As of right now, Ed Hervey is in the lead for the open GM job in Edmonton. Kavis Reed will also have a strong shot at the job, but no one is even thinking about the job. Its all about playoffs currently. But Kavis will not give up his coaching job for the postion. So it will likely be Hervey over Reed. Warren Moon is not a serious consideration. I would even say Dwayne Ford and Matt Dunigan are long shots as well.
As of right now, runningback Jerome Messam is going to be the odd man out next season. His "im not healthy" excuses are taxing some of the Eskimos and with Hugh Charles & Corey Boyd currently out playing him. I wouldnt be shocked to see Jerome traded in the offseason. Its all down to money. And from what i have heard, Messam is scheduled to make $175,000 to upwards of $250,000 next year. Thats alot. Now if he has a 2011 year all over, then okay. But not a 2012 year. In all fairness this season is a write off for Messam. But its going to be tough for him in 2013. If Edmonton gets an offer of a 1st round pick in the 2013 draft. Say goodbye.
As of right now, the Edmonton Eskimos have MAJOR freeagents to resign in this offseason. Lets hope they can get these guys signed: JC Sherritt, Marcus Howard, Grant Shaw, and many more (upwards of 15 current starters).
NOTE I wouldnt be shocked to see Marcus Howard try for the NFL one last time.
As of right now, the Edmonton Eskimos will start RB Corey Boyd at runningback. If Hugh Charles can improve off his practise today, he will get the start. Jerome Messam may be hitting the pressbox.
As of right now, the Edmonton Eskimos will likely start Matt Nichols at QB vs the Argos. I still think Joseph is the starter. But we shall see in two days time.
NOTE Jason Gregor made a key statement today. He said Kavis Reed came out right away and named Joseph the starter for the last game vs Calgary (before Hamilton lost). The reason Reed hasnt come right out and said anything is because Nichols is starting. Which imo would take alot of pressure off Nichols. Both QB's will see playing time anyways.
As of right now, i can say Jim Barker will be the GM next year for the Toronto Argos. For all those people who honestly think Tillman traded Ricky Ray to the Argos because we was going to end up their, your not that smart. Tillman cried when he was fired from Edmonton. He had a 5 year plan and wanted an extention. So this media story of Tillman to Toronto is nothing but BS.
As of right now, the reason alot of Edmonton Eskimo's staff so called "cheered" when Tillman was fired.. is because Tillman is a football guy. He wants whats best for the team ON THE FIELD. He does NOT CARE about half time shows, etc. Thats why Len Rhodes and most of the staff who were SO HAPPY about this move are idiots. Rhodes knows ZIP about football. And to say he doesnt like Tillmans future plans for the Eskimos... its funny. Because if Rhodes was incharge, we'd probably have 3rd/4th grade talent. Just like his LAME half time shows!
And thats the latest.. for now. :cowboy: