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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CHAMBLIN RESPONDS

During a lengthy session with reporters following Tuesday's closed Roughrider practice, head coach Corey Chamblin was asked how he's able to keep a thick skin amidst all the criticism around the team and its 0-3 start.

"There's two podiums waiting at the end of the year: a championship podium or a cross," Chamblin began.  "And I'm prepared for either one of them.  If the fans want a new coach, they can get that 'cuz I'm prepared.  What I say by that is I do my best and if they're short-tempered and they want to move on, that's up to management and them.  At the end of the day I'll still work and I'll still be a great coach whether it's here in Saskatchewan this year or somewhere else next year or the next couple years.

"To be honest I don't give a damn about that.  When they want to come work and put the work in, then they can get the results.  Right now we're doing some good things but at the end of the day, just stay patient.  When we get that championship, just make sure the guys that want on our team get on that boat with us."

Chamblin also said the thought of being fired doesn't even cross his mind when he lays down at night.  All he asks from GM Brendan Taman is that he be honest with him regarding where he stands.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that they have signed international defensive back Geoff Tisdale to the roster. As per club policy details of the contracts were not released.  
 
Tisdale  (5’11 – 195) is entering his eighth CFL season after originally joining the league with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2008 where he played his first three seasons. The Pittsburgh State product played the 2011 season with the Calgary Stampeders, returned to Hamilton for 2012, then spent the last two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after signing with them in February, 2013 as a free agent.
 
Through 114 career games, the 29-year-old has collected 291 defensive tackles and 29 interceptions with four returned for touchdowns. He is a two-time East Division All-Star (2013, 14) and was named a CFL All-Star in 2013 after leading the league with seven interceptions.  

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national defensive end Levi Steinhauer has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

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Veteran cornerback Paul Woldu is also practicing with the team, wearing #12.  His old #21 is occupied by Geoff Tisdale.

90 comments:

Dick Rubnutz said...

Anybody who wants Chamblin fired is a friggin idiot

Anonymous said...

Well done Coach! I have absolute trust in you and am embarrassed at the amount of people who think they know better than the coaches and management. Stick around you cowards, Get your green on or get lost! Calling for this man to lose his job is absolutely ridiculous!!! There's a reason the season is 18 games long and better to get the losses out of the way now I'd say. The wins are going to come and when they do look out for this team. Nothing like negative publicity to make a team determined to do better. I'm willing to be patient.

Anonymous said...

REpeat - Anybody who wants Chamblin fired is a friggin idiot

although most of the people posting on here are just that

Anonymous said...

If a coach can't get us to 18-0, then it is time for him to move on and time to bring in John Huffnagel who would love to be in green and white again. Only Huff can save us now!

Anonymous said...

Hey if negativity gets these guys motivated then they all suck!!

Anonymous said...

Coach Chamblin should stop listening to the Green Zone. They may be trying their best to get the mob foaming at the mouth for his head, but the vast majority of fans want Coach Chamblin to stay and be successful in Sask.

Ruby Nicolson said...

Well Said Coach Chamblin,

Rally Driver said...

It's nice to see Paul Woldu getting another chance. I think I can speak for a bunch of old racquetball and handball players who remember Paul working out at the Regina Court and Fitness Club when he was a teenager. I remember how impressed we were with his attitude, personality and work ethic. He was so skinny he had to run around in the shower to get wet. As his career progressed, through, High School, Junior, CIS and CFL, he always had a positive attitude and would take the time to visit. I wish him all the best for this season and more.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin shouldn't have to answer these questions. The media in this town have no class.

Cap said...

I'm really tired of the crucify the coach (so-called) fans. So many people are ready to push the panic button. The Riders have had to deal with adversity early on and if the ball bounces their way on a few plays we're 2-1 or 3-0. Chamblain is a great coach and is working his ass off to get wins for this team. They will come and the Riders will be contenders at the end of the season.

Anonymous said...

Awesome CC! Don't listen to the mouth breathers.

Anonymous said...

At the worst (but busiest) of times this blog gets approximately 100 comments. 20 of them are people arguing back and forth and another 10 are so far off they can't even be claimed as logical. That leaves 70 people potentially negatively commenting.

