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Sunday, August 6, 2017

FINAL: LIONS 30 ROUGHRIDERS 15


VANCOUVER - Playing his first game with his new team, Chris Williams missed out on the B.C. Lions' customary post-win group photo in the locker-room.

If the Lions continuing playing like they did Saturday, there should be plenty more opportunities.

Travis Lulay threw for 338 yards and a touchdown to compliment a smothering defensive performance as B.C. downed the Saskatchewan Roughriders 30-15.

Williams signed with the Lions in the off-season, but the speedster spent the first six weeks of the schedule on the injured list while recovering from knee surgery.

He finished with three receptions for 75 yards, including a 14-yard grab on the first play from scrimmage to dust off the cobwebs

"Nice to go out there and compete again,'' said Williams. "It was just an amazing feeling.''

Williams also had a 49-yard catch, but said that the play that made him feel like he was truly back came in the second quarter on a short completion.

"A guy hit me right in my knee - right in my right knee - and I stayed up, jumped and got the first (down),'' said Williams. "That's when I was like, 'I'm here. My stuff is good.'''

Bryan Burnham had five catches for a game-high 131 yards and a TD, Shaquille Murray-Lawrence ran in another score, and Ty Long kicked four field goals for the Lions (5-2).

Adding a player of Williams' pedigree to an already dynamic attack was expected to open even more gaps, and that's exactly what happened against the Riders as the Lions wracked up 535 yards on offence.

"Speed kills,'' said Burnham. "He stretches the field and brings a whole new element.''

Kevin Glenn was 19-of-27 for 186 yards with two interceptions for the Riders (2-4). Brandon Bridge threw late touchdowns in relief to Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt to break the shutout, finishing 6-of-6 for 114 yards.

"That's three weeks in a row where we drop behind early and have to come back,'' said Saskatchewan head coach and general manager Chris Jones. "You can't continually do that.''

The Lions led 30-0 with three minutes left in the fourth quarter before Bridge led consecutive scoring drives.

The game nearly ended as the first shutout in the CFL since the Riders fell 26-0 to the Edmonton Eskimos on Sept. 26, 2014. The Lions last blanked an opponent nearly 40 years in a 30-0 victory over the Toronto Argonauts on Aug. 23, 1977.

B.C. suffered a 37-26 defeat last week in Edmonton - the Lions' second loss to the Eskimos in 2017 - while Saskatchewan was coming off an encouraging 38-27 home victory over the Toronto Argonauts.

"It's always really important to respond,'' said Lulay, who finished 19-of-28 passing. "We did what we needed to do.''

The Riders and Lions meet again next Sunday in Regina.

With a thick haze of smoke from the wildfires raging in the province's Interior region hanging over B.C. Place Stadium's open roof, the Lions led 6-0 after the first quarter when Lulay found Burnham in the back of the end zone from 13 yards out.

Lulay, who made a third straight start in place of the injured Jonathon Jennings, then ran in a two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead.

The Riders looked to be driving for their first points on the next possession, but Anthony Thompson intercepted Glenn deep in Lions' territory for his first career pick.

Long added a punt single before B.C. had a scare when Lulay was crunched between two defenders as he fell to the turf. The veteran QB stayed down, but eventually popped up and walked off under his own power.

"I'm sore, but I'll be all right,'' said Lulay. "Took a minute to get my wind back.''

Long hit his third field goal on the next play to make it 18-0, and Lulay was back in the huddle for B.C.'s next possession to close out the half that saw the Lions wrack up 294 yards of offence to Saskatchewan's paltry 123.

"When guys execute you see the results,'' said Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian.

Glenn needed just 109 yards through the air to leapfrog legendary Riders pivot Ron Lancaster's career total of 50,535 and move into sixth on the CFL's all-time passing list.

The 38-year-old got the accomplishment out of the way on the first play of the second half, but the Riders would eventually be forced to punt for the fifth time in six possessions.

Long missed a 42-yard field goal for a single to put the hosts up 19-0 before rebounding with a 24-yarder on the final play of the third on a drive that was highlighted by Burnham's 50-yard catch.

The teams traded fumbles on consecutive plays early in the fourth to set the Riders up in Lions' territory, but Glenn followed that up on the next snap with another turnover when Chandler Fenner intercepted a deflected pass.

