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Sunday, August 23, 2015

MOSAIC PLACE RECAP: STAMPEDERS 34 ROUGHRIDERS 31


REGINA - If moral victories counted, the Saskatchewan Roughriders may be undefeated this season.

The Roughriders came up short against the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday, falling 34-31 and dropping their eighth straight.

"It's high,'' said Saskatchewan quarterback Brett Smith of his team's frustration level. "We felt like we had opportunities to win and we didn't. Everybody is extremely disappointed.''

The Roughriders (0-8) have lost six games this season by four points or less. Their two most recent losses have been decided in the late stages. But the players know that close doesn't count.

"There have been so many games where we have been this close. That's the frustrating thing about it,'' said Smith. "(Calgary) is the defending Grey Cup champs and they have an outstanding team and we played the way we played.''

Calgary (6-2) snapped a 24-24 tie when quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Tory Harrison hooked up on a 32-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. Mitchell used play-action in the backfield and found Harrison wide open in the flat. Harrison sprinted to the end zone untouched for his second touchdown of the game.

The Stampeders' next possession ended with Rene Parades' fourth field goal, a 40-yard boot that put Calgary ahead 34-24 with 10:33 remaining.

"No one here can believe they haven't won a game yet,'' said Calgary receiver Eric Rogers. "That's a good team over there. They were making plays all over the field. If they keep playing the way they did tonight they'll get a win.''

Saskatchewan made it interesting midway through the fourth quarter when backup fullback Carl Fitzgerald blocked a Rob Maver punt attempt. Junior Mertile scooped up the loose ball and stepped into the end zone for the touchdown. Paul McCallum missed the convert, and the Riders trailed 34-31 with a little more than six minutes remaining.

A solid rushing attack from Matt Walter helped Calgary control the ball in the game's final minutes. Walter rushed for a game-high 107 yards on 18 carries.

Smith, who was making his first start at Mosaic Stadium, threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns, including a 24-yard strike to Devin Wilson and a 15-yard toss to Alex Carroll. His third touchdown of the day, a three-yard pass to Weston Dressler - and a two-point convert from Robb Bagg - knotted the score at 24-24. Smith also rushed for 54 yards.

"Getting better doesn't count until you win the game,'' said Saskatchewan defensive lineman Tearrius George. "But (Brett Smith) gave us a chance to win the game. That's all that we can ask for as a defence. He didn't play like a rookie. He can play just as good as any other quarterback in this league and if he continues to play this way then we'll get over this hump.

"We can beat any team in this league, and we firmly believe that. We just can't afford to make as many mistakes ? all that stuff that has been hurting us, to get over that hump.''

Calgary's Eric Rogers caught seven passes for 107 yards and moved into the league lead in receiving yards. His 46-yard touchdown - on a deep pass as time expired in the first half - gave the Stampeders an 18-9 lead going into halftime.

"I don't know what the defence was thinking,'' said Rogers. "As long as I can get my feet underneath me and see the ball, then I know I have a good chance of coming down with the ball. The defenders might be scared to get too close and get a (pass interference penalty), but they didn't play the ball very well at all. I took advantage of it.''

The Roughriders will visit Ottawa next week to face the Redblacks, while Calgary travels to Winnipeg to play the Blue Bombers.

(Canadian Press/Craig Slater)


POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM RIDER COACH COREY CHAMBLIN

- That's the guys Calgary started camp with, minus one or two.  We're probably 16 guys down from camp.  When I look at it, that was a helluva job by a bunch of replacements.  Mertile, Carroll, Demski, Devin Wilson, they all stepped up.  We made a lot of strides to almost beat the Grey Cup champs.  For the most part I'm pleased with the effort from that room.

- Frustrated? No.  I'm more excited because I see the youth taking the next step.  Five penalties instead of 24.  Guys took the next step.  Including Tyron Brackenridge with the move to LB.  If we keep the positives and erase the negatives, we'll get the results.

- I don't think that was the right call on Richards (disqualification).  When things happen so fast, they have to make the call on the fly.  When you're 0-7, you're trying to do things to win. Early made a 62-yarder in practice so I thought he could make a 65-yarder.