There is what 2-3 million Rider fans in Canada!?!

I hope Friday Rider Nation jams the park and brings it for the Lions. 8 pm start means straight from work to the pub to get primed.

Anonymous said...

its juss not the media....its those drunk clowns that call in at the end of the game....proclaim the end of the world....yes were 0-3...the ship aint sinking yet and yes we need wins....and we can start as fans is getting behind this team starting friday night... So Ridernation(Fans)....Whoz In And Whoz Out???...friday's attendence will tell... Go Riders !!!!




Roberto in Y

Anonymous said...

It is all the loser commenters over at Rider Fans.com nothing but absolute morons on that site

Anonymous said...

After hearing the interview today, I see a man oozing with confidence and not at all worried about his own future. The players seem to play for him and I am sure will get out of this losing slump sooner than later. Thanks CC for telling it like It is. Polkabill from the Peg

Anonymous said...

Micromanaging is part of the self entitled culture around here. Look at all the municipalities in the province. They exist to create micromanagers. Pity

Anonymous said...

Are you serious.....who got us a championship in 13 who got us to playoffs last yr seriously I'd like to see you try doing this man's job

Anonymous said...

It's about time Chamblin took the minority of fans and beat them (metaphorically of course) silly behind the barn. Great job today coach.

Anonymous said...

I really hope the true Rider nation will stand tall Friday and show how much we are behind our coach and team! Our fan title is being challenged by the minority.

Anonymous said...

The ego this guy has is great, however in the situation the team presently is in he needs to re-evaluate his coaching style and perhaps needs to bring in a defensive coordinator to help tweak the playbook and perhaps take over the play calling.

When your in the only show in a province this size the coach is going to have to answer these types of questions. Its part of the job and he can handle it.

Sen. Biden

Anonymous said...

Riderville video post edited this portion out of their video clip, thanks for the unedited text of the exchange.

Anonymous said...

I like it! Sometimes the rabid rider fan base needs to be told to go to hell (Remember Darian blasting the fan on twitter a couple of years ago). Chamblin has a championship ring on his finger. He knows what he is doing. He doesn't need all of the armchair coaches in Saskatchewan giving their two cents.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin makes some valid points but he also put himself out on a ledge as well. If you start urinating in the corn flakes of people who pay the bills and your salary, your time will be short regardless of what you accomplish. If the fans and/or media turn on you there is little to save you. The meltdown on McCormick and now the "the championship podium or the cross". Really! "When they want to come to work and put the work in they can get the results". Who is he referring to because it sure hasn't been the defence. If he's calling out fans he better follow that up with a win and season turnaround. It won't get prettier.

If the fans and media turn the BOD will listen. They dictate to Taman who oversees Chamblin. That how things work. Greg Marshall found that out.

Joe Buchko said...

PEOPLE, TAKE A PILL(SNER)!!! You change one play per game and we are 3 and 0. The wins will come. Pack the park this Friday and SUPPORT CHAMBLIN!!!

Anonymous said...

Who would want to coach in Regina.

Anonymous said...


Way to go coach. This is your "Dumb A##" moment and I love it. Just saw the replay of the BC game and we definitely made the 3rd down gamble but "not enough evidence to overturn". This has to be the best 0-3 team I have ever seen. 1-0 this week.

DJR

Anonymous said...

In case none of u people have seen a game yet, it ain't the coaches fault why we are 0-3. Look at the players. They take stupid penalties in the 4th quarter and just plain quit playing. This is for ALL the players that play for the green and white. Quit taking stupid penalties and this is the CFL 4 quarter football play all the quarters right to the final whistle. Trust me u will see wins. Now GO RIDERS GO !!! And play smart football

Verna said...

As usual, the noisy 1% (or less) make these ridiculous statements, wanting others to buy in to their hype. We real fans know know the integrity, class, and leadership that coach Chamblin brings to our team. Let the negative nellies jump ship - don't hurt your knees jumping on and off the band wagon! Our players and coaches know we are behind them 100%.

