Milanovich has left the Als... Guess where he went!

Dave Naylor is now saying "to look for Chirs Jones from Calgary to join Milanovich in Toronto as his D. Cord & Assist. HC"

This won't take long for the Argos to be back in thick of things.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=381566

If this is true, we are dead meat. Last place here we come.

Chris Jones AND Scott Milanovich in Toronto?? YIKES! Next year, we may look fondly back on the 9-9 seasons because we are stuck with Mediocre Marcel.

Jones joining Milo would be a tremendous tandem but I think the Argos would still be a long way from contending. They need a major roster overhaul and I don't have any faith that Barker can pull it off. The entire receiving corps is 2nd rate. The O-line is getting old. Jyles is still not a proven starter in my books and the backups are longshots. The secondary is suspect although Steinauer helped alot. The D-line needs help.

My guess is that the Cats and Argos will fight it out for 3rd next year with 9-9-ish records.

An Argo-Cat fan

A source close to the Stampeders confirmed the news, saying that the team was “blindsided? by the move, which sees Jones head to Toronto to take on similar responsibilities that he has here.
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So much for no lateral moves ( unless his contract expired)

With Scott Milanovich potentially signing with the Argos, they are now potentially pilfering from the Stampeders. They are looking at signing Chris Jones as their Defensive Co-ordinator.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=381566

Well,

It looks like hes already signed :roll: ,

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/Stamps+lose+defensive+ordinator+Argos/5786644/story.html

Good luck Hamilton with our mediocre CIS coaching staff against what the shipwrecks are building,

I'll love my cats to the end but here comes another 10 years of futility from our camp.... :cry: :thdn:

the cats will stay the course I fear and the fans will pay for it.

Thing is, unlike the Argos, the Cats aren't bad enough to warrant change and their history of all too often making changes hasn't worked.

On the other hand, are they good enough to stay the course? Seems like the answer is a somewhat reluctant yes. I tend to agree, although somewhat reluctantly as well.

2012 will be the make or break season. Bellefeuille's contract will be up.

The Argos will be a real interesting team to watch next year, especially with a healthy Jyles going into camp. And being short on the receiver side, i wonder if they'll go after Arland Bruce who will be a free agent.

What a story that would be having both Bruce and Mann down the QEW with Jyles throwing to them in a Milanovich offense. Watch out!

Thing is, unlike the Argos, the Cats aren't bad enough to warrant change and their history of all too often making changes hasn't worked

Agree Captain.

Pretty sure Arland is in his option year. If his option gets picked up by BC we get that conditional pick. He signed in the offseason a one year plus the option contract.

I also agree, Cap'n. The situation presents a real dilemma. I'm pretty sure that MB isn't the guy to lead this
team to the promised land, however. He's been around long enough to give Hamilton fans something better than
a .500 football team. In fairness to Jones, he's only had one year as OC, but based on what I've seen, I'd prefer to
see some other team treat him fairly.

I feel that our main objective must be to improve and I don't see it happening if we maintain the status quo. It would
have been great if some effort was made to attract Scott Milinovich to Hamilton. Is it me, or is this team slow to react
to new aquisitions every year. Hamilton nearly always ends up with left overs. What a shame.

Toronto was smart to get right on the case and strike while the iron was hot.

I feel that the need for improved coaching in Hamilton is greater than the need for massive player personnel changes,
but we do need make to make changes in that area as well, particularly in the defensive secondary and along both lines.

Quarterbacking remains a question for me.

Cap'n wrote:

      "Thing is, unlike the Argos, the Cats aren't bad enough to warrant change and their history of all too often making changes hasn't worked."

    Cap'n:      "aren't bad enough to warrant change"????    In relation to what? What matters most to me is our Divisional rivals.

If you look at the East..Winnipeg will be very competitive again in 2012....the Blue team will also be very competitive...and you can bet Montreal will be right up there with them. I am talking about coaching!!!
I'd say the chances of us breaking our miserable 3-year -just- under .500 are not great. And I would also say that could very well would leave us in fourth place next season.
As for a history of making mistakes....who cares? If the system is not working...change again! It's the way things are done in football. The trick is to know when to do it and avoid wasting seasons.
While we are pondering our navels and accepting mediocrity, the other teams in the CFL are making their moves and getting stronger. It's time for this Obie/Mitchell team to show the fans they are not afraid to do the same.

Does anybody here remember a guy from Calgary, Alberta by the name of Mark Rypion. Mark played as a QB in the
NFL from 1986 (Washington Redskins) till 2002. (Seattle Seahawks)

He was MVP of the 1992 Super Bowl. The only other man to win MVP who wasn’t born in the USA was Hines Ward
of the Steelers.

I say that if our Canadian boys have the talent, “bring them to training camp.”

Milanovich...is apparently taking receivers coach Marcus Brady with him to Toronto. The Alouettes’ response? Radio silence.
the most disturbing development of all came from Calgary, where head coach John Hufnagel said he did not get a call from Toronto asking for permission to talk to Jones about coming East. That simply doesn’t follow football protocol.
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The system Milanovich learned under Marc Trestman was a west coast style taken from the Bill Walsh tree and converted for three-down football.

It’s a system where reads are required, poise and precision in the pocket demanded, a system that under no circumstance is suited to Steven Jyles,

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the most disturbing development of all came from Calgary, where head coach John Hufnagel said he did not get a call from Toronto asking for permission to talk to Jones about coming East. That simply doesn’t follow football protocol. [url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/ticats-corey-chamblin-could-be-the-big-winner-in-coaching-shuffle/article2255353/]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/f ... le2255353/[/url]
Since Milanovich is technically not yet with the Argos, and it is [b][u]he[/u][/b] that spoke with Chris Jones, then technically no one from the Argos' organization has spoken with Jones. That's according to Dave Naylor. http://watch.tsn.ca/featured/clip577441#clip577232

Link was broken. Fixed it for ya.

It is Mark Rypien and yes he was a very good QB. He was the first canadian QB to start in the NFL.

btw, his daughter is a QB as well...for a diferent league that could not sell in Hamilton

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Milanovich would not comment on the status of his assistant coaches Thursday.

Reports say he will make Als receivers coach Marcus Brady his offensive co-ordinator and will bring over Montreal offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/milanovich-named-head-coach-of-argos/article2256582/

If true, the Als, offensive will pretty much depleted of all their offensive coaches.