When it comes to certain Renegades fans, George Hudson would like less talk and more action.
Irking the veteran centre specifically are callers to the local all sports radio station who are saying coach Joe Paopao deserves to be shown the door.
"It seems like right now, the only ones who haven't given up on us is ourselves," Hudson said after yesterday's practice -- the first since Ottawa's record was dropped to 5-6 and losing streak extended to three courtesy of the B.C. Lions. "We're still in the hunt for a playoff spot. We're still in the running for first place.
"But I was listening to the Team 1200 the other day and it seemed every other caller was saying Coach P. should be fired, or he should resign. That's just stupid. Then what? Who do we have then? It's just ridiculous."
Also frustrating to Hudson, among others, are the attendance numbers at Frank Clair Stadium in 2005.
Through five home games, the average turnout is approximately 18,600. Only once has the crowd surpassed the 20,000 mark, and Ottawa has been the site of the only four sub-20,000 turnouts in the CFL this year.
"Then you get a team like Hamilton, which is 2-and-a-lot (nine) and is drawing 29,000 ... it's very disappointing," said Hudson. "This is a much bigger town than Hamilton, and the ticket prices are reasonable. It's almost like they're counting on us to fail."