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Monday, July 27, 2015

MOSAIC PLACE RECAP: TIGER-CATS 31 ROUGHRIDERS 21


REGINA (CP) - The injuries and the losses continue to mount for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats erased a fourth-quarter deficit and pulled off another win on the road - a 31-21 triumph on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium - to keep the Riders winless to start the 2015 CFL season.

The Riders dropped to 0-5 with the loss, their fourth straight on home field, and when they look ahead to Week 6 they may very well be without quarterback Kevin Glenn, who replaced starter Darian Durant after a season-ending injury in Week 1.

"The only thing we can do is continue to work hard,'' said Riders receiver Rob Bagg. "We want to win more than anybody who is critiquing and looking in from the outside. We're not trying to lose intentionally.

"We have put in a lot of time and effort and it's frustrating to not get the results you want. You can either quit or you can keep working.''

An 0-4 start to the season looked to be behind the Riders as they held a lead to open the fourth quarter. That's when their fortunes took another turn for the worse.

Jeff Mathews' one-yard touchdown plunge put the Tiger-Cats ahead for good, and when the Riders looked to their offence to give them a come-from-behind victory, they saw their starting quarterback nursing an injury.

With rookie quarterback Brett Smith filling in for Glenn, Saskatchewan couldn't create any momentum, let alone a comeback to snap their losing skid.

Kicker Justin Medlock booted his fifth field goal of the game to give the Tiger-Cats an insurance score late and help the team improve to 2-2.

"We brought Kevin in here because we knew that if anything happened to Darian (Durant we would have a true starting quarterback, a winning starting quarterback and Grey Cup starting quarterback,'' head coach Corey Chamblin explained. "So to have that happen it's always a blow, especially when you have a chance to win a game.''

The Riders broke a 14-14 halftime tie when Smith, the Riders' quarterback in short-yardage situations, scored on a one-yard run on the team's opening possession of the second half.

But it was all Hamilton from there. Medlock kicked a pair of field goals to bring the visitors to within a point before Mathews scored to put his team ahead for good.

"Any time you can get a win, especially on the road, it's a great feeling,'' said Hamilton quarterback Zach Collaros, who completed 19-of-28 passes for 284 yards and one touchdown. "Saskatchewan is a good football team, but we did just enough today to get a win.''

It appeared Glenn injured himself late in the third quarter after he was intercepted by Rico Murray. Glenn was in on the tackle of Murray and was spotted on the sideline grimacing when he tried to move his right shoulder.

"I don't think it's snake bit,'' Smith said. "Football is a rough sport. Quarterbacks bodies aren't really meant to tackle guys sometimes. Kevin is a hard worker and he's a great teammate. He's going to do what he can to prevent a touchdown and help the team.''

The Riders opened the scoring in the first quarter when Paul McCallum kicked a 29-yard field goal on the team's first possession. Hamilton then outscored the Riders 14-3 until Glenn found Bagg for a 20-yard touchdown reception with 13 seconds to go in the first half. Bagg snagged the two-point convert to tie the score at 14-14.

Hamilton running back C.J. Gable rushed for a game-high 135 yards on 20 carries. Jasper Collins Jr., had 73 receiving yards and one touchdown.

"That's a good defence and a good team over there. (Saskatchewan's) record doesn't compare to how good they really are,'' Gable said. "We kept fighting and we kept pushing. We were going to run it until they found a way to stop us.''

The Tiger-Cats are scheduled to play their first game of the season on Aug. 3 when they host the Toronto Argonauts. The Riders will travel to face the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday.


POSTGAME COMMENTS

COREY CHAMBLIN

- Just like you say, we brought the heat.  We got after him and did everything we could.  That's football and we couldn't keep them out of the endzone.  The thing we can't do is quit, no matter what.  This is one of the toughest situations they'll ever be in but we have to fight another day.

- Late in the game you're just trying to do something to get the ball back.  That's always tough.  They had an 11-play drive.  Right now we have to find ways to keep trying to get better.

