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Sunday, August 9, 2015

MOSAIC PLACE RECAP: ARGONAUTS 30 ROUGHRIDERS 26


TORONTO (CP) - Once again, Trevor Harris and the Toronto Argonauts added to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' misery.

Harris threw two fourth-quarter TD passes to rally Toronto (4-2) to a penalty-filled 30-26 win over the hard-luck Riders (0-7) on Saturday night at Rogers Centre. It was the second time the Argos had beaten Saskatchewan this year - the first being a 42-40 overtime decision at Mosaic Stadium on July 5 - and marked the first since '04 the Double Blue have swept the season series with their Western rival.

"We were fortunate to sneak out a victory, our defence did a great job making a big play for us,'' Harris said. "We had guys step up when we needed (them) to and that's the key in football.''

Harris finished 23-of-29 passing for 316 yards - his fourth 300-yard game this season. He hit a streaking Diontae Spencer for a 53-yard touchdown pass at 4:41 to put Toronto ahead 30-23. Just 58 seconds into the fourth, Harris found Vidal Hazelton on a 27-yard scoring strike that tied the score in a game that featured 43 combined penalties for a whopping 367 yards.

It was the second-most penalties in a game in CFL history. The record is a combined 46 flags for 445 yards in a 1992 game between Hamilton and Winnipeg.

But it was Akwasi Owusu-Ansah who provided the game-changing play. He returned a Brett Smith interception 50 yards for the TD that Harris followed up with a two-point conversion pass to offensive lineman Wayne Smith to tie it 16-16 in the third. And although Smith then hit Chris Getzlaf on a 55-yard touchdown toss at 9:49, Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said Owusu-Ansah's return was crucial.

"It was the biggest play of the game, without a doubt,'' he said. "We were struggling offensively and kind of slopping around defensively.

"That play, followed by Wayne's two-point conversion, energized our sidelines and it was game on.''

Toronto won just five days after dropping a 34-18 road decision to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"These games are ugly when you play in five days ... I knew it would be that way,'' Milanovich said. "That display of penalties, you can't blame that on anything.

"It was way uglier than I expected it to be. I'm proud we found a way to win ... we sit here 4-2 and we don't have to apologize for that but we've got to get better.''

The Riders pulled to within 30-26 on Paul McCallum's 27-yard field goal at 12:13 of the fourth. They took over at their 39 with 1:35 remaining and drove to the Toronto 15 but Smith's pass into the end zone on the game's final play fell incomplete.

It was another heart-breaking loss for Saskatchewan, which had three TDs nullified by penalties. The Riders were last 0-7 in '79 when they dropped their first 12 contests.

"We took points off the board,'' Roughriders coach Corey Chamblin said. "This was a good game, we had a chance down to the field.

"We have to clean up the negative and move to the positive. It's that simple.''

For Getzlaf, who had five catches for 80 yards, penalties were the main factor for Saskatchewan.

"We're constantly setting ourselves back,'' Getzlaf said. "We had a lot of good plays ... but if you eliminate a lot of those penalties it's a way different game.''

Toronto won its first game of the season at Rogers Centre before 20,642 spectators with the roof open on a gorgeous summer night. Ronnie Pfeffer booted two field goals and two converts, with the other Argonaut points coming on a safety.

Getzlaf finished with two TDs for Saskatchewan. McCallum added two converts and three field goals.

McCallum's 27-yard field goal as time expired staked Saskatchewan to a 13-8 halftime lead despite having the three TDs nullified by penalty. The biggest play of the half belonged to rookie Nic Demski, who returned Pfeffer's missed 48-yard field goal try 93 yards to the Toronto 18, setting up Getzlaf's six-yard TD catch at 13:18.

But twice Saskatchewan took costly penalties that nullified Getzlaf TD grabs. Getzlaf's 55-yard touchdown catch in the first came back because of offsetting flags before his 18-yard reception in the second was waved off by an illegal interference call on offensive lineman Chris Best.

Saskatchewan also had Geoff Tisdale's interception return for a TD following Getzlaf's score but Tisdale was called for illegal contact.



POSTGAME COMMENTS

HEAD COACH COREY CHAMBLIN

- Write it like the other ones and you have the same story.  Tight loss.  We did some good things but negative things hurt us.  Everytime we had big plays, penalties killed us.

- We changed some things up to add guys like Steven Miller and he gave us a chance.  The new guys stepped in and gave us a breath of fresh air.

