Edmonton Eskimos (IV): playoffs @ Toronto next week; Tillman fired
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11-03-2012, 04:16 PM
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They had to do it now if they were going to do it.
If they get an upset or two in the playoffs then their hands are tied. They're not going to fire the guy who gets them to the Grey Cup.
Bottom line, this says that they disagreed with the Ray trade but backed their GM to see how the year went. It went badly. If you're going to take an 11-7 team and trade your starting QB, you better get results.
This is the consequence of likely one of the worse trades in CFL history (followed up by another crazy trade).
Like Ricky Ray or not, you don't hitch your wagon to Jyles and Joseph when you're fresh off a WC final. There's no reason other than ego.
Pretty solid post. The bolded being especially interesting.
Still, no GM was going to have a probable winning record with the degree of injuries this club sustained.
Just some random speculation but was the 21K at Commonwealth last night a signpost for the franchise that necessitated this action? Just wondering.
That would be an alltime regular season low crowd at Commonwealth for an Esks game. Never been lower. The paid crowd also indicating for the first time how much seasons ticket sales have gone down.
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