Anonymous said...

R-E-L-A-X.

Relax.

Bankerbar said...

True Ridernation fans have your back Coach! We'll be celebrating come season end. Go Riders Go!!

Long time rider fan said...
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Anonymous said...

We have become spoiled , we need to turn up the volume and make the 13th man be a difference again , the first two games the 13th man has been as dissapointing as our defence

Anonymous said...

Coach: Please do not listen to the whining of the peanut gallery. The vast majority of True Rider Fans are ecstatic to have you as the Head Coach of The Saskatchewan Roughriders. We hope you are here for the long haul.

Dave in Medicine Hat

Anonymous said...

We Shall Endeavour to Persevere

Go Riders

Anonymous said...

Majority of these comments patronizing bull sh*t. Roughriders football headed in the wrong direction under the current gm, aging team roster. Head coach Chamblin must surely be having his moments where question comes into play regarding the provided player recruitment he has to work with.

elaine said...

coach hold your head up high, you are doing a great job. two overtime games, so exciting, someone had to lose and too bad it was our riders but revenge will be so so sweet come next game, our Riders are just getting warmed up. Win or lose we love you all Riders coaches staff and management!!!! We are going to the Grey Cup mark my words!! Our riders play with all there heart and soul!!!

The Woz said...

Another year another mob looking to take out a coach. It is unreal.....fire richie fire cortez fire everyone as soon as we lose a couple of games. I am sometimes realky embarrassed to be associated with some of these so called fans that are unhappy in their own lives and really are knuckledraggers who will never be happy. All i can say is if the riders fired everyone couple of years you know what we would have? The 1980's and eleven non playoff years in a row. After 1976 we went to walt pasodowski then jim eddy then ronnie then faragalli then berry then gotta....6 head coaches between 1977 and 1987 and we missed the playoffs each of those years. Constant turnover does not work. If you need more evidence look at laughing stock orgs like the redskins, dolphins, browns, raiders and jaguars that change coaches all the time. We needed to pick a great coach and stick with him and we have that with chamblin. When he arrived he said he wanted to ve hear for many many years. I would like to see fim here like chuck knoll and bill cowher and bellicik who are there for 15 years. Dont go anywhere corey the real fans realize how lucky we are to have you.

Hmmm said...

I don't have a problem with his calls BUT how does he know "some" fans are PO'd at him? I thought pro sports people ignore the press.

Yah he should and will probably make some changes but it's a work in progress. Teams and people should make mistakes, correct and progress.

And really, it's just a few crazies who of course would do better..... haha!

If CC respond to the crazies, he's making them happy!

Focus on the team CC. By far the majority support you so get back to work!!!

Anonymous said...

Positive comments for a change. Rider nation has Corys back.

I have a feeling. The Lions are gonna get destroyed this weekend.

This is a good team!

Anonymous said...

Of course he'll get another job in football after he wrecks the Riders, they all do. Kavis Reed and Danny Barrett are both coaching elsewhere and one can't count to 13 and the other one preferred Nealon Greene over Burris or Glenn. Either one of those decisions should be enough to end your career but it just changes their address.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin is the CFL answer to Mike Keenan, always got good results in the second year. The players quit him part way through the next year though.

Anonymous said...

Yea right, that horrible young player recruitment by our "current GM" :

Jeff Knox Jr. - #3 in CFL tackles at 18

Ryan Smith #2 in CFL receiving at 251 yards.

Anthony Allen #5 in CFL rushing, teamed up with a good Canadian signed by our "current GM" and #2 in rushing, Jerome Messam.

Dylan Ainsworth - #1 in CFL special teams tackles at 6.

Jake Doughty - looks to have a future as a good young play-maker and sitting at #6 in tackles after two games.

Ray Early - #1 in punting avg at 50 yards

Keith Price and Brett Smith are good young long-term prospects at QB when, in a few years, Durant and Glenn decide to retire. Some good young prospects at receiver and in other positions developing on our practice roster.