- That's how things are right now.  We fix one side and we know the other side is coming along.  They did some good things tonight but as a unit we have to play better football.

- Brett Smith took some big shots tonight but he can play the game.  He just needs to lock in and lock down.

- Every last guy is fighting and their pride is kicking in.  They're doing whatever it takes to win.

- Weston wasn't able to go this week.  He tried and didn't finish but Korey Williams stepped in and did a nice job.

- I told them to take a step back, re-evaluate themselves and come back and play some positive ball.

DE ALEX HALL

- Just little stuff is hurting us.  We just have to keep pressing but we can't afford these penalties.  That's what killing us.  We just have to keep pressing, there's nothing else I can say.  We have to eliminate penalties and move forward.

- We've been doing the same things but now we're getting sacks.  We've always been getting pressure, hurries and things but we've been emphasizing two and outs and getting the ball back so we can score.

- (On Brandon Tennant's sack).  All I saw was stomach!  Haha.  That's all I saw.  Tennant is learning here in his first year and really being a big part of the defense but like I told him before, 'You're a good kid, just keep working hard'.  But I hope he doesn't lift his shirt again.

- It's getting harder and harder and it's definitely a game of inches.  It's getting tougher every week.  Hopefully this week off will give us time to reflect and find out what it takes to get a win.

REC CHRIS GETZLAF

- Defense played great tonight.  They did all they could for us to win the game.  We shot ourselves in the foot again and made it hard for us to win the game.  We gotta be able to close it.

- Brett did a great job today.  There's the unfortunate pick but he played hard.  He played real hard.  He took some hits but he made things happen with his legs and that gives him a chance.

- He was resilient today, that's for sure.  I told him he was a warrior today.

- We got a week for everybody to get their bodies right and maybe take a look in the mirror to make sure we're mentally sound.  Penalties are costing us games.  You take this out and it's a whole different ballgame.

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Another Rider TD brought back due to receiver offside penalty.
Riders took two consecutive Receiver offside penalties in this series.
If the Rider receivers are having that much difficulty with timing at the LOS, then the coaching staff should have them start from a standing still position or start their run to the LOS further back. This running start is causing all sorts of problems, is negating big plays, and taking points off the board.

Anonymous said...

I suggest the team puts in a bulk order of Kevlar....PATHETIC,,,,smith offside on a touchdown which don't involve him!!

Anonymous said...

17 points off the board due to Rider penalties. Lack of discipline, focus and selfish play. This is going to cost someone their job. In fact, their self destruction due to penalties and mistakes (coaches included) is sickening to watch - not fun! Every week is the same story with promises to correct it and turn around their season and then they go out and perform like this.
Good thing Toronto is making as many mistakes as the Riders otherwise this one would be over before half-time.

Anonymous said...

Riders are horribly undisciplined...but the refs have made some pretty unbelievable calls so far. We get unnecessary roughness when two people destroy Smith after tackle!? Smith looks good. His teammates should be ashamed of themselves for taking so many points off the board on offense. Think we have our QB of the future as long as CC gives him a chance to develop and doesn't yank him at first sign of adversity.

Phif from the home of Harper's balogna

Anonymous said...

CKRM 620 broadcast, quit yelling, gee whiz !
That's annoying.

Anonymous said...

YET ANOTHER GONG SHOW....WHAT ARE WE PAYING THE COACH $400,000 P/A FOR THIS GARBAGE!

Anonymous said...

Toronto 3D and 13 with 40 seconds to go in 2Q. Clock starts on refs whistle to signal time in. Riders then call time out with 32 seconds to play. Riders drive stalls with 5 seconds to play at the T21 and they kick a FG. They lost 8 seconds due to poor clock management which would have meant another play from scrimmage. Coaching !

Anonymous said...

where is dressler tonight?

Anonymous said...

Time people quit making excuses for this team (including team management and personnel) They may have individual stars, but they are not a good team. Their record validates that. Woulda shoulda coulda are nothing but excuses and they are what their record is. No more excuses - man up !

Anonymous said...

Dressers a scratch.

Anonymous said...

Go home you are drunk and delusional.

Anonymous said...

Get Brackenridge a plane ticket with Richardson. Absolutely terrible.

Anonymous said...

Taman you are 83-104-1 as a GM. Please submit your letter of resignation to Mr. Reynolds no later than Monday morning. Having no one in the GM chair is better than you.

