Bomber Coaching Changes

Started by bwiser, January 08, 2024, 02:51:34 PM

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Quote from: horatio montoya on January 08, 2024, 09:28:20 PM
i mean Belichick has mentioned him lots through the years idk know about Kraft though im not sure how involved he is I assume hes good to go though if Hall is having his name thrown around Pat circles right now as a serious contender
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The only mentions of Hall and Belichick on twitter are about "Hal of Fame" and "Breece Hall" who scored a TD against him in the last game...
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Twitter is blowing up with the news that Bwiser is being considered for the Commanders head coaching job. It seems that the Commanders brain trust have been following Bwiser's posts and are impressed with his football knowledge.

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Twitter has blown up, as Richie Hall is now coaching all of the teams in the NFL, all at once!!! Seems everyone is impressed with his football knowledge!!

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Quote from: horatio montoya on January 08, 2024, 09:28:20 PM
i mean Belichick has mentioned him lots through the years idk know about Kraft though im not sure how involved he is I assume hes good to go though if Hall is having his name thrown around Pat circles right now as a serious contender

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Quote from: dd on January 08, 2024, 11:52:00 PM
Twitter has blown up, as Richie Hall is now coaching all of the teams in the NFL, all at once!!! Seems everyone is impressed with his football knowledge!!

And I, for one, welcome our new NFL coaching overlord.
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Waffler

Would love to know what goes on behind the scenes but what I have noticed is that for years Boudreau was attached at the hip to MOS on the sidelines. This year it would be rare to find them in the same tv frame. The famous O'Shea loyalty went where and for what reason? Something happened.

Hall looks older than he actually is. Only 63, many coaches go longer, even Stubler coached until he was 73. I wonder if he is easing into retirement or just getting a second wind to reincarnate at a later time.
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Pigskin

Millers degenerative neck condition explains why he has retired and did not play at all last season.
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Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: Pigskin on January 09, 2024, 03:57:55 PM
Millers degenerative neck condition explains why he has retired and did not play at all last season.

That's a revelation, we waited all year to hear what was wrong with him and now we know.

Throw Long Bannatyne

Sounds like the decision to promote Younger was not Hall's plan to step back, O'Shea made the decision so they wouldn't lose Younger to another team.  O'Shea is grateful Hall decided to accept the lesser role and stick around, but in a way it is a demotion.

https://3downnation.com/2024/01/08/if-you-dont-make-a-move-youre-gonna-lose-him-oshea-addresses-youngers-promotion-halls-demotion-in-winnipeg/

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"We need a guy like Mike that the players are going battle for." - Ed Tait

The transition from playing to coaching - from hanging up the proverbial cleats to doing the Xs and Os thing and piecing together a playbook - could hardly be portrayed as seamless for Mike Miller.

Fact is, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers new special teams coordinator was admittedly still trying to process the whole thing Monday afternoon, not long after his retirement and his addition to the club's coaching staff was made official earlier in the day along with the promotion of Jordan Younger to defensive coordinator, with Richie Hall remaining on board as a defensive assistant.

Some evidence of Miller's whirlwind few days came during his first media session as special teams coordinator when he was asked for a highlight from a Canadian Football League career which began in 2011 in Edmonton as an undrafted free agent.

"I honestly didn't even think that me taking this job would also be me announcing my retirement, so I never really thought about it," said Miller with a chuckle from his offseason base in New Brunswick. "That kind of hit me today when people were like, 'Congrats on retirement!' and I was like, 'Ahhh, sh?? I don't remember retiring."

What has unfolded over the last few days has undoubtedly become a bit of a blur for Miller, the CFL's all-time special teams tackle leader who missed last season with what he revealed Monday as a neck injury. Doctors and the team's medical staff explored all possibilities throughout the year before it was determined there was no solution that pointed to a return to the field.

"In the season I had never given up hope that I was going to somehow find a way to get back on the field," he said.

"So, I was really focussed on rehabbing and doing whatever I needed to do to for there to be any glimmer of me potentially playing again. And then when the season ended and after the Grey Cup, I did start kicking the tires on what I was going to do to provide for my family.

"I didn't know it was going to be in coaching; there were a few people who did ask me, 'Did you ever think about getting into coaching?' and I couldn't give them a straight answer. It was still too fresh being done playing. So, I don't know if I ever really thought if I was going to get into it, but when the offer came about it just felt right, it felt like the right thing to do. It's probably the easiest transition. A lot of people have told me it (coaching) is the next best thing to playing. I'm excited for that opportunity."

