“What’s the deal at quarterback going into next season? Did rookie Rakeem Cato, who started the most games, lose his job by getting concussed?” – Herb Zurkowski Nov 6th 2015 Is he injured? Is he gone? Did yelling at Calvillo on the sidelines seal his fate? DOES ANYBODY KNOW FOR SURE? When Zack Collaros, Hamiton’s… Continue reading November 2015 – Where’s Cato?
Alouettes Jim Popp never replaced Brandon London and Cody Hoffman at the start of the 2015 season. As a consequence, Lewis Stamps and Giguere graduated from projected supporting roles to leading ones…out of neglect. If players are expected to do MORE than is reasonable, or are NOT surrounded by the talent the team needs to succeed, IT’S HARDLY THEIR FAULT.
Troy Smith, Chad Johnson, Duron Carter, Michael Sam, Jerry Rice JR. What do these football “players” have in common? At the time they were signed, their FAME was largely based on something OTHER than their recent performance on the football field.
THOU SHALT GIVE YOUR BACKUP TIME TO DEVELOP!!! Teams ignore this rule at their own peril…as I predicted at the time…a prediction that holds true to this day for the Montreal Alouettes.
The ONLY way to STOP the Quarterback Carousel is to hire someone who’s judgment is SOUND and devoid of ulterior motives and ambitions. A man of character, who will evaluate talent CORRECTLY and stick to his decision through the vagueries of adversity and loss.
What is it with Jim Popp…anyway? The second things start going sideways his kneejerk reaction is to FIRE the Head Coach and step in as absolute LORD of all he surveys.
So why would ANYONE deliberately sabotage their own team? Is laziness a sufficient reason? OR rather ambitions in OTHER directions perhaps…that only gives the APPEARANCE of laziness.