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  • Taman: football ops cap bad idea, LaPo & Elizondo should've been able to interview

    Brendan Taman with some unvarnished zingers. You may agree with some of it. Some of it you may not. Best quotes cited. Not in thread title due to length restrictions is that Taman would give Darian a look if he were a GM of another team. But doesn't recommend the Riders do so. He also had an opinion on the QB'ing around the league going into free agency and how BLM and Reilly may affect things. Also opined on Jonathon Jennings and Zach Collaros, and Brandon Bridge, etc.




















  • #2
    He's absolutely right about assistant coaches being denied opportunities

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    • #3
      Originally posted by El Guapo View Post
      He's absolutely right about assistant coaches being denied opportunities
      And one year contracts.

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      • #4
        Contracts go both ways, sometimes it works out in favour of the assistant and other times it works out for the GM / VP. If you are given a guaranteed contract then maybe you need to give up something along the lines opt out clause.

        In terms of the one year contracts teams needed this in order to deal with their sms problems. Their is only a couple ways to stop teams from signing back loaded contracts the first is a one year contract. The second is a guarantee on some of the player contract. Make bonuses guaranteed and players will sign for longer.

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        • #5
          The lack of allowing a coach to interview if is a tough one.

          The timeline excuse is garbage, but allowing Lapo to potentially come to the Riders is obviously going to pose a significant threat to what the Bombers do as a coaching staff. He knows the players and team inside and out, and when you are competing again a team as closely as they do with us (not to mention the $ associated with a hpg) you can easily see the excuse for why they wouldn't want to allow him to.

          It seems like some are in the know about cfl contracts, do ***'t coaches not put a clause in their deal allowing them to interview - if it's a promotion? Or is that typically only there for NCAA/NFL opportunities?

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          • #6
            isn't this essentially a repeat of what he said about a month ago? Stance on cap anyways
            #keepthepromise

            Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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            • #7
              Originally posted by El Guapo View Post
              He's absolutely right about assistant coaches being denied opportunities
              If the O'Shea thing is not just a smoke screen to keep peace (where he was supposedly upset Lapo was not granted permission) then it could end up shifting some of the power if the Bombers fall short again. A lot of heat has been on O'Shea, but I wonder if at the end of the year, if they don't progress, and a guy like Lapo waves his middle finger at senior management on his way out the door, that it might be someone else's head that rolls. I do think that this is a make or break season for someone there this year.
              #keepthepromise

              Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChuckT View Post
                The lack of allowing a coach to interview if is a tough one.

                The timeline excuse is garbage, but allowing Lapo to potentially come to the Riders is obviously going to pose a significant threat to what the Bombers do as a coaching staff. He knows the players and team inside and out, and when you are competing again a team as closely as they do with us (not to mention the $ associated with a hpg) you can easily see the excuse for why they wouldn't want to allow him to.

                It seems like some are in the know about cfl contracts, do ***'t coaches not put a clause in their deal allowing them to interview - if it's a promotion? Or is that typically only there for NCAA/NFL opportunities?
                Same could be said when the Bombers took LaPo from us. 'Cept they did it in early February.

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                • #9
                  And just like that; Brendan Taman is a genius.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lyin' guy View Post
                    And just like that; Brendan Taman is a genius.
                    Who is saying that? Just because he's saying some things people agree with. There'd be lots who disagree with his stance on Durant. Why not comment on the content of what he's saying because there's a lot there that he covers in that interview.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rider_Stronson View Post

                      Same could be said when the Bombers took LaPo from us. 'Cept they did it in early February.
                      Not arguing right or wrong, but I can see why a team would not want to allow a coach in that type of position, to move to their biggest rival.

                      You're job is to win as many games as possible, and ideally a Championship. Allowing a coach who knows your systems and players inside and out, to move over to a competitor doesn't make a lot of sense - what's the benefit to your team in doing so?

                      Although it's great to support and help players, coaches, others in your organization - you can't always put their best interests ahead of the org's.

                      For me, it gets back to a coach protecting himself as best as possible - and that would include having it ideally in your contract that you can interview with anyone, if it means a promotion. If there is an ability to negotiate that into your contract, and Lapo obviously did not do so... well then he's got himself to blame for not adding that layer of protection.

                      I don't buy that the Bombers (or OTT RB) will be hurt in future because of this decision, due to other coaches looking elsewhere for jobs because of fear of not releasing them. Sure there is an outside chance that might happen, but it's not that common of an occurrence that coaches will worry. Moreso, if they didn't allow their coaches to move to an NCAA or NFL job, I would see that being a far bigger concern - which I can't recall any team standing in the way of.

                      But I see a larger impact coming when they come calling for permission to hire other coaches. But that's part of what they should have evaluated when making this decision... who knows if they did and if that will bite them in the next few years.

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                      • #12
                        Careers are short and injury riddled. Contracts aren't guaranteed so I have no problem with players wanting just 1 year deals. No advantage to them signing long term.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lyin' guy View Post
                          And just like that; Brendan Taman is a genius.
                          Must having something to do with not having the pressure while being on the outside looking in

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                          • #14
                            "Taman would give Darian a look if he were a GM of another team. But doesn't recommend the Riders do so".



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lotus View Post
                              "Taman would give Darian a look if he were a GM of another team. But doesn't recommend the Riders do so".


                              Of course he doesn't want to contradict JOD, there is still an assistant GM position sitting open...

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