As a long time Bomber Season ticket holder I approve of this trade. I draw the analogy of a marriage breakdown. You like her but no longer love her and living together no longer makes sense. Charles did great things in Winnipeg since his arrival in 2001. No one denies he excites Winnipeg and CFL fans across the country with his open field moves and making something out of nothing. We all get old and getting old sucks especially as a professional athlete. He has lost a step which doesn't mean he's done and does mean he can't accomplish what the Bombers need him to do. He no longer makes something out of nothing which he consistently did in years past. Good luck in BC Charlie, I hope you revitalize your career.
To all the fans who have called CJOB and asked for Berry's head on a platter and Kevin Glenn's as dessert. Time will tell, all the management at Bomber head office, Bauer, Taman and Berry know that their own fortunes ride with the decisions they make regarding personnel on this team. I certainly would do things differently in some cases but I am a fan and obviously not qualified to coach or manage a professional football team because if I had the skills maybe I would be in the Bomber organization calling the shots.
I am the first to admit that this team is not up to par and there certainly has to be more changes. Even though the chance remains for the playoffs I am a realist and don't see them making it past the first round in any event. Let's look to next year, get a head start and evaluate current roster talent and potential next year talent through NFL cuts.
I like to think long term. This year is very disappointing and discouraging so let's look to the building a solid team for the future like Bomber power teams of the past and be a force to be reckoned with in the CFL.
Change is never easy and is necessary. Sentiment has no place in professional sports.