Gimme a break! The guy failed to recognize the assets that were already in place here, he went and destroyed a solid foundation so he could build his own, he came in and said i didn't sign that guy i don't want him attitude, which shows he is very insecure and defensive in his own abilities. Also he signed a coach who runs a very poor system for the Canadian game when guys like Hufnaggel and Cortez were available -2 offensive genuses who designed some of the most high powered offenses in the history of the league.
Drexl: I know this is just "what if" but....Charlie did want Rod Rust at first before he bowed out. I wonder how much of a difference Rod would have made to the defence. Quite a bit I suspect...for the better.
I don't quite know who to blame, but I can certainly say that recognizing talent has been a real problem for us. Williams stood there holding the clipboard and he could have helped us to a few more wins this year.
That doesn't matter. Defense and running the ball is not a formula for success, it ain't even a formula for success in the NFL anymore. And I don't like it when everyone blames the assistants, like it's all their fault. Everyone did it with Marshall and now Taafe, like people blaming Working while they forget it's Taafes stupid playbook he's using and at any time Taafe could have stepped in and took over the offensive or defensive playcalling duties.
Look around the league, there are lots of players we brought in that are now doing well for contending teams and these are guys Marcel either released or gave away. I’d say Katz actually did a better job as gm then Marcel and there was a lot of hard work done in bringing in and developing young guys then Marcel comes in and gives them all away.
I didn't want him, I never liked him in Montreal. I always felt his system was bunk and Montreal's offence only became a major force in this league after he left. They were a stacked team with probably the best oline to ever play in this league, he wasn't part of the process of building that team and they actually did better once he left and they didn't want to hire him when he came looking for a job after being spit out of the college system where he didn't do much.
The talent is sadly lacking at several positions on this team, especially the secondary and receivers and its been Desjardin's job to find players. In that sense, he failed badly. But the blame for such a dismal season can't be dropped on one man. The coaches didn't make the right decisions in many areas from player choices to play calling to game plans to team discipline. And the players rolled over in too many games that I saw. Entire games without a single TD!! It was truly pathetic at times.
With a few key holdovers from 2007 and upgrades elsewhere, I'm still optimistic for 2008.
I don't ever remember hearing anything about Maryland and i can care less what he did.
If you don't care what he did there, then why did you say he didn't do much there? Obviously you don't know what your talking about. Maryland set numerous school records while Charlie was their OC. Does the name Vernon Davis ring a bell....well Charlie was his OC in college
I think the coaches and Marcel had the say on who went and who stayed and judging by some of the play calling during games the coaches were involved in a lot of bad deals and some bad talent evaluation.