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Sunday, August 14, 2016

STAMPEDERS 19 ROUGHRIDERS 10

Photo cred: Matt Smith
REGINA - Rene Paredes did his best to kick the Saskatchewan Roughriders while they were down.

The Calgary Stampeders kicker booted four field goals in a 19-10 victory and made sure the Riders' woeful season continued on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Mosaic Stadium.

Calgary (5-1-1) has won eight straight games over their West Division rivals, including a 35-15 victory at McMahon Stadium the previous week, and occupy first place in the division.

"Maybe it's time they (Roughriders) should move into the new stadium,'' said Stampeders defensive end Charleston Hughes, who registered three sacks in Saturday's game.

"It wasn't pretty, the guys know we have to play better, but the good thing for us is that we won the game and that's all that matters,'' Paredes added.

It has been a tumultuous week in Saskatchewan. The team lost its third consecutive game to sit at 1-6 and in last place in the nine-team league.

The league also fined the Riders $60,000 on Thursday for roster violations, in addition to a $26,000 salary cap deduction. Though, players in the Roughriders locker room said that didn't serve as a distraction.

"That didn't factor into any of this, not even a little bit,'' said Riders linebacker Greg Jones. "The guys in this locker room are still the guys who show up for work every day. No matter what happens during the week off of the field, we still have to show up and do our jobs. We still have to step up and play.''

Paredes kicked field goals from 46 yards, 40 yards and 25 yards, all in the first half, as Calgary built an early 9-0 lead. Paredes has converted 19 consecutive field goals this season.

The Riders finally provided an answer on the final play of the first half when backup quarterback Mitchell Gale plunged one yard for a touchdown.

Calgary led 9-7 at halftime and added to the lead on the first possession of the third quarter when Jerome Messam scored on a two-yard touchdown run.

A 54-yard field goal from Saskatchewan's Quinn Van Gylswyk followed Calgary's score, but it was the only scoring from the home team in the second half.

The Riders did penetrate the Calgary red zone late in the third quarter, but quarterback Darian Durant fumbled on the 20-yard line and the threat was washed out.

"We had our opportunities,'' Durant said. "We just have to be better offensively and score more points. We can't turn the ball over, can't drop balls? just a lot of missed opportunities when we got in scoring range.''

Van Gylswyk had an opportunity with two minutes remaining in the game to cut Calgary's six-point lead in half when he lined up for a 40-yard field-goal attempt. His kick hit the post and bounced out.

Calgary immediately took advantage when Bo Levi Mitchell connected with Simon Charbonneau on a 63-yard passing play that took the ball to Saskatchewan's 22-yard line.

Paredes then put Calgary's win on ice with his fourth field goal, a 21-yard effort, late in the fourth quarter to give his team a nine-point advantage at 19-10.

"It doesn't matter where or when I get my chances,'' Paredes said. "When they call on me to kick, I go in there and do my job. I do like kicking here because it's loud and the fans are always on you. It feel good when you make them.''

Mitchell's streak of 21 straight games in which he has thrown a touchdown pass came to an end on Saturday. Though, he did pass for 298 yards. His favourite target was Marquay McDaniel, who had eight receptions for 110 yards.

Durant completed 24-of-37 pass attempts for 267 yards. He also rushed for a game-high 74 yards.

Both teams will hit the road next week. Saskatchewan, still searching for its first win on the road this season, will take the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Calgary will travel west to play the B.C. Lions.

(The Canadian Press/Craig Slater)
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Meanwhile TSN cameras caught an exchange between Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones and Stampeders Head Coach Dave Dickenson after their postgame handshake.  The cameras seemed to show some heated words in the discussion.

Courtesy TSN
Asked about it on 620 CKRM's postgame show, Jones declined to explain what was said.

"Dave's a friend of mine," Jones said.  "And that's gonna remain between me and Dave."

Meanwhile Scott Mitchell of the Calgary Sun reported Jones said something to the effect of, "Win with some class."

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Labatte and Best can’t come back fast enough.

The O-line is horrible for having 3 americans starting

Anonymous said...

well see you next year

Evan Wiome said...

Well, at least this one wasn't the fault of the defence. Until the end of the game at least.

