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Saturday, November 3, 2012

TILLMAN OUT

TSN.ca ALERT: Edmonton Eskimos relieve Eric Tillman of his duties as GM effectively immediately.

30 comments:

Mr stoon said...

His heart was always here, never there.

Anonymous said...

The fans won out in Edmonton, should’ve given him at least the chance to beat Toronto in the playoffs. They stated a stat in the game last night that the Eskimos have had a similar offensive output as they did with Ray last year.

Wonder if he’d go back to Ottawa?

Keith said...

Astounding news! Why not wait until the end of the season? Next stop - Ottawa's new franchise?

Larry said...

He never recovered from the Ricky Ray trade!

Anonymous said...

jim bender ‏@bendersun
CJOB's Bob Irving says he heard earlier this season that Tillman traded Ray to T.O. because he knew he was going to become Argos GM.

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh Heh, poetic justice. Woulda coulda shoulda. If only to turn the clock back,change one grievous error in judgement then who knows.

Anonymous said...

Bring him back to Sask. We need badly.

George

Anonymous said...

No offence, but why would Ottawa take him at this point? He's damaged goods, personally and professionally. His act has worn thin and he's past his best before date as a CFL GM

Anonymous said...

ESKS made a mistake when they hired him. Are they better now, than when he arrived ???

You Heard it Here First said...

The next GM for the Esks will be either the current assistant GM in BC or Montreal.

Anonymous said...

Tillman better not be involved with the Riders organization ever again. Hopefully he is finished in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

To trade away Kerry Joseph, only to have him back on his Edm team as a starter... Then to trade away Ricky Rae... Tillman has a bit of a weird in his approach to GM strategy...

Anonymous said...

Yes Edmonton is better since he's been GM. Made the playoffs 2 years in a row including a home playoff last year. His QBs took longer than he thought to develop and injuries on d killed his team. Watch. Edmonton with Nichols will be good next year. As for our sad sack GM, all we need to do is get rid of Hopson and then I'd welcome Tillman back with open arms. Under Tillman, Riders won a GC, appeared in another and always had a home playoff. The family in his court case didn't want him to lose his job. That's good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad he was doing a great job of ruining the Eskies.

Anonymous said...

To the knucklehead suggesting Tillman come back here.

I think the guy we have is just fine and is 10 times better than Mr. Tillman. Look at what he has brought in. He didn't trade away the teams best player did he. Perhaps Mr. Knucklehead is not a Durant or Dressler fan, because Tillman would likely would trade them to Winnipeg for Alex Brink and a 3rd.

Anonymous said...

It always ends up this way with him. B.C, Toronto, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, and now Edmonton. The story never ever changes with this guy.

Anonymous said...

Uh who brought in dressler? Tillman. You don't have a clue what u r talking about.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news ! This just In, former Edmonton Eskimos gm on his way back to Saskatchewan !

Dean said...

Uh who brought in dressler? It was tammen.

Dressler was on WPG neg list. The neg list trade was made when Tammen was with Riders.

hey those are just facts.

Anonymous said...

Yep - The Riders win 8 games. Joe Womack in Hamilton won 5 games. Eric Tillman won 7 games. Yet those are the 2 guys this moronic fanbase wants back here.

I'll spell it out for you. The core and base that was created in order for the Riders to win the 2007 Grey Cup came from Roy Shivers. Plain and simple. The MVP that season was Kerry Joseph and he was brought here by Roy Shivers.

Thank you Eric for tweaking things. Thank you for hiring Kent Austion. That's the extent of this.

He was here a brief time and like many times before he wore out his welcome. You think Edmonton thought he was so easy to work with? Go ask around the CFL. You hire Eric Tillman when you are desparate and that's it.

Anonymous said...

Kavis Reed is a dead man walking. What new GM is going to keep him???

Anonymous said...

Grandpa brought In Dressler, Ta Man just grandpa Miller's underling.

Anonymous said...

Tillman's boneheaded move to trade Ricky Ray for Jyles was his ultimate undoing. Look at the result of that trade. Western Final to Western Basement.
Bring him back to the Riders? NO THANKS.He would probably trade Darian for a bottle of Scotch and give away our 1st round pick as well. Tillman is no longer on anyone's GM wish list.

Anonymous said...

Kavis Reed and the Edmonton Eskimos still have a playoff game to play and possibly win.

Anonymous said...

Eric's demise, yet again, run deeper than questionable trades, wins and losses, and football decisions. The guy is a short term solution, always. He outlasts his welcome virtually everywhere he goes.

What more can be said. His next stop will go something like this... He'll start off as everyone's friend. He will say the right things, and charm the pants of people, initially. Then he'll face adversity, spend countless hours on the internet discussing football with fans, and eventually rub people the wrong way. When executives realize he's a weird guy, and just plain strange, their patience for the HR issues and staff problems will rise to the surface, and he'll be fired, again.

History that repeats itself enough times, never does change.

CLAY said...

ET is a great guy and a heck of a GM. The next team to hire him will be very lucky. I'd love to see him on TSN. They could get rid of Duane Ford and let Dunnigan do the color

Anonymous said...

Taman wins 8, Tillman wins 7 but most losses are by 5 points or less and with 3 times the injured starters!!! Difference between private and public ownership!Same reason we have same people building new stadium that built downtown park and went Million$$$$ overbudget on a simple park reconstruction, what will they do on a new stadium???? Still our NDP mentality that says go public rather then private!!! some things do not ever change.

Anonymous said...

Yeah bring the NDP into in. Here's a history lesson. The Co-Op Upgrader just finished a $2 Billion expansion.

Take a wild idea who had the idea to come up with that, and finance it?

Tommy Douglas did big guy.

Anonymous said...

.....Tommy gives you healthcare, rural electrification, an upgrader the list is endless......your Boy will give you a concrete bowl that will be obsolete in 25 years of which you'll still be paying for it.

....I'm not signing my handle until I win my reelection on Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous three posts above (Taman wins 8, Tillman wins 7)

The Edmonton Eskimos are not privately owned, they are a community owned team just like the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Brad T