Monday, August 27, 2012

A New Face And Another Meeting

The Riders were back practicing this morning as they get ready for Sunday's showdown against the Bombers at Mosaic Stadium. There was a new face at camp. The team has indeed brought in (as I tweeted yesterday) former Calgary and Winnipeg linebacker Joe Lobendahn.

Head Coach Corey Chamblin had the following statements....

---This is a good football team. There are one or two things that are being done wrong and thats the difference between being 3-5 and 5-3. They have to be disciplined in more areas and that players have to make plays

---I shouldn't have to rip into them to get going. Whether they be a young team or an old team, they have to be self-motivated and that they understand this is a job and not a pre-school playground.

---This players meeting is something that should have been done weeks ago.
---There is no divide between coaches and players.
---Joe Lobendahn is a middle linebacker and Shomari may be better used as an outside linebacker

Chamblin mentioned a players only meeting. That is what was called by Darian Durant once practice was over. Durant would not say what was said in that meeting.


Anonymous said...

That line about being self-motivated sounds soooooo Greg Marshall. Don't like it! First thing about Chamblin that has worried me.

Anonymous said...

The coaching staff is just realizing now that Shomari would be better served outside than in the middle??? What a revelation! Its something the fan base has said for 6 weeks. DUHHHHHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh good, another ex-Bomber is in town!