Report: Lapo Fired Oct 3, 2022 20:52:56 GMT -5
Post by FozzieBear on Oct 3, 2022 20:52:56 GMT -5
Honestly it really could not have waited until the off season and should have happened during the first RebBlacks bi-week. Ottawa truly has a great fan base however, due to the horrifically bad on field product they are starting to walk away and there has already been a high portion of the fan base dropping season tickets for next season already. They had already lost a lot after last season and this franchise can ill afford to continue to alienate its remaining fan base.
Paul LaPolice is a great coordinator but frankly a lousy head coach. He was given more then a fair shot to show some signs of life and all he really had to do to keep his job for next season was to field a competitive team week in and week out. He could have finished 3-15 and remained the coach for next year, however, his offense despite actually having a good offensive line, RB, and receivers is just so fundamentally awful. The teams defense for most of the season look like they quit in most second halves.
LaPolice was his own worst enemy and I do agree with TSN 1200 in that since 2019 the quality of all coaches in Ottawa has dropped considerably. Several walked away from the team before LaPolice was hired and really he did not do a good job of surrounding himself with good coaches.
What folks outside of Ottawa do not realize is how bad it actually is here for the franchise. Since 2019 this team as won 2 games at home.... 1-8 in 2019, 1-6 in 2021, and 0-7 in 2022. The win in 2019 came in the home opener for RedBlacks and since then they are 1-21. The Ottawa owners and brass are in serious damage control as the fanbase here has no faith or trust in the organization any longer. Another crappy season like this and I actually fear for the viability of the team as apathy is setting in badly now.