Duron Carter is a MASSIVELY talented receiver. Tall. Runs like the wind. Can carry the ball like a running back or a kick returner. So HOWEVER has Jim Popp managed to snag this gem? WHY is this BEAST of a man NOT playing in the NFL? When I was a kid I had a friend… Continue reading July 2016 – “Cartergate” – OR How I Learned to Exploit My Opponent’s Character Flaws and Win a Football Game
So here’s what we’re up for in 2016: Jim Popp is the WORST head coach in Alouettes history. Now that includes his lifetime record (already listed at 19-27) AND the very obvious fact that is ISN’T a coach of ANY kind. Has never trained as such. Has few or no qualifications as such. Quite simply,… Continue reading June 2016 – 3 Down Nation Post
With apologies to the Immortal Bard: Something is rotten in this state of DENIAL. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, professional sports is often about LYING…plain and simple. After spending the bulk of his career “riding the pines” and being promised he was the “quarterback of the future”, Adrian McPherson could be excused for thinking… Continue reading June 2016 – The Spring of our Discontent
The Fundamentals. They are the litmus test of good coaching. The bane of ANYONE who’s played sports on any serious level. The first AND last resort of EVERY hard-nosed coach in EVERY sports movie ever made. The backbone of EVERY great team in history and without which NO AMOUNT of talent, passion or power is… Continue reading June 2016 – Fundamental Truths
Success on the scale achieved by Russell Wilson and the Seahawks over the last few seasons, OR Cam Newton’s Panthers and their current 12-0 streak inspires the rest of the football world to dream. Can we learn anything from their success? Do we have players with comparable talents that could bring OUR team something similar…even… Continue reading December 2015 – Two Journeys…One Goal
“Continuity”: Without Popp as HC, AC won’t be OC…see?
The Alouettes were tied with Calgary in 2015 for LEAST quarterback sacks allowed (33 Sacks or 1.8 S/G). IN THE SAME SEASON they had the CFL’s leading rusher in Tyrell Sutton. When our DOMINANT offensive line teams up with Rakeem Cato…a truly GIFTED and ELUSIVE runner…the outcome should be GOLDEN. Still…the Edmonton game (Week 8)… Continue reading November 2015 – How to Protect Your Quarterback