But the fans are surly upset that the "current GM" resigned "old" Weston Dressler, Darian Durant, John Chick, T. George, Tristan Jackson, Tyron Brackenridge and those fat guys that make up the best O-line in the CFL. And even Jamal Richardson, a gamble that is paying off.

Oh yes, our "current GM" has really set the Riders in the wrong direction - LOL

Maybe he is the cause of all the injuries that have seen some very talented players lost for many games and the season. In any event, he is doing his job in bringing in seasoned vets like Tisdale and others to help with this rash of injuries.

Cant' believe the willful ignorance of those who fight this lost battle of trying to lay every ill on one of the best GM's in the CFL.
There exists since 2012 a fringe element who will never give him and O'Day any credit no matter who they sign.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

For somebody that's only 29-28 in regular season action he's pretty cocky. In fact you could say defiant which is generally a sign of weakness.

Anonymous said...

"When they want to come to work and put the work in they can get the results"

Followup question could be

But you're not getting the results, why?

What are you going to change to get the results?

Not a lot of confidence that they will change the results this week. This reminds me of the 1989 to 1991 stretch when a 1-6 Rider team got their Head coach fired.

Anonymous said...

To Old Hank,

remember that post 2 years from now when most of those "horrible young players" are playing somewhere else. Thats what happened to us the last 2 years, the GM lost half the roster after we won the Cup. Don't forget only a couple of years ago people claimed Coach Miller was too loyal to the older players. We have heard from Taman that you have to rotate the roster with a turnover of personal. Thats the way he won so many titles with the Bombers.

I think most people are just questioning some of the play calling and don't want to hear that we are this close. This close keeps you that far from a playoff spot, not 0 - 3 right now is the difference between a home game in the playoffs like Roddy said yesterday on the Sportscage.

Why would we be talking about Doughty, I thought we traded for the " ever injured" Shea Emery the Canadian Messiah to be our long term plan at MLB. Or is he not in the plans when he comes back. Just remember 2 years from now one of them if not both will not be here.

See you in two years for the results.

Put your money on the Green and White this week. But after that I don't know.

The Peanut Gallery

Anonymous said...

I really hope Chamblin doesn't read any of this crap and is focussed on where he should be, the field and getting this team a win on Friday.

But if he is following this mindless drivel, I'll say this:

Coach Chamblin, you are our coach of our team and I have faith that you will continue to work to have this team improve and win games. Please do not listen to all these losers on here who feel personal attacks against you will help the situation. It won't.

Know that the majority of Rider Nation is behind you and whatever happens after the season happens!!

Thank you for bringing us a Championship in 2013 and we all know your team can do it in 2015!!!

Voice of Reason!!

Clarkenstein said...

Cory's outburst is obviously frustration based, however, he has to hold himself to a higher standard and grow some thicker skin. Myopic coverage of this team is part of the job here and he knows that. He has to learn to smile, answer the question and in spite of his frustration move on to the next question. He's throwing gas on the fire. Having said that his record is one game over .500 in his 3+ years here and his playoff record is 3-2 with all 3 wins coming in the Grey Cup year. What has hurt this team the most tho is how it finishes the late part of the schedule every year. The team is only 5-16 coming down the stretch during his tenure!! I think he's probably a pretty good coach but at the end of the day the little details aren't being looked after to finish games. Consistent championship type teams win games in the last 3 minutes not lose them.

Anonymous said...

"If you start urinating in the corn flakes of people who pay the bills and your salary"

If you believe the fans have one ounce of say or influence on this team, I have a bridge to sell you. The Riders are legitimate big time business. You have as much say in staffing as you do SaskTel! Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the guy that says the 13th man has been disappointing. Mosaic has become a dull place. First two games were quiet as heck. You can't blame it on the outcome because it was sadly queit when the Riders were winning. The last two drives that Toronto had was like being in the Rogers Centre.

Warren File said...

Good to read through these comments this morning to find the well deserved support and encouragement directed to Coach Chamblin and his staff. The issue right now is not coaching, it is injuries and penalties. We do have players taking avoidable penalties especially late in the game and in situations when they are outmatched. The new contacting the receivers rule has resulted in far too many disruptions in play as the officials play their own game of flag football. Our coaches do not like losing, our administration and board do not like losing, the fans do not like losing, and the local sports media people do not like losing. But we all have to suck it up, set emotions aside and let the team evolve around our capable leadership (coaches and players).

