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Its been a stormy bye week in Bomberland, with the winds of change knocking over both team president & CEO Garth Buchko and general manager Joe Mack in one fell swoop. Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . But the temporary shelters have been erected; acting CEO Wade Miller and acting general manager Kyle Walters will form the new Blue Bombers brain trust moving forward alongside head coach Tim Burke. And what is the first order of business? "With all of the exterior distractions that have been going around this team the last couple days," said Walters, "(Burke) needs to get the team refocused and dialed in for Friday night because really thats all that matters. And all this other stuff, we need to eliminate these distractions from the players and get them going for Hamilton." But, as it has been for the last few seasons, the quarterback situation remains at the forefront. Two days after Mack and Buchko were canned, Miller, Walters, and Burke named Max Hall the teams starting quarterback - just 11 days after the club publically stated Justin Goltz would be the starting QB "for the rest of the season." "I think like most CFL teams, as the quarterback goes the teams go," Walters told TSN 1050 Radio. "And theres been constant flux and turnover and turmoil - all of this at that position - and there hasnt been real consistency. Weve had a bunch of different guys go through there with varying levels of success. Weve had injuries. We just havent had the stability that you need at that position which is the most important in Canadian football." So now the team has hitched their wagon to Max Hall - at least for this week - a CFL rookie who had a brief stint in the NFL and came out of Bombers training camp the No. 3 option. And while the new brain trust says this is a decision made unanimously by the offensive staff as a whole, struggling second-year offensive coordinator Gary Crowton, who recruited Hall to Brigham Young University in 2004 while he was head coach, has his fingerprints all over this move. "You always try to use the plays in your playbook that help each quarterback," said Crowton. "And the thing that (Hall) does, he can throw in a good rhythm. He gets the ball off quickly with accuracy, and hes aggressive. With that in mind, Ill use the plays in our playbook that will compliment that style of play." "Im very excited, and I think the team is responding. I want to take this thing over and run with it," said Hall, who has shown his penchant for leadership. "Ive spent extra time with the guys in the film room and on the field, and I can feel an excitement and everybody eager to play this game." Hall knows he is being pressed into his first CFL action, but is determined to take advantage of the opportunity. "With more experience you get better, so Im going to fast-track that a little bit by being a starter, but I feel like Im in a spot to where I can go and be successful and keep developing at the same time, and I can make the plays on offence that were missing right now." Crowton, meanwhile, has been on the hot seat all season as his offence has failed to find any sort of rhythm or consistency. "I feel comfortable with the CFL game. The biggest thing that we have to do is with our own personnel. No matter what team youre on you have to use your personnel to get the most out of them to win games." With the team ranking either last or next-to-last in 17 offensive categories, former Tiger-Cats head coach Marcel Bellefeuille was brought in this week as an "offensive consultant" to oversee the offence and provide suggestions. "Obviously Im a humble person right now, but at the same time I know Im a good football coach," added Crowton. "Ive won a lot of games. Ive won many championships. And I think I can do it here. Im trying to get the right combination for our team, for this particular team. Getting the right run-pass mixture. Getting the right up-the-field to underneath throws. Taking shots at the right time. One of the biggest disadvantages anybody has that hasnt been in the league… like myself who hasnt been in the league for a long time, is understanding the other coaches in the league. Theres some good coaches on the defensive side. And so the more I play, the more I go against these teams then the better Ill be because Ill have more of that experience." Notes... Veteran kicker Sandro DeAngelis was signed this week and seems to have impressed enough in practice as he will start in place of Justin Palardy this week… Demond Washington returns after missing a game with a suspected abdomen injury… Paul Swiston will start at right guard in place of Steve Morley. When asked if Morley played his way off or Swiston his way on, Tim Burke stated bluntly, "A little bit of both."… Fourth-year running back Chris Garrett, who has yet to dress for a game this year after tearing his Achilles in training camp in 2012, was released on Wednesday, along with import defensive end Marquis Frazier and import defensive back David James. ETwaun Moore Jersey .C. -- The RBC Cups semifinal participants were decided by a pair of overtime games. Omer Asik Jersey . A wide-eyed 18-year-old visiting North America for only the second time in his young life, Caboclo immediately noticed the "big tower" his new home is best known for. http://www.shoppelicansonline.com/Authentic-Solomon-Hill-Pelicans-Jersey/ . JOHNS, N.KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This should be the week the Chiefs get right on defence. Arizona running back Andre Ellington is banged up and may not play and the Cardinals have quite a cast of unknowns backing him up.Of course, even the unknowns have been gouging Kansas City the past few weeks.It all started with Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks, and perhaps the Chiefs defence could be forgiven for allowing them to run wild. But it was Latavius Murray who ransacked them for Oakland the following week and C.J. Anderson who turned the trick for Denver last Sunday.Not exactly a pair of household names.So even though Ellington could miss Sundays game with what coach Bruce Arians called a severe hip pointer, all that really means is that Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes will be spending this week licking their chops at the prospect of facing Kansas City.Its really a mindset, Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe said, when asked about stuffing the run. We have to wrap up. Thats something we have to practice on and do it in the game.Thats not such an easy thing to do these days.Even though tackling is the one of the most basic fundamentals of football — and perhaps the biggest reason why Kansas City hasnt been able to slow the run — it is virtually impossible to address this time of year. Teams are limited in the amount of time they can spend in pads, and few coaches are willing to risk an injury to key players by tackling this late in the season.Besides, tackling should be second-nature by the time players reach the NFL, much less reach Week 14 of the season. Its hard to spend more time on it in the midst of a playoff push.We havent done too well on it, Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged. Thats something were going to put an emphasis on the best you can right now. There are a lot of things we need to be better at. Ive said that even when we were winning games. You have to keep improving and then youre going to go through ups and downs and you work through those.One of those things is tackling, Reid added. Well do everything we can (in practice) without going live to take care of it. Anthony Davis Jersey. The Chiefs have given up 597 yards rushing the last three weeks, the third-most over a span that long this season, according to STATS. The only two stretches worse belong to the Giants, whose two streaks are skewed by 350 yards rushing that Seattle posted on them last month.Its also the most yards the Chiefs have allowed on the ground over a three-week span since the end of the 2009 season, when they allowed 695 yards in Weeks 14-16.So much of it is gap control and how you handle that, and staying disciplined in your gaps, Reid said. Teams are going to try to distort that linebacker level ... to create seams, and its our responsibility to stay as square as we can and take away those lanes for runners.Runners in this league dont need a lot of room, Reid explained, so you try to constrict that. And then tackling becomes another part of that. If teams do get to the perimeter, or do get to the secondary level or linebacker level, you have to be sure you negate the longer run. That also comes into the picture.Injuries also have played a part of the ineffectiveness of the Chiefs rush defence.Leading tackler Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito were lost for the season when they tore their respective Achilles tendons in their opener against Tennessee. Another inside linebacker, Joe Mays, broke a bone in his hand and has missed much of the season.We do miss those players. People dont realize how good of a player Derrick Johnson is until hes not in the lineup, fellow linebacker Tamba Hali said. He made a lot of plays. But we have to rally around the guys we have right now.In a hurry, too. The Chiefs have lost two straight and are slipping out of playoff contention with just four games left in the regular season.Its all a mindset, Hali said. We have to harp on it a little bit and just execute. Its fundamental. And these last couple of weeks that have gone by, we havent been technically right in our gaps. And were going to straighten it out. 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