all I’m sure which is a lot more than can be said for a lot of people on and off the field in the Ticat organization . It is too bad that Bob Young who repeated he had support for and confidence in Greg Marshall in a few days can do a complete 180 degree turn and crack under pressure from within the organization , some fans and it seems the so-called unbiased media.
I sorry but I'm not reading that wall of text unless you edit it to include some paragraphs.
nice rant... but you cant fire 25 guys , so it was ultimaltely's the head coach's responsibility, he is always the one who takes the fall. This should send a clear message to some of the players- if they dont perform up to their capabilities they might be gone as well. I woud have thought that Pow!Pow! would have been fired with Marshall as well, seems that where the problems with the Cats lie.
5-13 last season and 0-4 this season, that's not a path the Ti-cats wanted to continue on. Someone had to be the scapegoat, and more often then not that's the head coach (that's just how professional sports works). The Ti-cats still have a chance to turn their season around (being only one game out of a play-off spot) and they thought the best way was to shake things up and I agree with that.
As far as having time to gel, how much more time do they need? They've already played 6 games together and spent over a month and a half in training camp and on the practice field.
How do you really feel?
how dare they make the decision without consulting you. how dare they. the complete and utter nerve. :twisted:
For starters Marshall had trouble counting to twelve.....
Seriously though, he wasn't getting the job done. Every game that a coach coaches in is one game closer to getting fired. While its nice that you feel so passionately about Marshall, thats quite an emotional rant you made.
Remember coaches are hired and fired on win-loss records. Marshall just wasn't getting it done.
Is this season for CFL boycotts?
Ti-Cats' fans threatening to boycott or cancel season-tix if Marshall was kept as HC.
This "fan" saying he's cancelling because Marshall was fired.
Some of the fans in Sask are telling people to boycott the Leader-Post because they've been too mean to their team.
Imagine on the eve of the season, they had the temerity to refer to Riders as being "mediocre."
bad press is better than none at all...
Problem for Marshall was the trend...It kept getting worse...Really he should have been let go at the end of last season. Young wanted him to have equal talent to coach with. He did this year and it has been a disaster. When you can't beat Montreal at home when they take 200 yards in penalty, there is no reason to imagine the situation will get better.
Marshall fired himself.
Really. Boycotting your team because the coach was fired. You have the right to disagree with the decision, but the only person you'll hurt by not renewing your season tickets is yourself.
Bob Young did not make Marshall a scapegoat. He said he'd probably want Marshall to play a role with the organisation next year, but that he felt Greg did not have enough experience to face off with the likes of Matthews and Buono. Which is true by the way. But one is the most winningest coach of the CFL and the other is the one who beat the winningest coach the most often. Hard to be at par with these guys, but Marshall sure was outcoached often.
Why do you think the Cats scored only 14 points in the last two quarters of four games? Because other coaches made adjustments at the halftime while he did nothing (or at least nothing successful).
He should be a coordinator somewhere and come back as a coach in a few years.
I got 1/3 way through it before I gave up. Too funny. LOL
...i will always remember Greg Marshal ...on the sidelines with some sort of manic look in his eyes....i sometimes wonder if he had his players respect...if he didn't ...it's a short run to the unemployment line...as many in the past have found out... :roll:
I'd buy seasons in Hamilton just to keep a loony like that out of the stands. Kinda expecting him to go nuts and start pickin people off with a 30-30 j/k
....and I live in Regina.
Fall man enough said!
I think most CFL fans thought something was going to give, in Tabbie land. My thoughts, was he would have survived a few more weeks...Old Ronny will have the boys pumping,to bad for the Stamps..
....yes, the Stamps will feel totally awful for having to show this staff upheaval will have no affect on a porous Ticat backfield and ineffective blitz protection....
...in seriousness though, the Hamilton players will probably be sparked by this knowing that the guy leading the on-field show now is the same guy that makes a signature on their paycheck....there has to be motivation in knowing anyone's neck is on the line.....is it enough to pull off a win this Friday?.....maybe, just maybe.....
Hamilton might just win this one... the Riders made Burris and his receivng core look much better than it actually is....
Seems like when a coach gets fired, in the CFL or other leagues...the team usually responds by playing over there heads. It would be interesting to know the stats on teams rebounding for a win, the very next game. Just might pick the Cats, in this weeks sport select.
That's always the case in any sport Hank, because players kinda feel the pressure to show they were not the problem. If they start winning after a coaching change, then it'll look like the former HC was the problem. If they keep losing, the next heads to roll won't be on the sidelines.