Don't forget to donate to the Red Cross as they provide relief to those forced from their homes by forest fires.

Terry in Saskatoon

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that cities that have sports media that ask the "hard questions" always have teams that suck? It's an unnecessary distraction.

Journalists need to quit trying to be smart. Tell me the score, the important stats that made that score and who had a good game. Beyond that, quit digging for dirt, calling out coaches and trying to get your 'scoop'.

Anonymous said...

A lot of great comments supporting Corey. I would not want any other coach leading this team and can't wait to get a big win on Friday. Like a poster stated earlier the 13th man needs to step up to the plate and prove why they are the best fans in the league. They have been pretty quiet so far this year. Lets Go Riders!

Anonymous said...

Luc is a bandwagon jumper, lol.

DJR

#isupportchamblin

Anonymous said...

Mosaic used to be the most hostile place to visit. I am not so sure its in the top three anymore. Winnipeg has lapped the field, Ottawa (which I actually haven't been too) sells out every game and all everyone talks about is the atmosphere, Hamilton in their new stadium is crazy.

Saskatchewan now falls into the Calgary/Edmonton category where on any given night it can be good but mostly just average. BC and Montreal would come next with Toronto pulling in the basement.

Anonymous said...

Horrible writing by the leader post today. Murray MacCormick was the one asking the questions if Chamblin is worried for his job then he hides behind Rider Nation is asking.

Gutless!

Anonymous said...

Glen Reid asked the question.

Anonymous said...

The Riders need to start banning these jack-asses from media scrums. Tell me the score, the highlights and the injuries. Our players and coaches don't need the distraction.

Anonymous said...

Tact and professionalism are traits that both the coach and GM absolutely must have in this community and environment. For the HC to go off like he did speaks to both. The same could be said of the GM. Sadly the same patronizing donkey kissers here will be the first to turn when the tides turn. It always happens because the fans for the most part participate in pack dog mentality. Barrett, Austin, Marshall and Miller have all faced it. Chamblin doesn't have Bilicheck type numbers or championships, in fact he is barely over .500 in his tenure. It hardly qualifies him to refer to himself as a great coach, and own an entitlement to berate fans and media.

SaskTtel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower are contributing who's money?

McCormick was crapped on in front of his peers by the HC. Does anyone think he will forget that? I wonder which of those two will be here longer? Most people get done in by their own mouths.

cflsteve said...

Key Injuries not coaching has been the problem.
Game 1. DD goes down which sucked the life out of the entire team for that game.
Overlooked as well were the in game injuries to the two National acquisitions. Both Emery and MacDougal had great camps and both proved to be starting players.

Game 2. Now both Emery and Mac are on the 6 game. rookie Dougherty played great at MLB. Brak was back at S.
However late in the game when coach went to the 30 D. Now there is a rookie at MLB. As well MacDougall likely would have been in at S. Allowing Brak to move up closer to the box instead of being 30 yards off the ball.

Game 3: National DB Michael Carter was the utility DB. Brown went down late. Carter forced into a HB spot matched up with a much bigger and staringer Arceneaux. A bad match up that BC took advantage of. Something that will likely be changed.
If MacDougal was healthy likely he would have been in at S and Brak bumped over to HB against Arceneaux.

It is not unusual for every team to have to make adjustments during the first 6 games for injuries or other reasons.

Two OT loses makes it very realistic to see one slight adjustment make a big difference.

Anonymous said...

Pretty tough talk for a guy who's record is just over 50%. He is in denial if he thinks where gonna buy his comments. This crap about coming down and putting in work. I laugh at the notion since "putting in work " has accomplished jack squat 0-3 record. Sounds like he needs to man up and admit he can't do both jobs and LET his coordinator does his job.

Anonymous said...

Solid response from a solid coach!

After watching the game again last night, there were a number of small things throughout the game that cost the Riders.