- As long as we have another day, we're gonna be able to fight.

- We brought Kevin in here in case something happened to Darian.  To have him go down, that's a bummer.  Especially when you think you have a chance to win.  Brett Smith doesn't have as much experience as Kevin and that's a tough situation to put a young buck into.

- Like anything else I thought we did a good job.  They adjusted.  We sent pressure.  We have to have pressure but we have to have balance all the way through.  We're just not built right now to hold that dam.  We're not built right now to overcome setbacks.

- It's not hard for me to preach positives.  It's proof positive.  We're saying let's not focus on the negatives.  The guys know this is a very tough situation.  They'll remember being 0-5 for the rest of their lives.

- That's the biggest thing.  We had a very good game plan.  We sent pressure, made adjustments and did some things.  They played some ball today also.  There were times we were off the field and then got a penalty.  We're not gonna stop calling man coverage because of penalties.  We have to make less mistakes than the opponent.  We're not good enough right now to make mistakes and recover.

- I laugh about it.  Boy, this is a very tough situation.  I'm glowing on the inside right now because I want to see the fight in this team.  I have it and the coaching staff has it.  It's another opportunity to build our strength and become a strong football team.

- Add it on. It's an unusual season.  That's what it's about with this team.  I'm seeing a lot of things happen that I haven't seen in all my eight years.

- When we come back to I'm gonna see how many guys quit.  This game told us we're not good enough to make mistakes. I thought we were close but we have to keep pushing on.

- This is going to be a work in progress.  This will be a challenge for me because it's a first.  I'll tell you this - there was no way I thought we'd lose this game.  We had the best week of practice and I thought it would manifest itself into a win.  We had some key things that set us back and we need to keep pushing through these things.

- I hope the announcement is Kevin's good to go.  If it's anything other than that, that'll be up to Brendan and Ryan (Pollock).

- The thing I feel the worst about is when I walk off the field and see that look in the guys' eyes.  They bust their butts all week but don't get that 'W'.  I can't control injuries and I wish I could to make things better for the guys in the locker room.

- I think, no matter what, the players are gonna read (speculation on his future) and they shouldn't be worried about my future.  They should be worried about theirs.  My mindset is the guys in that room.  As long as I'm here, that'll be my focus; to get wins for the guys in that locker room.

- Right now if we make a mistake, here comes another one.  We have to mature.  We will make mistakes because that's football but don't make them back to back to back.

- Tino's in the conversation whichever way we go (against Edmonton).  I can't tell if you he'll start.  We'll have to sit down and talk about it.  Maybe it's a two quarterback system.

WESTON DRESSLER

- It's getting harder and harder to talk to you guys.  Coach told us to remember this day.  We're at the bottom and have nowhere to go but up.  It's gonna be a heckuva ride when we pull out of this thing.

- You never want to see people leaving early when there's still time on the clock.  It's tough.  If we had the answers we'd be winning games instead of losing them.

- It's a short week and I think that's a good thing.  We can't dwell on it.  The best thing is get back out there and fight again.

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

So the most over rated player on the field #41 Brackenridge sure looked bad on Hamilton's touchdown.

Anonymous said...

What Jacques Chapdelane is doing is exceptional. The offensive line has been decimated and we are without our starting quarterback. If we lose this game it is time to gas the head coach – buy him a podium – and move the off coordinator to head coach and bring in Paul Lapolice as off Co. The stands are already starting to turn empty and I have tried to give away choice seats the last two weeks and could not find anyone to take them. Things are bleak right now.

Anonymous said...

So now #41 just bounced off a receiver who got another 10 yards after Brackenridge messed up. Has anybody seen him actually tackle anyone this year?

Anonymous said...

Awwww ........, how thoughtful and hospitable of you Riderville, The Tiger Cats of Hamilton very appreciative of you for painting the goalposts with our team colors. Thank youuuu Riderville........

Anonymous said...

