We learned what Coaching and a Great GM can do for an organization. Consider Winipeg was also struggling the past few years and hired MIKE KELLY who almost drove the team down into the ground.
The result of the game was clearly obvious in that from a physical standpoint BC was not in Winnipeg's league, all the fumbles, hard hits, and sacks, and speed mismatches were sickening to watch--
First of all we learned the following things --
1- REID and VALLI have no place in the CFL- There are better guys available whether it be import or even non import- These guys cannot match the type of athletes that Winnipeg and Calgary have. They are way too slow, not strong enough, and not good enough- This is a major problem for the team-
2-Fire Neil MCEVOY director of Scouting- The Lions have to understand to win in PRO SPORTS you need PRO COACHES and PRO SCOUTS-- MCEVOY is potentially the worst scout in the CFL- His background is with the local SUrrey Rams? Is this some kind of joke? Benevides experience is from HIGH SCHOOL To CIS to the LIONS? Is this some kind of comedy?
On the other hand look at Bombers defensive coordinator TIm BURKE- Coached the Alouettes to a grey cUP and best defense statistically- BURKE has spent over 20 years in AMERICAN UNIVERSITES such as PURDUE, Ball state, Tenn Chatanooga, this guy has been a DB coach and Defensive coordinator everywhere imaginable-
MCEVOY has clearly shown his only connections are local and with local CANADIAN running backs such as MESSAM, LEE, and ANDREW Harris--
3- Sorry to break the bad news but BRUCE is washed up- He has lost 2 steps on his SPEED, Hamilton knew this, watch the film when Bruce was with Toronto, then Hamilton, Bruce is not the same guy, he is average speed now-- He is 33 years old, and the db;s in the league except for BC are mostly around the 25-28 year old range- Plus Bruce is a stockier receiver who was a physical receiver with a good BURST-- That Burst is GONE-- I doubt it at 33 that the BURST comes back--
Not surprising as when you take others teams players you are gettting guys that are on the DECLINE-
4- 2011 Start of the Season to NOW- A good evaluation of a GM is how consistent his team is and how the ROSTER develops during the season-
Let's look at Winnipeg- How many new players have they added on Defense- 0 players added from opening day starting lineup-
Let's look at Winnipeg Offense- How many new players added on Offense- 1 receiver Clarence Denmark
I wanna know why so many BC players were CUT and why the Gm in this case WALLY missed so badly on evaluating talent. What happened with DOBSON COLLINS? Wasnt he a future star? Lulay is not progressing as he was supposed to. Stephen Black GONE- TRADED away Messam a future star likely- Where is Hyland? Why was Davis Sanchez a starter on the team in week 1 and then essentially cut after week 6?
What was Wally thinking starting so many rookie reeivers in the first place? Why is KAMAU INCOMPLETERSON on this team? He cannot catch and is OLD--
Kornegay was beaten so badly on a deep corner but was saved by LAROSE- I think that was the Lions first Defensive Knockdown of the season--
Who was responsible for bringing in TRAVIS WILLIAMS from east carolina? Was that the BRAINCHILD NEIL MCEVOY's find? Nice find as he was cut after 2 games lol-- WHy are they missing so badly on talent?
CALGARY has maintained the same lineup through the start of the season- The only way a BACKUP gets in is through INJURY-
Wally has to start answering some questions pretty fast here- Again BRALEY is now 2-12 combined-
5- Football is about consistency- The Lions have no consistency and are an OPEN REVOLVING door of faces- That is not the players fault that is the GM's fault-
NO other CFL team is making many changes, the Lions are in complete dissaray at this point-
I mean 119 yards to -5 yards in the 3rd qtr means 1 thing- Your team is clearly not a PRO TEAM, and if this continues no ONE is going to go to the games next season- BRALEY has essentially said Deal with it you are stuck with WALLY- Ottawa Roughrider GM told the fans the same thing when the team was losing and we all know how the Ottawa fans reacted to that Stance by Management-
Losing is not the issue here, its the complete mismanagement of the team- One with absolute NO FOOTBALL knowledge can Tell everything they need to know by Looking at the opposing team and then looking at the Lions team- Opposing teams are all much more muscular, Toned, Faster, Taller, Quicker, Meaner Looking, more athletic-- You can tell just by looking at the SIDELINES-
I was calling for the Lions to FIRE WALLY in week 2 because I saw this coming, this is only the Beginning, the Lions will regress even worse at this point as there is NO YOUTH TALENT on this team--
The LIons are in need of a TILLMAN type of REBUILD-- Or Wally will start putting adds in Craiglist-
Wanted- Football Players wanted for PRO team- Must have played High School football, NO age restrictions, Tackling not mandatory, Pro Experience an Asset especially if you have been CUT or released Multiple times by a PRO TEAM- Catching not mandatory-
Like serious this is how they are recruting- I would like to sit down and speak to BRALEY- People act shocked that this is happening- Its not a shock, thousands of companies go UNDER and DOWN the tubes with bad management-
Wally is a TOXIC leader with a ME FIRST attitude and will blame others openly, That is not what a REAL LEADER is all about-