Tilman & Jumbo Jim Barker will vie for the GM spot once Sunderland is driven to the edge of town. Brendan Taman wants back into the league but his CV shows a ton of warts & really odd decisions. Under the right guy Taman could still serve as a junior executive.
As for coaches to replace the in over his head Jamie Elizondo - The Snapper, Chris Jones comes to the top of the list, although Jones may be waiting for the current Argo coach to step on a trip wire.
After that, the usual suspects - Noel Thorpe, Buck Pierce, Plop (if he's relieved of his duties in the nation's capital).
Highly unlikely but I wouldn't rule out Dave Dickenson. If there's a shakeup in Calgary - DD could be looking for a job - and what better way to exact revenge than staying in the same province
Harris can make reads and throw strikes a well as anybody in this league. he was well on his way to a passing title in 2019 before injury.
Edmonton is loaded with talent but is going nowhere. They can't even use the injury excuse because teams like Hamilton and Sask and even Ottawa have had far more injury issues than the Elks have had.
They have an offense that has moved the ball well between the 20s (last night excepted) but can't finish. They have a decent to good defense that just doesn't force turnovers, and they have had bungling special teams almost all year. All signs point to coaching. If they can fix that, it could solve most if not all of their issues - without tossing their all-star QB in the waste bin.
I’ve never liked his game since I first saw him play in Toronto, but Harris is a serviceable QB.
Certainly not close to the level of superstars like Mike Reilly or Ricky Ray, but he’s equivalent to guys like Jer Masoli and Cody Fajaja - - good enough to win with a great supporting cast and OC but will never carry a team to a championship.
The management team from GM Brock Sunderland on down should have been gone well before the start of the season. And Coach Jaime Elizondo should also be gone if the Elks don't pull off a victory against the Bombers at home this coming week.
The Elks absolutely positively must go into the last week of the season in which they play two games with playoff hopes still alive. Otherwise the whole rescheduling exercise will prove to have been an unnecessary make-work project and thus a travesty.
All that said and done I am surprised at how EE have lost the plot. Continuity, consistency, core.
We are now blaming HC and GM. Not sure what has gone awry there but they need to have a deep review. There probably is a job for a retired capable football guy to look thinks over. The rot might be in the BOG and presidents desk too.
Imagine EE having 3-4 GMs in 5 years. That's ridiculous and is definitely not the EE way. Guess those days are long gone.
i have no idea if he has the desire or chops but I imagine that Ricky Ray would be more than welcomed to have a role with the team be it in coaching or front office.
Dave Fennell would have great credibility in doing a review of the team and organization. Long time very successful HOF player, long term career as an Edmonton lawyer and business leader in town. Very smart guy and an Edmontonian forever. I have faith in him getting to the bottom of what has gone wrong there.
It is important to know this about Edmonton. The fans demand that their leaders live in Edmonton year round and exhibit Edmonton pride. Jason Maas is such a guy and its really too bad how it ended for him. He could reemerge as well.
Plug Harris into Winnipeg's offense and he'd do way better.
Why? Winnipeg has a better offensive line, better coaching, better special teams (which leads to better field position) and a shutdown defense that takes the pressure off the offense.
By the fourth quarter there's usually no urgency to mount a comeback. If 'Trevor Harris' was in Winnipeg he'd be handing off to 'Andrew Harris' to kill the clock instead of running for his life trying to reverse a hopeless situation.