Video: Austin, Collaros, Ellis after loss to Bombers

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin, quarterback Zach Collaros and linebacker Dominque Ellis spoke to the media after the Ticats 39-12 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday night at Tim Hortons Field.

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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34 Comments on Video: Austin, Collaros, Ellis after loss to Bombers

  1. my message is for scott mitchel you need to meet with Kent Austin and tell him hee needs to step down as coach do it before its to late were 0-8 we have nothing tto lose make that Jones new head coach ticat nation is angry

  2. Collaros is terrible in will keep that prognosis untill he proves me wrong

  3. Saynotoapathy // August 13, 2017 at 12:01 am //

    What a complete fiasco. The Cats are a total embarrassment to the City of Hamilton and professional football. Austin has to step down now.

  4. Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 12:22 am //

    As a season ticket holder was at the game. Collaros, while not given much help by his O-Line, played poorly. His played poorly tonight which was unfortunate considering I thought he performed admirably last game. Collaros seems hesitant on the field and not quick to react to his reads, in addition to poor decision making. Did hear chants for Manziel in the stands and would suggest that the TiCats need to sign him ASAP in order to inject some hope into is downtrodden fan base & build for next year. For those calling for Austin to be fired, it would seem that finances will not allow that to be an option at this point.

    • madcatter // August 13, 2017 at 7:53 am //

      The only one chanting for Johnny Vodka (great name) was yourself!! He could get a part timer at the LCBO bagging jugs!The last thing they need right now is this idiot!!6

      • Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 9:06 am //

        Were you at the game dude ??? If so, is it possible that I was sitting in section that cannot be heard by you, where you were sitting ??? You know the stadium is a pretty big venue idiot.

  5. Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 12:33 am //

    Also interesting to note after Austin’s post-game conference again, that he admits that the TiCats need better play from the QB position. His comments may be indicative that a change his on the horizon and perhaps June Jones was brought-in to help facilitate the change at QB.

  6. Smh

  7. Long story short? Austin has to step down as H.C. and start relinquishing some of his many positions, he signed himself to do when he signed with Hamilton. He’s an obvious control freak, he talks about being a “team” player? Well step down as H.C. and admit your failure. Enough is enough, K.A. is V.P. of Football Operations. Who evaluates the talent? Who pays and signs the player’s salaries and set a cap? This is ALL on Austin, Tillman, and Scott Mitchell for not have the balls to make a change. Not ALL on Collaros, no O Line, what would you expect? When he doesn’t even get time to throw. Let June June’s coach this mess, it surely can’t get worse. Just once I would like to hear Kent Austin, say it’s HIS fault, WE suck this 2017. Not happy in Tigertown.

  8. The after loss videos are informative,detailed, and reassuring all at once.All Cat fans should view them to get an inside view of the Ticat team.Thanks Coach and players.

  9. I also agree that the after a loss videos are detailed, informative and reassure me not to expect the Cats to hoist a Grey Cup this year or decade.

  10. It is nice to hear from different players like Ellis. Offers a different perspective instead of listening to the same old script from Austin and Collaros. Need to do more of that!

  11. How do you lose a professional athlete to food poisoning on game day? Don’t these guys know how to prepare and eat food properly?

    Zach’s afraid of throwing an interception, so his tentativeness is resulting in missed receivers. He’s also afraid of injury, and is therefore is hesitant to roll out of the pocket. How much are we paying his guy?

    Special teams are also terrible, both on coverage and returns. Obviously they miss Reinebold coaching them.

    Good answers Zach, much better post-game interview. However, Masoli should start the Ottawa game, what have we got to lose? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Collaros hasn’t got any confidence, so give him a rest and take the pressure off.

    Ellis interview: Dumb question, but great answers. Let’s see more of his leadership.

    Where’s Milty for a post-game analysis? At the cottage?

  12. Blobsquatch // August 13, 2017 at 7:30 am //

    Looking at the bright side, in my estimation the defence played well last night until they got tired later in the game. The special teams gave us a touchdown, but the offense did next to nothing.

    I’d like to say this gives me hope, but it doesn’t. A complete lack of consistency from one game to the next means we might not get that kind of defensive play again. Even if we do, it’s not enough if the offense continues to be poor.

  13. RalphInTheCreek // August 13, 2017 at 8:35 am //

    Schematically (KA favorite word)is really [email protected]#$% up.

  14. Alex Droho // August 13, 2017 at 8:48 am //

    Looking hard for some positives….”doesn’t make a difference what plays coaches call…..players make plays”; Dominique Ellis. Best response to a reporter’s question I have heard all season. Also, I thought Justin Vaughn played well considering he is a rookie.