I hope the wheels of the bandwagon don't run over you part time clowns when this team starts rolling....

Anonymous said...

I sure hope Glenn isn't concussed

Anonymous said...

On the pre-game show I was shocked to hear Carm say the Riders appear to be incapable of making adjustments during the game. Well it's half time now and we'll see how the self proclaimed 'Great Coach' makes out. Go Carm!!!

Anonymous said...

Riders are shit.

Anonymous said...

People pay good money for tickets. They should be able to criticize the team. If I messed up at my job iI would be critiqued.

Anonymous said...

Is this the game where all the phoney balonies come out and start with all the phoney baloney false phrase should the Roughriders happen to win? Their tone In their voices annoying, put those Caitlin Jenner voices on hold as Hamilton wins this game, Roughriders 0-5.

Anonymous said...

Why send Brackenridge on a safety blitz? He can get there but he just runs by the QB because he doesn't know how to tackle.

Anonymous said...

BORING !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A GONG SHOW.....AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

B. Smith is going to get killed in his first game with this garbage protection.

Anonymous said...

I believe!
Corey needs to fire the idiot defensive coach!!

Anonymous said...

Absolute garbage defense. 2nd and 15 and we give them a 20 yard cushion.

Anonymous said...

It's time to look reality in the eye folks. #61 Figueroa singlehandedly (no double teaming) manhandled John Chick all day long. Chick, Alex Hall and Tearius George have all lost a step this year and either CC hasn't noticed or Taman can't find replacements.

Anonymous said...

Rod is going to look pretty silly when Chamberlin gets canned before Labour Day.

What a mess the defense is. Pretty much a sad joke.

Anonymous said...

How you going to sugar coat analysis of this horrible D Rod? One almost has to laugh at this display of tackling.

Anonymous said...

It clear....riders are just not a very good football team.

Anonymous said...

I think we should have Kevin Glenn teach tackling. He showed good form on that TD saving tackle at the end of the third quarter.

PBB

Anonymous said...

We lost by more than 3 points. Are we allowed to be mad now Rod?

Anonymous said...

How about Clark, Watman, Best taking drive killing penalties again. They've been doing that since game one.
0-5 looks good on 'em..
I feel bad for real football players like Dressler.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to freak out with any absurd comments here, but I'm not using anymore of my 4 season tickets for the rest of this season. I will give them away to anyone at work that will take them. Over n' Out until next year's training camp. NFL starts in 49 days thank goodness.

Anonymous said...

Well Rod, we lost our heart when we traded Foley. Our supposed D co-ordinator can't scheme to stop nobody. I'm officially done, and Taman is wearing his ring like he's Golum from the Lord of The Rings!!!!! And yet you want to pick fights with the guy from the Winnipeg Sun. We don't need LaPolice, at least Beneviedes wears hit heart on his sleeve, not like Chamblin who waits until TSN is in the room too talk about heart.

Anonymous said...

Corey Chamblin's defence gives up a ton of pts yet again. 31 this time. And a whopping 449 yards to the #Ticats.
Go buy more merchandise suckers

Anonymous said...

Pathetic, but we're THIS close to being unpathetic. Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

Good news still. Expert Mitchell Blair's pre-season 13-5 prediction is STILL intact. Expert analysis with his Rider jersey on.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad Kevin Glenn got dinged up because that probably buys more time for Taman and Chamblin.

Anonymous said...

So Rod, is the guaranteed win in Edmonton still on?

Anonymous said...

Time for an In depth analysis of the 2015 Riders:

-Defensive line- total crap
-Defensive backs- total excrement
-Tackling- total crappy excrement
-Defensive game plan (co-ordinators)- just a shyt fest

-Oline pass protection- partial crap
-Game plan- oh gee, whose job to make one...
-Post game interviews- CYA. A+

Anonymous said...

Time to start looking at some new coordinators. To win a game means making some good calls. That call is to fire some people. All stats show our research has beaten everyone so it's can't be the players at this point. Still got faith in team not the people calling the play!