- The Richards penalty wasn't a reviewable play.  I didn't think that was a penalty. I'm sure that'll be played over and over and at the end of the day, that affected the outcome of the game.

- Brett Smith still has to work on his composure a little bit but as far as his actual play, you can see the maturation there.  It won't happen overnight.  There will be results.  We have a roster of change due to injuries, not because we wanted to.

- Brett Smith is the QB now.  When Kevin's available, we'll go with who gives us the best chance to win.

- I'm gonna be one of those guys who believes.  If I believe after a touchdown, that's too late.  I think the guys gave a real good effort tonight and we were close to beating a Grey Cup team.

- That group on D played their ass off.  You can drop those seeds on their heads because they're depressed right now but they gave Bo Levi fits.  We got two picks and that was a Grey Cup MVP QB.  One drive doesn't kill you.  You can't drop balls.  There's a lot of things you can't do.  It's not just about the defense.  It's about players playing together and believing in each other to win games.


- The fans got their money's worth.  That should go down as an instant classic.  Those guys are playing their tails off.  I'm pleased with the effort, just not with the result.

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

BS face-mask call cost the Riders. Best was holding the sweater inside the shoulders. TOTAL< TOTAL inept refereeing.

Anonymous said...

Don't announce a sellout and have so many empty seats, it looks bad on TV.

Anonymous said...

Desperate and poor coaching decision to try a 65yard FG near the end of the 2Q. Cost the Riders an Offensive lineman (Richards disqualification) and significant field position which led to the Stamp TD to end the half. Just dumb dumb coaching. I am in Chamblins corner and will defend him and stand by him but this was a very poor decision. What the heck was he thinking ????

Anonymous said...

This game was over at the half. What an embarrassing display of pee wee football players and coaches.

w said...

The D is left to stop Calgary and get the ball back late in the game? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Kevin S said...

In a docking development with game on the line the riders d can't hold. Brutal!! Bring in someone who can coach D....please!!!

Anonymous said...

Defense best have off the year and they still give up 34. Can't blame penalties this game. Truly pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Riders coaching lost this one for the Riders - especiallyy CC.

CC has got to go !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Media will still have you believe the o-line is one of the best in the league, that this is a good team...blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

Carteri is that media guy telling you they're a good team and will go on a 4 game win streak. While they're blowing up the team, bring in some fresh media minds who know something about football.

Anonymous said...

Team is a joke. I stayed home in protest even though I paid for my ticket. I'll continue to stay home until the Riders put a competent team on the field. 2nd and 24 and even our horse s$&t defence couldn't stop it. What a joke. 0-8. Thanks Taman for destroying this franchise.

Anonymous said...

Looked terrible on tv with all those empty seats.

Anonymous said...

How can there be 3 Riders surrounding a Calgary player in an end zone Hail Mary pass and not one tries to knock the ball down? They just watch him catch it between them by...JUMPING UP!!! Bad defense in last quarter again. Why would Jackson be 25 yards of the line enabling Calgary to complete an 18 yard pass for a first down. Boggles my mind.
Brett Smith looked good. Love his ability to escape.Offense scored enough points to win except our defense again looked very weak.

Anonymous said...

This is a 0 - 7 head coach for the Riders

w said...

Your D gave up over 400 yards coach. How does that work for you coach?

Kevin S said...

Someone please push reset button on this team. How many more losses to prove the management and coaching is not good enough to compete in the cfl. Please don't wait for rock bottom if we are not there yet. This is now past point of frustrating and is just embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

and Pedersen and Carteri are patting coach on the back for only taking 5 penalties...but you still lost....again. Not sure if the Riders or the media are the bigger joke here.

Anonymous said...

Another major league gong show especial the defence giving up over 400 yards again. Meanwhile Regina media are bowing at the Riders feet for what reason I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Corey Chamblin has got to go !!
Fire him now.
He cost the Riders the game in the first half.
Not the first time.

Anonymous said...