Murray-Lawrence ran in a TD from two yards out to make it 29-0 and Long added another single before Bridge found Carter and Roosevelt in garbage time.

"We just had the right mindset,'' said Lulay. "We want to finish the football game a little bit cleaner that, but it was just the all-around team win that we needed.''

(Canadian Press)

POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM CHRIS JONES

- There were a couple times when we didn't contain and Lulay was able to move around and extend plays. We had that happen against Calgary too and when a QB can do that, it makes it tough.

- We got down two scores, and it got reminscient of the Calgary game. They matched man for man on defense and they were able to get their guy, and we failed to execute.

- Bridge did a real nice job. I've been in that situation on defense before. You put other guys on the field at that time of the game. You can't take away from what Brandon did, but a lot of their starters weren't on the field. That wasn't their normal defense at that point in the game.

RP
@rodpedersen

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but that is the coaches job, to teach the players what to do, duh.

Anonymous said...

By the looks of it the Riders need the east some more for a confidence booster again...oh well Rod is still happy losing with them lol. Where is the in Jones we trust yet

Anonymous said...

Better luck at Mosaic next weekend, Riders can't win on the road over the past 3 seasons.

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the kickoff!
It's Oskee Wee Wee time!
Toss me another kool can of Molson Canadian!

Go Roughies Go!

Anonymous said...

What a high octane offense the riders have wow just wow

Anonymous said...

Man this is hard to watch.

D can't tackle. Oline can't block. Riders can't compete with west powerhouses

Anonymous said...

Next season time, Calgary, Edmonton and BC are the class of league.

Anonymous said...

This team is filled with idiots

Anonymous said...

McAdoo needs to be replaced. We have the weapons to be explosive. Against two top teams we have been hot garbage. As well Jones needs to give up the DC duties. Concentrate on being a head coach. I am starting to pine for what might have been if we had hired Sunderland and Maas last year instead.

Anonymous said...

Week online, pathetic secondary & a geriatric qb that is afraid of the blitz.
I thought Jones & Murphy were qualified & competent. Guess both me & the riders Board were wrong.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Jones know his d sucks

Anonymous said...

Mind u so does the offense

Anonymous said...

I thought #10 was supposed to be a GREAT middle linebacker ☹️

Anonymous said...

The Riders ARE what we thought they were! Pretty pathetic!

Evan Wiome said...

Welcome back to reality.
Enough talk about this team heading in the right direction. Moving laterally, fifth in the west for the third consecutive year, is not the right direction.
Fire Reynolds.
Fire Jones.
Fire Murphy.
Fire O'Day.
And enough with the talk that Jones can't be fired because he will take the entire football operations staff with him. WHO THE HELL CARES!!! Right now the organization is hemorrhaging money paying Jones $100k+ for each of his seven wins. How much longer can the Riders afford to allow that to continue?

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how many fans expected a win tonight in BC.But PLEASE at least be competetive. Anybody could have put this team together with minimal football knowledge.We are a team full of castoffs.I do not see any up and coming bright spots on this team... absolutely none.Carter from MTL,Jefferson from EDM, etc etc. Who in the hell is in charge of recruiting? Who is in charge of this Defense? Thankfully Lulay is playing.. Thankfully we are not playing Calgary or it would have been 60+ and I am writing this at the beginning of the 4th quarter.There is no spirit. Why do we not accept a kickoff after a BC field goal instead of taking it at the 35..Every other team finds new and exciting not yet heard of players who become starters and there is a future. Here we are stuck with these managerial wannabees when all they are is gophers . Unreal.Absolutely sickening.. Polkabill from the peg

Anonymous said...

What's worse, that they didn't show up with any effort or that maybe they did show up and that's the best they could do?
This rebuild will take a long time. Longer than Jones' current contract. This team is not "close" as some are saying.

Anonymous said...

Timid, afraid and total chicken-sh__ts! No aggression on either side of the ball. This isn't the case of winning it's a case of not being embarrassed again twice within a three game schedule. I am not seeing any toughness or aggression. The Riders have always been miserable to play against. Not anymore!

