If you say the word, who, I don’t blame you.
Chamblin spent last season as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator. You can almost say the Roughriders are going back to the future, as they hired defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall in last year’s offseason.
That didn’t work out very well at all for the Roughriders as Marshall went 1-7 as Saskatchewan missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
What even makes this move even more odd by General Manager Brendan Taman, was how poor the Tiger-Cats played defensively in facets of their game in the postseason. In the Eastern semi-final, they couldn’t stop the pass in a 52-44 overtime win in Montreal, as Anthony Calvillo threw for an amazing 513 yards. Then in the Eastern final, they couldn’t stop the run in a 19-3 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as Chris Garrett ran for 190 yards.
Prior to his role as defensive co-ordinator, Chamblin worked with defensive backs in Calgary and Winnipeg. As a player, Chamblin played 11 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a cornerback in 1999.