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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MESSAM DEALT TO CALGARY

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have traded national running back Jerome Messam and the fifth round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft acquired earlier in the day to the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for national kicker Tyler Crapigna, a 3rd round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft, and the rights to a negotiation list player. 

Crapigna (5'7" – 166) was originally drafted by the Stampeders in the fifth round (40th overall) in the 2014 CFL Draft. The McMaster product graduated as the CIS all-time leader in field goals with 84. 

To Saskatchewan:
National kicker Tyler Crapigna
3rd round selection in 2016 CFL Draft
Negotiation list player

To Calgary:
National running back Jerome Messam
5th round selection in 2016 CFL Draft (acquired by Riders from Montreal on Oct. 14)

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, the Sports Cage should be humming today!!

Anonymous said...

Well one thing for sure, Paul won't have to be flying into Regina from Vancouver anymore. Good move to replace a 45 year old kicker with a 22 year old kicker.

Anonymous said...

Good work O'Day!

Hate to see Messam go, but you got to sell to get picks. Hopefully the draft year is a good one for Canadians.

Anonymous said...

Nice move by our GM - trade our MVP for a ... kicker.
Lets just hope that running backs are still a dime a dozen. Or... perhaps we may see the resurrection of Kory Sheets in 2016.

Question: Do the Riders now have the YOUNGEST roster in the CFL?

Cloud Strife said...

So we traded a Canadian running back among the league's rushing leaders and Kevin Glenn, and all we got was a third rounder, a kicker, and a neg list player.

Unless the neg list player turns out to be young Tom Brady, this was a terrible trade deadline day.

Anonymous said...

Cloud - so as opposed to hanging on to them and losing them both for nothing to free agency?

Go back to cleaning bathrooms.

Dumbest fan base ever!

Anonymous said...

Rider fans = "We want changes. Play young guys. This team sucks"

GM trades two most and probably only valuable players = "What are they doing!"

Anonymous said...

Two words...salary cap!

Anonymous said...

Chick Dressier etc with their high end contracts need to go next. That's just the way it's got to be.

Anonymous said...

Didn't think qb and running back was the problem this year. Depleting qb depth and Canadian running back depth may be the problem next year. How's the defensive backfield? No need for improvement there. Wait a cdn defensive back can be selected in the turd round and they always become starters and all stars like ......

Anonymous said...

A cdn running back capable of leading the league in rushing for a no name kicker? Ahahahahaha. Ahahahahaha. Maybe the riders will select a kicker in the third round as well.

Anonymous said...

Jays trail after 5 and a half. Better come back or it's O'Day's fault.

Anonymous said...

So if you put both trades together ...

The Riders traded Messam (a Canadian running back), Kevin Glenn, and an early 5th round pick (via Montreal) for a late 3rd round pick (Calgary), an unproven kicker, and a neg list player.

They only moved up maybe 10 or 11 places in the draft, not a full two rounds.

Can't wait to see their offense the next few games.

Anonymous said...

Upper management has given the orders to salary dump. Brendan Taman has left this franchise in a terrible financial predicament moving forward, something has to be done. Look for more player releases during off season.

Cloud Strife said...

So trading players for a poor return and losing them for nothing are the only options?

As a running back, Messam is second in the league in rushing yards and second for yards per carry with at least fifty carries. Plus he's a National player. To expect more than a mid-round pick, a young unproven kicker, and a neg list player who may never sign in exchange for him and a veteran quarterback is not unreasonable.

But go ahead, troll away.

Lewis Grant said...

Trading the leading rusher in the league who is also a CANADIAN? WTF?!! This is idiotic!!

The return on the Glenn trade was terrible, but at least the idea was defensible. How can anyone defend trading Messam? (Imagine if BC traded Andrew Harris for this kind of return?)

Handy Andy said...

Well done, J O'Day. We traded off two guys near the end of their career who weren't going to be part of the team going forward. We need to rebuild Canadian depth.

Anonymous said...

Now who for M.O.P. or Outstanding Canadian? Certainly not Getzlaf and let him sit these ones out and then retire him.

Riderfan13 said...

If I could be of some help, we need some help on the offensive line, defensive line, and I guess now at running back and quarterback. Smith shows potential, but do we really have time to wait? Running back and kicker were two positions that we were relatively strong at this year. Kevin Glenn was only worth a 5th round draft choice (your kidding). I guess we can replace Messam with an unproven American (does this really make any sense).

JO you really haven't left a good impression (going forward - tired of this expression)

Anonymous said...