Week in and week out the backfield can't cover even average speed guys. Being late on balls and happy to tackle after big gains is pathetic, rather than stepping in front and picking off. Jump a few balls men. Show you have some.

To all of Glenn fans. Now you see why he has never won anything. Always good in garbage time but never anytime else.

This is a sad sad time for Rider fans. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE MR REYNOLDS…...

Anonymous said...

My CFL trigger trading finger ready to pull the plug on,
in alphabetical order - Bagg - Crapigna - Demski - St. John. Four collosal failures from a professional football perspective.

NotAfraidToMakeItHappen

Anonymous said...

Riders suck!
Ti-Cats suck!
Als suck!
Redblacks suck!
Argos (without Ray) will really suck!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to the one comment but stating they should have went for Sunderland and Maas wouldn't have happened...the Sunderland part I couldn't say much on because he may have if offered back before hand but the Maas thing you can give up on because he was waiting to get the shot to be in the coaching staff of the Esks because he bleeds the Green and Gold but wishing is wishing. No chance beating the Lions playing like that even in Sask either.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we'll just add Jones and staff to the long line of staff being paid NOT to work. Good plan. Who you planning on hiring for all those positions, or had you thought of that?

Anonymous said...

Chris Williams really opened up our defence. Only 75 yards but he was such a threat that others took advantage. I remember when he signed that Rod P. thought he was soft, are you kidding me.

Next four games.....ouch....we could be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait for NFL and College ball. Done with the lame Riders until next year.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the comment that the OC has got to go. Only one long pass in the first three quarters. On second and eight, we always seem to throw a five yard pass, then end up kicking. We all know that BC can score, so we need to be able to score more which we can't with the pathetic play calling.

Glenn should have been given one series in the third quarter, and if he didn't do anything (which he didn't) he should have been replaced. This loss is on the coaches.

Anonymous said...

Riders need to sign some CFL stars who will be cut from NFL camps in early Sept., especially linebackers and D backs.

Clay P said...

Say what you like. Yes maybe Lion's had second stringers in when Bridge came in FINALLY, but the fact is Bridge is tall , strong arm, very mobile, & smart. He should now be a starter & see what he really can do. What is there to lose??? For got's sake how in the hell do you develope a young QB while he is on the bench. This Rider organization has a history of not developing young QB'S.
Don't give me the DD CRAP EITHER.
To fire Jones , Murphy, Reynold's , etc. Now would be the dumbest financial move ever. Live for the next year & then if only then is the time to use the fan's money wisely. !!!!!

Clay P

Anonymous said...

One step forward....two steps back!

Anonymous said...

For anyone who believed that Glenn would ever take us to the promised land, give your head a shake. There's a reason everybody cuts the guy. Put in the young kids. I'd rather lose with them. And our D, ever here of a turnover? Season's done. Play Bridge and Williams. 2 road performances in a row where Glenn has been junk!!

Anonymous said...

So Jones is saying B.C. was resting their defense by the time Brandon Bridge got in. That will be good for Bridges' confidence, eh.

For Pete's sake Kevin Glenn had 10 possessions and they ended with seven punts, two picks and a fumble. What's to lose?

You're not going to the playoffs anyway so sit Glenn and give the reps to Bridge and Williams. Let them decide who's starting.

SWC

w said...

Jones could take the helm of Edm BC or Cgy and run them into the ground in no time flat.

Anonymous said...

Sruffy was right when at the start of the season he said that BC would be the best team - after all the show there is run by the CFL's main man, Mr. Wally. Anyone who thought that the young Rider team had any chance to beat the Lions at their park clearly are not paying attention to what is going on in the CFL. Good chance that this year's Grey Cup will feature BC vs. Winnipeg, west vs east to some degree.

Anonymous said...

Notthing real good is happening with the Riders. They are soft and very non-intimidating.
The weak pressure and blown coverages are becoming a trade mark.
Jones is defending Glenn because he has nothing else much and the spotlight is on him.
Glenn is not now nor has he ever been a leader. His career shows it.
Jumping from FC to HC isn't too tough because you still have help around you.
Jumping fro HC to GM, HC, DC and governor is far "MORE" difficult and I think he's in far too deep.
The talent and acquisitions have not been good enough and the overall talent is inadequate.
Some of the current coaching staff isn't cutting it and confidence is fading fast.
Some reallocation of personnel and staff has to occur. Changes to be made.
Can they apply to join the Eastern Conference?
There is something wrong at the core foundation and it needs to be fixed.
Jones may be a good coach but he has yet to prove it here.
Jones may be a good GM but he has yet to prove it here.
Jones may be a good DC but he has yet to prove it here.