Anonymous said...

What's more difficult? A Rider win or telling the difference between the cry stains and food stains on Mitchell Blair's stinky Rider jersey (which is bush-league for a broadcaster to be wearing the home team jersey)

Anonymous said...

I don't doubt the men had a good week of practice, but it's not translating into the usual boneheads taking holding penalties that are killing drives.
There is no significant pressure from the D line. Maybe the sun is setting on Chicks' and Halls' out there.

Taman best not be a GM binner scrounging for cast offs, but maybe find some real young talent.

Anonymous said...

Five regular season games plus 3 mini-games and Corey Chamblin's vaunted defense has generated one interception and one turn over on downs. Who's running that defense anyway?

Anonymous said...

It's officially 0-5 now, so will the Riders please start emulating the BC Lions of 2011??!!.. Like so many of the blind-faith have been pointing out here.

Anonymous said...

So is it still early in the season Rod? Because it seems like its getting kinda late...You stood on the soap box and screamed all week that CC shouldn't be fired but it is coming.

Anonymous said...

The only thing missing was two phat o-linemen smacking into each other like keystone cops in the end zone.

Anonymous said...

No, Rod Pedersen would not guarantee a win against Edmonton. Not after all the trash talk he gave to BC for their guaranteed WIN night, no he would not do it, he knows better. Maybe ten years ago but not this year.
Jim

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Fantuz and Butler are glad they're out from under Taman and Chamblin's guidance.

Anonymous said...

Free Tickets popping up on Kijiji already. Not surprised.
Bb

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim; Rod did guarantee victory in Edmonton next week in his column on Riderville.com

Anonymous said...

Taman guidance????????????????

Anonymous said...

Here it is Jim;

Rod Pedersen wrote,

"The Roughriders will turn it around. Likely on Sunday against Kent Austin's Ticats and furthermore I guaranteed they'll win in Edmonton the week after."

Anonymous said...

Hey Rod, tell us what Frenzy would have to say about the situation. What, he OD on his cat medicine again!!



Anonymous said...

Great job by the special teams - shut down Banks.

Turning point in 4th quarter - Second and 2 and another illegal procedure penalty. Instead of a run - a pass - an interception - tackle made by Glenn who is then hurt - killed momentum. So sad. More finger pointing blah, blah, blah ...

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the Dakotans, they're busting their guts out trying only to be let down by such a sad sack defense.

Anonymous said...

The reality is we were a 9-9 team at the start of the season when everyone was healthy. You can use injuries as an excuse when your GM fails to find talent. While there's no doubt Chamblin has made some bad decisions and has put too much responsibility on himself, the reality is we have ONE GUY on defence and that's John Chick whose doing anything out there. Knox and Doughty are coming along so stop with the Tisdale and Suber experiment already. Let the young guys play unless they aren't any good. And given Taman's record of finding talent, they are probably not any good!

Doomed in the 306

Anonymous said...

To everyone bitching about the rules and the refs, if we were 4-0 we'd think they were great!!

Anonymous said...

Gainers the problem! Fire Gainer!

Anonymous said...

Why are you jerks piling on Pedersen? How is this mess his fault? Rod's just trying to survive and report the facts to the best of his ability. We're 0-5 and getting worse. Vote with your feet and stop going to games. Then they'll have to fire Taman. Tillman you are welcome back whenever you like. Bring Kent back with you as our Head Coach please.

Anonymous said...

This downward spiral will continue until Taman and Chamblin are shown the door. We'll see how much guts Mr. Craig Reynolds has.

Anonymous said...

For the first three games, there was disappointment but also they level of belief and hope was pretty high that this would soon get turned around. Last weekend when the Lions came in and won, you could sense the belief was starting to die. After this game you could see it on the faces of the fans, the Riders for this year are done like dinner. Kaput! When Dressler says he doesn't know where they can go next???