Did coach explain why defenders play a soft 15 yards off Calgary receivers...even on the last drive? He can make all the noble speeches he wants, but his defensive schemes are not effective.

Anonymous said...

How about Calgary's rookie o-line slapping around the Rider d-line? Bo had all day to throw to his receivers because they were given 10-15 yard cushions all day long.

Anonymous said...

defense more holes than swiss cheese!

Anonymous said...

Want to know what is the matter with the Riders defense.
Watch TSN half time show,

Its all the coaching - the head coach who claims to be a defense guru - is a joke

Gt rid of CC

Anonymous said...

An entertaining game. Smith is getting better. My only negative comment is the call to attempt the long field goal at the end of the first half was terrible. That cost the Riders the game.

Ben Bernanke

Anonymous said...

Corey Chamblin claims to be a great coach - mind you he is the only one saying that.

He only won a Grey Cup becauce Tamen gave him a team of allstars - that team didn't need a coach to win. Since then he has been crap !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why is Carm so optimistic.? This Rider Team is not going to beat the Stamps or the Eskimos even if they happen to luck out and get into the playoffs. They are just not good enuf to beat the better Teams in the League. Too many mistakes (players and coaches) and no obvious Leadership on this Team. That appears to be their single biggest problem/challenge::::: NO player has stepped into a Leadership role........

Anonymous said...

bo levi could have read a book in that pocket,,,pathetic pass rush! run defense is OFFENSIVE!

Anonymous said...

Corey Chamblin takes no responsibility for his mistakes but blames the refs.

Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

The Calgary defense looked bad today. An injury riddled team almost beat them. I say the season is over for all teams - give Hamilton the Cup now.

Anonymous said...

God Chamblin is a pathetic excuse for a coach takes no responsibility for anything your offence scores 31 points and you think your defence still played good what a joke!!

Anonymous said...

Chamblin should concede and leave this team on his own . He is so far in the hole right now that it is pitiful. Everybody wants his head and I think it really is time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

Cup half empty bunch again! And great hindsight! Hell of a game and super effort. Quit buying that crap that injuries are no excuse, everyone has injuries etc. When you are down to third string QB MLB OT and on and on it is a reason Player changes all over the place for this game. If you can play with a team as good as Calgary at the level they did against all odds then give some friggin credit. Yeh as modern sports mantra goes you can call me a loser. Just don't call me or my Riders and their coach quitters. ( I like a half full cup) Take a lesson from the coach and stay positive and confident. You will enjoy life a whole lot more.

Shane said...

Really?... Empty seats looked bad on TV?... Maybe get your $&@ to the game instead of sitting by your tv thinking you're the know all, end all.. The losers that continuously comment on this site...I guess the bandwagon didn't run over l enough of you clowns when you all jumped off. 0-8 or not, I'd rather cheer for an 0-8 rider team than any other team, regardless of record. Don't let the wagon wheel hit you on the ass on the way bye...

Anonymous said...

Riders d is better but still sucks big time.

Anonymous said...

I live in Yellowknife A wad, how could I attend the game????????

Anonymous said...

Carn knows the game better than most. Don't you guys have a dog to kick? No don't do that, Carm can take it. Love the Smith kid. Mistakes of course but fun to watch.Was he a Tillman signing?

Anonymous said...

Some aspects of the game have improved (penalties), but still, critical errors at the most inopportune times!

Kevin S said...

I think the idea that anyone who thinks change is required isn't a rider fan is idiotic. Fans can't and frankly shouldn't just stick their heads in the sand on this leadership group. Since Durant was injured not this season but in the precious season it has been a downhill spiral. This season is over when it comes to playoffs so now is the time to evaluate if this GM and coach rebuild the team. I would have to say the jury is out on that. It is professional sports which is results oriented.When teams lose consistently change is usually made. Why are the riders any different? ?

Anonymous said...