Anonymous said...

The Riders do have two young bona fide superstars to build a team around for the future - Carter & Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much defensive success Chris Jones would have had in his past if HE had to assemble the defence himself.The answer is fairly obvious.The biggest challenge remaining this year for Reynolds and Company is to GIVE THE FANS some hope. Unless they sweep Wpg , their chances for a crossover are done if they aren't already.Put Williams and Bridge in to see which sticks and offers promise for the future.The way Jones is doing things,it is a road to nowhere. His biggest strength is suppose to be defence and the defence is terrible.No intensity, nobody going after the ball to strip it, not even near to an interception.. They are not a threat to return kicks, punts etc. 18 months and can't find a speedster for returns. I agree with a previous poster saying that the Riders are all wannabee managers, but nobody has ever managed a pro football club.Wake up BOD.

stephen preston said...

Your comments show you know nothing about football.

Evan Wiome said...

You're right. This farce should be allowed to continue unchecked. Its ok that this organization is totally imploding and is lacking direction, focus and leadership. Lets continue to reinforce this failure and just hope it gets better. Lets just continue to fall behind the rest of the west because success will cost too much. That is a better plan, you're right.

Oh, and Ed Hervey is available as a GM, and I'm sure he would love a shot at redemption. Not a 100% solution, but an actual move in the right direction instead of just hoping things turn around.

Anonymous said...

Thank God, Saskatchewan has a Professional Lacrosse team in Saskatoon , because they sure as Hell don't have a Professional football team in Regina.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone ever remember a shut down Rider defense? All I ever remember is a Richie Hall "bend don't break" but do defense.Watch the other teams DB's. They are all over our receivers every time while our DB's are not even in the same picture when the other teams throw. Why the hell is that?
Why does the other team always have the ball to start the game? Bad luck on the coin toss? The Riders Offense is always behind when we finally get the ball. Maybe if the Riders had a chance to score first maybe that would change the game for the other team instead of the Riders? Jeez I am tired of the same old same old.

Anonymous said...

B.C. gained 539 yards against the Riders.
Why does the media keep referring to Chris Jones as a defensive guru? I guess it's like Donald Trump says, "Fake news"

Anonymous said...

When does Jason Fichter become the head coach?

RidersWestman said...

Really? Are you serious? Getting angry now? After reviewing the comments posted thus far, I am left to wonder what were some of you expecting at the start of the season? After a Board of Directors comprised of business people who are or want to be seen as part of the who's who, but know little about football, hire a neophyte General Manager, and then give him carte blanche to go and put all of his eggs in one basket, and hire the Donald Trump of the CFL, at a never seen before financial price tag in Saskatchewan, and that VP, Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, who thinks with all his self confidence and yet lack of respect for others, that it is better to start fresh, and as a result, understandably, has a tough first year trying to bring in his own players and culture, but goes ahead and starts this season, when things should start to get better, with a career back up QB, all the while with this dismal season being played in the inaugural year of the new Mosaic, a new stadium funded with big money from private and public coffers, and even though it will only play host to a maximum of 11 pro football games a year (for anyone doing the math, it is 3% of the year). There is no surprise here. Talk about a drama, and it will continue, as we have two thirds of the year left to go, and it is simply too expensive to can the current regime and start all over again. And what is more telling evidence of the ineptitude combined with bad timing and poor luck of this team than the play in the first half where the Rider DB ran right into the goal post as the BC receiver ran by into the end zone for a TD. He did not graze or bump or trip into it. It was if he never knew it was there. My wife is from Saskatchewan. She saw the play. We were pleased to learn the player was fine and not injured. My wife is not a sports fan, but she laughed and laughed and wanted to watch the replay a again later. "Why would he run into the post head on ?" she asked me, before saying in answer to her own question "well, it is good to know the loveable losers are back". Yes, winning in recent years has masked what we all endured for years, and unless someone has some great ideas, and soon, the days of losing more than they win, and missing the playoffs year in year out, will be back to stay on the prairies for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

Butler was going wide open when he ran into that goalpost. Did you see it vibrate like a tuning fork? LOL
Good recruiting Murphy, I guess you couldn't talk Junior Mertile into coming back.

