT J. Green LB effective on specials

Round 5 Saskatchewan - Predicted protected players.
Imports
1- D. Durant - leader, star of Team
2- T. Breckenridge S - former NFL who has proven to be a front line player in CFL.
3- X. Fulton OT - Big, athletic pass protector
4- G. Simon SB - ageless wonder?  Keeps making plays
5- J. Chick DE - returned from NFL look with 'things' to prove
6- D. Anderson CB - veteran - vocal leader will take stupid penalty but bounces back with solid play
7- W. Brown DB - big time playmaker who is around ball and leader
8- R. Williams CB - former NFLer who make plays and is around ball
9 - T. George DE - gets after QB, was injured most of year in '13
10 - R. WIlliams LB - blew knee towards end of year in '13, has proven to be a leader and playmaker
11 - C. Garrett RB - picked up in trade late in year, athletic and dangerous with ball in hands

Thus:
Round 1 - Hilee Taylor - Some people are very upset that Taylor is the guy and that he is available, has great potential as pass rusher
Round 2 - Chris Best  OL   - WOW what a steal?  to gd in e CFL
Round 3 - Brendan Dunn - great potential and length in pass pro

Calgary Protected - Predicted protected players.
1- Bo Mitchell QB - played BIG when injuries gave him an opportunity, big future ahead of him.
("Note: Calgary's Mark Stephan agrees. Refer below." Myk)
2- J. Fuller WR - NFL bloodline, great size and potential to control game
3- N. Lewis SB - veteran leader who makes plays as R and blocker, ageless wonder
4- M. McDaniel WR - replaced Lewis as go to guy, veteran leader
5- C. Hughes DE - great edge rusher who puts pressure on QB
6- S. Bryant OT - LT who continues to improve
7- D. Mayo LB - great first year in league was around ball
8- K. Raymond DB/LB - diminutive, playmaker
9- B. Smith CB - big athletic playmaker who shuts downs opposing Rs
10- M. Price WR - just resigned a big contract - playmaker
11 - E. Harrison OT - has quietly worked at being a solid CFL OL.

Non Import
1- J.Cornish RB - best player in league?
2- R. Paredes K - worked  himself out of funk to arguably be one of best Ks in league
3- S. Wilson OL -working on becoming one of team's best OL....local kid
4- B. Jones OG/C - 1st year in league was a revelation, great preparer, never satisfied!
5- J. Phillips LB/DE - special teams stalwart, who needs to step up on Defence-
6- J. Gott OG - slowly working on becoming leader in trenches

Thus:
Round 1- Jonathan Hefney LB - playmaker, around ball.  Played for Campbell and Nelson in WPG in 1st yr
Round 2 - Rob Maver K - young kicker with big leg
Round 3 - (Federkeil, Deane, Carter, Fraser, D'Aguillar, Sinopoli, Peach, Mace) K. McCartney LB - good special teams presence

BC Lions - Predicted protected players.
1- T. Lulay QB - the man for BC... offence revolves around him
2- N. Moore SB - athletic SB who is playmaker
3- A. Bighill LB - leader on D, seems to be every where on field
4- J. Olafioye OT - worked and determined player has become best OT in league?
5- E. Arceneaux WR - returned from NFL in mid season and didn't miss a beat with O
6- B. Archibald OT - big free agent signing a few years ago, makes solid tandem with Olafioye
7- C. Parks CB - young shut down corner
8- S. Logan RB/KR - returned from NFL to prove how important he is as weapon on O and special teams
9 - R. Phillips DB - shutdown veteran leader of secondary
10 - S. Elimimian LB - defensive cog who is around ball and makes plays
11- E. Taylor DT - BIG man in middle to control LOS

