HOUSE CLEANING

Well Papa, it could be worse, you could have the CFL's highest paid third string QB.....PRINTERS! :lol: :lol:

Thats okay, RW2005 will outfit you with a nice Stampeders jersey. 8) 8) 8) 8) (If Glenn & Taman return) I know he looks out for your best interest. :wink: :wink:

...now don't laugh Sport....we could very well see Printers in BluenGold next year...and wouldn't it be a hoot if he returns to the form he had with the leos...with a decent o line in front of him and an arsenal that the Bombers have to throw to...he could set the league on fire.....Then again he could come up with turf toe and be the qb. that the hammer love to hate.....ahhh well we can't do any worse than whats quarterbacking this team now...... bring him in Taman and either seal your fate or look like the genius, my son red, thinks you are... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Printers was a one year wonder!

I could have thrown for those stats with an Offensive line and receivers that he had. Printers attitude in the dressing room will be worse than Westwoods Banjo playing. If Printers was in Winnipeg this year, he would be blaming STEGALL for having bad hands and not catching his throws! No, find another QB, (Like Durant in another of your posts)

I think Glenn, Berry and Bauer have to go. I think Taman did not a bad job. Give him one more year. The other three have got to go right now. If things don't get better than get rid of Taman next year. Printers might be good to bring into to compete at training camp. He has to be at least as good as an older Joseph and Bishop. I'[d trade Glenn for Printers as long as we don't assume the salary and it can be renegotiated.

The problem with canning Berry is they can't afford to. He's guaranteed another 2 years of full pay. The only option is to ride it out, or promote him to GM and can Taman. Marshall could be promoted to head coach and allowed to hire his own staff.

Bauer is another animal all together. He doesn't do anything on the operations side, and 20 years without a GC, he's lost a whole generation of fans who don't expect anything, but losing. His firing would be symbolic only, with no real consequence.

Pappa is right, the team is fairly solid from top to bottom but lacks a game breaker at QB. He doesn't have to be the most talented guy, but he needs to have a fire in his belly and a confidence that the other players thrive off and the ability to rise to the occasion. I don't see anyone like that available in the league right now, they might as well just bite the bullet and develop one of the young guys with those qualities. Losing will be expected initially, but it beats the alternative of a slow death with Slevin.

Whoever signed Berry to a 2 year extension should go.

Can Taman and replace him with Hufnagel or Ritchie Hall. Promoting Berry to GM would cause more problems, :cowboy:

Huf and Hall arn't going anywhere. Why would they? Hall is already paid close to a HC salary. If Miller is replaced(when), Richie is sure to get the HC job in riderville. He loves the people and the organization and travels to functiuons throughout the province.

Stats may make it look like Serna was worse punting, but Prefontaine hardly ever punted into the wind and Serna hardly ever punted with it, kinda difficult. The Bombers were outplayed at QB for sure, but I think Serna played fine.

God, too many stupid idea's here, fire Taman and Berry, not going to happen, Berry plays the players he is given and his rants to Taman were answered. Taman made great moves as stated in the Free Press, without Berry geeting in Tamans face, we would still have Roberts and Reid would be stolen by another team as he is a FA, we would be nowhere close to where we are in the running game. We got Moreno, Ellis, Smith, Samuels for nothing, we have great up and comers in Amos, Johnson, Lobedahn, Reid, Bryant and Randall. This year was a disaster and should not solely be blamed on the GM or Coach, but the player's that won there respective positions ie. Robert Bean (Gonzo), Glenn (Will not be here next year and if he is will be back up to Dinwiddie).

Sanjay, as far as Arland Bruce is concerned, he had an offer from Winnnipeg (better than T.O'S) and he chose to go to Toronto instead of Winnipeg, as he thought T.O had a better chance at winning, same as Geroy in the past. Now saying that Bruce is a FA and don't be surprised if he returns to the Bombers in 2009, with Milt retiring.

Bottom line is we have something like 17 Free Agents now, we will see what kind of GM Taman is with the free agent frenzy probably being the best it's been in years, all teams have numerous FA'S and Pretty good ones at that. Bringing in a new GM who doesn't know what talent we really have or don't have would be the worst move ever. Either way 2009 will be a new year and every team will have a different look as far as player's are concerned with so many TOP QUALITY FA'S out there, and in Winnipeg it is WELL KNOWN that NO PLAYER IS SAFE HERE.