Anonymous said...

Was at the game. Great building, atmosphere and lots of orange in the stands. Amazing they can't attract more fans. Only 23 thousand which includes many Rider fans. It is a shame for such a big city.

As for the Riders, well they didnt ahow again on the road. Until they can beat a western opponent on the road, this isnt anywhere near 'moderately successful'. Why bother even going. And that goes for the fana as evidenced in Calgary a couple weeks ago.

3RD and 1 said...

Sadly I would have to admit that some of the negative comments on here are correct in what we are seeing. This current group of players show no aggression and a lack of confidence. They have no fortitude at all. What is fortitude? Courage, bravery, endurance, resilience, moral fiber, strength of mind, strength of character, strong-mindedness, backbone, spirit, true grit. So no indentity.
Glen has a fast release, why not use that? Why is our offence taking far to long to come together when we have a fantastic receiving core. Our QB is more than adequate to get our play maker the ball. Competing teams have taken away the Riders ability to be a threat to run the ball. They get comfortable in a pass 1st defence. If MacAdoo dosent feel the Riders have the ability to run the ball. Then go out and find a RB that is feared for his ability. CFL Coaches always say that RB's are a dime a dozen. Yet we haven't seen the likes of a Wes Cates in his prime with strength and moves or a Printers with his fancy dancing side stepping ability to hit the open hole. They say our oline is much better this year. So let's see that in action. Allow them to attack the Dline.
As afootball fan; If I had to pick out what I felt is our most glaring issue. I would say it's coaching. It's our offensive game planing and a real weakness of our offensive coaching staff not having these guys ready for battle. Our offensive execution is not good and that comes from the players lack of understanding exactly what's going on for each and every play. It looks obvious that the offence needs to spend more time on each play in practise and what each player needs to do to properly execute each and every play to the best of their ability. It's repetition and breaking down each play. OC's like Dave Dickerson & Kahari Jones seem to teach their plays much better.
In Edmonton I'm thinking Mike Reilly's abilitys and his input covered up Stephan MacAdo's short comings as an OC.
Let's see a bounce back game. If the Riders lose again at home to the Lions. Then we are not even close to where we should be after 1.5 years into this rebuild.

Anonymous said...

On an unrelated note, I will say that the games this week's games were a lot more fluid to watch without the yellow flags everywhere. And there wasn't even a lot of focus on what should have been challenged or not. I thought

Anonymous said...

Sorry but with Jones, the Riders are not lovable losers, because Jones is not lovable. And he has assembled a team with a lot of characters but with very little character. Big difference.
Apparently, on that play, the Rider DB actually complained to the ref that it was an illegal pick play by BC. He had been picked...by a goal post. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

In case you don't realize; Richie Hall is now the DC in Winnipeg and their defence looks much better than the Rider's D. Our D bends, breaks, and gets hung out to dry on the goal post. Literally.

13th Man said...

Simple, move the pocket! Simple get rid of the three man rush!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Kevin Glenn for passing the legend Ron Lancaster for all time passing yards,and to do it in a Rider uniform was great.

Next on the list is Danny Mc Manus,but who really cares if we are not getting the wins.Time to start Bridge or Williams and bring KG in of the bench if they falter.

Punter Josh Bartel did a real good job of pinning BC deep,the ST coverage was good.The D couldn't force them into 3rd downs deep in their end.
The OC's game plan has its SMH moments,
I think the Riders only had 5 penalties all game,so I have a hard time blaming that on one of the big reasons we lost.

We lost because of the O and D game plans and lack of adjustments,But like always "we will watch the film and"


Anonymous said...

Have to lower my expectations for Riders to 7 wins this year. No way they can play at the level of the other western teams. Also should be a wake up call to Jone's coaching crew to play the backup qb's. Why not?