On the bright side, Onyemata, Bouka and Brett Jones are not doing very well in their respective NFL camps.

Perhaps we can maybe pick up Jones and Bouka in September, or earlier.

The Riders will have a couples places for them to stay, but might not have the cap space.

Just saying..... said...

Didn't expect to win, so why does it hurt so bad?

Anonymous said...

BEAT IN THE TRENCHES.

Fix the lines and everything else improves.

The O-line was beat off the ball every play, including our touchdown.

Fix that pathetic D-line and all of a sudden the DBs would be better.

SWC

willie said...

Jones showed his Real Class when he verbally attacked Dickenson at the end of the game.
Riders almost played good enough to win this one and a couple of injured returnees probably would have helped them do just that.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere out there Corey Chamblin and Brendan Taman are laughing and laughing.

Anonymous said...

Chris Jones is frustrated no doubt but he'll recover quickly. Every week I see small improvements and his plan will begin to show on the field. Darian looked good tonight and it starts with him. Receivers hang on to balls and next week we get a win.

Anonymous said...

To the 7th poster;

Chamblin and Taman are the ones that decided to cut Jonathon Jennings so they could keep Brett Smith and Tino Sunseri.



Anonymous said...

"win with some class" says the guy who just got caught and fined for cheating. I don't get it

Anonymous said...

Labatte hasn't even been seen lately. Reminds me a lot of Emery last season where the guy was just gone for year.

Anonymous said...

When's training camp start?

Anonymous said...

After the long pass near the end of the game.......Bo Baby is running down the field along the Riders bench running his dumb mouth. Does the same when he comes to the bench and has to be
restrained from Messam as some fan likely would have clobbered him.

Jones tells Dickenson that BO should win with Class.

Dickenson then tells Jones to f himself. Real classy. Of course the Stumps run to the media and cry too.


tskware said...

Oline hasnt been horrible but with 3 Americans they should be dominant but they arent.

tskware said...

Dline is the weakest part of the team. Defence suffers because of it.

tskware said...

Darian did not look "good". He looked average. He threw 4 or 5 balls that were horribly inaccurate. He also had several dropped balls and put the two together and they have 10 points.

tskware said...

3rd place is usually 9-9. At this point they need to go 8-3 to make the playoffs. They are getting better but realistically its going to be too late for this year. Unless they go on a 4 game win streak starting against Hamilton the season is over.

Anonymous said...

At least Huff new how to keep his players under control, unlike DICKenson. Calgary wouldn't know class if the school bell rang.

Anonymous said...

Ave attendances way down after week 8

BC 20,507
Edmonton 29,218
Calgary 27,666
Sask 31,127
Winnipeg 24,790

Hamilton 23,985
Toronto 17,074
Montreal 20,191
Ottawa 24,692

Anonymous said...

Who???? You talking two losers nobody wants.

Anonymous said...

Offensive line is offensive to watch, give doubles a chance to throw rather than him hurrying his throws, come on guys, defensive line, average at best this week. Doubles cant do it all, he needs help, catch the ball when he throws it to you....

Anonymous said...

looks like the bombers are going to win the very last labour day classic at ol' mosaic.

Are you telling me DD wouldn't celebrate threading the needle late in the game to seal the deal?..

you gotta love CJ though, guy will do anything to win

Pearse Gribbon said...

Pats will take over from here

Lyle Pederson said...

O line so so but Stamps O line helps make QB RB and receivers jobs easier. Our D line not there until DBs don't need help. DD did as well as he could. Be careful taking the Stamps media as the source of the coaches comments. Nothing compares to attending a Rider game even when we lose. If we lose that then that's on us. So keep the faith.(Jeez I hate losing to the Stamps)

Anonymous said...

For sure this year is lost already, Calgary brought .." C".. game to Mosaic and riders couldn't win.
Trade doubles like we did messam last year, at least let him have a shot at winning a cup somewhere else, we are too thin talent wise in every position, going to take 3 years at this pace, doubles can't get sacked like that for that long. As for CJs comments to Dickenson, mind your own house affairs, looks very amateur, kind of like riders do right now.

Mooseslayer said...