  15. I wonder what was said in the exchange between O’Shea and Austin after the game. O’Shea said something and Austin looked completely shocked and surprised just before they switched to a dif camera. It looked less than friendly.

    • Clay Connor // August 13, 2017 at 9:33 am //

      My guess is O’Shea was apologizing for the Bombers scoring that last minute touchdown to run up the score.

  16. NotJoshSmith // August 13, 2017 at 9:07 am //

    F*%k You Austin. That is my analysis of this ongoing s*it show of the last few seasons reaching an all time low.

  17. Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 9:11 am //

    What is pretty embarrassing about this whole debacle is the manner in which some TiCats still attempt to extrapolate something positive by citing the ineptitude of other teams in the East and that they still can be catched in the standings. Isn’t it telling that players almost seemed excited that they can reach 1-6 or 2-6 teams ?!? Is this the attitude that has permeated the culture of the locker room: “We know we lost, but hey – we can still catch teams almost as bad as us”. Not a winning mentality to be sure …

  18. No way in hell this team beats Ottawa so 0-8 around the corner. Best move then is blow up the team and go for rebuild. Hey Redblacks did it in two years why not the Cats ?

  19. Ticat63 – I want to agree with your suggestion that Collaros is afraid of injury (another twist of the knee or blow to the head) that could curtail his career however when he first came back from ACL, I think he was lighting it up – he’s certainly changed, he’s different back there, just a shadow of who he was and I don’t believe it is all O-line issues.
    I agree with Angie-B that the “well were in the East so we can suck” mentality – that’s the wrong mind set. However I believe June Jones was brought here to help restore Collaros not prepare for Johnny Football although if he comes here, he deserves a chance at a fresh stary although on a short leash.
    Finally, KA divesting himself of the Head Coaching position to focus on other responsibilities should have been done at the end of last year not in mid-season. Damn I thought we’d never go back to the early-2000s again…

  20. Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 11:52 am //

    I’m not sure Austin needs to go, and certainly should and will be afforded another year to correct the situation. The coordinator situation needs to be addressed for sure. Ptaszek is good as gone and June Jones will be the official OC. Philip Lolley has the rest of this season to prove his worth or another DC will be in place for next season. And yes, hopefully Johnny Manziel will be in camp to compete with Collaros. If not Manziel, then another quarterback that has the ability to be QB 1 as it would be foolhardy to go into next season with just Collaros as the de facto starter. If the season continues to progress the way it is, would like to see Everett Golson get a chance to see what he can do … forget Masoli the team knows what he is already.

  21. Collaros is not the problem. He’s 28 and has been a top player in this league. Put him on a team with a good O-line, receiving group, OC and also a running game and he would tear it up.

  22. Just too many changes. New defensive backfield, new receiving core, new O-line. Every CFL team has to make changes due to salary cap and injuries, but this is way too much. In the last year we’ve lost Figoroa, Simmons, Olsen and Dyakowski from the O-line. Surely they aren’t that expensive to keep? The games are largely won and lost in the trenches.

  23. Rabidticat // August 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm //

    What I want is the baddest guys in the CFL on defence. I don’t care about the “3-4 series” per game crap. Punish ANYONE that touches the ball! Their goal, on offence, too, hould be to make the play, run over someone, within the rules, of course, but make them fear you. No team in the CFL is the least bit afraid to play this team. They were in the 90’s, even when our record was poor. It’s time to play smashmouth football here.

    • Rabidticat // August 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm //

      Makes for good entertainment, too. If I have to watch them lose it’ll at least have made the other team suffer.

  24. Angelo Bruno // August 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm //

    Where is the next Joe Montford & Tim Cheatwood ??? Even though this was guys were probably on the juice …

  25. K.A. WAS a great coach and a great player. But his way of doing things is outdated. He is a hard-ass angry screamer dictator type coach. That used to work well but not anymore. Young guys don’t respond well to that approach any longer. K.A’s ego is too big to adapt his way of doing things – although I hear he’s toned it down a little over the years. Maybe time for him to retire. Sad, really, because he was once hell of a player and a good coach back in the day.

  26. Ellingson // August 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm //

    People seem to miss the point. Overall, the talent is not there. Collars is constantly being pressured because the O line is not protecting him. Defense has too many ineffective rookies. The issue comes down to recruiting and that is, supposedly, the job of Tillman who clearly has failed to deliver. Tough to coach players with limited talent. And what team recruits a play who had 4 suspensions while in the NFL? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…..

    • You are absolutely correct. Very little talent on this team. Poor recruiting of 3rd rate American players who should have never been hired. Where are the outstsnding CIAU defensive backs from the Vanier Cup who played wonderfully? Did Austin even go to the game?

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