who knows it might just work. Im guessing they tried really hard there home opener and look what happened. the cats aren't Supposed to win this game, so if williams and all our young receivers just go out there and have some fun anything could happen.
If you look at the transactions on CFL.ca you will notice all the other team bringing players to look at, some they may keep and others they let go. You should stop overhauling your whole team but you cant stop scouting and looking at player.
WHY NOT.. He probably tried every other appraoch with this team.. sounds like the last desparate act.. do you think he will still be coach if we are 1 and 6 ?
Frankly, CJ, I hope we don't reach that stage, but there is a good chance that he may not be the coach next season.
In terms of Taaffe's "Relax and have fun" theory, perhaps Mitchell can fill the locker room with hats and horns or hire a clown to entertain the boys after each poorly executed play.
This theory rings with desperation to me. Is the HC groping around for a winning formula and has decided to opt for fun and relaxation? Maybe the players are too tense, or could it be the usual combination of unimaginative play calling and low talent quotient?
I don't think Charlie meant to have a party.
I guess "better late than never" is the way to look at this as that attitude should have been prevalent right from the start of training camp. It is however easier to play relaxed if there is some team chemistry and the payers can rely on each other to perform to the best of their ability and as the coaches instruct.
It is much more difficult to perform when the boss is over your shoulder constantly and the threat of a layoff (or firing) is omnipresent.
If you watch the best teams in the league they play hard and have fun doing it, which is what playing games is all about.
It's all about ATTITUDE and CONFIDENCE. Sometimes I wonder who has the attitude and who doesn't have the confidence.
Lancaster almost said the exact same thing two years ago and no one can accuse him of running a country club. Wasn't he he was called a "bully", "dicator" etc?
And if you believe what the ding-a-ling at the Spec blogs Taaffe is running a sweat shop with players living in fear and "looking over their shoulders"from all the cuts.
Taaffe/Obie cant win it seems:
Team gets blown out and changes are demanded But get rid of the guys who cant perform its a "turnstile" .
When other teams do the same thing(and they are every week) they're praised for being professional and not putting up with underperformance.
Taaffe will be the happiest man in the world when and if he gets fired to get away from this insane asylum of a fan base and media.
What a load of crap. You are right Charlie have fun and continue and let the players miss assignments - drop balls - poor blocking etc, etc,.. Give me a break stop the BS and get this team prepared to play some smash mouth football. This not a Day Care summer camp. No wonder we are the team we are with such a poor attitutde.
Oh boy. Must be warm in Hamilton these days. Zontar does make me chuckle. If Charlie wanted out of this "insane asylum" we all know he can leave when he wants. The "have fun" philosophy is a common approach when a team struggles. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I remeber, a few years back when Pete Caroll coached the Patriots, and he asked, "why can't we all just relax and have fun. Its just a game." Pete got canned, they hired Belicheck and the rest is history. That's not to say Charlie's approach won't work. A win in Montreal, however improbable, would change a lot of attitudes. For sure people just have to chill. It is just a game. Compared to real life problems like the health of a family member, our win-loss record is meaningless. He's right. it's just a game.
I'm not sure what Taaffe said that was so wrong. It is just a game. Some of you might treat it as life or death but in the end its just a game.
For those of you calling for heads and thinking the attitude of drillng it in the players that if you miss your assignment your gone is a good one, think again. Players need to be comfortable to excel. If a player is afraid of getting cut for missing an assignment we're already beat. Football is reactionary. If a guy goes in just trying not to miss his assignment it means that he doesn't take chances.
take Braddley's INT. If he just sticks with his assignment he just sits back and tackles the receiver and we have a TD. Instead he was comfortable made a good read and jumped a route.
I dont how so many of you treat this like life or death. Telling the guys to relax and have fun isn't desperation, it's another way of rallying the troops so they play to win the game not play to not lose their job.