Anyone would be idiotic to think there was anything of a redeeming quality in tonight's game. The offence was ok but just ok. I'm beginning to dislike Chapdelaine's offence more and more. The defence was inept to say the least. Even the TSN crew picked apart the problems on defence. They see them but our coaching staff doesn't? Our DB's are horrid and seriously need to be upgraded including a couple vets. Our D-line was man handled by Calgary's O-line. No enough pressure and not stopping any runs. We made Walters look like Barry Sanders. Tonight our O-line couldn't handle a four man rush. We're losing in the trenches altogether. Still a lot of bad decisions and bad execution. Another disgusting effort. Nothing there to pump up anybody's tires about! NO excuse for this continued ineptitude.

Anonymous said...

So we are going to blame a penalty for costing us the game? I guess we will ignore the 400 yards the defense gave up because there a couple of turn overs. I guess we will ignore the bone head decision to kick a field goal from just outside the parking lot. Yep tell us again how close it was CC....
This team will win a game this year, for the same reason very good teams lose a game every year. When it happens don't assume the tide has turned this is a football team that is rotting from the inside

Marc said...

I have defended the coach till now. He has to go and so does a lot of players. We need to be a selling team at the deadline and get some young players and draft picks. Time for what used to be favourite players to go so we can get good ones.

Anonymous said...

Walter runs for 114 behind a 2nd rate o-line makes me wonder what Cornish would have done. Shameful!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a pilot for a major airline. We fly direct YZF to YYC and then to YQR. . Don't be so lazy and cheap and buy a airline ticket and go to a game. Not that hard to figure out!!

Anonymous said...

Kids a beauty...but according to the blowhards Taman can't find talent, so he must be no good.

The post Durant future looks bright. I think Milanovich dropped the ball on that one!

Anonymous said...

Season is frustrating because we're so close. 5 games by 16 points, that's unheard of.

The future looks bright in Smith. Turns out Taman made the right decision on letting Plopp take Cato. He's looked below average compared to Brett Smith

RC said...

CC cost us the game, plain and simple. Horrendous play calling at the end of the first half cost the Rusers at least 3 points. Then Calgary gets 8 points. That is an 11 point swing. Considering that the Riders only lost by 3, that was the game.

Anonymous said...

3 ????? What game were you watching? There was 6. And another 2 who came by late making the total 8 lazy azz players who couldn't or wouldn't jump to least attempt to bat the football away. Kudos to Stampeders reciever Eric Rogers for doing his job and making the game changing play for the win.

Anonymous said...

Outcoached, plain and simple. But that's fine we're just happy to have a franchise.

Curtis said...

I blame this loss totally on CC. His horrendous play calling cost the Riders at least 3 points at the end of the first half. Then with Calgary getting 8 points, that was an 11 point swing. Considering that the Riders lost by 3, his decisions cost the team the game. He should apologize to the team for making those lousy decisions.

Of the 9 head coaches in the CFL, Corey would rank only 5th best on the list. When you compare GM's BT would rank would also rank no higher than 5th. Then when you rank scouting departments, they would be no better than 6th. With this type of mediocre leadership, how do we expect the Riders to be the best in the league ??

Anonymous said...

Last play of the first half, five Roughriders surround one Stampeder. Not one Roughrider looked back at the ball they just stood there and let the 6'3" Stampeder leap up and grab it. Great coaching Corey.

Anonymous said...

"That's the guys Calgary started camp with" except for the entire O line, Cornish, etc. Obviously the refs to blame!?!?...CC you are delusional.

Anonymous said...

Corey; Your post game quotes are incomplete, I don't see where you admit you made three stupid calls in a row to end the first half.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin has to go. The Riders played their hearts out tonight but their coach sabotaged them with his stupid calls and schemes.

Anonymous said...

The previous call should have been to run the bloody ball on 1st down 30 seconds left in field goal range.. no brainer

Anonymous said...

its time for a semi rebuild and that might mean listening to offers on dressler. its about 2017 now in the new stadium this year and 16 are wright off its time to say the past is the past and move forward

Anonymous said...

gave C.C. the benefit of the dought but its over now. change for respectability now. C.C. has run his time out its over. times change and people move on

Anonymous said...

