This article goes way deeper into it
[b][i]EDMONTON — The effect of yet another losing season — at least through one-third of the schedule — appears to have taken its toll on Jim Popp, who delivered an explosive and, at times, insensitive yet troubling tirade to and against his players last Sunday.
Numerous sources have told the Montreal Gazette the Alouettes’ general manager and head coach threatened sweeping changes while addressing the team at Olympic Stadium.
Popp threatened the players, starting with his offensive-lineman, stating they run the risk of being replaced by rookies earning minimum salary. But he then brought the rest of the team into focus, suggesting no player was irreplaceable while serving notice their play must improve or they risk unemployment.[/i][/b]
“He’s free to say whatever he feels will bring this team together,? said safety Marc-Olivier Brouillette, the Als’ player representative. “It may not have been the best post-football career option to use as an example, but it is what it is.?
“The damage is done. How does he survive this?? said one longtime CFL executive. “No matter how bad it gets, you can’t say that.?
“The room’s hanging on by a thread. Sunday’s speech, combined with this travel schedule and bull—- stadium walkthrough ain’t helping his cause,? another player texted. “It could get ugly if it goes bad tomorrow.?
[b][i]Several sources have told the Montreal Gazette veteran defensive-back Billy Parker challenged and took offence with some of Popp’s comments, especially how they would be perceived by a segment of the dressing room who have families. Popp immediately apologized and explained what he meant. Popp then asked the players if they understood the tone and were able to move on. The players remained silent.
“Everybody says things and does things when they’re emotional. I do,? receiver Duron Carter said. “It just happens to be 2016, when you can’t say stuff like that. If this was 10 years ago, I guess this wouldn’t be a problem. For me, it didn’t really mean too much.[/i][/b]
“After a comment like that you would think there would have to be some type of … something. It happened. I’m sure time will tell as we go on.?
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