Dee Urban Hermit wrote:
I like your predictions, and I would love to see this season result in bringing the Grey Cup to the "Peg. But I would be happy to see the Bombers as true competitors. I think management and the coaches know what is at stake here. Most of the players, the veterans know that the fans are starving to see this team come out swinging. We need to instil that fear that we had in the 80's. Other teams hated playing those Bomber Teams.
What a season that would be if we took it all the way! But, first let's see what we do have. Anyhow, if you have not read this yet, NCB, it is Weicek's take on why, despite what happens this year, we should keep the whole crew of management and coaches. Basically Weicek feels we need to do this for the sake of stabilty. It's a valid argument, one we had here on a post last season. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports ... 90191.html
That is a fair take, and one that I'll both agree and disagree on. I've advocated for bringing stability and a well-run organization back to the forefront here, and I'm certainly hoping we do got our men here for that, because I certainly would love for this team not to have to do new coaching searches every 2 or 3 years or so. But you do have to balance having that stability with having improvement, because as a head coach, especially one tasked with taking over a team that's been in the bad, your job is to improve the team. Now yes, I think you do gotta give a head coach some time to do it, especially with a team like ours, but it shouldn't take much more than about 3 years to do so.
All that to say, we gotta give MOS and Walters at least this full year (no changes at midseason under any circumstances for me) and see what happens by then. Like I said, I think they can and will improve this team's record and I got faith we will be in the playoffs this year, but I have been disappointed in that regard before so I won't keep my fingers crossed. My hope is that they will be here next year, but just remember we've gone out, we've brought in the free agents, we've given them talent to work with, all that to say I just don't think you can justify continuing down this track if we finish 5-13 again.