Riders’ Jovon Johnson on former DC Noel Thorpe: “egotistical maniac”

Defensive back Jovon Johnson was released by Montreal during roster cutdowns before the 2017 regular season and the Riders signed him two days later.

And the veteran believes it was because of then-Alouettes defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe.

“For whatever reason, Thorpe didn’t want me. That’s what it all boiled down to,” Johnson, who has two interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — along with two fumble returns and 36 defensive tackles, told Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette.

While Johnson called Thorpe a “hell of a coach,” he was one of several players who had issues with the departed assistant head coach.

“Quite frankly, hes a guy who’s a control freak. He’s an egotistical maniac.”

Johnson has started 17 games for Saskatchewan in the Riders secondary. Clearly, Chris Jones likes the 33-year-old cover man.

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5 Comments on Riders’ Jovon Johnson on former DC Noel Thorpe: “egotistical maniac”

  1. CFL fans are confused as a Face is cutting a promo on a perceived Face. A CFL Face saying the same thing on a known CFL heel would generate at least 30 comments. This story is being treated like something said at a houseshow that will be forgotten because it doesn’t fit people’s own storyline.

    • Hmmm, whaatt?

    • donkeyisanidiot.com // October 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm //

      Did you just have a stroke wewert3?

    • Bleeding Green // October 29, 2017 at 12:49 am //

      Thorpe is a known ego manic, he’ll surely go to the home of the ego maniacs, Edmonton, and work for a HC that shares his ego mania and severe over confidence bias.

      Maybe you are saying that Jovon lives in a glass house and shouldn’t through stones ?

  2. He’s using behind the scenes pro wrestling terminology that doesn’t translate to any other sport. Let me translate.

    “CFL fans are confused as a nice guy is saying bad things about a perceived nice guy. A nice guy saying the same thing on a known bad guy would generate at least 30 comments. This story is being treated like something said at a non-televised event that will be forgotten because it doesn’t fit people’s own storyline.”

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