And finally to those "experts" who predicted the Riders would score a lot of points against BC, time for a reality check. Great athletes don't necessarily make a great team. BC has a great defence and a great team. Riders have a long long way to go. The current management/coaching staff may not be here long enough to field a competative product.

Bart

Anonymous said...

It starts with getting a quality starting QB who can instil some fear on the other team. A QB who can utilize the assets he has, use his feet to extend plays, and most importantly show leadership. These are all things that Glenn has never done and won't do for us. Not because he doesn't want to but because he can't. This movie has played out in every CFL city in the league. He was brought in as a back-up but because of the teams' ineptitude in getting a starting QB, we are saddled with this low level of starting quarterbacking. Look how defences eat him up game in and game out. There is no other words to describe what he brings or what he can do. If he could move the team with his legs etc, and instil some confidence maybe our starts wouldn't be so bad. I knew like most that with Glenn as out starting QB we were going nowhere. We are the same kind of team that Winnipeg was a year ago with Willy and Pierce. Once they got Nichols how their fortunes changed! The team started to believe, he did things to win games and all of a sudden they are a contender. All the while ofter two years and numerous foolish moves we are pretenders. This football isn't good enough at any level. The organization had better do something significant because the groan which is loud now, is only going to grow into thunder as this ineptitude continues.

Anonymous said...

Evan: I see you've fired Reynolds Jones Murphy O'Day and hired Hervey in the middle of the season. What's ol'Ed supposed to do now. You just gave one guy a lot of jobs. Kinda like now.

Anonymous said...

I'm with trigger trading finger, something got to happen with team Roughriders.

Anonymous said...

The only guy that seems to show his intensity consistently is Duron Carter and he gets criticized for it. Wish more players had his "fire in the belly".

Anonymous said...

Demski??? Why trade Demski? When given the chance to play he has excelled but Bagg is their starter. I would like to see Demski start ahead of Bagg but you can't seriously think he should be gone.

Anonymous said...

Duron Carter shows his fire consistently? Reality is they feed the ball to Carter to get him fired up when spreading the ball is a far better strategy.
DJR

w said...

All 3 self-aggrandizing jobs of Jones are THE BEHIND THE SHED TYPE OF DEAD LAST.

Anonymous said...

There was no way in the world that the Riders should have lost to the BC Lions. The Lions have been getting beaten up by all the other teams, why no us too.

Anonymous said...

I think they secretly planted jones in sask. So the rest of the west teams could flourish for a while. We don't need to be spoiled too much, because everyone knows the fans will go anyways.

Anonymous said...

Greg Morris has been doing an excellent job on kick-off returns, the best in the CFL in fact. Why then replace him with Christian Jones? Two productive Canadians have been Morris and Demski, yet they sit on the bench.

Anonymous said...

Jones has been '. LESS THAN MODERATELY SUCCESSFULL. SO FAR. '''. Why is he still around ?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the riders should get some new board of directors, it seems like the team has gone nowhere since durant got injured and. Hopson left.

Anonymous said...

The Lions aren't getting beat up by every other team. They have only lost two games. But any way, the answer is that the Riders are just that bad. And outcoached in just about every game.

Anonymous said...

Butler running into the goal post and giving up a TD is the 2017 version of Junior Mertile jumping out of the way to let an opposing player score. Quite the symbol of the 2017 season. That's the highlight that should be played all over North America.

People say the Riders are better now than they were last year. If that is true then they were absolutely horrific last year. SSK put up ZERO points in the first half vs. Calgary and BC. If this is steady improvement then they should make the playoffs sometime around the 10th anniversary of New Mosaic.

Anonymous said...

One game closer to seeing Chris Jones' taillights.

Anonymous said...

Thank the lord Bruno put in his 3rd stringers when we were down 30-0 or we wouldn't have scored a point...pathetic

Anonymous said...

You do realize they ha e only lost two games this year right?

Anonymous said...

B.C. has been getting beaten by all the other teams? What league have you been watching or what are you smoking? The Lions are 5 and 2 and the only 2 losses they have were to the Eskimos so I guess you must be a band wagon fan that just talks pure stupidity.

Lee said...

Don't agree with 3rd and 1 but this time bang on

Anonymous said...

