I was boycotting this board until the idiots at MRX got their S**t together, but I can't let this slide without comment.
I note that Winnipeg fired Taman, Berry and Daley, and within a couple of years they have a VERY good football team.
The Rider HIRE Taman, Berry, and Daley, and (even though they got rid of the 2nd biggest idiot of the three) within a couple of years, the Riders are going to have an 0-4 start. The only reason it took this long is because Tillman's legacy players were able to carry the team. But no more. Those who have left have not been replaced.
People are blaming Hall for this defense? Its tough to put together a scheme that will work when your D-Line AND Secondary are made up of perpetual 2nd stringers. Our linebackers are ok, but 4 guys can't play the entire Defense. Blame Taman for not giving decent personnel to the coaches.
Offensively, DD is sucking today. Maybe a halfway decent GM would have a 2nd stringer who could actually be called upon to play in a situation like this, instead of a career clipboard holder who has done nothing since high-school. The Riders have still got some of the top receivers in the league, and a top running back. Actually, two of them. Perhaps a decent OC could put together a scheme that takes advantage of those skillsets.
I called this on the day the Riders named Taman as GM. I was horrified then and I'm seeing that horror justified now. How long before management sees and corrects this mistake?
The Riders have, over the past several years, been known for one main thing...their team CHARACTER. Well, this team, put together by Taman, has NO CHARACTER AT ALL. Guys give up. They have no fight. Taman has allowed this team to lose the winning culture that was developed under Tillman, and has fostered the same losing culture that existed in WInnipeg during Taman's tenure there.
There...I'm done with my Paolo imitation now.
Much to the relief of all readers, I return to my boycott until the CFL fires MRX, or until MRX hires someone who can fix the many stupid and recurring technical problems with this site.