Before last night’s game Charles Roberts basically guaranteed a victory saying that we were 0-4 and should be 0-6 when they’re done with us.
Winnipeg ran a designed play to get Milt the record and didnt try to do it within the context of the game… Congratulations for executing the play but any other week Glenn could have taken it in himself.
Winnipeg then tries a FG with no time on the clock from 53 yards, but what made it classless is that they knelt down the play before… almost like the Field Goal was an afterthought.
Charlie Taaffe gave Doug Berry a piece of his mind when they came to shake hands, im sure he told him what he thought of that decision… and lets face it, theres a time to get more points for tiebreakers and a time where it looks stupid.
What am I getting at?
Winnipeg made every possible attempt to beat us up, to insult our team and make them look like children… Charlie Taaffe stood up for his men by calling Berry out for the Classless Idiot he has proven himself to be time and time again (Look no further than his reaction on Montreal last year). The time is this week for our team to take this to heart and not accept it, this is a young team that can USE this to their advantage. Thats the Proper Reaction. These players should watch the film and read the papers for as much of this stuff as they can get. Winnipeg not only beat us, but they attempted to embarrass us in every way possible.
As for the fans? Do parents know what its like to see your child get beat up? Held down and pushed around? Thats what we feel like as fans, that our team is being bullied. Whats the proper reaction to this? We should be there to avenge them next week… by doing this we show Winnipeg and the rest of the CFL that we stand by our team but most of all, we show our young inexperienced team that we are not giving up as fans. We should be as loud as possible and shock the hell out of Doug Brown and Doug Berry when they walk out of that locker room and realize it isnt Milt’s night anymore,… its our backyard.
We asked for change, we asked for a new coaching staff and we got it. We asked for players players up and down to be cut, traded and moved, we got it.
Do i agree with everything this team has done? Do i agree with everything Coach Taaffe has done? Do I even LIKE our GM? Not at all… but the point is, the Proper Reaction is to look past the score and see that unlike the past 2 years this team has improved in each game it has played this year and eventually this team will break out. I dont know about you but when it happens I plan on being there.
As a fan? I feel thats the proper reaction. Enough with the cut, trade, bring back threads and look deep enough to see that this is going to be a solid team when they finally put it together.