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    Could a KR be found within the family?

    If you were watching the CFL Grey Cup semi-final highlights, you may have noticed a 97 yard KR by a guy named Arland Bruce - Ike's cousin! After the finals, maybe he should be brought in for a tryout as a KR?

    Couldn't hurt.


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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Sign him up!!!

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    I'm open for suggestion. I think Bruce should speak up. You know they'd listen to him.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Before we put him on the proverbial pedestal, I have a question....how strong was the opponent? Had they been able to stop other opponent's ST units? If so, grab him. If not, wait and see.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Hey, the Saints found a KR driving a beer truck. Its worth a shot.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    If you were watching the CFL Grey Cup semi-final highlights, you may have noticed a 97 yard KR by a guy named Arland Bruce - Ike's cousin! After the finals, maybe he should be brought in for a tryout as a KR?

    Couldn't hurt.
    sometimes returners are found in the strangest places...when the Bills drafted Terrance McGee nobody, not even the coaches knew he could return kicks...now he has 2 TDs this season.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    Hey, the Saints found a KR driving a beer truck. Its worth a shot.
    That's true, but we Ain't the Ain'ts.

    We're better than that, and deserve nothing but the best, which is why we should be careful not to pick up someone who could turn out to be (dare I say it?) a "flash in the pan". I'm gonna check out this kid's stats, and be right back....with a possible verdict.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    That has been the only kickoff return this year according to the 2004 CFL Special Teams stat link. He has also got 6 punt returns for a whopping 22 yards. I did see some nice numbers for 2002 as a receiver, though. Could be a nice replacement for Looker at WR, and let him share Return duties with McDonald, since it looks like Harris might be gone next year.

    Does that sound fair enough?

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFamily
    That has been the only kickoff return this year according to the 2004 CFL Special Teams stat link. He has also got 6 punt returns for a whopping 22 yards. I did see some nice numbers for 2002 as a receiver, though. Could be a nice replacement for Looker at WR, and let him share Return duties with McDonald, since it looks like Harris might be gone next year.

    Does that sound fair enough?
    Actually, you were looking at his playoff stats (that's when he had the 97 yard KR).

    His regular season stats are as follows:

    Kickoff returns:

    29 returns
    696 yards
    24.0 average
    55 yards - longest return
    0 TDs

    Punt returns:

    17 returns
    332 yards
    19.5 average
    81 yards - longest return
    2 TDs

    Again, given his relationship with Ike and the fact that our KR has been so poor, why not give this guy a look?

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFamily
    We're better than that, and deserve nothing but the best, which is why we should be careful not to pick up someone who could turn out to be (dare I say it?) a "flash in the pan".
    Well we've been waiting since Horne left. Anything would be better than waiting any longer. Resurrect the dead. Do the time warp. I don't care. Just do it. Maybe Leon needs another paycheck. Whatever. The revolving door of slugs back there just isn't the ticket.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    Actually, you were looking at his playoff stats (that's when he had the 97 yard KR).

    His regular season stats are as follows:

    Kickoff returns:

    29 returns
    696 yards
    24.0 average
    55 yards - longest return
    0 TDs

    Punt returns:

    17 returns
    332 yards
    19.5 average
    81 yards - longest return
    2 TDs

    Again, given his relationship with Ike and the fact that our KR has been so poor, why not give this guy a look?
    OK, I'll take the boo-boo on the stats. I'm just not ready to get too excited about anyone just yet. I don't wanna get caught in that trap just to set myself up for disappointment, which is what has ended up being the case for the last several years. I don't mind giving him a look, just not gonna be singing his praises until the results are there. If that makes me the bad gal, I can live with that.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    I'm not saying he's the next Tony Horne. I just think that when you have such ineptitude on KRs, it couldn't hurt to give a guy like this a look.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    He can't be worse. That is, unless he fumbles. He was in the NFL before, on the Whiners no less. I wonder what numbers he put up in the big show?

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    He didn't get too much of a chance with the Whiners. Perhaps he's honed his skills since then. You never know. In any event, after the Grey Cup, he'll be available.

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    Re: Could a KR be found within the family?

    Does anyone know if ron brown is still in shape?

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