Questionable lateral call costs Ticats seven points

With Hamilton trailing 12-6, starting a drive on their own 35-yard line late in the second quarter, quarterback Zach Collaros pitched a ball to running back C.J. Gable.

Gable couldn’t bring the ball in, defensive lineman Jake Thomas got on the loose ball for Winnipeg as it was ruled a lateral and fumble recovery by the on-field officials.

As is the rule, all turnovers are reviewed in the CFL.

Video review officials looked at the play and upheld the play, even though it appeared the ball was moving forward as Collaros tossed it to Gable. That led to a Julian Feoli Gudino Bombers touchdown and a 19-6 halftime lead for Winnipeg.

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33 Comments on Questionable lateral call costs Ticats seven points

  1. Solara2000 // August 12, 2017 at 10:03 pm //

    Lateral all the way
    TiCats fan

  2. A very bad football team. I really can’t see them winning a single game this year.
    Time to move on.

  3. Stupid article. Lateral was the ruled on the field and there was no clear evidence to say it went forward in any way.

  4. If Zach could throw with any accuracy, it would not have even been an issue, but every throw from Zach is either behind the receiver or miles over his head.
    I’m done with Zach – let’s take our chances with Masoli.

  5. Dave Courtney // August 12, 2017 at 10:20 pm //

    Do you really need to stir up crap with a dumb article like this? It was a lateral. They saw it as a lateral. They reviewed it as a lateral. So what?

  6. Clearly a fumble off a lateral.

  7. Mantis Toboggan // August 12, 2017 at 10:32 pm //

    Looked like a broken play Zach faked to nobody then had to rush.Looked like he hesitated on the pitch definitely a lateral

  8. This is some pretty unabashed pro-Tiger Cats spin, 3DownNation.

  9. This play did not determine the outcome of the game…

    Pretty obvious to me as I once again sat in the stands and wondered just how bad can it get…

    What’s obvious is that Zach has lost his nerve… he panics and tries desperately to get rid of the football to avoid a hit… so he under throws, he over throws, he forces the pass into triple coverage, he fumbles and he folds like a cheap tent…

    This team is going nowhere with Collaros at QB… time to move on…

  10. Not a band wagon jumper // August 12, 2017 at 11:03 pm //

    Collards is 2017’s version of Drew Willy. I know the website is Hamilton based and good for you. It really is time to blow up the team. It’s obvious watching the coach/GM has lost the team. Why wait for next season?

  11. Southwest cowboy // August 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm //

    You better get your eyes checked.

  12. ya…..that’s why we are 0-7

  13. Dumb article agreed. Poor Zach needs an O-Line. Bombers dominated on both sides of the ball for the first time this season.

  14. Why even print this article? I am a Ti-Cat fan, and it WAS a definite lateral. He clearly lobbed it over to Gable, who in turn couldn’t catch it. Even If Gable had caught the LATERAL, he would have been driven for a 10 yard or more loss. #ridiculous

  15. Evil Empire // August 13, 2017 at 1:08 am //

    It looks almost exactly sideways to me. Easy to see why it was ruled a lateral in real time. And why review did not overturn it.

    Horrible luck, but imo, the officials got it right.

  16. rogieshan // August 13, 2017 at 1:29 am //

    “Questionable” play selection. That’s all.

  17. Wow you people are stupid

  18. What was the question?

  19. That was a lateral & fumble. To say otherwise is wrong. Sorry your Cats lost but that’s grabbing at straws.

  20. Ticats fans chill // August 13, 2017 at 4:47 am //

    Wow a whole 7 points… If this did not happen then we would have won…totally

  21. Correct call was made the Ticats cost themselves 7 points, questionable article that cost me 30 seconds.

  22. Blobsquatch // August 13, 2017 at 7:20 am //

    I agree with all the comments, in my estimation it was a lateral. Even if it wasn’t, that play was going nowhere. Just like the Cats offence for the vast majority of the game.

  23. First order of business is the immediate release of Brandon Banks. Either give him his juice or get rid of him. He can’t even beat the first defender downfield anymore. Next is Kent Austin. I won’t be in any kind of support mode of this football team(and I use the term rather loosely) going forward if something is not done about Kent Austin. The next thing and probably the most glaring is to clean out the whole scouting department because all they can find are scubs. These guys stink. They’re not prepared to play, they don’t understand our game….. I hope Bob Young has a better time with his mistress Canadian Soccer because that product he has out on the field this year isn’t worth a crap.

  24. Beamreach // August 13, 2017 at 8:01 am //

    A poor Lateral……another fumble…..whine

  25. As a cats fan, save yourself the shame and take the article down. You’re looking for anybody to blame other than the obvious, the team.

  26. With at least 5-10 major gaffes by CFL officials EVERY game, this is the play you choose to make an issue of?
    How about the borderline roughing the passer call on Coleman instead?
    Why no article about the horse collar tackle in Montreal where the ball carrier wasn’t even tackled, merely pushed out of bounds?

  27. Questionable lateral? What game are you talking about? The only thing that made it look even close was that Collaros was back pedaling after getting rid of the ball? As mentioned above, brutal call after brutal call in each and every game and it is suggested there is an issue with this? Wow!!!

  28. You can take away your article now.

  29. Gable was watching the DE Jeffcoat coming at him and obviously took his eyes off the ball. Bad fundamentals.

  30. Even if it was a forward pass, there is no angle that shows any evidence close to overturn territory.

    IMO the fumble in the second half by Jones was more questionable. Looked pretty quick in real time.

  31. Are many of you all blind? It is clearly a forward pass. Not by 5 yards but by 1/2 yard. There was clear evidence but the Refs of the CFL are universally clueless. Where do they find these persons?

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