I once thought having a Rider blog would give me an opportunity to talk Rider football with other fans. No? Admit I tend to analize things to death. Should Smith play even when KG comes back? What do you think of Brak at LB? Which new DB played well? Did DBs play off too far as a plan to give short ones hoping to prevent bombs? Do you think the emphasis on penalties (while successful) has the side affect of players holding back? (Was the coach the reason for that bit of success?) Should new players be inserted to see what we have before NFL cuts? Any comments on some of the new guys you saw yesterday? Or should we all just use our excellent hindsight and point out all the mistakes to each other?

Anonymous said...

I hope the Riders win at least a couple games this year so that the board sees improvement and keep Taman and Chamblin.

Anonymous said...

A number of people are saying that if changes at GM/Coach are to be made, do it after the season is over. Well a point of contention is that the season may already be over, and we're just in mop up and run out the string mode. Changing a GM/coach at the end of the season puts any new people behind the curve. When Hopson brought in ET, he did so at a seasons mid point and gave the guy time to see what the team had or didn't. It could now be argued that if the BOD is considering something it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to act sooner than later. I'm pretty sure O'Day is more than capable of running things on the interim. Heck he may even be a great long term option. After all he did at least play the game. There are any number of interim guys who would come in and coach if that was the direction they went.

Our age and lack of talent in some areas is catching up. Our O-line and D-line both need a re-working. Our DB's are too small and suspect as far as talent. The new rules require bigger db's as teams are finding bigger receivers to simply catch the ball over them. That last play of the 1st half was a prime example. We have been slow to react to the type of players needed. Our defence is in shambles and continues to be at or near the bottom of the league. There is much work to do. Deluding ourselves into thinking the talent is fine is another classic error, yet some continue to preach that mantra. Close counts in horseshoes and hand grenades not sports.

Anonymous said...

Tom Landry. An 0-11–1 record during their first season, with five or fewer wins in each of their next four. Fans screaming for the coaches head. Owner responded with a 10 year contract extension. Went on to a record of 20 consecutive winning seasons. Ancient history I know but you must admit it is a true pro sports anomaly.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the BOD will awaken from their late summer slumber and finally SMELL the COFFEE!!!
The number of bone head coaching decisions increases in direct proportion to the losses. Chamblin is in over his head. "He made a 62 YDer in practise so I thought he could make 65". Really? Did you think the Stamps were going to just stand there? Stupid.

Anonymous said...

Coach: The Stamps have had lots of injuries also. Nice try. Next excuse pleas. See, the difference is they have a good head coach...and GM.

Anonymous said...


The guys on TSN try to be polite about it but they don't need much film to illustrate the Rider problems. Whether it's schemes or execution it still boils down to coaching.

The Stamps have not lost consecutive games since John Hufnagel signed on in 2008 and we should be patient? Tie a can on Chamblin, right now.

Anonymous said...

Disappointing and not unexpected. I saw some improvement but not enough to win a game. The season is half over! I paid good money for my season tickets and I demand that my team win some games! If they can't do it, then I will probably spend my money elsewhere.

Shirley White said...

I agree that The Players are playing their hearts out. CC is making Bad calls. The players Must be so frustrated at what he is calling.
CC just doesn't know how to manage the game. CC ego is too big. If this continues our Star players like Dressler are going to go elsewhere. They are Winners and they won't stay here.
We need a Defensive Coach!!!! The players deserve one. CC showed that He is Not a team player when he fired Richie.
The Coach has to do what is best for the team and he is not doing that.
Replace him now for the players sake.

Anonymous said...

With such a pathetic run defence, you have to wonder if the Riders regret keeping Picard over Shologan in the expansion draft. Now they’re playing 2 rookie Canadian DT’s who just aren’t strong enough right now. I will say Tennant looks like he has the potential to be dominant

Anonymous said...

Glass is not half full it's empty as in zero wins. There will be no asterisk beside the losses for the riders saying they were close losses.

The Woz said...

To anyone that complians about empty seats.....you do realize it poured rain and there was 75 km winds for most of the day. Likely kept lots of people at home. And f you dont believe it was a sellout then why are you watching on tv.....get off your couch. If you want to be a rider fan buy a ticket.

