Saturday, 2 July 2011
There Should Be No Quarterback Controversy
I think people, especially reporters like the National Post's Mark Masters, are reading way too much into the comments made after the game by Ti-Cat Head Coach Marcel Bellefeuille and Quarterback Kevin Glenn.
Bellefeuille said that he was going to "look at the tape" before deciding who will start next week in Edmonton.
Glenn said that he "felt disrespected" and that getting pulled in the first game was "like a smack in the face."
Both men have points, but when Bellefeuille looks at the tape he will likely see some bad throws by Glenn, but also a lot of dropped passes by the Receivers. I can think of at least five that hit the turf that we very catchable.
Glenn had a very poor game, but in his defense, he is coming off an MOP-caliber season and should be given more leeway than what the coach gave him. Despite Glenn and the team's poor play, the Cats were still in the game until the very end. I don't agree with the decision to bench your starter in the first game. Bellefeuille should have allowed Glenn to work through it. What was the worst that could happen? The team lost anyway, so they wouldn't have been in any worse position had Glenn played the whole game.
Throwing Porter out there was not the best decision either, as it put him in a tough, near-no-win situation. On the whole, the decision from nearly every angle was the wrong one.
But when Hamilton takes the field in Edmonton next week, Glenn will be under Centre, no two ways about it. Glenn has earned the right to pilot this ship, and he will do so once again in a week's time against the Eskimos. Any talk of a QB controversy is just that: talk. It's media hype and nothing more.
Everyone needs to sit back and take a deep breath. This is a hiccup, not a heart attack, and everyone needs to react as such.