Non Import
1- A. Harris RB - Canadian phenom who keeps getting better
2. M. Norman OL - young Canadian OL who works on craft and fast becoming one of best
3. S. Gore SB - young Canadian playmaker who is fast becoming one of best
4- S. Haidara WR - Big R who should step into big role
5- D. Valli C - veteran leader in middle who has working his way into being important piece to O
6- K. Fabien OL - young Canadian OL who was injured last year but has tools to be stud on OL

Thus:
Round 1 - Courtney Taylor WR/SB - athletic playmaker in his prime
Round 2 - Jabar Westerman DL - young athletic DT, who was a 1st round draft choice
Round 3 (Ianuzzi WR, Arakgi LB, Larose S, P. Kabongo OL, M. Albright OL, R. Lumballa RB) - Kyle Jones LB
good quality special teams players

Edmonton - Predicted protected players.
1- M. Reilly QB - big signing last year who was inconsistent due to injuries in first year in EDM
2- F. Stamps SB - veteran leader on R-ing core who needs to stay healthy
3- A. Bowman SB - been a big playmaker in league, signed extension needs to develop relationship
4- A. Sewell DT - BIG man in middle of DL,..... strength is shutting down running lanes
5- M. Howard DE - Pass rushing force who is relentless off edge
6- JC Sherritt LB - Leader of Defence, around ball
7- O. Willis DE - big signing last year, teams with Howards for scary pass rush
8- R. Currran LB - started year as back up LB and stepping in due to injuries and becoming force
9- E. Samuels LB - rookie of year at LB, has played DB
10- J. Miles KR/RB - making name for himself as special teams guy, has great skills...needs time on O
11- A. Grymes CB - was shutdown CB before internal injury

Non Imports
1- D. Alexander S - starting FS who is glue in secondary
2- G. Shaw P/K - Young Canadian kicker who has skills to stick around for a decade
3- S. Chambers SB - was talk about getting NFL looks, great speed, still waiting on potential
4- N. Coehorn SB - young Canadian R who has tools...waiting for tools and production to meet
5- G. Hinse C - Veteran leader on OL
6- M. O'Donnell - BIG man on OL, working hard on being the starting LT for a decade

Thus:
Round 1: Thad Coleman OT - was starting LT for K. Sweet for 2 years, has great arm length and pass blocking skills
Round 2: Elie Ngoyi DE - young Canadian athletic freak... loads of room to improve and be threat
Round 3: (Cappiciotti DE, R. Hinds CB, N. Kanya LB, C. McCarty RB, B. Ramsay OL, C. Sharun S) Joash Gesse young specials teams guy who played ST in BC and Edm... loads of skills to make field presence on D

So in summary -
Brian Brohm QB
Thad Coleman OT
Chris Best OG
Brendan Dunn OT
Kyle Koch C/G
Andrew Woodruff OG
Courtney Taylor WR
Ismael Bamba WR
John Delahunt FB
Carl Volny FB

Jonathan Hefney LB
Joash Gesse LB
Kyle Jones LB
James Green LB/ST
Karl McCartney LB
Jason Pottinger LB
Demetrice Morely DB
Jabar Westerman DT
Moton Hopkins DT
Elie Ngoyi DE
Hilee Taylor DE
Greg Peach DE
Arnaud Gascon Nadon DE
Rob Maver P/K
Title: Re: RedBlacks draft picks from my Ottawa coach mate! Protected players!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 14, 2013, 08:59:57 AM
Here is some fun for BC Lions fans up until Dec 16, the RedBlacks Draft day!

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bclions.com/page/have-your-say
Title: Re: RedBlacks draft picks from my Ottawa coach mate! Protected players!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 14, 2013, 09:10:54 AM
Predictions from CFL.ca columnists. I like Mark Stephen a lot as a longtime sports radio host in Calgary and as the Stampeders play by play commentator so I know his list is knowledgeable reading.

