Calgary's down one special teams coach...maybe this will be a package deal.
I can see it now:
Kelly in March: Signs Winnipeg's backup returner, convinces Huffer to cut Demetrius Summers before camp.
Kelly in training camp: "No one touches the kickers but me!!"
Kelly in week one: Dales is a game-time scratch....is cut the next week following a bitter war of words.
Kelly in week five: "We're a great team in two phases of the game...we just need our kicking and our returns to match that of our offence and defence."
Kelly in week 7, after losing a game in which a league record is set for special teams turnovers: "Clearly we need to look at other options."
Kelly in week 8, after both kickers, the long snapper, holder and the returner they broke camp with have all been jettisoned: "we're gonna make this right. Maybe we oughta give that Jones boy who played in Dallas a call."
Kelly in week 18, after a 1-5 field goal performance and a league-low in return yards for a game costs the Stamps a playoff berth: "It's tough, but we're only a player or two away from being a real good team. Tomorrow, we're gonna come to work and do our best to make sure we're better next year...."
its gonna be pretty rediculous if we start the season with a new head coach
Trestman took over an 8-10 team from Popp who had been there a little over a year and took them to the GC. I don't understand the fear ... Kelly is brutal in every aspect that can be evaluated, even his bite is off. Kelly will never regain the respect of half the fanbase that dislikes him, he blew it with the fans, the media, the board, the wives, Valadosta... Getting ride of him might even entitle the Bombers a CO2 emission rebate.
Winnipeg Blue Bomber Chair Ken Hildahl tells CJOB there have been no discussions about the future of President Lyle Bauer despite rumours he may be leaving and going to the Calgary Stampeders. Hildal says they will be talking about it though:
Hildahl would not say what "clarified" meant, but he did say he hopes Bauer stays on. As for the coach, Hildahl says there has not been any discussion, yet.
I hope Hildahl is lying through his teeth. Cause if Bauer is gone and they have no plan other than to tell Bauer what their wishes were, this is going to be a tough situation ! This is very concerning, looks like these guys haven't done a darn thing in five weeks and have no clue where they are going.i