ORBS were all over the screen....they tried setting it up several times. They also covered the gaps well...so he went to the air. Tino looked okay at times...shockingly...but Watman was run over a lot and they never picked up the end all game...they kept keeping the RBs looking to block up the gut but never pushed him to the edge. It is also hard to set up the run and PA when you are down 14 7 minutes in. While they should have used the ground more...the passing attack was working while Smith was in there, and Messam beaked off Chamblin...so he was barely used...you could see it on the sideline. Honestly...I felt the ORBs would come out flying and then simmer...which is what happened...but the Riders squandered some opportunity and looked flat in the 2nd half. The D stepped up (a bit) for 2 - 2.5 quarters then got into extending a drive multiple times...then IMO quit along with most of the team....CC has officially lost the room
As for them pulling him...I assumed it would be for a series...what a joke. He did need to be sat and talked to about a ridiculous pass (don't care about his experience level on that pass) and the multiple timecounts...it was a good time to let him watch, but he should have been back at the latest 1st drive of the 3rd....realistically after 1 series or not pulled at all. He knew he Fd up.
The 1st TD of the 2nd half...I almost fn snapped...that was a low damned block that set up the entire run...should have been a penalty. that is so unsafe.
I am not sure what was the turning point...that...Smith being pulled....or Miller putting his second return on the ground right after...perhaps all 3 combined. Tino showed his longball ability...I have always said it...his long ball is pretty good, and he showed he has the ability to run...but he is just not mobile enough behind this line and needs to get rid of that ball way way faster...no way he should have been playing the 4th at that point, it should have been Price...but Chamblin, I think, knew his tenure was up by then. Tino may as well go at this point...the season is lost. IMO Tino and Miller should discuss who is driving and if they want to tow Chamblin with them
I think the only question is this...when Chamblin is not fired this week, what color do people where to the game in protest?
If it was me...Can Chamblin, Dyce to HC, McDiarmid to STC, ride out the season