Jones is the one with no class when you review some of his past antics. bLM has a great record as a starting QB

Anonymous said...

Bo Baby has no class either and never will.

Anonymous said...

Defence was likely good enough to win then game, but the offence on other hand put up another dud.

Cox was solid like he's been all season. Any word on his injury after the cheapshot?

Anonymous said...

BLM may have a great start for a young QB. Having a decent team in every area each and every year certainly helps. Funny! Such an excellent QB but a complete ass as a human being. His Ozark Mountain Dew HillBilly look reminds me of that Movie Deliverance. Only difference is that Mitchell is the one that likes to squeal... like a pig! (Actual script Line in the Movie)
Yesterday the only reason the Riders kept Calgary to 19 points was the same reason we are having problems on offence. Calgary has 3 starting Olineman out with injury.
I agree with an earlier post from a competing fan. I can hear the 2016 seasons coffin lid squeezing even closer to being closed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jones reference to Dickensen about wining with class. Was a reference to keep your QBs comments about his own team. After learning everything about the fine. We all know the league had already visited Riders practise and was making a ruling. BLM had no business sticking his nose in where it didn't belong.
Unless the Commissioner asked Huff and Buono how to handle the release and Huff volunteered his star power hungry QB could blow the whistle. If that wasn't the case then BLM should have let the league do its own thing.
I hope Ricky Ray reports something like Calgary is paying BLM $600K (not the reported $320K) but hid a lot of that money by purchasing The 1.5 Million dollar home BLM wanted.

Anonymous said...

Where is Capicciotti pressure on QBs?? Pretty sure john chick has 4 sacks.
Defense still has no real pressure unless they blitz. Calling Capicciotti....!!! Pick up your game!!

Anonymous said...

GM and Head Coach is too much for one person in a rebuild year. Unfortunately we are going to see more losses than wins but slowly we will see progress. I don't know if Chris Jones has the temperament to be a GM. Lost a lot of friends so far in the CFL.. He was the right guy to get as a coach though because he had to dismantle the old team and that is always tough.

Anonymous said...

FIX THE D-LINE !!!!

Clarkenstein said...

This organization makes the Edmonton Oilers look like a well oiled machine!

Anonymous said...

"Pats will take over from here"....exactly, bring on the NFL. Belichek teams are always tough. Figure them to be 3-1, at worst 2-2 after Brady's suspension. No way the Pats don't win the AFC again. Best team in football. woohoo!!!!

tskware said...

Im willing to bet it was Huff that got Oridge on the case and Bo was just repeating what he heard the big boys talking about around the office. Huff likely wants to stick it to Murphy like Hervey wants to stick it to CJ. You wanted to run your own show..... Hows that working out for ya?

tskware said...

Chick is twice the pass rusher Capp is. Just that Capp is cdn.

tskware said...

I think he has made several enemies throughout the cfl and is on everyone's hit list. Not that this would make or break the team.

Anonymous said...

I also agree, bring on the New England Pats!!! Best in NFL

tskware said...

True but they still must be taking some satisfaction from the dismal start.

Anonymous said...

Clarkenstein... I understand what your getting at. The Oilers as we all know are a mess. Yet... Since the inception of Chris Jones. The Riders have lost well over 100 grand in cash in only 3 Months. $30K to a player that up and retired. His comeback being that the CFL screwed him over the years. So he and Jesus were going to blessingly screw the Riders. Even though he and Jesus never had anything to do with SK in his past CFL career. Jones then had another trade go bad with a Toronto Olineman (Jones) retiring instead of moving to SK. We lost our trade and received nothing. Then Jones traded again with Toronto for QB Gale and a Canadian Olineman for D-end Lemon. Who is doing well in Toronto. Well that Olineman did not want to move to SK and leave his sweetheart; so another retire and the 2nd part of the trade was lost. Then comes the $15K fine, then a week later the $60K fine as well as the $26K lost to the salary cap. So just in cash alone Jones has squandered $131K in 3 Months. That's losing $43.8K a Month. I remember when the team needed $50K just to make the next pay roll.
What bugs me even more is that some media types are saying no big deal. The Riders are rich so they could piss that away in champagne.
2016 in a nutshell... The team sucks. The team has been fined for apparently what all teams are doing. The team is fined due to an onfield ratio problem. That takes many many hours of watching tape to figure out where the violation happened. Again nothing new in the league when a team has several Canadians go down in a game. Then the media blabs to all the other teams what happened and gives the other teams a reason to go and look to see what was done to make up for those Canadian losses in a game. With no other Proffessional teams. The SK media is the worst as they want to report if a player has a planters wart or athletes foot. Coaches hate what this a Provinces media does to this team.
PLUS....
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that this team along with its new President and new Coaching staff is not liked by other Western teams. That there is a group set up to watch and report any and all things to the league to make life as miserable as possible
For the front office of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This is not Paranoid delusion. It's fact and it will continue the rest of this year until SK is made to sit in the basement permanently.