He agrees with my mate re QB. "Quarterback - Bo Levi Mitchell: His youth and productivity make him the QB of the future in Calgary. UNPROTECTED QBs: Kevin Glenn, Drew Tate." Mark Stephen

Copy & paste this link into your browser to read
cfl.ca/article/mock-protection-lists-cflca-writers-make-thier-picks
Title: Re: RedBlacks draft picks from my Ottawa coach mate! Protected players!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 14, 2013, 02:06:54 PM
Watch now as Argo's GM Jim Barker talks about the draft.
http://www.argonauts.ca/video/index/id/93841?utm_source=social&utm_medium=hootsuite&utm_campaign=twitter
Title: Re: RedBlacks draft picks from my Ottawa coach mate! Protected players!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 11:47:45 AM
From Al's media.

Alouettes thank Moton Hopkins

Montreal, December 16, 2013 - The Montreal Alouettes would like to thank defensive tackle Moton Hopkins for the hard work and dedication he displayed as a member of the Alouettes over the last three seasons. Hopkins was selected by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in today's CFL expansion draft.

"We thank Moton for his contributions to the Montreal Alouettes," said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp.

"Moton is a true gentleman on and off the field. He plays hard and has a tremendous work ethic, making a remarkable comeback in 2013 after missing the entire 2012 season with a career-threatening blood clot. We wish him nothing but the best and hope to have him back in an Alouettes uniform in the future." Contact Charles Rooke
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Picks from my Ottawa coach mate!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 11:50:27 AM
From Al's media.

Alouettes thank Patrick Lavoie

Montreal, December 16, 2013 - The Montreal Alouettes would like to thank Patrick Lavoie for the hard work and dedication he displayed as a member of the Alouettes over the last two seasons. Lavoie was selected by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in today's CFL expansion draft.

"We thank Patrick Lavoie for his contributions on and off the field since his arrival with the Montreal Alouettes," said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp. "He has been a great ambassador for our team and we hope to see him back in an Alouettes uniform in the future."

"This past year, Pat suffered an unfortunate off-season back injury that required surgery and limited his play in 2013. His role was reduced due to the injury and when he returned he suffered another injury setback to his hamstring," added Popp.

"We know Pat will continue to work hard at returning to the form and success that he had during his rookie season. We wish him nothing but the best in his future as a player and in the business world, once he has decided to call it a career."

"As it has happened with Pat, the expansion draft is a tricky commodity and we are not able to protect everyone. We have to look at our team now, the role of the player, and what the future holds at developing our team for the future." Contact Charles Rooke
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Picks from my Ottawa coach mate!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 11:53:21 AM
Yeh I agree! From @CFL_Joe on twitter.

"I like Chevon Walker going to the #Redblacks. The #TiCats didn't need him and he's very capable. #CFL" "@CFL_JOE:
 

Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Picks from my Ottawa coach mate!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 06:40:11 PM
From Al's media.

Alouettes thank Jordan Verdone

Montreal, December 16, 2013 - The Montreal Alouettes would like to thank linebacker Jordan Verdone for the hard work and dedication he displayed as a member of the Alouettes last season. Verdone was selected by the Ottawa REDBLACKS in today's CFL expansion draft.

"We would like to thank Jordan for his hard work and endless effort. He is a true competitor who suffered an unfortunate season-ending ACL tear in 2013," said Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp.

"He has the type of work ethic that you wished all players had instilled in them. This will allow him to overcome his injury and return to the playing field. We wish Jordan tremendous success in Ottawa and hope to have him in an Alouettes uniform in the future." Contact Charles Rooke
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Picks from my Ottawa coach mate!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 06:59:09 PM
Watch Argo's GM Jim Barker's reaction to the results of the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft from earlier today.