Anonymous said...

What does the 2016 Canadian Draft prospect field look like as it is evident Riders will pick first next spring ........

Anonymous said...

All these penalties-coaching. Or lack there of.

Anonymous said...

How does someone not get fired after 0-7?

Anonymous said...

Smith can thank his teammates on offense for taking 24 off the board with penalties. Unacceptable. I am sure CC will be all smiley and put some horse $hi+ positive spin on this. Probably just happy his D wasn't the main cause of the loss for once.

Tim from Kansas said...

This is what it looks like when you play a rookie quarterback. Yeah we lost. But it's what you gotta do. It's painful but I like it. He was competitive and should be better next game and even better the next one. If not roll in the next guy but I'm bullish on the young man. It shouldn't have gotten to this,, but this is the way out and I like it

Anonymous said...

Pathetic
undisiplined
penalties way to many
HC/CC has lost control of the team
HC/CC has got to go !!!!!!
and I have never said this before.

Jim said...

Riders are bush plain and simple they are a bunch of selfish babies that deserve to be where they are. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

The 2 Argo defenders pounded Smith because the play was live and he tripped over Fultons foot. Good call by the refs I wish all the crybabies would stop blaming the refs. The Riders took a 4 td performance by Getzlaf off the board not the refs. On one hand people want the refs to put the flags away and then cry when the refs don't call one.

I can hear the Abou or Mullinder crying about the refs. wah, wah,

Stop it already.

Anonymous said...

On the upside...that's the best 0-7 team I have EVER seen :(

Anonymous said...

Hell of a game! Hate this losing but love Smith's and D's play. Fire some of these anons!

Anonymous said...

COREY CHAMBLIN has go to go !!!!!!!!!

He has lost the team !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Play the next guy? Maybe let a guy develop instead of shipping them out every time they don't out 30 on the board. Can't blame Smith...he was outstanding. One INT...but if that was Darian we wouldn't even be mentioning it.

Anonymous said...

That was blatant dipshit. The refs blew it dead on contact then they nailed him. If we are going by your logic it should ha eternal fumble. The refs miss the obvious then make the ghost calls. That's why people complain...if you can't see all the flags in the secondary are ruining the game you are delusional. Players are never adjusting. The coverage rules have been the same since the beginning of time and now we change them...because you know the CFL really needed more offense. Maybe we should remove goalies from the NHL next year and just play posts...that should get the offense up.

Anonymous said...

Apparently winning is no longer a priority for the Riders. If it was our GM and Head Coach would be fired by now.

Anonymous said...

Smith needs to lock in and lock down...ffs Cory you have to be kidding. The kid played his heart out. Maybe go talk to Vets like Brackenridge and Harris.

Anonymous said...

Smith's teammates cost him his first win in this one. What an awful game to watch, if it hadn't been the Riders, I would have turned it off at the half.

Anonymous said...

Let's quit blaming the refs our players are selfish & undisciplined. End of story

Anonymous said...

There was some improvement in the Riders this week. I swear, I actually saw Tyrone Brackenridge make a one on one tackle.

Anonymous said...

There is much wrong with the team. talent level, philosophies, coaching inexperience, focus, conditioning, and the list goes on. Primarily as it has been lately this defence is "smelly putrid" particularly linebacking and secondary. We give up huge plays because we can't cover anyone. 5'6" backs like Suber can't cover 6'3" receivers. Neither can Tisdale or Maze. When our D- line does get some pressure our DB's simply can't cover anyone. We are plain out too firggin small in our secondary. Because of the new rules most of the successful teams (including TO) have increased the size of their receivers and accordingly the size of the DB's. The Riders haven't recognized this. Our tiny DB's looked pathetic. We need to become big and physical like the Seahawks.

There are between 3-5 players who should be released/traded in the off week. If we're going to go with a rookie QB, and linebackers, we may as well bring in some bigger DB's with some athletic ability. The NFL first wave of cuts should be soon. Our are no damned good.

Lets not rant and rave about our O-line because we gave up six sacks, and killed a number of drives and the accompanying points. They've been doing that since the season began. If we need some rebuilding there lets do it now as well.

Going the way we're going with the personnel and coaching we have a chance to win but it's slim and none. However I heard the slim left town. Hope he takes some unwanted or unneeded players with him. I'm convinced that neither the talent nor coaching is at the level it needs to be. They may need to do something to create a buzz in the second half. I'm not sure after this, if the people in place can actually do that.

