Insider Talk: Hamilton’s QB injuries, the CFL’s best Canadian receivers, Winnipeg’s ‘s*** disturber’

Insider Talk is a weekly feature on 3DownNation that features anonymous quotes from people around the CFL — players, coaches, personnel people, executives, and agents — regarding the latest news around the league. It’s a combination of insight, analysis, rumours, and friendly gossip.

This week’s Insider Talk is full of discussion regarding Hamilton’s quarterback injuries, Ottawa’s uneventful bye week, the three best Canadian receivers in the CFL, and which player on Winnipeg’s offensive line is a “s*** disturber.”

Enjoy this week’s quotes and come back next Wednesday for another edition of Insider Talk.

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I’m shocked that Ottawa didn’t do more on their bye week. I thought we would see at least one head roll in the front office. Signing Kenny Stafford helps them a little but it’s not like he’s going to fix that offence by himself.




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The three best Canadian receivers in the CFL are (Winnipeg’s) Nic Demski, (B.C.’s) Lemar Durant, and (Saskatchewan’s) Kian Schaffer-Baker.

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The Ticats keep signing quarterbacks. It makes me wonder how bad the injuries to (Jeremiah) Masoli and (Dane) Evans really are.

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(Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offensive guard Drew) Desjarlais is such a s*** disturber. He’s so nasty in the trenches. God, I wish we had him on our team.

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The election didn’t change anything, so it looks like the flight ban for unvaccinated people is coming soon. Unless you’re talking about a truly elite player, I don’t think teams will let guys play at home and let them sit out when they go on the road. They’ll just suspend or cut them. This is football — continuity matters. You’re either in or you’re out.

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There are multiple positions they need help at, but Calgary is weakest along the D-line. If you watch the film, a lot of their sacks are coverage sacks.

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The Riders are really high on (Canadian defensive tackle) Charbel Dabire. If you watch him closely he’s got really good leverage on the inside.

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I’m surprised at how good B.C.’s defence is. Their D-line gets a pretty good push and the secondary is dynamic. They get their hands on everything.

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