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23 minutes ago, Scottysabres said:

He also said the players need to grow, mature and figure out how to win themselves.

He's pleased with the progression of competitiveness he's seen, the coaching staffs communication with the players.

He said they are working on bettering the roster long term and if no deals happen this week they will continue to work to that end over the coming months.

Skinner talks continue.

So in short, figure it out Jack & company, your on your own this season.

In moments like this, you have to distinguish between what Botterill is saying publicly in his position as GM of the team, and what he is thinking about and talking about privately behind closed doors with the Pegulas in the room.

If he is genuinely content with the "development" made this season and thinks things are, more or less, on pace, it may be time to throw him in the trash along with Housley.

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Kruppstahl said:

In moments like this, you have to distinguish between what Botterill is saying publicly in his position as GM of the team, and what he is thinking about and talking about privately behind closed doors with the Pegulas in the room.

If he is genuinely content with the "development" made this season and thinks things are, more or less, on pace, it may be time to throw him in the trash along with Housley.

 

 

 

Not only do I firmly believe Botterill holds these things he's said as true, I also believe in that interview he directly addressed the fans.

His message?

"Suck it up buttercups because this is the plan".

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1 hour ago, Scottysabres said:

He also said the players need to grow, mature and figure out how to win themselves.

He's pleased with the progression of competitiveness he's seen, the coaching staffs communication with the players.

He said they are working on bettering the roster long term and if no deals happen this week they will continue to work to that end over the coming months.

Skinner talks continue.

So in short, figure it out Jack & company, your on your own this season.

I can't tell if it is because I like this approach or because I think it is correct but honestly, Botts isn't wrong. Maybe his sink or swim with what you got will make it clear it is up to the players. 

Also, saying Housley isn't leaving firms up his authority in the room. 

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46 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

I can't tell if it is because I like this approach or because I think it is correct but honestly, Botts isn't wrong. Maybe his sink or swim with what you got will make it clear it is up to the players. 

Also, saying Housley isn't leaving firms up his authority in the room. 

When I saw that, and it was clear he's taking the tough love approach, my initial instinct was that I'm not turned-off by that approach in theory. The ramifications of such an approach will fill this board for the next year, easily.  It's an extension of Darcy's "suffering".

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1 hour ago, LGR4GM said:

I can't tell if it is because I like this approach or because I think it is correct but honestly, Botts isn't wrong. Maybe his sink or swim with what you got will make it clear it is up to the players. 

Also, saying Housley isn't leaving firms up his authority in the room. 

Yep. The players are going to have to learn to trust in one another, and that includes holding themselves accountable.

Botterill just said, you want the playoffs? Then go out and take the spot that gets you in, because no one is going to do it for you.

It honestly never should have come to this...…………………..not after the 10 game winning streak. And yet, here we, and they, are.

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18 hours ago, JJFIVEOH said:

Remember when the Bills fired Wade Phillips because he couldn't take the team past the wild card game?

Similar situation, ain't it?

No.  But do remember his being fired for refusing to fire arguably the worst ST's coach in the history of the NFL.

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8 minutes ago, Taro T said:

No.  But do remember his being fired for refusing to fire arguably the worst ST's coach in the history of the NFL.

Chris Watson Punt Catcher 

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