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by Toppy Vann
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Coaching staff announced.
Replies: 32
Views: 19302

Re: Coaching staff announced.

Coincidence or does it seem like Mike Reilly is influencing the decisions with Jordan Maksymic and Danny OBrien set up to run the offence. Sounds like those he likes are re-signed and those he doesn't are gone. Almost a be careful what you wish for situation where others are problem but the five st...
by Toppy Vann
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions signings for 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 25574

Re: Lions signings for 2020

BC Fan - let's hope the GM knows something fans don't here. Maybe Keon Lyn will be TC fodder or come back knowing his role better.
by Toppy Vann
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Will Lions Overhaul the roster for 3rd year in a Row
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: Will Lions Overhaul the roster for 3rd year in a Row

I'm not sure what the Lions GM is doing these days and I'm beginning to question his overall judgment whether it's coaching staff (not arguing with the current HC pick in Rick Campbell though) or player contract decisions. His post Claybrooks talk would get a corporate executive fired by admitting t...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos
Replies: 17
Views: 4400

Re: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos

When Dinwiddie said he wasn’t going to build a staff of rookie coaches I wondered whether he would bring Rich Stubler. Stubes sure pushed up the average age of the Lions’ staff last year. He has had coaching stints with the Argos and Stamps but I don’t believe he has ever worked with Dinwiddie. Stu...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Danny O'Brien Retired - Lions Will Have New Backup
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Danny O'Brien Retired - Lions Will Have New Backup

O'Brien will be a good coach but I'd be hiring Kevin Glenn at the top of the list. Never could figure how Damon Allen has not been a QB coach or OC as he's another like Kevin Glenn who know how the position is played. As a player, Damon Allen was not the mentoring type and imo, even though he has a...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Danny O'Brien Retired - Lions Will Have New Backup
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Danny O'Brien Retired - Lions Will Have New Backup

O'Brien will be a good coach but I'd be hiring Kevin Glenn at the top of the list.

Never could figure how Damon Allen has not been a QB coach or OC as he's another like Kevin Glenn who know how the position is played.
by Toppy Vann
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos
Replies: 17
Views: 4400

Re: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos

Dinwiddie was asked something about Devone Claybrooks and not repeating his error and he replied along the lines of 'I don't think I know it all'. Wasn't listening carefully but it was along those lines. The less experienced interviewees produce good copy sometimes . Dinwiddie has the personal chara...
by Toppy Vann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Which of the 4 Teams Hired the Best Coach?
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Which of the 4 Teams Hired the Best Coach?

Interesting polls but very difficult to reply to.

So many factors and hard to guess or speculate.
by Toppy Vann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ryan Rigmaiden - NOT new GM of the Montreal Alouettes
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Ryan Rigmaiden - NOT new GM of the Montreal Alouettes

Clearly like the others he did not like the chain of command. Apparently the coach has last say on his roster not the GM, which is traditionally the case. They may have to rehire Jim Popp or hire Joe Mack or make Khari GM too. It would have zero to do with the HC and a lot to do with the lack of a ...
by Toppy Vann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: 2019 Canadian Federal Election Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: 2019 Canadian Federal Election Thread

I do not like how divided the country is becoming. I myself feel anger and resentment towards Alberta and Quebec. Trying not to but... Sadly in our times with the 30 second sound bite repeated on the news for a 24 hour cycle is how people get elected these days. We need to demand policy from our po...
by Toppy Vann
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos
Replies: 17
Views: 4400

Re: Ryan Dinwiddie New Coach of Argos

Dinwiddie has been in two organizations for a good period of time and no org is better than the Stamps have been for developing coaches. That - as Leo fans know - does not translate to being an able and ready HC. Something tells me that Dinwiddie has been learning and might just be ready for the jum...
by Toppy Vann
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Who Will Be the BC Lions Offensive Coordinator in 2020?
Replies: 45
Views: 8300

Re: Who Will Be the BC Lions Offensive Coordinator in 2020?

Hambone I think is right on Burris although Burris immediately post playing stated he was developing his media career during his playing time so he'd have something when football was done. Like many other US CFL players he pretty much decided Canada would be his home. The player I would have thought...
by Toppy Vann
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC
Replies: 78
Views: 5999

Re: Rick Campbell confirmed as HC

Travis Lulay should be in coaching as he's definitely someone who could be a very good HC also. Dinwiddie apparently is held in high regard and being with the Stamps suggests he's getting good dev't. A number of us would appreciate an offence like Kruck used to run here with the Lions. That was some...
by Toppy Vann
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: When were the Lions at the height of their popularity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: When were the Lions at the height of their popularity?

Echoing the 60s comments here.

When the Leos started any moves on coaches would be front page headlines period.

But that was also the era when even non fans would watch the Saturday afternoon Grey Cup games at home or at homes of others.
by Toppy Vann
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions inexplicably let go long-time communications man Jamie Cartmell
Replies: 0
Views: 2123

Lions inexplicably let go long-time communications man Jamie Cartmell

Headline for the this topic not mine but by 3 Down Nation Staff https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/lions-inexplicably-let-go-long-time-communications-man-jamie-cartmell/ "The B.C. Lions have inexplicably let director of communications Jamie Cartmell go." Suspect the GM's decisions are behind this mo...