No belief in coach Kelly
Look at the bright side, Winnipeg. The local paper bag hermes uk industry will be booming.
With still five home games to go, your Blue Bombers yes hermes uk terday hit rock bottom against the rival Saskatchewan Roughriders. At least, we think they did.
The biggest game of the year produced the team’s most complete collapse and if that’s not an indictment of head coach Mike Kelly’s leadership, I don’t know what is.
Continuing to run an offence that looks like it’s from the Stone Age, the Bombers were clubbed and dragged off by the hair, 55 10, the final count.
Talk about ruining a perfectly gorgeous late summer day.
Coming, as it did, on the heels of linebacker Barrin Simpson’s trade demand, you’re left thinking, “Who can blame the guy?”
Simpson said he wanted out, then everybody else played like it.
We can hardly wait to hear president/CEO Lyle Bauer explain this one.
Bauer went out of his way the last few days to question Simpson’s leadership, making sure everyone knew this wasn’t the first time the Minister of Defence wanted out (never mind that he didn’t explain the circumstances from last year’s trade request why let the details get in the way of some message control?).
Well, Bauer should turn his attention to the man he hired. That’s some culture being developed in that Winnipeg locker room, eh, Mr. President?
This game, more than any other this season, was a referendum on the rookie head coach.
The players were either going to step over their fallen comrade and get behind Kelly, or they were going to start bailing.
The votes were on full display yesterday, with some 29,000 witnesses, and I’d say it’s damn near unanimous.
Not that anybody outright quit. Players have hermes uk far too much pride for that.
Give them decent direction or maybe leave them alone, unhindered by gimmicks and they can even play well, at times.
Take the Bomber defence, for example. It did some good things, and how often can you say t hermes uk hat after they’ve given up 50 plus points?
But they, too, know things are hopeless on the other side of the ball. And eventually the weight of it all crushes their spirit.
This offence, entirely Kelly’s brain child, is brain dead. Dull as dishwater. As threatening as a clear, blue sky.
The man behind it quietly passed the play calling duties to assistant coach Manny Matsakis this week (we presume he didn’t want the public to know that, either), but it didn’t make a lick of difference.