George Cortez

Les Roughriders viennent de congédier George Cortez.

Il me semble que Cortez pourrait constituer une sérieuse amélioration à notre équipe d'entraîneurs comme coordonnateur à l'attaque. Il est parfois un peu têtu, mais il a beaucoup plus de bagage de Dinwiddie.

Would take Cortez over Dinwiddie in a heartbeat but I think Ned Flanders would be threatened by ol' George.

Je crois que Higgins sait déjà qu'il ne reviendra pas en 2016, à moins que l'équipe ne gagne la Coupe Grey. Il doit se sentir déjà passablement poussé dans le cul par Thorpe qui déclaré publiquement qu'il voulait éventuellement diriger une équipe de la LCF.

I think George is going to do his last stint in BC

He may very well go to BC but his run first power football would fit very nicely behind the Als top Oline Unit. Chamblain was the one who benched or cut RBs for one fumble but whichever one of the 10 that played running back all were very successful in that system. Neil Hughes hasn't run the ball since his university days but when he was forced into action for a half do to injury he also ran the ball pretty well. So if Whitaker is done and Sutton gets injured old George has a rolodex of likely available RBs that have played in Regina for him. Durant was always thought of as being a good starting QB but he still had his detractors for several years. He got the Riders to a couple of Grey Cups and Western finals as well. When Old George got there Durant crossed that threshold into an elite QB and the Riders rolled to a Grey cup.
In fact Cortez could be perfect for a QB like Crompton who did not put up big numbers but was pretty efficient with not giving the ball away.
The owner sure seems to like hire of an old experienced CFL coach. No one is older of more experienced than George.

Funny how Cortez goes from the hero of 2013 to the goat of 2014. If he was such a bum, how did the Riders get a Grey Cup in 2013? Was it just going over the cap that allowed them to buy a championship? If so, how's the next OC going to do any better? Durant has gone through too many OCs over the past few years and you have to think that revolving door has hurt his productivity.

J'ai aussi trouvé étrange qu'il soit congédié alors que les déboires des Roughriders étaient beaucoup plus dus au fait qu'ils ont perdu Durant pour la saison qu'au fait que Cortez était soudainement devenu inepte.

Il va aussi falloir que Taman se regarde dans le miroir. Lorsqu'on regarde leur brigade de receveurs, il y avait beaucoup de progrès à accomplir de ce côté et ça laissait peu de marge de manoeuvre à Cortez, surtout lorsque Durant est tombé.