Reporting solid Spock Logic from a team with lots of moola that has taken too many liberties late 2015 and 2016 and has completely pissed off the Western Good Ol Boys club. When that happens there is always a Big Huff and a Buono Puff and a blow your house down by swinging the puppet on a string Commissionaire back and forth. Until the little SK house on the Prairie made of sticks finally comes crashing down.

Anonymous said...

Yes green and white is the free play on bingo square, terrible o-line and defense without sense of urgency will guarantee it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he doesn't fit into Jones schemes? Nvm that I think having our ends drop into coverage to play LB is foolish.

Anonymous said...

Anon Pats dude; give it up already!
The Riders could lose every game for the next few years and most people here are not going to ditch to the Regina Pats.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders is a team with a name and colours that represents where a person is from and where their heart belongs.
I enjoy the Pats as much as any junior hockey fan. However they do not supply a venue with a great game day atmosphere. Hell I can't even eat a hot dog without my stomach having problems. Im about to write something some of you will find offensive and it is very offensive. For the unfortunate person not being looked after or forgotten about in their chair. As well as the people that have to witness this. However it needs to be said!
I think it's wonderful how some orginizations get the less fortunate and the physically and mentally challenged to the games for hopefully an enjoyable evening. . Then I wonder why some orginizations are not looking after and disregarding these same people. When I see men or women in their seats or their wheel chair unattended with body fluids dripping from their nostrils all they way to their knees. Or the poor guy that hasn't had anyone help him wipe up after cheering a goal. With Saliva all over everything. Sometimes they will not be attended too for a whole period and that's just wrong! Too me it's sad that we leave our fellow brothers or sisters sitting in their own body fluids. Not to mention how uncomfortable it makes other patrons feel.

Please look after the people much better that need the help. After all your orginizations and individuals are being paid to do so. Become better at your job and you will become a better human being as well!

Signed
A simple Voice for those who can not speak out.

tskware said...

I think the league will be painting themselves into a corner with the ratio violation. They now run the risk of having to count the ratio on every play in every game and they dont have the capacity or willpower to do it. All it takes is a rider fan with too much time on thier hands, a pvr and they will find a ratio problem in every game played. Once the media picks up on the story the league will find themselves in an unpleasant position that could have been avioded.

Anonymous said...

Okay !!!! see you next year bub!

Anonymous said...

The Sked gets tough now (2 against Hamilton, 2 against Winnipeg, 2 against Edmonton and 1 against Ottawa)

Anonymous said...

So the league fined the Riders another 5k for taking too long in their pregame intro celebration at mid-field.

#CFLcantpaybillsgetRiderstodoit

Anonymous said...

Riders hit with another fine,
logo violation during intros,
Seems exessive. Apparently Cfl needs immediate cash. Kind of like police giving speeding tix to people going to work on monday morning, low fruit on the tree. Whats next....

Anonymous said...

The ratio thing doesn't happen all the time. Other teams look at every play literally 10 times each and document the players in packages. If there was tons of ratio violations it would not be a fan with a pvr reporting it.
As for the sheep that think Bo Levi reported the practice violations the person who more than likely ratted out the team was a CFLPA member Rider not happy with the team circumventing the rules.

Evan Wiome said...

I would almost guarantee that the Riders have somebody reviewing the coaches film every week counting the Canadians each team has from play to play.
I also wouldn't be surprised if there were some retired RCMP officers on the payroll as "security consultants" who are visiting others teams practices.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a shakedown from CFL(communist football league) on the logo fine

Anonymous said...

