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Friday, December 14, 2012

RIDERS NAME DEFENSIVE COACHES

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced their defensive coaching staff for the 2013 CFL season, including the additions of Mike Sinclair and Richard Kent to the team.
 
MIKE SINCLAIR – ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE LINE COACH
Sinclair joins the Riders after spending the previous five seasons as Defensive Line Coach with the Montreal Alouettes, winning Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010. He joined the Al's in 2008 after winning the NFL Europe Bowl with the Hamburg Sea Devils where he served as Defensive Line Coach. As a player, Sinclair was drafted in the sixth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks where he went on to play 11 seasons.  He earned three consecutive Pro Bowl selections and left Seattle with 73.5 career sacks, second in team history.
 
RICHIE HALL – DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS COACH
Hall will return to run the Riders defence for the third consecutive season, after posting the number two ranked defence in the CFL last season and allowing the fewest points against by the Riders since 2002. Hall rejoined the Riders in 2011 after spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons as Head Coach of the Edmonton Eskimos. Previous to his time in Edmonton, Hall was a part of the Roughriders coaching staff for 15 seasons, eight as Defensive Coordinator, and developed a reputation for fielding a top defence year after year.Before moving into his coaching role, Hall spent nine years playing in the CFL including four seasons with the Roughriders from 1988-1991. Hall is a two time Grey Cup champion, winning with the Riders in 1989 and 2007.
 
RICHARD KENT – DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH
Kent returns to the Riders on a full-time basis after attending 2012 Training Camp as guest coach.  He spent the last two seasons with the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League. The veteran coach spent 16 seasons working at the collegiate level before moving to NFL Europe, winning World Bowl titles in 2002 and 2005.  He also served as a secondary coach for the Toronto Argonauts in 2009.
 
BARRON MILES – DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH
Miles returns to the Riders defensive staff after coming to Saskatchewan last season from the B.C. Lions where he spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a defensive and player personnel assistant. Miles made the transition into coaching after retiring from a storied 12 year playing career in the CFL. His career began in Montreal where he spent seven seasons as a defensive back before playing his final five years with the Lions. The Nebraska grad was named a Divisional All-Star nine times and a CFL All-Star six times over the course of his playing career. Miles is a three time Grey Cup champion winning in 2002, 2006 and 2011. 

26 comments:

Parkside said...

Sounds good to me!

Anonymous said...

Great work Coach Chamblin. My question is why do we have 2 defesive back coaches? Man Rider season seems so far away. With no Philadelphia Flyer hockey to watch Rider season cannot come soon enough.

Anonymous said...

mmm 2 db coaches

Anonymous said...

Surprised that a team has finally decided to employ 2 DB coaches. I completely makes sense too!
There are 3 or 4 DL on the field at a time that 1 coach is responsible for 1 or2 true linebackers 1 coach is responsible for but there's 6 or 7 DB’s on the field that 1 coach is responsible for? With the importance of defending the pass in the CFL there should be a similar ratio of coaches to players on the field. Now there are 2 coaches to watch and develop the DB’s.

As long as they work well together, it’s a smart out-of-the-box idea

Anonymous said...

Riders get their man named Kent.

Anonymous said...

Look at the resumes -all with a lot of winning experience. You Hall haters should have fodder for complaints for another season -just don't understand where you get the hate from - blown assignments are not the fault of the DC.

Anonymous said...

Give it some time. The looney fringe will make an appearance here sooner or later! I'm ok with the hirings though.

Keith said...

Is there still one more appointment to come for the defensive coaches, that being the line-backer coach to replace Alex Smith?

Anonymous said...

Now we have to sign some players!!! Neufeld and Brackenridge are must signs!!
BOBR

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Anonymous said...

Roy Shivers hasn't worked for the Riders for close to 6 years now. After he left he brought in talent for B.C to win a Grey Cup so he's doing just fine. To bring him into the discussion is ill advised, and probably hints at deeper psychological issues abhoring on racism I suspect.

The organization Roy Shivers inherited was akin to a poorly run expansion franchise. Many remember the comment he made about being sick over what the depth chart and neg list looked like. I ask then, what was the expectation level at that time?

During Roy Shivers time here they improved, made the playoffs, and went to 2 Western Conference Finals. They were an 18 yard Field Goal away from going to a Grey Cup. It's all revisionist history, but Roy Shivers did his part to put this team forward. He was 2 GMs ago so to bring him up again just goes to deeper issues.

Obama

Anonymous said...

And right on cue, here come the looneys.

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Anonymous said...

Well said again Obama, how easily people forget the sad state of bad administration decision before Mr. Shivers arrived at Sk.The guy knows football talent and produces great finds who contribute to championship wins as evident at BC and after the fact Saskatchewan.

clay said...

D line is the weakest squad on the team. Need a lot of talent upgrade there. My first move would to be release Hawkins(classic underachiever)

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Parkside said...

Seems to be a lot of comments removed... Sad state of mind some people.
p.s. I dont always agree with you Obama. But we are on the same page with Shivers. (not sure if you were commenting on a deleted post)

Anonymous said...

I don't mind Ritchie coming back. Our biggest downfall on defense the last few years has been 2nd and long and playing too soft in those situations. If he can shore that up our defense is pretty strong. Maybe that's why 2 db coaches are around. To ensure if it's 2nd and 25 we don't give up 26 everytime.

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Anonymous said...

Shivers was great at recognizing import talent, even if he was biased towards players of a certain ethnic origin. On the other hand, he did very poorly on the non-import side.

Anonymous said...

It's a known fact that you cannot deny ... Shivers could find great talent, but awful citizens and didn't give a damn what they did off the field. You can have good teams but never Champions that way

That was his demise!

Anonymous said...

"Why do we need 2 DB Coaches" Answer......Go back and watch "The Play" that ended our season this year. We should have 3 DB Coaches the way our secondary played this year. Good on ya Coach Chamblin!!! Next year won't come soon enough.

Anonymous said...

To Keith,

Hidden in the new of the coach hiring, was that Richie Hall was also given the job as Linebackers Coach. Hopefully that is helpful to your answer.

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Not to all the crazy's out there, the rest of us don't want to read your crap. Man, Friday there must have been one bad full moon out there... all the crazy's came out - sad day!