Published on December 20, 2013 10:58 AM
Player perception isn’t an issue and there is positivity in the fan base and community. I’m not from Ottawa, but when they slapped the city’s name on the team and ran it on a shoestring, you get fan disillusionment. There were other factors, but you can’t put a community’s name on something second rate in every aspect and ask for support. Can’t see that happening this time with the new facilities, ownership and indication that all experiences will be positive and proper.
Published on December 16, 2013 2:45 PM
A good base, but not the immediate Grey Cup contenders predicted nor the chaos across the league with teams ready to close up shop due to the loss of players. The board of governors, who set the rules well in advance, provided GM’s a nice loophole with potential free agents, limiting Ottawa’s choices beyond the protected lists.
Be prepared for the next one, fans. Whether your team finishes last or first, you will lose players if the league expands. You’ve gone through one now, so the fear of the unknown should be gone next time.
Published on December 10, 2013 7:50 PM
Published on December 6, 2013 11:28 AM
Looking at current CFL coaches (assuming Jim Popp is staying in Montreal), 8 of 9 are in their positions 2 years or less. Only Kent Austin and Popp have previous CFL head coaching experience of those eight (with less than 5 seasons between them), and the ninth, John Hufnagel in Calgary, a veteran of six seasons. I sense the new guard is here.
Published on December 4, 2013 6:12 PM
Choosing someone with no head coaching experience and neither offensive or defensive co-ordinator experience can be a risky move. Talent provided, O’Shea will get the most out of the team that is fielded.
Published on December 1, 2013 11:29 PM
Remembered by CFL watchers for his work with the War Amps and appearances in their commercials on CFL broadcasts, he was a Canadian hero in the truest sense. He will be remembered and missed. My condolences to the Chadderton family.