Anonymous said...

It's either poor coaching or poor talent. Either way it's on Taman because he provided both.

Anonymous said...

Dear Blatant Dipshit,

You have imaginary hearing as they did not blow the play dead when Smith stumbled. Maybe you should PVR the game nest time so you can go back and view it. Wait till this game is replayed in a couple of days on TSN and then you can watch and listen. I suggest new batteries for the hearing aid and get your grandson to turn up the volume.

It was the mistakes the players made that cost us.

A reasonable Rider Fan, not a crybaby one sided not in my favour homer.

Anonymous said...

Outcoached.

Anonymous said...

After a 1-7 start to the 2011 season, the Roughriders fired Marshall on August 19, 2011.

Anonymous said...

Danny Barrett's coaching percentage .456
Corey Chamblin's coaching percentage .459

Anonymous said...


1. Brett Smith, Nic Demski, Steven Miller, Jeff Knox Junior, Jake Doughty, Ryan Smith, Jerome Messam, Tyree Hollins. All guys brought in by Brendan Taman. He is dumb and doesn't know talent though so get rid of him some of you idiots say. CMON

2. Chamblin made the right decision in kicking the field goal late. He gave his team a chance to win the game. You buffoons who don't understand that decision don't understand the game. Hufnagel, Austin and other good coaches will kick that FG and hope their D gets the ball back so they can go for the win. That is what happened and they were in position to win the game. Sorry Chamblin haters, you are wrong on that one.

3. Number 42 should be told to clean out his locker as soon as the team touches down. This idiot hardly sees the field and he takes a dumb penalty pushing an Argo for no reason negating a rough play on Toronto costing us 15 big yards. This ham and egger needs to go and go now.

4. You learn at a young age not to go offside when you are on offense, but it would seem Rider receivers don't understand that all too basic rule. Brutal

5. Stick with Brett Smith once Kevin Glenn gets healthy. The season is over so keep letting this kid play. It will benefit the team in the long run.

6. Why was Toronto not called for 1) roughing the passer in the 2nd quarter on a play where we were penalized 15 yards for objectionable conduct 2) for a late hit on Steven Miller after he was out of bounds on a punt return. Jeff Knox got away with one horsecollar tackle that was terrible and there were some other calls that should have been made against the Riders that weren't. Vallesi and crew were junk, but both teams didn't help out.

It was a frustrating night, but o and d did some good things and special teams played well. Yes, the penalties issue must be addressed but this team isn't quitting. GO RIDERS!


VOICE OF REASON

Anonymous said...

It seems that the Riders are snake bitten and as I mentioned last week we have an 11 game pre-season starting against Calgary and the Riders can do a lot of experimenting and they will know exactly what they have and what they will need for 2016.. One very disturbing event in the post game that is totally unacceptable.I had a whole crew at my house(families of all age groups) in Winnipeg and when Carm interviewed Getzlaff that was totally unprofessional. Don't you at CKRM operate on some sort of delay to catch this language prior to it being aired? We had children in the house while we were listening online to the post game and this garbage comes on.Those players are these kids heroes.. With all the fine gadgets available in this world today and that still makes it on the airwaves!!!Get with it.. It is 2015.. Polkabill from the Peg

Anonymous said...

The game was lost because of undisciplined penalties by the offense that took 17 points off the board. End of story. Don't blame the refs! Don't blame the coaching!

C in the 780

Anonymous said...

Whose responsible for the repeated bad penalties for the past seven games? The coach! End of story!

Anonymous said...

Guess what PolkaBill...the old f bomb is used by many people in many places in front of all ages. Been to a game lately? I'm guessing when there is a road game there is not a delay and while Getz (who did apologize) should not have said what he did, he isn't the first nor will be the last. If you don't like it, go suck a lemon!

Watusi Wally in Wynyard

Anonymous said...

What Corey said to you about Smith and what he said to reporters as per your Twitter feed with video of him is completely different. He was quite positive of Smith who I think should be our starter for the rest of the season even if Glenn is healthy. Thoughts?


Gerry Fincati said...

0-7 200 yards in penalties. The Riders are in big trouble - no leadership! Good players but no coach and a shaky GM

Anonymous said...

WE have the players - some great players!!!!

