Fact is O'Shea is a .400 career head coach - based on 3 seasons at bombers helm. That doesn't impress me one bit.
The fact Wad Miller had to send in marching orders when O'Shea continued to start hapless Drew Willy - and instruct O'Shea to insert Nichols - DID NOT IMPRESS ME!
The fact O'Shea a known defensive terror during his playing days - allowed Richie Hall to walk all over him and produce a defense that allowed the most passing yards in the league - DID NOT IMPRESS ME!
The fact O'Shea, with the facts and stadium conditions 99% against him allowed Justin Medlock to fail on a 62 yd tying field goal attempt - facing 3rd and 3 at mid-field w/ over 30 seconds remaining - DOES NOT IMPRESS ME!
Yes, the bombers were a plus .500 team but the sad reality is they barfed up the ending - allowing Ottawa to rock them hard - bombers put up less resistance than Ronda Rousey - DID NOT IMPRESS ME.
Bombers crawled to 11-7 by virtue of Ottawa dressing a virtual practice roster in the season finale - and the bombers still couldn't wallop them away until late in the game - DID NOT IMPRESS ME!
Even with Mighty Matt Nichols - bombers were horrific in the red zone and had to settle for Medlock kicking a league record # of field goals - DID NOT IMPRESS ME.
If Nichols bolts, if they lose one other key piece - the bombers may have to pick up a hobo to QB them. Without Nichols - I'd say the odds are more than 50% the team finishes under .500. Especially if GM Walters fails to address key needs in his canuck WRs and canuck d-linemen; also upgrades a game but light & under-powered linebacking crews. The player deficiency is NOT on O'Shea. He works with what he's given but the combination of a guy who's not that great a coach to begin with - and a GM who may have trouble assembling an efficient group - ALSO DOES NOT IMPRESS ME - AND IT WON'T IMPRESS MOST OF THE BOMBER FANS - OTHER THAN AN INCREASINGLY SHRINKING GROUP OF LEMMINGS!