It’s been interesting to watch Ed Hervey evolve.
A decade ago or so, Hervey was one of the best receivers in the Canadian Football League.
He went from a player — a two-time Grey Cup champion — to the front office in Edmonton in December 2012.
The transition was not smooth at times. Media – and as a result, the fans — had limited access to the Esks, and four years ago he publicly ripped into one of his offensive lineman.
That volatility made me wonder if he was capable of succeeding in this role. He was fired in April 2017 for a difference in philosophy with president Len Rhodes.
In Hervey’s defence, success is measured in wins and losses. In 2015, Hervey earned his third Grey Cup ring, and first as a member of management. No one can take that way from him.
Now, Hervey is in charge of a BC Lions team that needs fans, media attention in a busy market and, most importantly, wins.
Now we will see if it will be the erratic Hervey or the championship Hervey that comes to the forefront in Vancouver.