So, might he be coming back east to work with Tim? They have similar styles in defenses...
No they don't. Burke has always run a 4/3 defence, Stubler has always run a 3/4.
Just hours after he announced that he won't be returning to the Edmonton Eskimos, Rich Stubler has joined the B.C. Lions as their new defensive coordinator. What do you think of Stubler's move? from cfl.ca
In 2000, Stubler inherited a 4-3 defence when he replaced Don Lindsay as DC in BC in August 2000. He did not change alignment and he helped the Lions win the 2000 Grey Cup against Montreal.http://www.canoe.ca/FootballArchive/aug21_bur.html
He is a 3-4 proponent, but he has way too much experience as a position coach and DC in this league (re 4-3 as linebackers coach during the eighties for the Cats in their Grover-Ben-Less heyday) to simply try to fit a square peg into a round hole. If he finds the pieces to work his system, he'll implement it. Otherwise, he is flexible enough not to force it and allow the situation to evolve.
He has just signed with the Lions as DC, so we shall see what he decides to do in establishing his base defence.[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Stubler+signs+Lions+defensive+ordinator/5952875/story.html]http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/S ... story.html[/url]
Oski Wee Wee,
The off-season has not been kind to Kavis Reed.
Keep in mind as well that Stubler switched to a 4-3 in Toronto prior to his firing as HC in 2008.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/article706089.ece
Oski Wee Wee,
I stand suitably corrected, Russ, thanks
An excellent move by Buono and Benevides. He’ll help an already strong D. They need to sign Lulay to a long term deal because he has just one more year on his current contract. If they do that, they’ll be strong for years.
An Argo-Cat fan
He is a 3-4 proponent, but he has way too much experience as a position coach and DC in this league (re 4-3 as linebackers coach during the eighties for the Cats in their Grover-Ben-Less heyday) to simply try to fit a square peg into a round hole. If he finds the pieces to work his system, he'll implement it. Otherwise, he is flexible enough not to force it and allow the situation to evolve.8) Just like Chamblin did with the Cat's Defence this past season, eh, Russ :wink: :roll:
Well Tipper I have to say that I am one, and I'm sure there are more than a few, who was singularly unimpressed with Chamblin's defensive schemes last season.
Talk about square pegs and round holes. . . taking premiere pass rushers like Hickman and Baggs and frequently dropping them into pass coverage? And his schemes basically neutered Knowlton who had been defensive MOP the season previous.
I, for entertainment purposes at least, hope the new head coach hires Gary Etcheverry as D/C.
I also was not impressed with Chamblin's defence at all, either!! We also got rid of some good DB's that Chamblin figured could not play Man to Man coverage, as he wanted. The result was a constant revolving door of DB's coming in. Now Chamblin is gone, along with his so called great defence. The new DC will institute his own style of defence, and probably bring a different skill set of players in !! There definitely will be a big turnover of players from last years team, and some familiar names could be gone.
Oh yes, of course I did !! When I said that I was one among more than a few, I was presuming you to be included in that 'more than a few'