I think getting a class act like Ray was great for TO and he won us a very special cup in the 100th at home. I've never heard a CFL stadium louder then that on that night at the dome. Glad to have called him our qb and I still think he can play. Willy isn't the answer!!!!!!!!!!!!
The problem wasn't Ray's acquisition, it was not letting him go when time came. Milanovich's bromance with Ray was a huge mistake, well mistakes cause he did it twice. When he told Harris he was his guy and two games later turned the team over to Ray, Barker's chance of extending him became zero and nil.
Thats true. However I don’t think that Reilly would have ever chosen Edmonton if Ray was in place there.
I also think Milanovich really upped Rays game. Ray, by his own admission, had gotten really sloppy in Edmonton.
I think it helped both organizations
......Mentioned last night in the stamps/argo game that Ray was interested in coaching......They didn't elaborate but it's the first time I've heard he wanted to go down that road??? Looks like he can still play but he took another shot in the ribs late and you could tell he was really hurting...Will his old bones hold up anymore and can they carry him for another season???
Just because good things happened some years after the decision doesn't mean you can say it must have been a good decision. It more likely means that Edmonton did a good job recovering from a bad decision, after changing out almost all of the personnel involved and starting over from scratch - which they could have done just as easily without the trade.