Claybrooks FIRED: & other CFL coaching changes

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  1. Bronko

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    Ed the Sock fired Devone Claybrooks as HC of the BC Lions. 5-13 will do that for yee - unless your name is Michael O'Shea and you're a certified mountain man.

    Now with Porky Campbell relieved of duties in Ottawa the chess game begins.

    I can see Campbell immediately applying for work in BC - #1 as head coach but also as a defensive coordinator if it comes down to just finding work.

    Ottawa - has several candidates in the hopper. #1 just might be Paul "PLOP" LaPolice, the embattled OC in Winnipeg who the bombers forbid from talking to the RedBlacks last season. Now what PLOP? Also in play, the ferocious sewer rat Mike Benevides. Outside chance for Matt Dunigan.

    Claybrooks should return to assistant coaching - he'd be an excellent replacement for Old Richie Hall in Winnipeg who's obviously at the end of his rope.

    Another outside shot for Ottawa is mid 60s Wally Buono (68 actually) who would be a big name find and if given some decent assistants could coordinate a nice RB coaching staff.

    Mike O'Shea might be pulled out of Winnipeg (no contract for 2020) and replace Champ Chamblin in Toronto.

    If O'Shea is pulled early - the Wpg. job could be offered to Plop LaPolice. If not, Plop heads elsewhere. Winnipeg would never hire a black man for head coach, as Wad Miller appears to be a full flamed racist (as is Winnipeg board of directors) nor would they hire Old Pasquale (Buono). He's too old for selling season tickets.

    Jason Maas might spring loose if Edmonton gets schmiced by Montreal this weekend. He'd be serviceable in Winnipeg, perhaps Toronto - can't see a hothead like Maas in BC though.

    Couple quality assistants might be in contention for HC jobs, including that longhair special teams coach in Calgary. Buck Pierce not one of those guys. Don't think Pierce could handle coaching pressure.

    Campbell might be a quality find for Winnipeg but his bland style is not much different than Mike O'Shea other than the fact Porky has a Grey Cup ring - something O'Shea will never possess.
     
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    Think I screwed up with reply part but anyhow do you think Claybrooks be more beneficial as defensive coach once again? I always liked him, no BS just do the job or sit on the sidelines.
     
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  3. Bronko

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    Redblacks mgmt/ownership granted BC Lions the ability to talk to former RB's head coach Porky Campbell. Campbell has great CFL lineage - mostly due to his father Hugh "Gluey Hughey" Campbell a feared (but super slow) WR for the Sask'n Riders of the late 60s and 70s. Campbell went on to a storied management career as a GM in Edmonton, and later some solid success (no Super Bowls) in the NFL

    Porky isn't exactly a Donald Trump, Jr. type of ride-along. He's earned his stripes in the CFL, first as a young assistant but later as a defensive coach, finally coach of the RedBlacks. Also won a Grey Cup with Ottawa, putting together an amazing first couple years culminating in a Cup.

    Fairly inexpressive (stoic) and conservative - he'd be a solid acquisition by the Lions. Having a stalwart CFL QB like Mike Reilly in tow is of immense help. Campbell would be wise to accept the Lions job, if offered. He'd prolly be able to secure a couple solid coordinators to top off his staff.

    With Campbell, Reilly and some minor fine tuning (depth being #1) the Lions move from a 5-13 team (no playoffs) to an easy 9-9 squad, perhaps as good as 11-7 and definite playoff participant.
     
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    Add Khari Jones to the coaching blender. After the Als meekly bowed out to the sandbagging stars from Edmonton I suspect Als ownership won't bring him back. If Khari can't produce a win over an aimless western team, in front of 22,000 screaming Montreal fans, there's something wrong. Vern Adams turned into a pick machine at the worst times today. That cost Montreal the game. Trev Harris going 37 for 40 for nearly 600 yds didn't hurt.
     
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    Khari Jones decided not to dance on the sidelines today and that was the difference....
     

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