After years of driving the Hamilton Tiger Cats into the ground Ron Lancaster is made interim coach. I can not believe it. Greg Marshall in his first year improved the team greatly and was CFL Coach of the Year. How quickly we forget!! Last year was not the best, but it does not take a professional to know that he has built a great team for this year and it was just a matter of time before it jelled and great things would begin to happen. These things take time and I think Bob Young has made one hell of a big mistake.
Although I love the Hamilton Tiger Cats and generally wish them the very best, I should not say this but I hope they loose the next two games - and badly. Just to prove my point that Greg Marshall is a great coach. I never thought I would ever make such a wish but this firing has made me livid!!
Obviously I'm not nearly as gracious as Mr. Marshall. But I suspect the mistake that has been made in firing him will unfortunately come back to haunt the team. What a pity!!!!
Look, after Lancaster built the team up from the ruins when he first inherited it, he was unable to resign key players. We had major money issues here, which slowly decimated the team. The other teams in the league were continually signing our free agents. Lancaster did the best he could with the resources he had.
You'd have a hard time racing a Corvette head to head with a Cavalier.
Now he has the scouting network (which we never had) and the resources. Let's get behind him and the team. They need our support now more than ever. :cowboy:
Gotta go with Buckwheat and Caretaker on this one, I think Coach Lancaster got tired of us being the farm team for the rest of the league. He has resourses and all the support he needs now. Look out Argos.
Our caretaker did not want to make this move but felt for the betterment of the team, he had to. And there are funds to bring in people here and resign others according to the cap or cap system, whatever. Even the Almighty had to have 7 days to create this world, he needed the resource call time. Everyone needs resources to build what they want to build, even if they are the most divine of all.
I doubt that their are too many people around any league with the amount of experience Ron Lancaster has. That's gotta be a good thing. If the Cats win the next couple of games it doesn't prove that Marshall was a bad coach or vice versa. Move on, support your team and stop hoping for loses just to support some asinine point you aren't making!
So if the Almighty needed only 7 days to create this world, why does the Caretaker need 5 whole years to build one football team?
Well ruff, probably because our caretaker is truly, as his name suggests, a very caring person and had some other agendas in mind when he took control of this team, like giving a Canadian CIS coach a chance right out of CIS and focusing heavily on the off field product and that. But he has also has had a learning curve, he isn't as divine as the Almighty for goodness sakes, about running a pro football team and it takes time to really know that at the end of the day, it's primarily about winning on the football field and maybe a little less caring about other things.
You write as though you are intelligent enough to realize that Bob Young made the only move available to him in view of Marshall's terrible record over the past three seasons. (14-25-1) This happened with an array of assistants and front office staff who have come and gone, and of course, some still remain.
The team has reacted in a completely professional matter, knowing that their first obligation is to please the fans
and therefore, made the only change that makes any sense right now.
Your caustic, vindictive attitude is completely counter productive here and I suggest that someone like you would do well for our beloved country if you were posted to a front line in Afghanistan where your anger and rage could kick some ass for a "GOOD" reason.