Copy & paste this link into your browser to watch
argonauts.ca/video/index/id/93893
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Videos!Picks from my Ottawa coach mate!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 07:17:30 PM
Watch now!
BC Lions GM Wally Buono on the loss of Thomas DeMarco.
Copy & paste this link into your browser to watch.
bclions.com/video/index/id/93903

Expansion Draft Comments: Wally Buono.
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bclions.com/video/index/id/93907
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Barker & Buono interviews!A coach picks!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 07:34:03 PM
The Kevin Glenn interview today on TSN 1200 Ottawa radio.

http://proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/186/18278/131216%20kevin%20glenn%20on%20the%20drive.mp3

I'm looking forward to hearing a longer interview. The coverage today on TSN 1200 was good but I wish there was more coverage in between the 3 Rd's of selections, they kept going back to Senators reports seeing it was a Sen's game day. 
Title: Re: Updated Dec16: RedBlacks draft updates! Glenn, Barker & Buono interviews!
Post by: Myk Aussie on December 16, 2013, 07:37:36 PM
Listen now! RedBlacks QB Thomas DeMarco interview.
Copy & paste this link into your browser to listen.
cfl.ca/video/index/id/93899
Title: Re: Updated Jan6:RedBlacks sign Setta!Draft thoughts from Coach C!Listen interviews!
Post by: Myk Aussie on January 06, 2014, 05:59:31 PM
From @TSN1200 Ottawa sports radio.

"14.01.06 Nick Setta on The Drive

Newly signed Ottawa REDBLACKS Kicker Nick Setta joins The Drive.

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Title: Re: Updated Jan6:RedBlacks sign Setta!Draft thoughts from Coach C!Listen interviews!
Post by: Myk Aussie on January 16, 2014, 06:53:00 PM
Listen now! From TSN1200 Ottawa radio.

Steve and Jason are joined by Marcel Desjardins the GM of the Ottawa REDBLACKS to talk about all of the signings over the past few weeks and give us an update on how the team is coming together.

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proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/179/18911/Marcel%20Desjardins%20In%20The%20Box.mp3
Title: Re: Updated Jan24: RedBlacks interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on January 24, 2014, 12:06:11 PM
Listen to Keith Shologan Defensive Tackle for the Ottawa Redblacks on TSN1200 Ottawa radio today

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Click on Page 2 below to the left for next post about Henry Burris.
Title: Re: Updated Feb4: Burris signed! RedBlacks interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on February 04, 2014, 09:30:15 AM
Henry Burris at RedBlacks!
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ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-make-huge-move-sign-veteran-pivot-henry-burris

From @TSN1200 Ottawa REDBLACKS GM Marcel Desjardins joins The Drive to talk about signing QB Henry Burris http://proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/186/19474/hr2-2.mp3
Title: Re: Updated Feb 12: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on February 12, 2014, 12:06:40 AM
The 3 RedBlacks Free Agent signings today, the 1st day of Free Agency.
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cfl.ca/article/redblacks-ink-trio-of-free-agents
Title: Re: Updated Feb 13: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on February 12, 2014, 07:26:24 PM
Nice signings! Jovon Johnson signs with RedBlacks.
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cfl.ca/article/fa14-jovon-johnson-signs-with-redblacks

RedBlacks sign linebacker Malik Jackson.
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cfl.ca/article/fa14-ottawa-gets-in-on-the-action-signs-jackson
Title: Re: Updated Feb 14: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on February 13, 2014, 06:34:20 PM
RedBlacks sign CFLers defensive lineman Brandon Lang and defensive back Bo Smith along with three wide receivers Eric Rogers, DJ Woods and Jason Bruce (Troy).

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cfl.ca/article/redblacks-ink-smith-land-three-others
Title: Re: Updated Feb 18: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on February 17, 2014, 06:36:32 PM
This is a awesome vid! Ottawa REDBLACKS Mascot Unveil!   
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youtube.com/watch?v=f6I4mWTHPJI "@MykAussie

Name the Mascot competition Copy & paste this link below into your browser to read
fluidsurveys.com/s/REDBLACKSnamethemascot/
Title: Re: Updated Mar 3: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on March 03, 2014, 02:00:27 AM
A excellent article by Glen Suitor in regards to "QB decisions already on the table for RedBlacks."
I believe Kevin Glenn has reason be upset. 

