It would appear that Troy Westwood managed to say what a lot of us were thinking and no reporter seemed to have the stones to say; Perhaps it's time to question whether our coaching situation needs to be addressed. It was no secret that he had decided from the moment he took over the team that Troy's days were numbered, and managed to create a toxic environment for him that any of us were we in the same position would have trouble performing in. It is also increasingly obvious that the same might be said of Charles Roberts. To only give him between 5 and 7 touches a game and question why he's having no success is laughable. give him 20 touches a game and then lets see. To Charlie's credit, he seems to be taking it quite well. Perhaps a deal was made to allow him to showcase his return abilities to increase his marketability for when they get rid of him?
His dedication to Kevin Glenn is equally puzzling. Yes, he threw for some amazing numbers at the start of last year, but as teams adapted in the second half of last year he began to struggle, and no obvious adjustments to the offence were made. If Winnipeg didn't have the receivers it did, we would have been toast. Edwards cat-like grab last year,twisting in the air was a glorious example of a poorly thrown ball. Kevin's accuracy sucked, which was obvious by the number of circus grabs last year, and as the year went on, the number of drops. If he doesn't have Stegall, Edwards and Armstrong we lose! Now Imagine Ricky Ray throwing to those same receivers and tell me what those stats would be like!
Numerous opportunities presented themselves to get Ryan Dimwiddie more snaps last year, especially after Kevin was hurt in hamilton. Ryan should have started the next game if only to protect your "star" and give him game time. Little wonder he wasn't ready for the pressure when it was thrust upon him. He's the better quarterback, and the reason teams like BC excel at finding them is they give them the opportunity to succeed. We need a gunslinger with the ability to scramble, and Ryan is it. Trade Glenn for a top safety to replay Kyries Hebert, and with the cap room get a punter. I know of one who's available, and I'm certain he won't drop one snap a game AND can kick over 50 yds per!
The Bombers now sport a vanilla ball control offence in with little dedication to the run, and everyone knows it. Everyone else in the league is also aware of Glenn's habit of throwing behind and in front of receivers or overunder, and their secondary's play accordingly. he's not a gunslinger, and he doesn't seem to be able to make the reads fast enough, and since we don't run the ball, opponent simply sit back and wait for their chance. I will grant that a 3rd string center and rookie end don't help, but that might be hurting the run block more than anything. perhaps a 2 back system with a blocking back for the entire game could help (remember Mike Sellers?) but our coaches don't seem to be able to see this.At this point even Paul LaPolice would do better than Kit Cartwright! With the exception of the safety position, our defence is one of the best in the league, who's only trouble is being on the field too long.
Perhaps it's time to stop kissing Doug Berry's backside and start holding his feet to the fire, and either this situation corrects itself or else we find someone who can fix it. It's also time for journalists to start digging a little deeper. Perhaps if you call your colleagues in Montreal the can give you some hints.