There is lots of blame to go around i.e. suspicious play calls, inexcusable penalties, putrid defensive play, and an offence that sputters and turns the ball over. Glenn is a battler but I feel he is directly responsible for at least two or three losses. But again he is a career backup QB. A very small guy too. Going away from the run when it's been your bread and butter?? Typical Chapedlaine __ too cute! Just play smash mouth football.

What you can't ignore is the fact we have only won two games over our last 17. That's not good enough for the HC or the GM. Not good enough at all. The fans have lost their belief in this team. You could see it at the game, There were even some very harsh cat calls to the home bench. This situation is something that the BOD's will not be immune to. They won't let it fester the whole season.

The HC may be as good as he says he is, but his record since 2013 doesn't support his self assessment. The fans are starting to really tune out and It looks like some of the players are as well. He keeps talking about fixing the little things but evidently they are not getting fixed.

The GM is not exempt. He took over a team Tillman/Miller put together for the most part. He benefitted from just having to add a few free agents. We also stumbled in 2013 but got hot enough to win three important games. Hardly a Taman put together team. The team is getting older, smaller and slower. It now reminds everyone of the way things were done in Winnipeg prior to his firing there. Did anyone notice the size and quality of Hamilton's O-line? We used to have that. Our impact finds are far and few between. Our Canadian quality and depth is going downhill. That's the lifeblood of any team. The trades of been for the most part bad.

The more this team loses the more disillusioned the fans will become. Under this current management this team has not been able to regenerate itself. Durant masked a lot of deficiencies but the talent around him has not kept pace. I can't imagine the powers that be will allow this to continue indefinitely this season.

Anonymous said...

It'll be interesting to see how you handle your MMG. You can't tell the truth and keep your job both. Yet if you don't look at the Riders objectively you lose a lot of credibility. I can't wait to see it.

Anonymous said...

Not Rod's fault but some awful analysis of this team's talent level to start the season. So many Rider media predicting a Grey Cup run or a 14-4 / 13-5 season when no one else saw that type of talent or season ahead. So this is them being held accountable.

Anonymous said...

Bang on!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
For the first three games, there was disappointment but also they level of belief and hope was pretty high that this would soon get turned around. Last weekend when the Lions came in and won, you could sense the belief was starting to die. After this game you could see it on the faces of the fans, the Riders for this year are done like dinner. Kaput! When Dressler says he doesn't know where they can go next???

There is lots of blame to go around i.e. suspicious play calls, inexcusable penalties, putrid defensive play, and an offence that sputters and turns the ball over. Glenn is a battler but I feel he is directly responsible for at least two or three losses. But again he is a career backup QB. A very small guy too. Going away from the run when it's been your bread and butter?? Typical Chapedlaine __ too cute! Just play smash mouth football.

What you can't ignore is the fact we have only won two games over our last 17. That's not good enough for the HC or the GM. Not good enough at all. The fans have lost their belief in this team. You could see it at the game, There were even some very harsh cat calls to the home bench. This situation is something that the BOD's will not be immune to. They won't let it fester the whole season.

The HC may be as good as he says he is, but his record since 2013 doesn't support his self assessment. The fans are starting to really tune out and It looks like some of the players are as well. He keeps talking about fixing the little things but evidently they are not getting fixed.

The GM is not exempt. He took over a team Tillman/Miller put together for the most part. He benefitted from just having to add a few free agents. We also stumbled in 2013 but got hot enough to win three important games. Hardly a Taman put together team. The team is getting older, smaller and slower. It now reminds everyone of the way things were done in Winnipeg prior to his firing there. Did anyone notice the size and quality of Hamilton's O-line? We used to have that. Our impact finds are far and few between. Our Canadian quality and depth is going downhill. That's the lifeblood of any team. The trades of been for the most part bad.

The more this team loses the more disillusioned the fans will become. Under this current management this team has not been able to regenerate itself. Durant masked a lot of deficiencies but the talent around him has not kept pace. I can't imagine the powers that be will allow this to continue indefinitely this season.