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tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=444774
Title: Re: Updated Mar 12: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on March 11, 2014, 08:58:15 PM
Former BC Lions Canadian WR Paris Jackson signs with RedBlacks.

Any BC Lion at the RedBlacks is good I say.

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tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=445550
Title: Re: Updated Mar 18: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on March 17, 2014, 07:14:04 PM
Another RedBlacks signing.

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ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-sign-defensive-back-jermaine-robinson
Title: Re: Updated Mar 31: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on March 30, 2014, 05:08:07 PM
A article on CFL.ca. "REDBLACKS ready for true draft experience" Justin Dunk

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cfl.ca/article/dunk-redblacks-ready-for-true-draft-experience
Title: Re: Updated April 4: RedBlacks news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 03, 2014, 02:40:41 PM
REDBLACKS add trio of import linebackers to roster.

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ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-add-trio-of-import-linebackers-to-roster
Title: Re: Updated April 10: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 10, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
REDBLACKS are now in a mini-camp.  For the latest news from the mini-camp in Richmond Virginia, USA I suggest you to follow @TimCBaines on twitter.com or just read his posts if you are not on twitter.

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twitter.com/TimCBaines

Let me know if you are new twitter and want some advise, I'll try and help you @MykAussie . I really like twitter for latest sports news and also to add honest and hardcore style tweets. 
Title: Re: Updated April 10: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 13, 2014, 01:06:23 PM
This is great! The Ottawa REDBLACKS will be hosting a Open Tryout at Carleton University on April 27. I think it would be awesome to see someone end up making the team from this tryout. 

For the details and to register for the try out copy & paste the link into your browser.
secure.htgsports.com/VRS.nsf/Reg?OpenForm&ParentUNID=9B4B7D1068BB1B8B85257CAE0053F2EF&lang=en


Title: Re: Updated April 14: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 14, 2014, 12:46:27 PM
Marwan Hage the long time Hamilton Tiger-Cats Center on the Offensive Line announced his retirement today. 

When Marwan was selected by the REDBLACKS in the expansion draft I had a disscussion with my mate who is a CFL and CIS player agent. I didn't like the pick mainly because I thought Marwan at 32 years old would be wanting to finish his career with the Tiger-Cats and I think he deserved to do that. My mate who knows Marwan well, said "No Myk it will be OK. Marwan will come to the REDBLACKS."

Seems not and now a wasted important pick by the REDBLACKS from the important Expansion Draft. I hope in some way the REDBLACKS and Tiger-Cats can do a deal and Marwan comes out of retirement and plays this CFL season for the Tiger-Cats.

Update. I just found out that Marwan may have bought 2 Tim Hortons franchises. If this is the case then it seems he has retired and no deal will take place where the REDBLACKS could try and get something from the Tiger-Cats and Marwan continues to play this season in Hamilton.

Watch for the REDBLACKS to now possibily draft Pierre Lavertu from Laval who it is believed could play now in the CFL at Center.

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cfl.ca/article/so-long-sultan-hage-announces-retirement
Title: Re: Updated April 16: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Draft thoughts from Coach C!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 16, 2014, 03:53:52 PM
From Tim Baines in Ottawa. RedBlacks draft picks unsigned, chase NFL dream for now!

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ottawasun.com/2014/04/16/ottawa-redblacks-top-picks-still-in-limbo?token=b028ee091f34518f8cba2788fe11f91f
Title: Re: Updated April 26: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Open Tryouts April 27! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 26, 2014, 09:34:28 AM
REDBLACKS Open Tryout is Sunday April 27. I wonder if any Aussies will be after the unting job? I doubt it!

Watch now! This was great fun! 2 TotalCFL TV/MYKwebTV shows of my CFL/Aussie Footy kicking contest with Grey Cup Champ Duncan O'Mahony. From twitter.