Well as long as Crapigna doesn’t get know as Ah Cra...

Anonymous said...

Sounded like Messam wasn't going to be resigned, so you might as well get something for him now. Salary cap probably an issue. Need a young kicker as never should have got rid of Milo.

Anonymous said...

Very good trades O'Day. Good draft pick, young kicker. I am so glad you don't listen negative people on here! All 3 of the people traded away were not signed for next year and we would have gotten nothing for them. Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

I really liked Messam.Truly sorry to see him gone. Riders had to do something I guess. Not sure what dumping him will accomplish?

Anonymous said...

I hope the majority of Rider fans are smarter than the idiots that have made some of these comments. A 5th for an old washed up QB is pretty good, you weren't going to get the 2nd rounder, only Taman would do that. Messam? Well 30 year old RBs are rare. Both good trades. There is a long rebuild ahead, get used to it. No playoffs for a few years at least. Lets see who the next coach is and what kind of staff he can put together. Hell, lets see who the next GM is and what kind of coach he gets. Long days ahead.

Dave

Anonymous said...

Riders managed to lose in a bye week. End this season.

Anonymous said...

Today's Jeremy O'Day trades have Brendan Taman fingerprints all over them, no significant team return, just giving assets away. Same ole same ole, just a different day. Pathetic no team direction.

Sk_Roughie said...

Heard there was an NDP rally at Stats tonight!!!

Anonymous said...

Good chance Messam will be collecting play-off $$$ and maybe a Grey Cup ring. He has to be a very happy camper!

The Huffmeister wants the Cup for his last tour of duty as a CFL coach and this power runner will help in the cold games come November.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

Great moves! Cap space. Growth Space. Move on. Let's get some energy in this thing!

Terry from Saskatoon

Anonymous said...

Exactly both are fa and we get a good return. To the guy who says we don't have time to wait for smith, really we finally get a good young qb we can mold for years to come. We need to rebuild for 2 years and then be strong for 5-7 years again. Not just pick up old players and piece a team together every year and get lucky to win.

Anonymous said...

Wow...these fans will never be happy. Complaining about trading an aging running back lol

Anonymous said...

Glenn goes, Messam goes, yet Getzlaf stays. HOORAY!!! (That comment is oozing with sarcasm for those who can't tell)

Anonymous said...

Double thumbs up for Jeremy O'Day on the trades. Both men did us proud but are on the down side of their career and won't make a difference to the dismal season now.

Anonymous said...

Double thumbs down for Jeremy O'Day on the trades.

Anonymous said...

So everyone is happy the riders got rid of an old running back, (Messam is 30), and excited they might get Sheets back, (who is also 30 and hasn't played in 2 years). lol

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a bunch of whiners on this blog. Both good trades. The problem with Messam was that he WAS a National. When you have a National in this position, you also need a like back-up and we don't have one. You either need 2 Nationals or 2 Internationals! We got a draft pick and a negotiation list player for "rent" of Messam for 3 games. Sounds good to me.

Riderfan13 said...

Let's get everything in perspective - a fifth round draft pick for Calgary will likely mean the 8th pick of the fifth round, would it not based upon the final standings of the teams? Trading of the two players would make more sense if we were to have received something more tangible in return - an untested kicker and likely a 40th pick in a draft. We need some younger and taller starting receivers. No offense to Dressler and Smith, but only one should be starting. We need more receivers who can get in the open and the QB can actually see them. Mind you with the porous offensive line one doesn't have much time does he.

The Woz said...

I just want to point out to the lynch mob that Getzlaf continues to get open - he might drop a few but he did that when he was 25. He was also leading the league in TDs until he got hurt. If he was too slow or not savvy enough to get open anymore then by all means he should retire but the fact is that he is still getting open and we should keep him for that and leadership.

This is just another case of " next man up" for the rider lynch mob

Anonymous said...

You can't catch some and maybe drop some and maybe be offside, if Getzlaff was American he would be long gone.

Randolph said...

Both are great moves. Some draft choices to make the O-line All-Canadian again. Some defensive playmakers and we are good to go. Liked Messam but you have to wonder how much gas left in tank. Acquire Fantuz and start the 'Canadian Air Force' going again. (Hell, Dressler and Smith might as well be Canucks since they are from ND)

Anonymous said...

This brings up another compelling reason to dump the east-west player awards nominees. What happens if a player is traded to the other division like when Alex Hall came here leading the league in sacks. Just nominate the best two or three players and go from there.