We have seen some great ball games so far this year but this was not one of them. What an embarrassment to see our team come out so flat. Many in Rider Nation are mocking Hamilton for being the lowest of the low but they played a very competitive game against Edmonton the other night and in my opinion for this week should be rated higher than the Riders. Not sure what is missing from our team because we have a tremendous amount of talent but we are not playing to our potential by far. Until we do we are going to continue to get our butts kicked. BC didn't play their best game last night and if they had it could have been a 60-0 loss for us. Very disappointing game.

3RD and 1 said...

I completely disagree. The quarterbacking is not the issue right now. Our receivers are not getting open quickly and our Oline is not giving the time our openers are getting for their QB.
There isn't a player on the offence that dosent believe in Glens ability.
When we play teams level B teams like Hamilton and Toronto. Glen proves he can get the ball to the open man. When we play level A teams the pocket is collapsing before our receivers are getting open. Watch the game for crying out loud. It's 1 of 2 things. Either our offensive plays are not deigned well enough for the existing talent. Or the talent on the Oline is not good enough and the receivers are not running good routes. Or maybe it's both. Also The lack of running the ball allows the Dline to pin their ears back and rush the QB.
It's not Glen.... Given the same amount of time as Lulay had all night. Glen would have had a good game too. Sure we need a young franchise QB to lead the team into the future. Here and now in this monent it's not the fault of the QB.
Hell he scored 40 points against Winnipeg and we still lost. He drove the offence into field goal range in Montreal and we still lost. Only Calgary and this game was Glen ineffective and that's because everybody around him was ineffective.

Aaron Bisson said...

Chris Jones blew up a team that needed re tooling. Brought in a career hah as QB. If Kevin (I am a hall of fame self prockaimed) gets on the HOF I will have zero faith in Football in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Sarcastic or Realistic.....

The only reason there was 23k people in the stands is cause good old David Braley is the owner and has let the marketing of the Lions become as good as the Argos was. The league is trying to become a secret, they are waiting for a professional rugby team to start in a market and overtake them at the # 4,5 or 6 sport. Anyone who thought we were going to be battling for a playoff spot before the season started must have been drinking something other than water. Did people pay attention to who other teams were signing in the off season and who we did? Where is our 16 member airforce that was going to be the envy of the league? While other teams wrap up and do textbook tackling we try and give them a shoulder.... basic football. We have a HOF QB who has passed for 50K basically as a perennial backup who has been with almost every team in the league at least once. Whoopdeedoo. Anyone who thought he was going to lead us to the promised land needs to go visit Elvis at Burger King (he is not working the Drive Thru). Yes Chris Jones personality and attitude can rub people the wrong way but they are not changing the leadership at this point, where could we get a new staff this point in the season. What ever happened to all those who were mocking Kavis Reed and his ability in Montreal (hey Luc). His team is a little more competitive than the Riders and they have that over the hill QB. The score often flatters the Riders and then people start to think we are competitive and can play with the big boys. Time to pull up the Big Girl panties cause it ain't happenin'.

One more thing.... I think it's just gonna be FANTASTIC.

John Waynes side shooting, one eyed, whiskey drinking, sidekick.

Anonymous said...

Because he's the boss and he doesn't answer to you?

Brent Johnson said...

I have been rider fan since i ols enough to understand football(s9mewhere in the 80's) Didn't watch this game, Was out in field. Listened to it til half time. It's not entertaining. It's depressing. Sadly we cannot afford to fire Jones. The Board and Reynolds have put us in this no win situation.

Can't listen to Sportscage anymore. It's getting to surreal. By thier assessment we have the best team and coaches and ever assembled. Just somehow they can't win. Can't figure it out...

I assume Rod reads these posts. I am tired of commentators telling us we are all just negative and don't understand football. There are lots of fans who have been watching and passionate about CFL longer than most of the players and coaches have been. I know that is not the same as playing the game but it is not nothing either. You see trends, you see plays, you see a teams that are not figuring it out.

We see a team going nowhere fast. A couple wins shows that they can do it. Bad losses show they are not serious which is even more infuriating.

Brent Johnson said...