Anonymous said...

The closeline dq did change the game you are right coach, and it was the right call. Take the green goggles off-this was an undisciplined play (appeared to be dirty)- the player was celebrating after the play. Coach-just wondering if this play occurred and the Stumps closelined Smith or Dressler what your comments might be.

When will the excuses end.

Anonymous said...

" I stayed home".....really that will teach the riders a lesson.
We have been entertained in every game but one. The games were decided late and unforunately it didn't go the riders way...
These guys play hard every game....and the coaches have tried some things that had they worked you might have had to get your crayon and put them in your play book.
Every guy is trying and wow they have had to use a lot of spare parts to try a get a win. But for the majority of us rider prides it is win or blame some one or get some one fired.
Smith panicky in first half, we miss out on three points, Smith audibles in last second quarter and we try a 65 yarder....can you imagine the padimonium if it gets thru....instead a questionable penalty .....those three plays should have or would made most teams shut it down! Especially the stay home ticket holding quitter who posted earlier.....
Nobody quit
It takes a a lot of breaks to win in the unpredictable CFL, it also takes people who keep trusting their athletes and athletes who play hard for their coaches........we had our first glimmer of breaks this week and will get more , bottom line is the games have been fun to watch.
Look out Hank, 97 is waking up!

Anonymous said...

I said it yesterday - the team that wins the coin toss, wins the game - with the wind in the 4th quarter. I cannot remember a season when we have lost so many coin tosses.

Anonymous said...

Referees missed the cheap shot by Anthony Parker on Macho Harris but you can bet the League office will fine him for this chicken-shit hit. What goes around comes around and Parker will get his....... Bet on it.....

Anonymous said...

The initials CC stands for Counterfeit Coach and just because Teflon Taman can't see through the smoke and mirrors doesn't mean Craig Reynolds and the Board of Directors should stick their heads in the sand. We need a whole new top end and that includes a new Board.

Oh, what am I talking about? We should just be happy to have a franchise. Rush out and buy your merchandise folks.

Anonymous said...

Can someone offer a logical explanation why there is a coin-toss to begin the game???? Home field advantage is NOT home field advantage. You would think there would be enuf votes at the Rules Committee table (open air stadiums) to get this rule changed ????? Only in the C F L ....... Dumb!!

Jim said...

I would just like to know who that "Rockie" is and wondering how many villages are missing their idiots as hearing his stupidity and reading others, really makes me wonder. Rockie, now go home and brush your tooth!

Anonymous said...

The games have been entertaining overall as others have mentioned on here. The players are playing for the fiery Chamblin for sure. Unfortunately, his stubbornness and inexperience may cost him at the end of the season.
There is a lack of depth caused both by injuries and recruiting issues. I anticipated younger players on the practice roster getting opportunities in the coming weeks. We could sure use some linebacker help.

Anonymous said...

The Richards head shot is a DQ and penalty in all football leagues. Intentional or not it was a head shot. If dresser had the same happen to him on a return we would all be going ape crazy if there wasn't a disqualification. Then the fans are high fiving the guy who almost ended another players career yet will diss Winnipeg fans who booed Durant on his injury last year on the clean hit. Doesn't help that our coach wont own the mistakes and try to pass the blame on everyone else. 3-5 gets you fired in MTL but 0-8 (2-15) is regular business in riderville...

w said...

Gotta love the way Brett Smith left it all on the field. No doubt the effort is there from the Riders, but seem to be hamstrung by the coaching that is NOT putting players in position to win. There's always going to be mistakes on the field, but coaching mistakes are inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

I hope Tom Higgins has his bags packed for Regina... Would be an excellent choice...

Anonymous said...

Just changed my vote on the poll as to whether Chamblin should be fired. That is affirmative, now, not at the end of the year.

Rally Driver said...

