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Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 14, 2020

The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […]


CFL squads

Last year I wrote an article breaking down what went wrong and what hope lied on the horizon for three CFL squads who missed the cut for the playoffs. Those three teams were the Edmonton Eskimos, Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts. One year later the picture looks quite a bit different. The Eskimos, despite […]

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Oct 17, 2019

Over the past years, TSN has done an excellent job stirring the pot with its Top 50 CFL Players list. CFL players care about their personal rankings, and when factoring in pride and salary bonuses, they surely care about whether their name’s on a CFL All-Star ballot. That said, it’s no cakewalk narrowing it down […]

Ottawa Redblacks
Liam Fox - Jul 17, 2019

The Ottawa Redblacks defence was supposed to be their strength this season, but four games in and the unit’s performance has been inconsistent, especially concerning its secondary. After a surprisingly positive start, the Redblacks have now dropped two straight games. At 2-2, the pre-season criticism of the team has come back in a big way […]

Brad Sinopoli
Liam Fox - Jul 7, 2019

Brad Sinopoli has been an elite receiving option throughout his career with the Ottawa Redblacks. However, with declining targets so far this season, Sinopoli needs a more pronounced role in the offence again. The wide receiver played well in the opener against Calgary but has seen fewer balls thrown his way in the subsequent two […]

ottawa redblacks
Liam Fox - Jun 21, 2019

The Ottawa Redblacks are 2-0. After their defence came up big to shock the Stampeders on the road in the season opener, the Redblacks offence could not be stopped in last night’s victory over the Roughriders. They have a talented roster full of experienced playmakers, but the offensive stars lost in free agency helped create […]

Dominique Davis
Liam Fox - Jun 14, 2019

Dominique Davis will be the starting quarterback for the Redblacks’ season opener this Saturday. It is the career backup’s first real chance at a starting role in the CFL and two of his teammates could not be happier for him. Redblacks defensive backs Jonathan Rose and Sherrod Baltimore were roommates with Davis last season. When […]

Kevin Glenn
Clayton Kroeker - Jun 13, 2019

Kevin Glenn. 300 career CFL games. Over 53,000 passing yards. 294 touchdowns. Sixth all-time in league passing. Guys with stats like that usually sign a one-day contract with a team. There’s a big media thing, everyone shows up and the guy returns to his favourite team one last time. Kevin Glenn has literally played for […]

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 9, 2019

The second and final part of my CFL 2019 predictions articles dives into the CFL awards, individual statistics leaders, who will emerge or fall off in 2019, some safe and bold predictions, and futures odds for the 107th Grey Cup.

Redblacks defence
Liam Fox - Jun 8, 2019

The Ottawa Redblacks had perhaps the most tumultuous off-season of any CFL team. After letting many of their offensive stars walk in free agency, the Redblacks will need their oft-overlooked defence to carry them even more this season. The defending East Division champions lost many faces of the franchise, including their starting quarterback, running back, […]

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 6, 2019

Predicting sports seasons is a fun, and often embarrassing activity to partake in. But I don’t mind the embarrassment, and by that I mean I go all-in on my predictions. Part one of my two CFL 2019 predictions pieces has an in-depth focus on the 2019 CFL standings and playoffs. CFL 2019 Predictions CFL Standings: […]

CFL East Division
Nik Kowalski, Editor - May 24, 2019

When it comes to the superior division in the CFL, 2019 should be the same old. Since Montreal Alouettes legend Anthony Calvillo retired after the 2013 CFL season, four times has an East Division team finished above .500. And to kick the East while it’s down, from quarterback play to overall talent the East is […]

Redblacks
Jeff Burns - Apr 8, 2019

To suggest that the Ottawa Redblacks have had a difficult off-season would be a colossal understatement. The 2018 Grey Cup finalists have been absolutely decimated on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. When CFL free agency came and went last month, the Redblacks lost several key members of their team. The players […]

Eskimos
Jeff Burns - Mar 18, 2019

When the Edmonton Eskimos lost free agent quarterback Mike Reilly to the B.C. Lions last month, there were more than a few doomsday prognosticators in Edmonton. And rightfully so. Losing a franchise quarterback like Reilly would be a massive blow to any team. But to the Eskimos and their fans, this would be unacceptable. The […]

Redblacks

A domino effect in CFL free agency has left the Ottawa Redblacks scrambling for a quarterback of the future and present day. The first domino was the signing of Mike Reilly by the BC Lions. This left Edmonton looking for a viable option at quarterback and thankfully for them, a signing bonus dispute with his […]

quarterbacks
Jeff Burns - Feb 10, 2019

The 2019 free agent crop in the CFL is unprecedented in terms of both quality and quantity of players available (over 200). The most intriguing storylines heading into CFL free agency will, of course, be at the quarterback position. While some teams are seemingly secure at the quarterback spot, there could be a lot of […]



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Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 14, 2020

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CFL All-Decade Team
Last Word Staff - Jun 14, 2020

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