But we do not have the CFL pro level coaching !!!!

Anonymous said...

Since 1992, the average amount of penalties in NFL is 12 and a half per game. The game is the same, but the guys south of the border know what is and what isn't a penalty and the clowns up here do not. The CFL is losing fans every week because of guys like Al Bradbury (or Cadbury as Schultz called him Friday), Andre Proulx, this idiot we had tonight and the others.

Cohon didn't think officiating was a problem and Orridge doesn't seem to have a problen with it either. The league creates lame rules to let these guys off the hook and then are so inconsistent on the other rules its ridiculous. Were the Riders guilty on some calls tonight? Absoulutely, but there were also a lot of non-calls that should have been on both sides. I had never seen a tripping call in the CFL before on a linebacker until tonight. It wasn't even close to tripping and on the first play Knox horsecollard Whitaker and when he did get called for it late, he grabbed the jersey and not the pad.

Until the CFL improves officiating, this garbage will continue.

END OF RANT!!

Craig

Anonymous said...

Nah there are people on here that will tell you the refs are responsible for the bad penalties for the first 9 games of the year.

Anonymous said...

Two turnovers in seven games. I guess that's what happens when you employ 5'7" DBs to defend against 6'4" receivers.

Anonymous said...


VOICE OF REASON for the win!!!

The Dutch Treat said...

Waiting to here from that dumb dumb that wanted us to be rebuild and blow-up the team. We've lost 7 games an they were all close. It's all on the injuries. No need to rebuild unless you're a dumb bandwagon fan. Go cheer for another team Mr. Or Mrs. Fairweather fan.

Anonymous said...

The Saskatchewan Roughriders the only professional sports franchise where perpetual losing is condoned by a board of directors/president of football operations held in trust of said public business entity (some fanbase), why?

Mr. Bomswa Addawa

Anonymous said...

Gotta feel for those guys. They were one motivated team out there. Gave their all and I ask no more. Hate losing though.

Anonymous said...

The most important part of your post is we're 0-7. Time to blow it up! And as for being a fair weather fan, I watched these morons to the bitter end. I won't accept mediocrity and you shouldn't either. Apparently we're back to being satisfied that we have a pro team and that's good enough. Not for me. Btw Toronto has as many injuries as us and they are 4-2. Montreal is playing their 4th string QB and they're 2-4. Any more excuses?

Anonymous said...

Craig, the horse collar tackle also includes the jersey and or the shoulder pad, know the rules before flapping your gums

Anonymous said...

Why was it not called a fumble if the play was still live? What did your PVR say about that one? Did I once say that they didn't deserve any penalties? I said they call the chincy contact on rec for jamming at 6 yards and then don't call crap like that...or when Simoni Lawrence went helmet to helmet with Glenn's chin earlier this year.

No pics off dipshit I am sure you have some Real Housewives and your awesome little PVR

Anonymous said...

We scored 26 points on the road in that game, and left another 20 or so on the field to to penalties. That should have been good enough to win but we didn't. Another 4th quarter collapse like so many games before. Harris threw for two TD's and we got a field goal. It really hasn't been the offence that's holding us back. You don't need to be Bill Bellichek to see what our problems are.

- O-line and various offensive players are killing us but we're still putting up points. What would be be doing if they had that under control?
- Our REAL killer is our pathetic defence. Toronto's three big young receivers ate up our db's who often looked like little kids pulling on their daddy's leg. Embarrassing and unacceptable. While we got four sacks we didn't run block very well late. A lot of these problems stem from veteran players. Most who aren't good enough to be anywhere but here. Linebacking is still a hurting point. Good players but not great. We are nowhere good enough.
- The little things they say they need to fix haven't been, and we're seven games into the season. No end in sight. Continuing to do the same thing over and over agin, yet expecting a different result. Isn't that the definition of insanity?

This team will have double digit losses and will not make post season. I see the energy being sucked out more and more after each loss. They may have to consider cleaning house (coaching and management) top to bottom so as to create some hope for the future. Some excitement. Get rid of some of these undersized over-the-hill players and bring in big, young talented prospects and build with them the rest of the way. Having everybody come back from a 3-15 season isn't a positive point to start next season from!

Kevin S said...

Well same old story.....at 0 and 7 no matter how hard they may or may not be trying they are not good enough to win games. This isn't children playing where trying your best is good enough. It is professional sports where winning is what matters and not how hard they are trying. Bottom line this is under Taman's watch and the team assembled cannot win. Could it get worse with different pair of eyes in charge?????

