Steve Milton with the Spec, has come up with another classic column following that miserable defeat in Ottawa yesterday.
In his usual precise and as insightful manner, Steve provides us all with an uncoloured and all-encompassing wrap-up of the season.
We still have posters on here who want Jones back to give us more heartache…and even one who predicts we will be in first place next season.
Maybe their misplaced optimism about the state of this team will moderate after they recover from their hangover.
That steam-rollering we got from Ottawa yesterday, in what has really been a two-team East division this year, was inexcusable.
This team and all of us fans, need decisive changes made, especially in the coaching ranks, starting the day after the Grey Cup. Unless someone decides we don’t need Orlondo as the next HC.
Great line from Steve’s column “given the previous loss of four other impact receivers, but a huge part of successful football is overcoming setbacks, sometimes multiple ones.” (See Calgary)
Rick Campbell 4 - June Jones = 0 The real fact of the matter was each win by Ottawa was more and moredominate.I am not sure what Jones could do in the offseason to become a better coach? Strategy/passion is in your blood - fundamentalingredientsto win.
Don’t want to lose Orlando and we brought him back for a reason. Start the transition now, 99 is becoming a distant memory… why wait longer?
Great article by Steve Milton. It’s deja vu all over again with this team — sub .500 season (again). No pass rush, inability to defend/cover, no run game, weak O line, very questionable coaching (game plan, adjustments, use of personnel…on and on). We were totally outcoached, outclassed and outplayed.
What’s worse – it appears that the senior brass on this team actually think this team is very good. They clearly overevaluate Ticat talent and/or underestimate the match ups.
Reality check — time to clean house from top down – starting with Scott Mitchell. June Jones makes horrible in-game decisions, and clearly is not up to the task of coaching a championship calibre team. I wouldn’t say he is a horrible coach, but nor has he produced. Does he deserve another year? I don’t think so…what’s the definition of insanity???
The defensive coordinator is not much better and likely worse – regardless of his pedigree.
The proof is in the pudding. This team has been mediocre to rotten for most of the Bob Young / Scott Mitchell era. We’re a laughing stock.
What difference do you think it would have made? Do you think Jones and Glanville would have been fired if reporters were more critical? There was no chance of that happening this year.
Do you think Jones would have changed his coaching style in response to media criticism? This is a guy who was recently called the "worst coach in america". Like him or not, criticism doesn't phase him. The guy is 65 years old, at this point he is what he is.
I don’t get what they want…what is there ever to talk about if we can’t be critical, it’s not fun or healthy to be happy and optimistic all the time about everything. The interesting threads are always gonna be the critical of Ticats ones it’s not gonna be the “so and so had a good game” threads cause there’s nothing to say when everything’s good just “yep sure did have a good one.” Then end of thread.
I posted a thread called “please release Mike Jones” and whatever you think about it or wherever your opinion stands, people had something to talk about for like 20 pages. This forum dies if we aren’t completely critical of the team especially when they lose.