The most successful coaches in professional sports have a certain degree of swagger. It has to be that way.
To keep the chain of command in place, coaches need to impose their will in locker rooms.
Modern day athletes have a lot of power and influence. Player wants are a reality. Success for a coach is measured in wins and losses, but success can’t happen without conviction.
On the heels of what has been a distraction filled week, Riders coach Chris Jones has elected to put receiver Duron Carter at the top of the position chart at weak side corner.
Seven days after Duron Carter had 231 yards in receiving, Jones has decided that Carter will see time on the defensive side of the ball against the best team in the CFL, the Calgary Stampeders.
It’s a move that shows swagger, it’s a move that shows conviction. Success on this roster move will depend on the result.