I think Lancaster was breathing down Marshall's throat every inch of the way. There's no way Marshall was allowed to do his own thing. When Bob Young arrived here he damn near had Lancaster canonized and put him in charge of all the heavy decision making until he found out he'd made a grave error.
By that time, Marshall's CFL career had gone down the dumper, and, yes, I blame Lancaster for most of this.
Barrett is an OC at best; definitely NOT a head coach.
I agree with the theory of bringing in a kick ass type of head coach who isn't quite so intent on his players "having fun out their". Football in today's world is a very serious business and if you're in the pros to "have fun", your in the wrong profession.
I gave up on Don Mathews following his poor health announcement and also following Dejardins' ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WANTS A YOUNG
HC WHO CAN GROW WITH THE TEAM!
Personally, I'd kill to get Wally Buono here, but realistically, that's not likely to happen. Hence, I think the team goes after Taaffe or someone of that calibre.
Until the issue of Head Coach is resolved, the team remains stagnent.