The Riders sold out the stadium yesterday, but there were many empty seats. In many cases there were groups of empty seats. This may suggest that some corporate sales were made and the companies could not find takers for the seats. The 6 corporate seats in front of us were vacant for the first time in 25 years. These are generally used by out of town guests of the ticket holders. Unfortunately, the pre game weather would have had some bearing on the empty seats. This year, the CFL has had 5 games with 30,000 plus in attendance, the Riders have played in all of them.

Anonymous said...

As entertainment the game surpassed expectations. No one thought the Riders could beat the Champs, and they almost pulled it off with a very young third string QB and a young, rookie laden defense.

The reduction in penalties is a positive sign, as are seeing some turn-overs. I am encouraged by the massive influx of young players into the line-up due to a very long 6 game injury list. A new core group for the future is slowly being formed. I look forward to each Rider game now to see what unfolds and feel positive about the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Anonymous said...

To everyone that is praising Brett Smith for a great game ...... did you even look at his stats. Take away that 70 yard broken coverage completion to Demski and he had 100 yards passing. He also should have had 2 more interceptions.

Anonymous said...

FIRE CHAMBLIN, he alone cost us that game!

Anonymous said...

We won a damn grey cup at home in Taylor Field and now I hear complaints about pulling out all stops (built a winning team) to do that. From the same people who only are entertained by a win? Do some of you anons understand logic. Are you the same anons who diss DD after every loss or off game? Any of you around when Huffer couldnt win the big games? When DD did it to them in playoffs (yes even in 2012 before a D error)? Didn't like 'gramps' as our coach either after taking us to a couple cups. Liked Austin but can't handle the fact he never liked us. Hated Shivers because he was too honest then liked Eric (yes until) because he was smart enough to tell you what you wanted to hear. Yes I am mad as hell too, but more at some anons than our current 0-8. We will win at least 3 of our next 5 games. Write that down.

Anonymous said...

Nice try cupcake.
0-8 doesn't cut it.
2016/2017 Not with this current mis-management.

Anonymous said...

No, I think Bo Levi Mitchell alone cost us that game!

Anonymous said...

To save his job Chamblin should fire his Defensive Coordinator. Oh wait, that's himself. Good job on D coach. I knew the game was over when we punted with 330 left in the game. The Riders should have gambled and at least showed some guts in trying something. And when was the last time we ever faked a punt or fg. We always seem to get burned so why not try something. 0 and 7 and still no desperation or urgency.

Anonymous said...

Rod, you should start making your list of the many reasons the Riders fired Chamblin. Then when it finally happens you can post it immediately and look like a genius.

Anonymous said...

Richie Hall must be loving all of this...karma's a b***h Chamblin.

Anonymous said...

Every generation since 1966 has witnessed a grey cup. Quit complaining. The riders are due to break this slump around 2033. Expect a grey cup shortly after. Too old to wait that long? Count your blessings as being the lucky generation witnessing two cups in your time including a once in a lifetime home grey cup win.

Anonymous said...

Is there anybody out there in Riderland who sees things objectively?

Everybody is happy with Smith, but boy there's a long ways to go. He was 13/24, 178 yards. Take off the green glasses and subtract the Demski catch and Smith threw 23 passes for 106 yards. That's 4.6 yards per throw. That's reality.

This isn't on Smith but sure illustrates Jacques Chapdelaine's poor play selection. You've got a running back that averages 7.5 yards per carry and you only use him 10 times. Why?

You don't get a ribbon for participating in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about those participating ribbonsi? Saskatchewan Roughriders board of directors/operations president/GM content with current direction and more than happy to condone a loser on and off the field of play. Participaction ribbons to follow 2015 season via UPS /Canada Post.

Anonymous said...

To the Anon that thinks we should be happy because the games were "close" and "entertaining" and the Anon that is dissing on people because they were unhappy with DD or Gramps or Shivers or....Here is a news flash. You play to WIN the game. When I invest my time and money in a team I want and expect a win. I'm pissed when it doesn't happen. If I did not care who won I'd watch golf or curling.

Anonymous said...

Last I checked Caro has won 3 games this year including besting the Stamps. In all seriousness though if we had Montreal's defence we'd probably have three wins too

Anonymous said...