July 26, 2015

Anonymous said...

Mitchell Blair sucks

Bobby

Anonymous said...

So let's recap. In this thread, we have had Pedersen bashing, Scruffy bashing, Gainer bashing. Yes, the whackadoodles are in fine form tonight! Fine form!

Anonymous said...

Some day I hope I can do enough with my life to work at Home Depot as someone who thinks he is important!

Anonymous said...

I was going to agree with folks saying not to pile onto Rod, but then I realized he wears a grey cup ring still. If he wants the bobbles of success maybe he is willing to shoulder a bit of criticism too...

Anonymous said...

injuries have hit us hard this year no question there l. coreys gotta give up d cor job wearing 2 hats dont work. that being said he didnt become a bad HEAD coach overnight. pros gotta make plays on the d side. the o cant do all the heavy lifting

Anonymous said...

Classic gutless saskatchewan media... the riders are absolutely brutal team but it's the fans fault for going home early... the fans left early but the team never showed up at all!

Anonymous said...

I was at the game last night. Brackenridge and T. George are playing hurt, and you can tell. Our players are just not good enough, and it shows. At this point, even if they fire Chamblin, and bring in a defensive guru, it won't make any difference. The players are just not good enough.

Anonymous said...

Brendan Taman's record as a GM: 83-101-1. I wonder if he's the problem? Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Well said!!

"...but it's the fans fault for going home early... the fans left early but the team never showed up at all!"

PERFECT!

Also,
``I was going to agree with folks saying not to pile onto Rod, but then I realized he wears a grey cup ring still. If he wants the bobbles of success maybe he is willing to shoulder a bit of criticism too..``

Anonymous said...

S-O-S = Save Our Season
Chamblin says he is unsure who he will start if Glenn can,t play. Duh what about the number 2 guy! If Tino starts ahead of Smith it will be even a bigger joke.











32 wouldnt,,

Anonymous said...

OMG the sky is falling, grow up people. It is what it is, cant change the fact. Can't win every year or win every game. The Riders didn't plan on 12 players being hurt, this is unheard of and you can't plan for it either. The riders will be back...I'll be a rider fan through ups and downs. Go Riders Go!!

Anonymous said...

11 years that enough!..........lol maybe a little early for that one !

Anonymous said...

When is the Pats first home game?

Anonymous said...

Like the coach I truly had that feeling the riders would win yesterday. I feel like some players are playing hurt and some players are simply not committed to winning for this team. Fix those problems and we will start to get the wins. The offense looks ready just need the defense to step it up. Coach Chamblin is not the problem, Brendan Taman is not the problem, Gainer the Gopher is not the problem, even the refs are not the problem. Time for every man that steps on the field to do a self evaluation and make the changes needed to start getting the wins. The teams that have beaten us so far this year are teams that have gone through this adversity and learnt from it. It's our turn.

Anonymous said...

Rod,

I don't agree with the piling on but I do have to say you and Carm could use a review of the rules and changes. You guys consistently sound lost on them and the negativity towards them is getting old. We're now 5 games in, the league GMs and Governors agreed to these rules so everyone was for it, we have to move on. Other teams are getting wins so let's drop it and quit with the softball questions to Chamblin after the games.

PS...is there any way Ballsy can be replaced on the post-game show, his condescending attitude toward the fans (his stakeholders fyi) is deplorable and sadly has me turning it off or even worse going to the other guys!

Rod Pedersen said...

Maybe you should be replaced.

Anonymous said...

first of all this was pure gold!
Anonymous said...
What's more difficult? A Rider win or telling the difference between the cry stains and food stains on Mitchell Blair's stinky Rider jersey (which is bush-league for a broadcaster to be wearing the home team jersey)

July 26, 2015

how about some perspective here knuckle heads. the riders are about 1/3 into their season....0-5. Any NHL, MLB or other sport that had a coach that lost the first 33% of their games to start the year would be gone by now. However this is the CFL and you expect crap and settle for crap football and players. that is why you have the Mitch Blairs as the "professionals" time to throw in the towels and vote with your feet. but you wont because you would rather go and then bitch about the outcome than stay home and hope they wake up and make the changes.

