Well, first off...congrats BigDave and your merry band of kissing linemen...big win for a team who are at least addressing the issues of a losing season.
The Esks are embarrassing themselves, the storied franchise, and most importantly...the fans. It's almost as though they were making excuses even before the opening kick-off. Did anyone here Montford after the game?? "We were afraid this was going to happen..." What?? What the f*** did you just say? Maybe you should've stayed in the Hammer with that loser attitude..
Many of you lament the fact that Eskie fans expect to win every game...of course that's not going to happen...but they expect to. The players, should expect the EXACT same thing out of themselves...or, at the very least, WIN THE GODDAMNED GAMES YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO!!
After the Riders game I stated that they were underacheivers and if they didn't hand BC their asses then they were indeed overrated as many of the uninformed on this board have suggested in the past...but they went out and proved something...and sent a message. Now, this stinker. Can anyone argue, with a straight face, that I wasn't initially correct? Of course not.
The Esks are a classic example of a bunch of Hollywood athletes collecting big checks and playing for "the" franchise and expect to win simply by sliding the jersey's over there shoulder pads. And when that happens, it takes a coach with the nuts to sit them down and rip into them like they've just cheated the 40 something thousand fans that attend week-in and week-out. But Macciocia isn't the guy...I bet Hughie goes down and talks to them instead. Is that the answer? Of course not...
The answer, in my opinion is to hire Paul Brown(head scout, I believe) to be the next EE GM. That guy's been finding unreal talent for the Esks for years and he's the answer...let him bring in anyone he wants to coach this team...I don't have a crystal ball but my bet would be...buh-bye RD...and quite possibly Macciocia. And Rick Campbell...a former pal of mine but sorry dude, you're out too. EE before friendshit, er, ship, ya know.
Now...I'm not saying this season is a wash but a great deal of my frustration lies with the fact that the Esks have TO, Sask, BC, CGY left...and again, they come up with this stinker. These are all winable games but highly unlikely with the level of intensity :shock: this team is playing with at the moment. Realistically...I believe they'll go 2-2 the rest of the way and finish 10-8. And make no mistake, folks...10-8, with the caliber of talent on this team, would very much feel like a losing season to many an Esks fan.