Miller replaces Paul Boudreau, who spent the last seven years as the Blue Bombers special teams coach but did not have his contract renewed for 2024. Indirectly, Miller did get some some on the job training all through last year in helping on special teams and it?s his work ethic, his attention to detail and love of the craft that has long impressed head coach Mike O?Shea and led to this opportunity.

Asked Monday from the CFL's coaches meetings in Nashville what has led him to believe Miller is ready to transition from player to coach, O'Shea provided some runway for the club's new assistant coach - the same runway he got when he first turned to coaching in 2010 with the Toronto Argonauts.

"I guess that's probably hard to describe. There was a point where Jim Barker (then the Argos head coach) thought I was ready,? said O'Shea. "It?s just you know he can do it.

"We're not looking for it to be perfect. We don't need an unbelievable lecture style - stand up in front of everybody and deliver great prose. We need a guy like Mike that the players are going battle for. Is it always going to sound perfect? Is the technology piece going to work out every time? No, but it's OK. If I can go back and remember my first week, I didn't know how to turn on a computer, so Mike's well ahead of the game in that regard."

The Younger/Hall decisions, meanwhile, certainly were longer in coming. O'Shea has the utmost respect for Hall - the 63-year-old CFL legend who has been his defensive coordinator since 2015 - but Younger's name was becoming more and more prominent around the league for the work he's done with the Blue Bombers defensive backs.

O'Shea didn't say this promotion was made because of the risk of losing him to a CFL rival, but added, "I just know the climate. He's doing great work, everybody's noticing, and you've got to strike first.

"JY's been on this trajectory for quite some time, even as far back as his playing career. He's just really intelligent and creative. So, these conversations go back, and you just know there's going to come a time where if you don't make a move, you're going to lose him, and I didn?t want to get to that point.

"I had this conversation with Richie over the course of time. It's not an easy decision... you're talking about two guys I have long-standing relationships with and value a whole lot. To be able to have both on staff was certainly what the aim was, but you can't really guarantee that. I'm just so excited Richie agreed to stay on."

The Younger/Hall decisions, meanwhile, certainly were longer in coming. O'Shea has the utmost respect for Hall - the 63-year-old CFL legend who has been his defensive coordinator since 2015 - but Younger's name was becoming more and more prominent around the league for the work he?s done with the Blue Bombers defensive backs.

O'Shea didn't say this promotion was made because of the risk of losing him to a CFL rival, but added, "I just know the climate. He's doing great work, everybody's noticing, and you've got to strike first.

"JY's been on this trajectory for quite some time, even as far back as his playing career. He's just really intelligent and creative. So, these conversations go back, and you just know there's going to come a time where if you don't make a move, you're going to lose him, and I didn't want to get to that point.

"I had this conversation with Richie over the course of time. It's not an easy decision... you're talking about two guys I have long-standing relationships with and value a whole lot. To be able to have both on staff was certainly what the aim was, but you can't really guarantee that. I'm just so excited Richie agreed to stay on."

https://www.bluebombers.com/2024/01/08/we-need-a-guy-like-mike-that-the-players-are-going-battle-for/
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Jesse

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 09, 2024, 04:47:23 PM
Sounds like the decision to promote Younger was not Hall's plan to step back, O'Shea made the decision so they wouldn't lose Younger to another team.  O'Shea is grateful Hall decided to accept the lesser role and stick around, but in a way it is a demotion.

https://3downnation.com/2024/01/08/if-you-dont-make-a-move-youre-gonna-lose-him-oshea-addresses-youngers-promotion-halls-demotion-in-winnipeg/

Probably a little bit of both, as Richie was probably planning to step back/retire sometime in the near future.
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Lincoln Locomotive

Both coaching moves were solid decisions and will benefit the club going forward.....Richie Hall staying on staff as a "consultant" is the best part of this equation.    Mike Miller transitioning to STs coach is also a natural fit for the GOAT special teamer......
Now that we have locked in our coaching staff my greatest concern is getting our FAs signed and that is all pending on whether or not two high end players decide what they're going to do in the next few weeks.....and we all know who these two players are.

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blue_or_die

Jeff Hamilton reporting today that the Younger situation was motivated by Buck threatening to take him as DC to Regina
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