We got your back CJ on this ridiculous logo fine.
I guess there is no verbal warning, just fines, crazy.

Anonymous said...

Good point Anon. Believe it or not all of those games are winnable. Hamilton only plays one half a football game. They have shown that several games in a row now. Winnipeg has done much better benching Willy and bringing in Denmark. Just goes to show the Winnipeg brass that it's not always greener when you sign ex Rider players. Denmark has done more in 1 game than both Dressler and Smith did together in the first 4 games combined. There is enough film on Matt Nichols now to keep Winnipeg's offence in check. Then the EE have been struggling all year. Just because of 100 years of bad luck hanging all over the green and white is all coming together in 1 final year at Mosaic. Otherwise the Riders would have won their 1st game against the EE with 19 seconds left and the Riders up by 3.

So yes.... If the Riders have some injuries return and a solid game plan is put together to fit Durants strengths. Instead of making Durant fit t Macadoo's system. The Riders could actually win 5 of those 7 games. But I'm sure we will be playing new players every game and the defence will not hell and the offence will not find any coherence.

Go Riders... Just don't sink in anymore back to back games.
Your faithful fan. Who's faith is running on Empty.
If I was a God fearing man I would be saying God help us
However 100 years of bad luck in that Stadium is just too lard to overcome to get anything going.
Next year that 100 year curse will be over. Yahooòoôôööóóōōøøõõ

Anonymous said...

Only when #Riders fans start demanding better from their organization, instead of blaming everyone else, will it get better

Anonymous said...

The Saskatchewan Roughriders were fined $5,000 by the CFL on Sunday for staying on the midfield logo during team introductions in last week’s game against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how in a 9 team league one team has be constantly fined by the league in the last few weeks. Coincidence, or is this league out to get the Riders for some reason. Can accept that the team has been guilty on some infractions, but come on, I am sure each team if Orridge wanted to, could be scrutinize for infractions also.

Anonymous said...

This is out of control. Where is the Rider Board of Directors? It's time to make things right. Put an end to this. This team is owned by the people of Saskatchewan, this province deserves better, time to reign in Jones, you're embarrassing all of us. Get control already.

Anonymous said...

Not this year. It's the Bills year!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering where all this fine money lands up. To keep the Argos afloat!! Lol

Victor Isted said...

Looks like the league is trying to bring the Riders down a peg or two. As an old x-files fans it makes me wonder. Is it the organization or Chris Jones they are after and why. What really happened to Mulder sister? Will Sully be the new Jane Bond? Is Orridge the smoking man behind it all? Or is there someone else pulling the strings? Are the games fixed?

Back to the Riders.

Time to stir the pot. Have some fun. Push somebodys button. Show the rest of the league we wont take this sitting down. When we roll into Hamilton. They should send somebody out to buy 50 lawn chairs. Have each player & coach take one when they come out on the field. They can all take a seat around the logo at centre field so they won't get a fine for standing on it for to long. Have them stand for the national anthem with them in hand. When the go out for the coin flip they can take there chairs with them and sit in them while the do that. Heck they could could even do the first play of the game sitting in them. Is there a rule against That?

It just makes me wonder. Fined 3 times in less month. I can't remember that ever happening in my 40 years of watching football. Something stinks.

Time for the Riders to go on the offensive. Video department should be expanded. Every game this year should be reviewed in detail looking for roster violations. Hire somebody in in each city to attend ever practice of the other teams looking for roster violations.

GO RIDERS! GO CFL!!

Gordo said...

I think it's funny that they let guys like chick and dressler go for $$$ reasons yet they've blown probably way more on stupid moves trying to replace them. I like Jones but he might of bit off more than he can chew. iMO

Anonymous said...

Someone call authorities and lay a fine on Jeffrey Orridge for trying to impersonate a CFL commissioner...
Why cant Mark Cohon come back, he was cool, this new guy is lame...

Anonymous said...

Canadian Football League, pathetic embarrassing trying way too hard to be someone. Lets have a accountable explanation to the recent ridiculous petty fine.