Bob Dyce will be a better coach than the dear departed Lapo and his staff looks great on paper. The only real weakness I can see is at running back and maybe a deep receiver who can hang onto the long throws that Masoli is capable of. I would think that a second running quality running back is a serious need .
On paper, they look better. But I thought that heading into 2022 as well.
But the optimistic vibe seems to be coming from the whole team and staff, so I do think they'll be much improved this year . . . barring injury of course.
I believe they are. Having seen almost every home game since their reinstatement, even as an Als fan, I have to admit they have more pieces of the puzzle than they have in a while. I hope they do well.
Except against Montreal, of course
There was a definite change in enthusiasm and quality of play after Lapo departed last year.
Even Arbuckle went from looking uninspired and going through the motions one week to playing hard for the win the next. Don't know what was going on under Lapo's regime but there looked to be a big change in enthusiasm after he left.
Dyce has done the right thing and pulled together a full staff without overloading himself with a co-ordinator position in addition to head coach and I like that. I think we should be past the "we can pay you ore if you take on two coaching positions" thing in the CFL and realize more coaching=better play.
With Lapo gone, I think the Redblacks will undoubtedly improve.
Lapolice may be a decent x's and o's type of guy, but he's no leader. There's a reason Winnipeg and Ottawa declined with him as the Head Coach. Not that everything was his fault, but it's pretty clear that the mood in Ottawa changed when Lapo was relieved of his duties.
You guys will be fine at halfback, especially if you go Canadian.