Missed 3rd and 1 - BTW a great football play; injury leading to a young man put in a unenviable position at corner - and getting beat twice that lead to points; turnovers; and of course penalties. These are little things that were at bad times in the game and cost us.

They were just errors at bad times during the game - but all fixable. No one has questioned talent or coaching except for Rider Riders fans themselves.

Even the media focus is on what the fans are saying versus the team. Let’s not let the team implode......this is Canada’s team...lets support!

cflsteve said...

I would look for Carter to make a move to play S at times. Allowing Brak to move up in the box when needed.
As well it appears that both Chick and Hall appear not to be rotating out with a 3rd DE. Something Coach has as a main philosophy.
I would look for National Ainsworth to get more time rotating at DE early to keep both Chick and Hall fresh late.
As well I would look for a 30 look early. with a couple DTs in on the 3 man rush. Having Brak up to LB and/or rookie National Kolokombo as well with the 4 LBs. Having Knox, Brak, Kolombo, Harris coming in multiple blitz packages.

Anonymous said...

Awesome comments Coach ! It's absolutely RIDICULOUS to suggest that we need a new coach or that we are not prepared to take this the distance. We have challenges, BIG challenges and we the right Coach and GM to take us back to the Grey Cup. The only thing that I would say different Coach is "that when we win the Grey Cup ... all you nay sayers / ship jumpers are not welcome back on the ship ... no Champagne for you!

Steve W said...

Are you bleeding hearts forgetting we are 2-12 over the last 14 games! That's right 2 WINS and 12 LOSSES!! His strategy was workign the first couple of years but now he is predictable and the other coaches are reading him like a book. You folks have more patience than I do!!!

Anonymous said...

If he were to have an exceptionally successful inaugural season with the rams, if CC doesn't live up to expectations, could we see Mike Gibson as the next riders head coach? He has the track record, and past experience with glenn...if he sticks around, that is.


Anonymous said...

Clearly Murray will be here longer because no other paper would hire him. Coach Chamblin on the other hand would have a job in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

After reading some of the criticism directed at the coach and GM it is increasingly clear that the IQ in Saskatchewan is still dropping.

Anonymous said...

Steve W said...

Are you bleeding hearts forgetting we are 2-12 over the last 14 games! That's right 2 WINS and 12 LOSSES!! His strategy was workign the first couple of years but now he is predictable and the other coaches are reading him like a book. You folks have more patience than I do!!!

No We're well aware of the fact that we're 2-12 over the last 14 games. We have to give him and the team this season. We simply have to. Firing a coach mid-season never works and he has to be given the opportunity to turn this around. That's what we as fans have to extend to Chamblin, his staff and the players.

Anonymous said...

By Friday midnight his record will be even. But in his own mind he's a great coach!

Anonymous said...

Murray McCormick was crapped on in front of his peers because he was being an asshole. CC was justified.

The Riders should ban The Leader Post from post game scrums. The LP needs the Riders more than the riders need the LP.

Anonymous said...

He must be a good coach, he just told us he is.

Steve W said...

Leaderpost have the only reporters who are not rider lap dogs and not afraid to ask the questions on everyone's mind. Do you think the "voice of the riders" would ever ruffle a feather...nope, they are to busy shining BT shoes and wiping his butt!!

If you can't stand the criticism then make better decisions.

2 and 12 people...2 and 12.

Anonymous said...

What's the Coach's record in the last half of last season and so far this season? Yup. The criticism is warranted especially with how cocky this coach and group was during training camp.

Sorry Coach, I have a lot of respect for you but this is what your paid to do and criticism is part of the territory, if you don't win here I highly doubt you'll be a head coach right away anywhere in the CFL, perhaps back to a co-coordinator but unless you turn things around your Head Coaching career could be in jeopardy.

Anonymous said...

lost season....see 2011!

Danny said...

I can't believe the idiots out there. But this is the place you find them. Ranting like they know what they are talking about. I'm upset that we are 0-3 but with a couple plays going the other way and we are 3-0. Chamblin can be questioned but I think believes in his players and feels the decision he makes in those situations are right and there is no regrets. He doesn't make the plays he calls them. It's up to his players to make what he calls. If they do that they are 3-0. Get off of Chamblin and start calling out some players and maybe they'll grow up and make the plays that are called. Chamblin knows what he's doing now hopefully the players do.