Anonymous said...

You hear that? "PECK-PECK-----PECK-PECK" It's Mitchell Blair pounding away on his type-writer on another "Rider positives" story after another loss. 0-7 MITCH TAKE OFF THE BLINDERS! Make sure you throw in how stupid the fans are for good measure...kind of your go-to.

Anonymous said...

This team is like the provincial govt. They inherit lotsa money and support build shrines (tombs) run outta money and support leave bankrupt and losers. After losing next year and trying to pay for a half roof stadium there will be tellathons to save the franchise. Time to close shop and leave Regina. No not Saskatoon they should try for MLS.

Anonymous said...

The Argos have three CFL rookie receivers, Elliott is 6'3", Gurley is 6'4" and Hazelton stands 6'3". They all have great hands and can run. My question is, how did these guys avoid the vast network of contacts Old Hank says Brendan Taman has.

Anonymous said...

Coaching includes getting a team motivated.

Anonymous said...

Yes boys and girls ...... this is your Daddy's Riders.

Anonymous said...

FIRE Taman !

Anonymous said...

Guys on here whining about Mullinder and Scruffy! God, that makes me laugh when those guys and others get into the heads of some members of this pea-brained fan base. Guess what, you have an opinion and so do they. Suck it up buttercup!!

PS: Great phone-in show last night. Ballsy and McCullough were on fire while some of the calls were lets say alcohol fuelled again!

JN

Anonymous said...

Rod, is undisciplined penalties more on the players or the coaches? I say it is the players, but I am being outweighed on that.

Anonymous said...

Coaching includes discipline which means taking less penalties. Seeing as how we are taking more and the same kind of penalty it comes back to coaching, or lack of it.

Anonymous said...

Can't help but ask if that picture resulted in a penalty being assessed or if Vallesi's crew missed that one. While they called a lot, they missed a lot too. Very discouraging for a CFL fan to watch.


Ken

Anonymous said...

The NDP getting in power federally is the end of Canada

Shirley White said...

Hmmm was I watching the same game as the rest of you? The entire team played very well. The new guys played well. QB played well.
Problem IS penalties BUT! refs should ONLY be calling "real" penalties. Let them play Football. If a player looks at someone the wrong way he gets a penalty. If a player says a bad word he gets a penalty. COME ON!! PLAYERS SHOULD SAY PLEASE AND THANKYOU AND EXCUSE ME LOL RIDICIOUS!!!! Oh and NO SHOVING allowed. LOL !!!
There were too many penalties called on BOTH teams. Spoiling the game.
Taman has brought in some VERY good promising players. Taman IS NOT taking ANY penalties.
CC IS NOT taking the penalties.

Anonymous said...

Get used to it folks. The Riders are going to be the other team's free spot on the bingo card until Taman and Chamblin are gone.

Anonymous said...

tripping is rare, but it gets called. ive seen it 3 times this year alone. that was a trip. cant make a tackle with your legs.

Dave said...

No need to worry bout the draft Taman will trade it for another one his historical washed up vets

Anonymous said...

I believe the Riders have brought on wicked bad karma from the Football Gods from preventing the Ottawa franchise from using the Rough Riders name. Ever since the board flexed their muscle and the RedBlacks started playing, it's been freak accidents and a horrid record.

Should have just let them use the name.

Mike said...

Oh lets blame the coach is what we in Saskatchewan do. For you airheads on here to get rid of chamblin and Taman. Give your head a shake. We would be worse off and who do we bring LAPOLICE or Marshall or if you are so smart try coaching the team with injuries and with two quarterbacks out Its easy for some of these anons to sit behind a screen and talk tough when you have no idea what you are talking about. Taman did his job and is doing the best he can with the situation. Chamblin is trying his best with what he's got. Ill be brave enough to write my name and im not a chicken like the rest of you

Anonymous said...

Too much green koolaid, sober up. Taman has to go.

Anonymous said...

Argos hammer Smith with late hits yet Riders O-Line does nothing to stand up for him.
Riders O-Line a bunch of chicken livered cowards !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will take stupid penalties but won't stand up for their QB.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shirley! I want to challenge the cliche that "winning is the only thing". Seriously? Do people watch the game? Why? I'm as peed say anyone when we lose. But I have to admit I have been totally locked in for three hours in all but one game this year. Not many events have been able to do that. Peed at the loss, you bet. Entertained, you bet. Want changes, yup. Know what has to change, yup. Know how to change it, sadly not as smart as so many on here.

