I have seen this in a few threads that people are confusing Obie and Mitchell's jobs. They aren't a package and have completely different job descriptions.
-his job is to make Bob Young money
-he oversees the football ops and business ops
-he approves the salaries of the contracts that Obie bring to him (free agents/draft picks/trades)
-as long as the money makes fiscal sense, it's approved
-he has no say in player personel decisions, these are left up to Obie, Coaches and Scouts
-he does hire the GM but this is done in conjunction with the owner and is not his decision alone
-his job is to pick out the coaches and players
-he comes up with the contract values for the players
-he is responsible for the onfield product of the team
I'm not totally done with Cortez. Offensively we are okay. With a better defense, it would be a great coaching decision.
Issue starts with the defense. We hired Cortez late and the DC was a guy who was available late in the process. The time to make coaching changes is immediately after the Grey Cup. The Argos are miles ahead of us because they made their decision super quick once they were eliminated last year.
If it's any solace, I can assure you Toronto's nowhere close to being "miles ahead" of Toronto. Compare the game breakers on offence...compare the NI depth....if Hamilton had halfway competent coaching they'd be hosting the ESF.