Tyronne Carrier was flown out last minute because Devine had no ID to fly to Calgary. Lost his wallet during camp and lost his passport Monday. Richardson got up late and missed his flight. Flew out on the next flight to Calgary. Chartrand and Heppell were not impressed by practice this week. For 40 minutes the entire starting offense was sitting on the bench doing nothing while ST were practicing on one half of the field and Hawkins complains he's losing practice time because of 15 minute bus ride :roll:
Maybe ! Surely they would not have the Offense sitting on the bench for 40 minutes during the limited practice time they have and especially after their stellar performance over the past 2 games.
This is starting to sound like a country club rather than a team trying to focus on improving and getting back to winning ball games.
Hawkins and his over blown coaching staff have allot to prove !
Looks like guys who are overwhelmed to me. Its a learning process but there are some alarming signs.
Richard: These guys don't make the stuff up they just report on it. They want to like Hawkins and his staff so they aren't trying to torpedo him. Everything is available to them, film from Trestman's practices, Edme is still there, players are still there. There is no excuse for having poorly structured practices.
Last year these same guys were complaining we didnt practice enough on Special Teams. How tough were Don Matthews practices?
Our offense has been terrible and deserves the criticism it is getting. Miller hasn`t put together a CFL competitive offense and it is questionable he is capable of doing it. But how about the defense and special teams.
It has now reached the stage of piling on by the media and people here. I guess it`s human nature, easier and more fun to criticize and pick at every little scab. They do it with the Habs too.
It comes with the territory of losing. As they say, winning cures everything.
Totally agree with you. There is so much that can be done in roughly 1 hour and 1/2.
As you wrote,last year they were all complaining about the special teams/no dedicated coach and defence; now that these 2 units are doing much better,they want more practices on offence and,I presume, less on defence and special teams.
How often have some of you mentioned,quite often in the past, that the Als are,in a way, penalized, since they have to travel to training site; now Hawkins said it and it's no good/an excuse. Be consistent!
If Calvillo has a better game today, the Als could win. A better Calvillo in the last 2 games and the Als would be 3-0.
This has got to be a huge opportunity for Matte and Barrette this PM. I would love to have these two players play a strong game. They will hopefully provide AC with decent protection and, this use this opportunity to demonstrate they truly belong to the Montreal offense.