Anonymous said...

2 wins out of their last 16 games including playoffs. time for Chamblin to ride off to the sunset... Yes, the Riders are losing by small margins, but I fear if they don't do anything with Chamblin that fans aren't going to show up to games or even care anymore, which is exactly what we don't need....

Anonymous said...

Heard a rumor that many Rider players are preparing to leave the Riders if Chamblin stays as HC.

Anonymous said...

The coaches can teach & preach discipling, but it's up to the players to put their teaching & preaching to use on the field. Example: Rob Bagg is motioning in towards the center from the wideout position. He is jogging down the line, looking directly at the line of scrimmage & the ball. Yet in the proccess of motioning in, he is clearly ahead of the ball in the neutral zone. You could clearly see this on TV. Big surprise!!! He is called for "offside" and a big play is called back. How is that the coaches fault??? Player discipline!!

C in the 780

Anonymous said...

Clean House Before It Get's Any Dirtier !

Anonymous said...

Horse-Collar Tackle. No player shall grab the inside collar of the back or the side of the shoulder pads or jersey pads or jersey, and pull the runner toward the ground. This does not apply to a runner who is in the tackle box or to a quarterback who is in the pocket. Note: It is not necessary for a player to pull the runner completely to the ground in order for the act to be illegal. If his knees are buckled by the action, it is a foul, even if the runner is not pulled completely to the ground.

Penalty: For a Horse-Collar Tackle: Loss of 15 yards and an automatic first down.

If this is the rule, Knox was guilty as sin on both yet was only called on one. Considering the first one was on the first or second play from scrimmage it set the tones for Vallesi and his crew missing calls. Still trying to figure out how Smith is knocked down well after the whistle and Riders get 15 yard penalty.

Riders were bad, but so were the refs

Anonymous said...

they can still go 11-7

Anonymous said...

wow. just wow.

Anonymous said...

What do two injured QBs have to do with a swiss cheese defense? Hamilton has a DB that has two pic 6s. We don't have a DB with an interception. That's either poor coaching or no talent. Either way it falls on Taman because he signed both.

Anonymous said...

RE;Heard a rumor that many Rider players are preparing to leave the Riders if Chamblin stays as HC.

I too have heard the same conversations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

firing taman or chamblin now would be short sighted. taman made the right moves to fill gaps from last year, injuries have basically eliminated those moves. chamblin hasnt handled the media well during this slide, and should not be micro managing the defence. he's young and needs to learn these lessons. we should stick with him now for continuity in the long run.

You could feel how bad the team was under Marshall in 2011, how they didnt want to play for him. This is different, i dont believe for 1 second that hes lost the room

Anonymous said...

Heard a rumour that you make up rumours.

Anonymous said...

Blow it out your A hole, clueless buffoon!

Anonymous said...

Eleven more games of this crap won't benefit anybody. C'mon Reynolds, grow some ba##s and can Taman/Chamblin.

Anonymous said...

I loved the performance of our young QB Brett Smith. He is a CFL version of Johnny Manziel. Loved his run on the third and one play. Smart guy. Just wish he could have pulled off the last second win like a young Durant.

Brett Smith can only get a lot better as he gets more game experience. I say, play him for the rest of the season. He can be the guy to replace Durant in 4 or 5 years, just like Harris stayed behind Ray for the last four years and now can take over in Toronto. Look for Ricky Ray to end up in Ottawa to replace old Burris in 2016. Look for Burris to end up as back-up in Vancouver.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

I think that CC has lost the room - big time.
On Sat. game the players were completly ignoring him on the sidelines through the whole game.

Anonymous said...

So, all you clowns that want Taman and/or Chamblin fired ask yourself a question. If you are continually screwing up at work(provided you're smart enough to hold a job) is the company going to let your supervisor go or are they just going to replace you? Pretty sure you will be the one kicking horse turds down the road. Same with the players, keep screwing up and here's your walking papers, as it should be.

Dave in Medicine Hat

Anonymous said...

Dave in the Hat.

If that were true, Brackenridge would be long gone. It took seen games to make a tackle.

Anonymous said...

