Nothing has been said for public consumption, but behind the scenes plenty is being said in CFL circles.
While change will unfold in the Hammer, there’s a growing sense around the league that Argos GM Jim Barker won’t be asked to return for reasons that can’t be easily explained.
In terms of pure football, Barker has done a good job in getting the necessary pieces, decent pieces that have assured the Argos of a home playoff date for the first time since 2007.
When Ricky Ray came to town and his big salary, unpopular moves were made, players acquired who didn’t exactly merit a hefty contract when so little wiggle room existed in a cap system.
From afar, if Barker is indeed not asked to come back, personality issues more than any football-related issues will be at play.
In this case, the truth will probably never come out, unless some party hides behind the cloak of anonymity and uses some agenda-driven media maven to air some dirty laundry.
i thought Barker had them headed in the right direction.