"#CFL @REDBLACKS Open Tryouts, pay $75 & game video! I just be watching! My punting contest with Duncan GreyCup Champ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF56J9OyAOY " @MykAussie

"#CFL @REDBLACKS Open Tryouts are Sun! I be watching! Pt 2 of my #CFL punting contest/fun with Grey Cup Champ Duncan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4zZdKJBd3c " @MykAussie
Title: Re: Updated April 28: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Open Tryouts April 27! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 28, 2014, 02:36:43 PM
Was a great time yesterday at the REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts. 2 pictures. Stephen Adekolu the new BC Lion!

"Yeh #CFL footy back! #Ottawa @REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts! Media boss @bgrantcampbell said 150+ players competed!  https://twitter.com/MykAussie/status/460893410044284928/photo/1 " @MykAussie

"#CFL #Ottawa @REDBLACKS Open Player Tryouts Sundee! Here with new @BCLions Stephen Adekolu who was watching mates! https://twitter.com/MykAussie/status/460887649411026944/photo/1 " @MykAussie
Title: Re: Updated April 29: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Open Tryouts April 27! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 29, 2014, 02:45:48 PM
Reports on the Open Tryouts from Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun newspaper.

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Ottawa RedBlacks host open tryouts in search of hidden talent.
ottawasun.com/2014/04/27/ottawa-redblacks-host-open-tryouts-in-search-of-hidden-talent

Canadian QB wants shot in the CFL.
ottawasun.com/2014/04/27/canadian-qb-wants-shot-in-the-cfl

Hanibal the wrestler gives football a whirl.
ottawasun.com/2014/04/27/hanibal-the-wrestler-gives-football-a-whirl
Title: Re: Updated April 30: REDBLACKS news, interviews! Open Tryouts April 27! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on April 30, 2014, 01:03:16 PM
Yeh! Getting close to game time now! The REDBLACKS will be unveiling their GAME JERSEYS on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m!

Also REDBLACKS games etc job fair is this Saturday where over 1,000 opportunities are available! For details https://twitter.com/TD_Place/status/461575939910955010/photo/1
Title: Re: Updated April 30: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on May 06, 2014, 05:37:14 PM
The 2014 REDBLACKS uniforms!
The report on CFL.ca
http://cfl.ca/article/back-in-red-and-black-ottawa-launches-new-uniforms

The REDBLACKS cheerleaders @REDBLACKSCheer modelling their uniforms.
https://twitter.com/REDBLACKS/status/463820567368331264/photo/1
Title: Re: Updated May 14: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on May 14, 2014, 02:13:07 PM
2014 CFL Draft was last night! After trading the 1st pick and the rights to center Marwan Hage to the Stampeders for all-star centre Jon Gott, the REDBLACKS traded quarterback Kevin Glenn to BC for the 5th pick overall. They then made another deal with Montreal to move up to the 4th pick where they selected Antoine Pruneau.

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en.ottawaredblacks.com/article/meet-the-top-3-redblacks-picks-from-the-2014-cfl-draft
Title: Re: Updated May 29: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on May 29, 2014, 01:45:50 PM
From twitter "Gabe @sportsrage Hank Burris remembered me. Saïd he very fit & raring to go! Hope so re "top players vs owners" $$ fight right now! #CFL" @MykAussie I had a brief chat with Henry as I was leaving the rookie camp.

"Linebackers doing drills. #RedBlacks pic.twitter.com/HdjSZbVv59 " @TimBaines
Title: Re: Updated June 10: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on June 10, 2014, 10:26:15 AM
REDBLACKS roster moves, more from Barre Campbell.
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ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-training-camp-recap-june-9-2014
Title: Re: Updated June 10: REDBLACKS news, uniforms, interviews! Open Tryouts! Draft!
Post by: Myk Aussie on June 12, 2014, 05:37:42 PM
REDBLACKS roster moves, more from Barre Campbell.
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ottawaredblacks.com/article/redblacks-training-camp-recap-june-12-2014