Taman the clown will be kicking horse turds soon, guaranteed, along with his personal buffoon pal Chamblin.

Dave in Red Cliff

Anonymous said...

I too am brave enough to sign my name Mike. Burris and Ray headed to Regina after Smith signs with Ottawa. Cory will platoon 3 qbs with Tino as fourth. This will end labour day 2016 with CC firing. Riders will release DD and Ray but continue paying

Anonymous said...

Is it the players or C/HC that is massing up ???????
Everyone has an opinion.
Everything starts at the top.

THerfore - see you CC/HC, you are out.

Anonymous said...

Thank g--- the players are not quitters like some fans(?) on here. Go Riders!

Anonymous said...

Word from the guys playing chess today at Pioneer Lodge that Ken Miller was on twitter and is heading back to Sask as interim head coach, to be announced on Monday.

Big Gus

Anonymous said...

Me and some of the boys were at the Folk Festival beer garden today and we all decided that our Riders are going to start a winning streak after the bye week. We all toasted the Rider players and coaches for showing grit in the face of incredible frustration over injuries and botched plays due to penalties. All our beer glasses are half full, not half empty and we toast the future and look forward to the next home game.

Happy and the Gang in 306

Anonymous said...

aww. u mad?

Anonymous said...

Well, let's see what happens when some of the injured players return.
Just saying.
Dave in Medicine Hat

Oh yeah, Redcliff is one word.
Y'er Welcome

Anonymous said...

It starts and ends in the trenches. After watching the game today you could see that Hamilton has a bigger D-line and a bigger O-line. Much bigger and far more aggressive. Austin knew when we kicked sand in his face a couple years back that he would have to rebuild to match us. He has done that while we have let both of those areas stagnate. When Fulton went out we had to tape him up and put him back in. We used to have quality Canadian O-linemen that Tillman/Miller put in place. Now we have none of it. BT has a sub-par record as a GM and CC has a very thin resume. Yet some people are stupid enough to think that somehow they're the best we can get, and that that they've earned the right to turn this thing around. Maccocia said the same thing. He ruined Edmonton in a few years after their CG win. They cleaned house and are now back in the groove. When you look at the level of coaching they have in Hamilton and compare it to us, we suck. Does anyone really think that if we had Austin coaching this club, he would accept the penalties we're taking. Would any player dare take one and return to the bench?

Our trench players are becoming older and less effective. We need to get bigger and meaner again. We need that on both sides of the ball. Intimidation plays a big part in football and right now we don't intimidate anyone. You can never win until that is changed. Trying to drag the status quo until the end of the season will create more casualties and problems along the way and leave the new guys in a come from behind position in a poison environment. This is quite unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

Hey happy gang, thanks for some positives. How many TDs did we score again? Getz got four himself. Even with our 3rd QB a hell of a performance in my books. Keep up the effort coach!

Anonymous said...

Just watched a clip from The Reporters on TSN, where does Lawless get his info? If it is true why aren't the local sports news hounds getting it as well?

Anonymous said...

To the guy that watched The Reporters on TSN. It's because our sports reporters don't have any guts. They can't possibly be that naïve but they are scared of the Riders so they look the other way and tippy-toe around issues. Nobody respects any of them, but they have their own little clique.

Anonymous said...

Gary Lawless in a Sunday report still saying, " last week there were members of the Riders exec. that wanted CC fired"

after the last 3 weeks events - I now completly beleive him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no doubt in my mind any more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I see, first Lawless speaks on one unnamed (cowardly) executive. Now it is more than one! The guy is full of crap.

To the idiot who is complaining about Fulton and the O-line - sure blame Taman for Heenan going to the NFL! Just like they blame Huff in Calgary for Jones leaving town. By the way, picking Demski instead of another O-line guy was the best move.

Anonymous said...

Of course I'm mad. The team is "0 - 7 winless" you buffoon!

Anonymous said...

Why change something that ain't broke. The only part broke on offense was the QB position. Anthony Allan has a 7.5 average and he gets sat down - makes no sense. J Richardson showed signs of being his old 1000 yard plus receiver, but was under deployed. Smith has shown signs of learning from his experiences, so why not provide him with the best available talent, and concentrate on the defensive personnel where the real problem has been. Why tinker with good, it makes no sense.

Allan has been the scapegoat now two years in a row. Did the coaches bench Hall when he was not applying consistent pressure? What we need to see is consistency with Coaching decisions.