I think that we are remiss by not bringing up the whole Vince Young situation. It is becoming very evident that resurrecting the ex NFL'r was a whole lot of time wasted when serious scouting should have been done. It is a huge comment on Jones method that he was willing to gamble a whole season on a poorly planned long shot. It was an extreme example but we see it happening over and over again with this team.

Hoping to get lucky on long shot players is the equivalent of buying lottery tickets for retirement.

He threw our proven vets away, which many people thought was great. But then has been playing the lottery ever since.

Anonymous said...

There's no part of Chris Jones that I can stomach but dumping him right now wouldn't make much sense. Having said that I believe we need a shake-up and we should pay Stephen McAdoo to leave town and take John Murphy with him.

BB

Anonymous said...

Foley signs with Lions!

Anonymous said...

Glenn sucks

Anonymous said...

A srongly agree with all your comments Brent. This whole coaching/gm experiment is going terribly. Not much will be done about it for at least another what looks to be painfull year of losing. Lets see if the team can give the fans something to cheer about this weekend at Mosaic. The odds are in favor of B.C. BIGLY.

Anonymous said...

Well 3rd and 1, you are our residential ARMCHAIR quarterback/coach/general manager etc etc. You should apply for Jones' job,

Just curious.......in an earlier post you were talking about running backs, Wes Cates and "Printers" were mentioned. Are you speaking of Corey Printers who was NEVER a running back, nor was he even a Rider. He was a BC Lion QB. You must have been thinking of Corey Sheets who was both a running back and a rider who fits that description you gave. Get your "Corey's" right!!

Get back to your armchair now sonny boy.


Anonymous said...

Oooops!, I meant Casey Printers 😴

Anonymous said...

So once again our defence run by our "guru" Jones gives up over 500 yards. Always torched by the big play, and can't stop the run. What's our road record the last 2 yrs against the western teams? 0-12 or there abouts? That's progress? This is a ship sinking fast with no direction or leadership from our veterans. We cannot afford to clean house again as we are still paying Taman. What we should have done is hire a gm who hires a head coach who hires his co-ordimators. Not give one person total control. We will prob lose to BC again then thrown to the wolves againgt Edmonton. If we Don't sweep Winnipeg for the crossover, season done after Labour Day. If this was the NFL, assistant coaches would have been skidded by now for lack of production and accountability. Can see 3-15 all over again, or maybe 6-12 at best. This team can't compete with the big boys. Can't win on the road, and Can't beat the west. This stretch of 5 games against the west will make or break this team.. Prob break and its next year country. Then lets play our backup QB's and give them some more experience. Nothing more to say.

Anonymous said...

It's Casey Printers get your facts right.

Anonymous said...

Quit making excuses , they should clean house with someone who knows the value of players who WILL AND WANT to play in sask. That is jones first mistake, plus players now see how he treats other players, good luck.

Anonymous said...

Riders are out of it, were not b.c., we don't have Wally, We need to put Williams in with glen and keep moving forward

EasternFootballisajoke said...

Coaches teach players in junior varsity. After that they motivate and create game plans. Something Jones is quite good at. Please stop watching football. You know nothing about it.

EasternFootballisajoke said...

He was pretty good when it counted against Winnipeg. And Hamilton. And Toronto. Lol your so sad haha we are all laughing at you.

EasternFootballisajoke said...

Just wait till they win again and you'll quit whining

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Ti-cats have a new DC as Reinbold is done. Kent Austin has always been that he wants accountability from players and coaches, and if there are no results, then they are gone.Take a hint Mr. Jones. Your defence is no better so it is time to fire yourself as DC and drop this hat as you are wearing to many already and bring in or promote someone to take over so you can just be the head coach and try to manage the game better. What have you got to lose? Its obvious with the yardage and big plays we are giving up now that your system is still not working. Your OC Macadoo is not doing much better as he is not using our big weapons as he should. It seems every game we always are way behind and you just can't expect to win games like that. Heaven forbid if the riders even jumped to a 10-0 lead it would be a miracle.

Anonymous said...

How about we fire Evan Wiome as a fan and replace him with a loyal fan!!

Not losing Faith here.

Anonymous said...

I know 1 thing, they won't win the tough games without a top q.b. So quit trying to put the all positive on it , they are what they are 7-21 under this regime