That'll fix their problems. They'll be 11-7 at seasons end.
Keenan MacDougall and Marshay Green must be ready to go. With LeGree back last game, our secondary should continue to get better. Other than Weldon Brown, it is close to how they wanted it to look at the beginning of the season. Aaron
Here's a quote from the best Roughrider ever, George Reed. It was cut and pasted from your column on riderville.com“I don’t think this particular football team at this particular time needs a coaching change,” #34 continued. “I think maybe some of the philosophies need to change and everything else, but from what I saw last game, it says they’re still playing for the coach".The key words being 'some of the philosophies need to change'. Why is it George Reed can say it but the Regina media doesn't dare say 'Chamblin needs to smarten up?'Curious George.
George is pretty cagey in his comment. "at this particular time" can mean a lot. A lot of unhappy people about wearing a 0-7 crap sandwich on their adoring hearts. If this team goes 0-10 will the same sentiments still apply. Maybe"at that particular time" there might be a different feeling and comment. It's not profound or anything.
Where have you been Curious George?? - all I have heard from all the media - almost universally - is that there are things that need to change by Rider players and coaches; that's all they are talking about, need for Quick to take over the defense, need for a better defensive scheme, no discipline, test out the new players, yada yada... No one that I have heard in the media is disagreeing with Mr. Reed. What Regina media have you been listening to? Old Hank
Shea Emery should be back his 6 games are up. So let's see what we got in the trade and how our defence is gonna go from last to not giving up more than 20 points a game.John Waynes Rooster Cockburn
@Old Hank;I've been right beside you the whole time. The difference is I'm not brainwashed, I can see and hear. The only person in the Regina media that hasn't been siding with CC is Darrell Davis and he's been ostracized by the rest of 'the good old club'. Oh yeh, Murray McCormick asked the coach a pointed question earlier on and he's been paying the price ever since. The rest speak in generalizations. The defense has produced two turnovers in seven games and they say, 'they need to improve' DUH. Nothing about the schemes, nothing about the coaching (Chamblin) improving or nothing about upgrading the (Taman)talent. Our swiss cheese defense hasn't been competitive in any way shape or form but it's because Shae Emry got injured. Here's a heads up, Hamilton's D has scored 6 TDs. Do you suppose Shae would have scored that many? As George said, it's time Chamblin changed a thing or two but with fans like you I guess he doesn't have to.
From what I've heard Mr Emerys neck injury will end his year and possibly his career. I've been told not to expect him back. Anyone with any different info?
The release of these two guys should just be the first in a series. There are more that need to go and there really isn't any solid reason to delay. That group should include a few guys who've been here a while but are clearly not performing for some reason. What better time to rebuild our secondary with bigger and better athletes, That would give them half a season to learn and get better. Start next season with a head start on the rebuild we all know that needs to come.Looking today at the talent and athleticism that Hamilton has assembled just leaves fans cold when we look at out downhill trajectory. The way Hamilton did it was get incrementally better to the point in three years they are a powerhouse. The only way they can be stopped is by injury or self implosion. Austin won't let that happen. We on the other hand have not upgraded talent that has left, and whats left are getting older. Canadian quality and depth has been depleted by incredulous trades, and suspect drafts. When we look at the Canadian talent we have let get away, it's a list that makes one groan in disbelief we did that.We all respect George Reed and I doubt any scribe would ever disagree with anything he says out of respect. It clearly makes me wonder though if another icon, Kent Austin, would have the same assessment if he were here today looking at this franchise?? Brings things into perspective!
Shea Emry is not coming back this season. In fact it sounds like he may be done.
I love old George Reed, but things have changed drastically since he last played and I am damn sure he does not know everything that is going on behind closed doors and that includes the Riders dressing room.
Chamblin isn't going anywhere. 85 percent of Rider nation dosent want him to leave. When are you guys gonna buy a clue that your the minority.
Think Emry's football career as a player is over too
Correction, Hamilton's defense has scored seven TDs. That's six pic sixs and a fumble scoop and score. We could have had that kind if coaching except for Jim Hopson's ego. Oh well, I guess I'm supposed to be happy we have a franchise.
85% of Rider Nation are brainwashed.
Interesting...both played the same corner...??
If anyone is talking about the results of the Titan poll, you're bigger fools than your self describing. With the suspected Rider fan following of perhaps 300,000 people, that translates to about 1%. Hardly describes "Rider Nation" and certainly not a scientific or accurate poll. From what I've been seen these polls have no impact on what a sports team does or doesn't do. They also been highly inaccurate for the most part. When someone is let go, the same 300 or so people will agree with the move. Speaks for itself.With two big names like Durant and Emery down for the season, there is a huge amount of cash that needs to be paid out for them. DD's value is unquestioned. Emery played less than one half of football for our organization, and from a lot of corners there is scuttlebutt that he may never play again. At least 3/4 million dollars down the crapper for this year. The Emery deal was so unwanted and unneeded that most are still struck by it's happening. A popular effective workhorse for an often injured commodity. Really!In this league success follows the best. The league has three tiers of managers right now;- Huffnagel*Popp*Austin- Barker*Hervey*Buono_ Desjardins*Walters*TamanI may be corrected but I think all but one have been CFL players. Great leadership usually leads to great teams. To have the one of the best offences in the league yet winless speaks volumes. There are so few great GM's around that when you get one, you want to hang on for dear life.I don't see the Riders doing anything this year simply because of finances. It's probably a decision that will cost them even more in the long run, than simply the pay-outs. I also see ET being given the GM's job in Winnipeg at which point they will become incredibly good. Hamilton will take a step back when that happens. Winners know how to build winners. Anyone who is a life time sub .500 performer in his field tells you what you're going to get.
There is Hamilton and Calgary - then there are the eight other teams that can compete among themselves.
Buono's teams have been very poor of late. Now with Eliminian getting a torn Achilles injury they are toast in 2015.Popp's teams have also been poor of late notwithstanding a strong defense.The ONLY person with a good GM resume out there maybe looking for work is Tillman, but I can't see him being hired anywhere in the CFL as a GM.The top two GM's at this time are Austin and Huffnagel and they will only leave their teams in the next 10 years if there is a very good NFL opportunity.
Hufnagel and Austin both wear two hats, Coach and GM. Hufnagel and Austin are both former Roughrider quarterbacks with loads of CFL experience. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.When Wally was doing double duty he belonged in the same league as them. He just can't find anybody that coaches as good as he did.
Rebuild our secondary with bigger and better players, not when we are bringing in 5'7" guys. We rebuilt our team after winning the 2013 Grey Cup, loosing more than half the team. Then we did more rebuilding during that season (2014) trading players and getting rid of some in this past off season. Taman always says he'd like to sign them all, yet the record shows we are pretty good with letting them go. At least we found a third string qb from Toronto so give the boys some credit. This league is a revolving door so they better start to pick up the ability to find quality backups that can step in and perform like the starters. If Taman expects to be here next year he needs to find some studs for the rest of this year and start looking for next years winners. Lets not waste time and money on players who will not be here next year. Invest in the future. We heard how some guys were just filling the holes e.g... JRich, but we know there are more. I don't want to hear those kinds of excuses 6 - 7 weeks from now. You know who is performing and who is not.
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