Anonymous said...

Why crap on the media for doing their job and asking questions some of their clients (readers) want to know? Why do we need to treat Rider coaches as if they can't be touched or should be expected to answer the tough questions? In the NHL, NFL, MLB and even Soccer its okay but in the CFL in little ol SK how dare we ask a coach a tough question.

Give me a break, the guy makes $225K he can explain to the fan base why this team isn't performing and furthermore to to many of the shareholders that help pay his salary. God, we're moronic in this province.

Where are all of those that were okay when people were calling for Marshall or Miller's heads?

Anonymous said...

No actually the Riders new he LP more. And McCormick was just doing his job. Don't blame the media for the 0-3 start. The coverage would be considerably more positive if the team was 3-0. I hate when fans blame the media for the Riders ills. Wins=positive media coverage.

Anonymous said...

I am glad we finally have some media asking the tough questions of this this coach, he gets paid well and should answer when three games continue to get lost in the 4th quarter.

i do wish Carm could quit griping about officiating during games, its getting old year after year.

Anonymous said...

has won two of the last fourteen regular season and playoff games. Yes 2 and 12.... In my mind there's a problem. Let Chamblin rant all he wants, its a win now league ( as he said when he took over the helm of the Riders in 2012) and he aint winning now.......

Anonymous said...

Love the Rider staff can't handle the tough questions welcome to what happens when fans expect a team with the money and off-field front office they do to look so unprepared in the depth charts and out played/coached on the field. Tough questions will continue to come until a string of victories are evident.

This coach sure has a big ego for a guy who has a terrible record for the last year and a half. Like an above poster said, why was it okay for Miller and Marshall to feel the wrath but this guy gets a free pass?

Anonymous said...

The old saying about not picking a fight with someone that buys ink by the barrel isn't an accident. Reporters can peck away and every so often drop the hammer on you and when you respond it allows them to peck away again with more ammo and drop the hammer again and again.
If you want to credit CC for winning a cup you have to allow placing the blame at his feet when week after week the team can't manage the clock. The much vaunted defense has been an anchor around this team's throat and the guy in charge of it is going to get asked some uncomfortable questions by at least some of the media in town.

Anonymous said...

I guess Mike Babcock won't have to answer any tough questions in Toronto this coming season if they loose 3 straight.

Anonymous said...

I hope Chamblin gives the Leader Post one word quotes the rest of the year. Just 'yes' and 'no' are all they should get.

The print media is dying, so they try to breathe life into it by asking 'tough questions' and being assholes in media scrums.

McCormack may be in Regina longer than Corey, but Corey will be around long after the Leader Post.

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Anonymous said...

EeeeYewwww !!!!!!!! Infinity.

Anonymous said...

How anybody with Chamblin's won/lost record can be as cocky as he is remains a mystery to me. It's everybody's fault but his.

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Anonymous said...

I don't understand why there's so much discussion and name calling over a few in game decisions, we all see it different.
But this bickering back and forth on whether we should or shouldn't have gambled is providing a smoke screen for the real problem.

The real problem is our defense. In 12 quarters and three mini-games they've created ONE turnover. They've applied no pressure on a QB to force poor decisions. At best they've tackled the guy on first contact maybe half a dozen times in three games.

By the way, who is responsible for the defense?

The Woz said...

Actually on a true team inckuding the coaches it is no ones fault you win together and you lose together. And as usual a sask coach cant win. If he had not answered the question he would have been deemed as arrogant so he answers it and once again he is arrogant. The guy rebuilt the horrid 2011 team and has been to the pkayoffs every year including a wonderful cup win at home. What do you buggers want? every year it is the same thing with idiots wanting coaches fired.....it is a true sickness.... Get some therapy.

Anonymous said...

One more injury and we will be the oldest team in the league when we bring back Tom Cousineau or Junior Ah You (sic).

Jerry Atric