Y'er Welcome
Obama's cousin

Anonymous said...

The Riders had more injuries in 2008 and hosted a playoff game. But back then they had a real GM and a coach the players loved. But that's about the time most of these posters climbed on the bandwagon and they don't recall that.

Anonymous said...

Is Taman being let off the hook by the media and fans a little to easy?

Anonymous said...

Us Taman criticizers don't really need to defend our viewpoint. His record, trades and team are the case. Need a sharper guy running the leagues flagship franchise. Bring back ET.

Anonymous said...

Lets be honest, the season is now as good as over. Cant be good every year. But my concern is how every other team can get these young stud WR's and DB's. All we get is other teams scraps. I would rather lose with young up and comers. Also if Keith Price still on roster, lets see what he has to offer. He came from great school in Washington.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Us guys that want Taman gone are often referred to as 'Taman haters' or 'Taman bashers' maybe it's time to label those that defend him as 'Taman suckers'.

John Moore said...

Rod Pedersen said...

Maybe you should be replaced.
Did you really say this referring to a fan? If you did it is the worst knock on yourself you could ever have made as call man!

Anonymous said...


I come to RP.com and what jumps out at me but an ad for the Eskimos.

It would appear as if even the mighty Rod Pedersen has jumoed ship and whored himself out to the evil empire.

What next?

Anonymous said...

I would like to see some of these guys(i just about said fans)...look Dressler or Chick right in the eyes and tell them how much they suck....yah...i thought so

Anonymous said...

BRING BACK KAVIS REED!!!

Anonymous said...

Ballsy has skill as a broadcaster. Get him on the air more and even give him the Friday column on this blog. Mitchell Blair sucks.

Steve

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you would like someone to say that to Dressler or Chick? Maybe you should look them in the eyes and tell them how good they are, yah I thought so.
What a statement.

Anonymous said...


There needs to be a reality check here. Spewing venom at the coaches, management and players blows off steam, but accomplishes what? This is not to say there is nothing to worry about, and there are more questions right now than answers for this 18 wheeler driving off the cliff as Brian Burke would say. The Riders are important to the fabric of Saskatchewan. "Riderville" lives throughout Canada and elsewhere (just ask me, one of the proud fans living in Western Manitoba). I do believe the success in recent years has spoiled us a bit actually, as many of the non-bandwagon brigade remember the ineptitude of many past seasons (late 1970's and for most of the 1980's being a prime example). However, like anything in life, there ups and downs, and the woes of this football team is not a case of life and death (talk to someone with a terminal illness; now, that is a real problem). It is a game. I am reluctant to be overly critical as I love sports, but I was never comitted or talented enough to play professionally. Yet, at the same time, this is entertainment (or supposed to be) and when we have to shell out more and more each year to buy tickets (when we could stay at home and watch the big screen) or pay high prices for merchandise, then we do have the right to say something. Regardless of what we complain about though, it will be the Directors, management and coaching staff who decide what to do next, and we have to keep in mind that there have been some bright spots mixed in with the poor tackling, lack of pressure and pass rush, difficulties adapting to the new rules and there being far too many penalties, some of which have been drive killers. The lack of results has reulted in some play calls I doubt would be made in otherwise normal situations, and injuries also play a part (that is not making excuses. The sun will shine again, so all is not over (maybe for this year though).

Anonymous said...

Absolute tools on this site the 2 people talking about dressler and chick should maybe know more about the team u dumbass. Dresser is leading in receiving yards so ya I'm sure u can tell him a good job. As for chick. Your dam rights he needs to be told he sucks. 1 sack in 5 games while team has 8 or so like wtf 10 to start last year against ham. Where did our team that started last season go plus anyone else notice that shomari Williams was relased. Should be looking at picking him back up