It doesn't sound like players are having trouble with the "team first concept"
It sounds like...and considering how these decisions (and Herb should have dug a bit deeper and included Avon Cobourne's "release") ...some of the better character players on the team are having trouble with the "Trestman First" concept.
I surely don't want to go into detail while the season is still in play.
But suffice it to say that Trestman has evolved into a "tin pot dictator"
Who's egotistical stubbornness and rigidity
Both on and off the field
Has been a HUGE contributing factor in the Alouettes waning fortunes.
Don't be surprised if a torrent of these "Trestmanisms" surface after he quits Montreal
Don't get me wrong
Head Coaching is a delicate balance between sternness and compassion
Respect and discipline
It's just that "punish" seems to have creeped into the mix
And this from a man who's supposedly about respecting men as men
Now where could that have come from?
The guy needs to loosen up
And "Don" another cap