Man .... Rider fans have a winning team for a handful of years over more than 100 years of mostly losing and now they feel they deserve a winner. The nerve.

Anonymous said...

Go easy on Smith. Remember Hamilton did not have patience with AC and Montreal saw something and have the premiere qb in the league for how long?

I am not happy with coach CC however if there is a change to be made make it in November. Who is out there now?

We need bigger receivers and dbs to match what the other teams have gone to.

I do not want to see the revolving door syndrome that was a disaster in times past. Any changes made must be for the long term.

Roland S said...

Whatever .... as my good Oska Wee Wee drinking buddy said - it is The Year of the Cat!

Anonymous said...

Michael Sam is reporting on Tuesday, trade is done for a draft pick. Our worries are over!

HANDY ANDY said...

Blah Blah Blah

Our next five games are against Ottawa, Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal.

If we can't beat those teams, then we really have not choice but to tear it all down and rebuild.

To the Riders credit, they have 15 players on the six game injured list including their captain Darian and leader of the defence Shea Emry. You normally don't win games with a rookie 3rd string QB.

I was at the game in the cold and those who stayed home should be quiet. Pay your money, support your team, better days ahead.

Case and point, in 2o11, we had a terrible year and rebuilt. In 2013 we won the Grey Cup.

It could easily happen again.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all the negative comments on here. Personally, I am behind the Riders all the way...win OR tie.

Anonymous said...

Oskee?
Who calls?

Oh, just you clowns from that embarassing little hamlet regina known as gooberville, excuse me, riderville. Why don't you com'on over to cheer a winner from your hickville flatlands you poor gullible saps We have The Sk. Football God over here at Tiger land producing his usual class act. The man so cherished he has his picture draped all over Taylor Field we hear, thank to you gooberville. Anytime you see that picture on the side of Taylor Field STOP! Take time to kiss the hallowed grounds he played on. Get on your knees, alll bow down and worship to something you once had, as he was personally responsible for 2 of your Roughriders Grey Cup Championship titles in its 100 plus year history. All hail Mr. Kent Austin, The Sk. Football God. We do. RoarrrrRRR!

Oskee Wee Wee
Hamilton, Ontario.
Home of the Tiger Cats.

Anonymous said...

Oskie weiner- you may well have the better football team right now, but you're also stuck with a disastrous Kathleen Wynne NDP joke of a government. At least we'll be ok in a year or two.
If you find some comfort in the distraction from your misery your football god Kent Austin provides, then good for you!

Anonymous said...

that is your comeback? haha you have the NDP? how very Sasky of you. only in the CFL could a coach lose all the games in the first half of the year and keep his job, scratch that only in Regina could that happen ( see Montreal) " we stand behind our team no matter what!" ever think that's the problem, and that's why in 100 years you have 3 cups in an 8 team league. maybe if you didn't just stand there and accept all the shit years your team might actually care if they need to be any good. Canada's team? you buy the most merchandise, they have you brainwashed into that little scheme. However stop with all the greatest fans garbage, good fans demand accountability from their teams, they don't stand there yelling "go riders" when the team is 0-8. don't make changes, the rest of the country is loving this. the difference is EVERY other team in ANY league would have changed by now. FOR their fans. chew on that for awhile riderville, just make sure you use your good tooth.

Anonymous said...

Typical one tooth red neck no education response, ha ha ha ha ha ... the jokes on you Saskatchewan and its called the laughable Roughriders team for all the sporting world to see.

Mr. Oskee Wee Wee
Ottawa, Ontario
Home of the Tiger Cats.

Anonymous said...

To anyone staying home in "protest" I'll take your seats. I'll be there cheering on my team while your at home sulking.

Anonymous said...

Saw Richie Hall at the Rider ticket office today, odd.

Darryl Darwent said...

Richards clothesline was worthy of disqualification. On replay you could see he set himself to make the play. The fact that the Calgary player's head wasn't found in his helmet after the play is a miracle. Richards should face further discipline with a one-game suspension without pay. I was disturbed that the fans celebrated Richards action.