The Hamilton Spectator
(Nov 3, 2007)[/b]
'Nothing's being said officially, but
there is a palpable, almost 3-D, feel
around Camp Cat that GM Marcel Desjardins'
brief tenure will soon be terminated.
You can read it in the long faces
of the personnel department.
As noted loudly in this space before --
and hopefully Robert Young was listening
on balance that would be a mistake, even if
fans are clamouring for such a beheading
and he's an easy target.
Another new start.
Yawn. Everyone around the league
thinks it would be an error, too,
but hey, what do they know?
If the deed goes down, is there
an experienced replacement out there?
Would the Cats be able to pry someone
loose from another organization?
Dan Rambo, a well-respected guy with GM experience
who is now Hamilton's player personnel director,
says he's not interested because he loves
the job that was created for him this year.
Can Mitchell spring someone free
from another organization?
Will there be a shakeup in Toronto,
freeing up a veteran guy?
Does popular consultant Mike McCarthy
get another crack here? Bob O'Billovich?
Would the Cats want someone like
Neil McEvoy, Wally Buono's assistant,
who's done a great job in B.C. but
has no more GM-ing credibility
than Desjardins did?
Is Roy Shivers a phone call away?
Pat Gillick? John Ferguson, Jr.?'
Experience! Experience! Experience!
but please, don't give it to
one of those Argo guys.
Talk Dan Rambo or Mike Mc Carthy into
saddling up and taking the reins.