DC Gary Etcheverry fired by Winnipeg

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Not a complete surprise, but the timing is curious.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Korey Banks was not a fan of Etcheverry

From Korey Banks interview

[b]I don’t know what happened there, I always respected everyone and did what I needed to do. When I came into Winnipeg they gave me a big contract, hyped me up as an impact player and everyone seemed to be on the same page. I had a great camp, picking off 8 passes in practice, was a stand up teammate and always did what I was asked. It boiled down to the fact that Gary Etcheverry had a problem with me, which I never understood since we were working towards the same goal. One day in practice I asked him a question and he just nodded and jogged off without answering me. At the next meeting he starts it off by talking about how players shouldn’t question coaches, etc. etc. This is the same guy who doesn’t use a playbook, he just writes plays on the board and then erases them. As a player you feel uncomfortable as you have nothing to reference when studying. To Etcheverry players are just horses to be run. He’s a total joke and a clown. I’m not denying he’s got a good football mind but the man’s a clown and has no relationship with his players.

When the Bombers started playing games with me, putting me on the IR and stuff, the joke ended up on them as they were on the hook for my salary this season, and with the settlement I got to stay home this year and get paid. The whole experience left a bitter taste in my mouth and made me hate the CFL. Well, actually not the CFL, just Winnipeg, I hope they never win anything again. As for my career I’m done with football.[/b]

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8) Etcheverry has been a joke of a coach throughout most of his career !!
   Fired by almost every team he has been with, usually after just a short tenure with each of these pro teams.

    Shame on Winnipeg for even hiring this guy in the first place.   Looks good on them now !!      <!-- s:oops: -->:oops:<!-- s:oops: --> 
    Some organizations just never learn.    <!-- s:roll: -->:roll:<!-- s:roll: -->

It's funny - you'd think O'Shea would have known the guy well enough to make an informed decision, after playing for him in Toronto. It's always fun to celebrate an O'Shea failing!

Maybe he wanted the pure joy of firing him?

Or anticipating a poor first season wanted a sacrificial lamb?