Mike O'Shea?

… The team has also reportedly asked for permission to speak to Toronto Argonauts special teams coach Mike O’Shea.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=414805

Interesting.

He would definitely bring a different attitude for special teams.

Old news!

Richard

Oh, I'm not so sure.

Two seasons ago, yes his Special Teams were rather creative.

But, this past season, nothing. No trick plays, no fancy returns, all rather vanilla.

C'est vrai, mais je me demande s'il n'y avait pas une commande qui venait de plus haut. Après tout, on sait de qui leur nouvel entraîneur-chef avait appris son métier.

O'Shea a montré qu'il peut monter des unités spéciales performantes, pourvu qu'on lui donne un bon retourneur.

O'Shea comme entraîneur-chef? Je ne sais pas s'il est prêt pour ce boulot. Il ne pourrait être pire que Machinchosia, mais je crois que l'équipe pourrait trouver mieux. Si la liste de gens intéressés est à ce point réduite, s'il fallait penser à O'Shea comme entraîneur-chef, je me demande si je ne lui préférerais pas Chapdelaine.

O'Shea showed without the shadow of a doubt, he can flat out coach. Is it a surprise that Trestman's student would allow less time to Special Teams? Also being the first year that him and Jones were installing their systems. It makes sense that there was less time available for Special teams. We know Don Matthews dedicated half of practice to them.

With a new coach we might have to take a step back offensively, but we can certainly vastly improve on special teams.

Will a new coach be locked into Sean Whyte, great field goal kicker, but who cost us vast amounts of field position on punts and kickoffs? Jason Medlock is out there as a free agent. Someone who I would look at.

We all know of Don Matthews emphasis on special teams. Going back further, when Marv Levy was hired he had been George Allen`s special teams coach the previous year, so you know it was important to him. His mantra was "Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, special teams win championships."

Je vois mal O'Shea venir à Montréal pour y faire ce qu'il fait à Toronto. Les Alouettes ont certes plus que jamais besoin d'entraîneurs de calibre à toutes les positions, mais O'Shea ne quittera pas les champions de la LCF sans quelque chose qui le fasse avancer du point de vue salarial.

Ce serait effectivement une bonne façon de faire progresser l'équipe que d'embaucher Justin Medlock. Mais il faudra alors compenser ailleurs pour respecter le ratio. D'autre part, je ne crois pas que Medlock signera une entente avec les Alouettes avant d'avoir épuisé ses chances de se tailler un poste dans la NFL.

O"Shea is very much attached to his native Toronto (Like Maciocia is to Montreal). I doubt he would be interested. Ticats fan are still pissed at him for leaving them (I think twice) to go back to TO. Looks like Popp told Washington they were going with a HC with an offensive background to work with Calvillo. If I was a betting man I would not be surprised to see them announce Jim Zorn as the HC.