Edmonton Eskimos (IV): playoffs @ Toronto next week; Tillman fired
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10-29-2012, 12:42 AM
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I agree, and it's very problematic. How often do you see a coach regress from year one to two? There have simply been too many losses where coaching was the #1 culprit this year. If he'd fired Crandell mid-season I'd have some faith that he was going to turn things around, but his total inaction in allowing his buddy to neuter the offense with awful playcalling and player management is unforgivable. The only way this organization can justify Reed keeping his job is if we win on Friday and then head into Calgary and knock them off in the semi-final. Anything less, and he simply has to go.
You're grossly underestimating how much of a say Tillman has in who the coaches are.
You're also missing that keeping Crandell is good for Tillman... it gives him someone to let go as a scape goat (which will actually be the third time that it's happened to Crandell in less than 3 months, given first he had an "adviser" come in and then he was "demoted") to distract attention from the fact that he took away a guy who has thrown for 140+ passer ratings and 8 TD's in his last two games... for Steven frigging Jyles.
Following the spin coming from this organization (and lets not forget that ANOTHER quality person left this organization in the last week... common trend since ET took over) is dizzying.
Esks will be a **** show until ET is gone, and likely for a year or two after given all the damage he's done.
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