I have to get my two cents in, it's cathartic.
I am a die hard pocket QB fan. The running QB is not my style, but in the CFL it works. I have never liked Tracy Ham because of his running style, but for maney years he was successful in Edmonton. Nealon is a Tracy Ham.
I was much happier with a Kent Austin at the helm.
Nealon cannot throw the ball down feild, I think Danny Barret thinks Nealon's visor gets in the way. Last game he had a clear one, and last year Danny had Nealon loose the visor all together. Whatever the reason Nealon cannot throw the ball more than 5 yards. I've seen Nealon throw far down field and miss recievers (trying to stretch out the "D", but if it's not successful no one fears the deep threat). The tradegy here is that the Sask Roughriders arguably have the best recieving core in the league right now. Like a pitcher who has to throw the curve ball for a stike to make the batter respect the curve, so too must a QB throw down field successfully. Nealon must trust in his recievers and learn to throw DOWN the field.
I like to watch talent grow, and I've enjoyed cheering for the same players year in and year out but Nealon is not getting it done. I think Crandall should be traded, Butler should be given a shot at the #1 spot and Nealon should be the #2 guy untill he can learn to pick the zone apart.
As the QB goes so too goes the team.