Someone asked me at a coffeeshop yesterday how would Bud Grant have fared with the current bombers. I had to think about it for a minute but here's my answer: 1. Probably around 8-10, certainly no higher than 9-9 with the amount of talentless canuck depth players, broken QBs, egotistical DBs, etc. 2. Reason Grant could have got this 6-12 team to a playoff berth, either hosting a semi or travelling to foreign turf is this a. If Grant had a broken tissue QB like Pierce he'd instruct him hard that he's not to run for daylight unless its out of bounds, hook slides or taking a knee. b. Grant would not have had the brainfartz Burke had when donating a game (2 pts) to Sask. at the Banjo Bowl. c. Grant would find a way to play to his team's strengths; if that meant putting in a 275 lb. blocking back/tight end to help spring his runners so be it. d. Grant's most important law was his Law of Turnovers - you simply must keep control of the ball - if you lose it in transition (snap or handoff) you simply fall on the ball and lose whatever yards. You punt it and let your dominant defense get it back. No fuss, no muss. If a returner flubs 2 kickoffs or punts he's no longer your returner. End of question. 3. Grant might also have snagged another couple Grey Cups in the last 24 years. Even with mopes like Lyle Bauer, Brenda Taman, Joe Mack & Mike Kelly as his GMs. He'd be incredible if he had a GM like Wally Buono, Jim Finks or Jim Popp. The Grey Cup the Bombers donated to Regina is perfect example. Dinwiddie (a first time starter) was mis-used by Coach Doug Berry, Berry didn't put a restrictive leash on Dinwiddie. Grant would have had the kid tethered to a ball and chain - don't donate picks, don't fumble, just run, grunt and plug and let your dominant defense shuck the Riders. Bud might have also won last year's Cup, even against a dominant team like BC. Can't say how, but he would have found a way. Plop just turtled and played dead.