Blue&Gold you can rant all you want. If Taman is back next year, expect the same results. There was high expectations this past year. Many fans bought season tickets with the thought that the Bombers would have a great year. Maybe even be in the Grey Cup. There will not be the same amount of season tickets sold next year after the lousy performance of this team. The way this pathetic team played all year we did not deserve a playoff spot. You keep saying you are a true fan. You are not. If you were ,you would want to see improvement. The only way this team will improve is with new management. There are many candidates that will be available after Grey Cup. Do not expect any movement at QB. Taman is high on Glenn as well as some of the other slugs on this team. As for Bauer, he could not sell out the playoff game again. There was some talk that tickets were given away. They could not even give tickets away to fill the stadium. What an embarrasement.

taman has done very well getting big names and good prospects. but at the same time u make a good point. he is gun hoe on some of the bad players on this team, or at least under performing ones. he needs o make some changes get some of these vets off the roster. this team has the best position they have been at for years to build alot of good young players and create a grey cup winning team. This off season has to be filled with alot of strategic or futuristic thoughts. get rid of high salary players who are falling under performance levels, let the young guys play, develope, and maybe we will get a suprise or 2 out them. make playoffs next year with that, and then the year after this team should be very good with the great balance of youth talent and veteran experience.

HOUSE CLEANING IS IN PROGRESS, BERRY WAS FIRST NEXT IS TAMAN AND AS STATED BY TAMAN HIMSELF ON CKY NEWS, THE NEW COACH WILL ALSO TAKE THE REIGNS AS GM, HE STATES HE DOESN'T KNOW WHO IT WILL BE, BUT COME ON BRENDEN WE ALL KNOW IT'S MIKE KELLY, OH YEAH HE COULD NOT SAY THAT FOR SURE AS THE BOMBERS CANNOT TALK TO KELLY UNTIL MONTREAL DISMANTLES EDMONTON THIS WEEKEND. EITHER WAY I LIKED KELLY IN THE 90'S AND THINK HE WILL BRING US BACK TO THE CUP AS COACH AND GM ......... EITHER WAY WE WILL HAVE A NEW LOOK TEAM IN 2009 AND ONE THAT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY ......... BOMBERS MARCH TO COWTOWN FOR GREY CUP 2009 ....... BEST THING IS KELLY HAS ALOT OF TALENT TO WORK WITH AS COACH AND GM AND HE KNOWS WHO SHOULD BE HERE AND WHO SHOULD BE GONE, MAYBE KELLY CAN BRING NOEL PREFONTAINE AND JASON MAAS WITH HIM ... LOL ... NEVER KNOW??

Mike Kelly may not want to return to Winnipeg. The Bomber club is in a disaray thanks to management. He has a very stable job in Edmonton and could end up the Edmonton Head coach in a few years. Better to be employed by a well run team than a team in crisis.

everyone has to start somewhere

Don't kid yourself housedog, the GM/HC position will pay substantially more than what a coordinator is making around the league. There will be people lining up for the opportunity that comes with a large salary plus the opportunity to run a team. Mike Kelly has the credentials to do both, the key will be can he assemble a competent staff around him.

.....anyone is better, than some of the coaching staff ,now on the Bombers...Kelly will be bringing people (apparently) who he worked with in edm. .....The edmonton media has said , one of the main reasons, for the esks. turn-around this year, has been the work of Kelly and the receivers....This move is gonna hurt them....but a big plus for the BigBlue :wink: As coach/gm Mike Kelly will have the reins...and authority to create a winner....30 years experience in the CFL and nfl says a lot.. :wink:I'm looking forward to it... :thup:

The Winnipeg fans are fooled again by Bauers tricks. We need a complete cleaning of executive positions and board in order to turn this team around. It is sad that Berry was the scape goat for incompetance at the higher level of this team. Bauer is only moving chairs around to please some ignorant fans who do not know that this team is rotten from the top to the bottom. Fans say we only need a Quarterback. Half the team needs to be replaced. The secondary is not good and the offensive front line is no good. We had a whole year to get a decent kicker. Taman should go back to Saskatoon, maybe the Riders can hire him and he can mess up their team. What is really needed to be obtained by the Bomber front office is a larger sewer pipe, They could quickly flush all the crap down the toilet.

sanjay do you honestly believe that berry was the scape goat. he was an awful coach, took no responsibility for his actions, and no repect for or from his players. the problems that the public doesn;t see in the inside workings of the team is why he got fired. he was incomptatant as a leader and the team this year proved that. ya i admit we need to do alot of work at the top but lets fix the bottom first.

It makes no sense fix the bottom first. It would be same as having problems with the engine in your car and changing the tires, hoping that will fix problem. The only way changes will occur is to use a broom and sweep out all the big shots. Hiring a coach and calling him a GM is only wind dressing. The real GM will be Taman. This move was made to call off the disgruntled fans from Bauer and Taman backs.