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09-06-2013, 11:43 PM
Moonlapse Vertigo
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Originally Posted by GreatKeith View Post
But in the NHL you build via the draft and free agent signings. In the CFL it's not like that. especially not as far as the draft is concerned. More often than not players are imports or trade bait. In fact all three of Calgary's QBs come from elsewhere.

And we all know that the Oilers didn't "choose" to suck until reality finally smacked them in the face in 2010.

The Eskimos organization aren't even on the same page, much less the same book.

The leagues are different, thus different standards. If this were the NFL we might not be griping about a 1-9 team so much because there are other teams doing just as poorly. In this case it's only one. And the top picks are usually impact players in the NFL.

The CFL has no such luxury. If you suck you suck. The Eskimos haven't done diddly squat since '05. That's even longer than the Oilers.

With the Oilers there's potential hope in Taylor Hall, RNH, Yakupov, Eberle...

With the Eskimos there's nothing. No prospects on the way, no up and comers, nothing.

At least Lowe and co never gave Pat Quinn or Tom Renney an extension for winning one freaking game.

Usually when a new GM comes in he attempts to clean up the mess of the previous GM, not make it worse.
That's not an issue in this bloody league if you have competent management and coaching in place. Teams re-tool year to year. The bloody Riders were 8-10 last year and 5-13 the year before following three straight good seasons where they went to the Grey Cup twice.

Their starting QB through four out of those five seasons? Darian Durant.

Personally I don't think that the Eskimos' situation is as perilous as the Oilers'. Hervey needs to wise up, sack Reed and his coaching staff and tear down the team's defense.

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