I feel that the problem is with the scouts and gms.They have been unable to pick and sign any talented players over the last several years.We have had the prime picks in the Canadian draft for many years and yet don't have a solid core of Canadian talent that have become starters.
I picked Bob Young year after year he admits he made mistakes and has learned from them yet here we are no further a head then year 1 in the 5 year plan. In fact we were better in that year 1. He we are in year 5 and still making those exact same mistakes. We sign noone in the offseason and its now obvious CP was only signed as a marketing blitz or else imagine what this years Season tickets wouldve looked like.
I picked Bob as well. If he had actually listened to those who know football, he would (and SHOULD) have hired FOOTBALL people for the head office positions. Unfortunately, he did not make the correct decision.
I blame him for the high turnaround of team presidents, General Managers, and the like over his tenure. That being said, I applaud him for saving the team...
It has to be Young. Fortunate for him he can't be fired. We have to question his ability to choose his football executives. One day he will get it right.
Even though Michael McCain didn't contaminate Maple Leaf cold cuts, he took the blame and responsibility for Maple Leaf Foods.
Mr. Young, of course, if you have to pick one name.
He's the only constant over four years of mostly bad football. And he's the only guy that wasn't hired by somebody that is ultimately responsible for his performance.
I don't think picking Mr. Young is disrespectful, or ungrateful, or even negative. He meant well, he made mistakes, he still means well, I think he's on the right track track this time. As long as I see it that way, I have no problem putting the blame squarely where it belongs but still putting my money on the table come renewal time.