my still favorite ever QB nealon greene was cut from the als as expected with the don gone. anyone know where he wound up after that?
when nealon was here in his prime to give us our only winning record for as far back as i can remember - those were the most exciting games i've watched as a rider fan. the 7 games we lost were always close, full of action from start to end, and nealon always gave us a chance to win the game.
with burris and joseph, it's been awful watching some of our games the last few years. the burris year against winnipeg was just brutal, horrible, the whiskey still hasnt removed that labour day from my mind. and last year with joseph when we lost games we were brutal, and got blown out with the worst offensive perfomances i've seen. when we won games, it was just barely the monstreal win was just so barely by a field goal. we blew the lead against winnipeg in the labour day rematch. our wins against BC last year were all just barely and one was by a fluke and even with those lucky wins we barely got 9-9. we lost to a beat up argo team at home that we should have blown out. we lost all 3 games to edmonton in their worst year in the past 30 years. the list goes on to prove how brutal we've been at times the last 3 years.
i honestly think nealon would make a good back-up here or even starter due to our lack of mobile quarterbacks. i know joseph has been hashed and discussed and you either love him or hate him much like nealon, well to me joseph has proven himself as a shaky QB. the only thing he's done for us with consistency is overthrow balls and when he does throw properly - which isn't often - our receivers have disappointed. also, joseph is old, and he is injury prone with his glass knee.
however i'm glad now that we have a coach who will pull a struggling QB, because i don't believe joseph will stop overthrowing balls overnight and become the next dave dickenson. when joseph fails, i'm counting on austin to pull his ass outta there and give crandell a try before we are down 40 points like barrett used to wait.
crandell is our most accurate passer currently by far and would i be more comfortable to see joseph as a back up to crandell and nealon if anything.
....that or we could offer nealon a runningback position if he still has his home in saskatoon O_O
wherever you end up nealon, thanks for giving me my favorite and most exciting and memorable years as a ridar fan back in 02 and 03 but it's a new era in riderville now. i know most of the rider fans hated you but here is one who appreciates all you've given us