Disastrous third quarter sinks Ticats against Riders

Two weeks ago, it was possible to make the argument that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats deserved better in their loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, having dominated every statistical category except the scoreboard.

In the re-match Thursday night, they got exactly what they deserved.

The Riders outscored the Ticats 21-3 in a disastrous third quarter for the home side who turned a 10-point halftime lead into a eight-point deficit on their way to an eventual 31-20 loss.

There was no record for Jeremiah Masoli either as the Hamilton quarterback fell short in his bid for a 10th straight 300-yard passing games.

There is no shortage of blame to go around. The Ticats offence looked indecisive and turnover-prone while the defence gave up big plays instead of making them. Special teams gave up a punt return touchdown and head coach June Jones made a couple of truly inexplicable calls.

Things started OK. After a turnover staked Saskatchewan to a 3-0 lead, Hamilton responded, starting a drive inside opposition territory for the first time all season and converting it into a John White touchdown run.

Field position wasn’t an issue on the Ticats next score as Frankie Williams made a couple of quick cuts then exploded down the field, taking a punt return 98 yards to pay dirt and 14-3 lead. Lirim Hajrullahu drained a 42 yarder with under a minute to play in the half to give the home side a 17-7 advantage at the break.

It didn’t last.

The Riders took the ball to open the second half and that paid dividends quickly when former Ticat Marcus Thigpen sprinted 80 yards for his second touchdown in as many games.

The Ticats then tried an ill advised and ineffective quick kick on third and 13 near midfield that went absolutely nowhere and the Riders turned that into yet another major, Brandon Bridge connecting with a wide open Namaan Roosevelt. The mistakes left to the Ticats visibly frustrated on the sidelines and the Riders with a 21-17 lead.

After a Hamilton field goal, more Saskatchewan fireworks, this time from Christion Jones via a 61 yard punt return for a touchdown that capped a truly awful 15 minutes.

The Riders extended their lead with a field goal early in the fourth and a Masoli fumble sealed it. His performance will undoubtedly get the Johnny Manziel talk started in earnest.

With the loss, the Ticats fall to 2-3 in their five game stretch against West Division opponents to start the season. They’ll face their first Eastern opponent next Saturday when they host the Ottawa Redblacks.

No matter who they play, they’ll need to better.

Drew Edwards

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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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260 Comments on Disastrous third quarter sinks Ticats against Riders

  1. fannotacoach // July 19, 2018 at 10:27 pm //

    Chris Jones can’t coach, Bridge can’t through, Riders have no depth, can’t score TD’s. Why even bother eh?

  2. So now with a win I guess they might move up to 7th in the rankings.

    • LOL … those stupid power rankings. Expect the Ti-cats to climb at least one spot and the Riders to drop to 9th. And Edmonton to 1st or 2nd regardless if the Esks win or lose.

      • Considering how Regina lost to Montreal, a case could be made for them being the worst team in the league.

        Especially with how pitiful the offence is.

        • True enough but by the same goofy logic, Riders beat the TiCats twice and the Ticats beat the Esks so maybe the Esks should be in 9th. Esks haven’t played Montreal yet and by your logic, the Esks are the underdogs.

      • Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 10:38 am //

        @yoshi.

        Quit crying about the Eskimos. They don’t even play this week, ffs. This should be beneath you. I guess I had you pegged wrong.

        • well if the Esks don`t play that can only mean they will be moving up in the power rankings.
          ps. I don`t give a rats pj`s what you think.

  3. Terrible …..bad calls from June Jones and defence sucked .I am a Masoli supporter but I am starting to think that I wanna see what Manziel can do because 1 game off ok 2 games off might need to change it up ….cant believe I’m saying that lol

    • brian johnson // July 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm //

      Don’t get down on Jones and the cats. They were playing a western team at home. What you expect
      Miracles. Gees be real.

    • I agree with your comments…terrible coaching. Further to this Sask played decent and deserved to win. The DL looked tired and slow. Howsare had a great game. McPhee needs to start coaching. I wonder if he has ever heard of “rotating players”. McPhee needs to buck up or move on….

    • Fern Allary // July 19, 2018 at 11:20 pm //

      Lol you are starting to sound like a Rider fan…from a Rider fan…Go Riders

    • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm //

      Riders D deserves credit, they owned Masoli tonight

  4. hey ,little red 42-4 not, shows what you know about cfl football. go back to bed in your basement.

    • MR. Green // July 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm //

      You can add Ballentine and the 2 guys who have the TiCat podcast show app called this Rider team bad. But Ballentine is over his head writing stories and making predictions. A writer needs to be neutral, he’s a hater.

  5. It was amusing to hear casual fans and pom pom wavers pumping Jer Masoli’s tires as an MOP candidate – – a few even proclaimed he was a better QB than Mike Reilly.

    But as always I stand by my assessments and everyone is now realizing what I’ve been explaining for the past couple of years – – that Jer Masoli is a no-talent hack and dumber than a bag of rocks.

    That’s THREE (3) games with ZERO (0) touchdowns for Masoli. Which wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t bumbling the games away with asinine turnovers.

  6. The highlight of the night definetely was the 69 group performing at halftime…I wonder what their doing after lol

  7. When your QB is struggling why not try your back up QB.Is that game not about Wins,What is the worst thing that can happen? You are losing the momentum in the third and your at home maybe a change at QB sparks something!

  8. Ari Katz // July 19, 2018 at 10:33 pm //

    Losing two games like this is inexcusable especially when Saskatchewan is missing their starting quarterback. What is wrong with our coach? You leave your starting quarterback in to set a record that is not achieved and stumble yet again in the third quarter . Then send your starting quarterback out with a minute and a half to play and have him throw a bomb with the record yet again in mind. This loss again rests straight in the lap of Coach June Jones. You are the only coach in the CFL who will not breathe life into your team by changing up the quarterbacks. Johnny Manziel should have been in this game with ten minutes to go in the third quarter. Coach June Jones, you played to lose this game and you deserve the loss.

    • While I agree Manziel should have had a shot in the third … preferably he had some packages earlier in the game but Jones seems to be a one QB coach.

      The bomb with a minute twenty five had more to do with needing to score quickly than the record. Even if it went for a TD, it wouldn’t have give Masoli the record as it would have been about thirty plus yards short. Highly doubtful Toliver gets much more than 39 yards with Johnson in better position.

      The other questionable decision was to skip challenging the offensive pass interference on Toliver.

    • Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm //

      @Ari Katz.

      I agree totally. And, the worst part about everything you just said is this.

      There’s actually a freaking “ record “ for going 5-4 over a span of two different CFL seasons ? Just because the QB threw for 300 yrds/game ? It’s ridiculous, and in this case is the epitome of mediocrity, imo. It’s the CFL. If your starter did not throw for 300 yrds. He had an off day. The weather sucked. The zebras screwed up. His receivers dropped some easily catchable balls. Perhaps ridiculous penalties took 100 yrds off the board. Or, maybe his RB went off for 150 yrds. Etc, etc… It’s easy to see how one game out of every 8 could derail a string of consecutive 300yd games.

      I have seen Eskimo coaches caulk block these kinds of records in the past. I’ve even seen them not dress a player for the last reg season game, if the game had zero bearing on the final standings. Even though that player had a very real shot to break a “ LEGIT “ individual record. There’s a reason for that. There is very little room for that kind of sentimentality in CFL Football. It is the ultimate team game, and a so-called individual “ record “ like this should NEVER take presidence over what is best for the team.

      If the Tabbies were to miss the playoffs, altogether. It would serve them right, imo. I’m seeing way too much Maciocia level coaching from the East, so far this season. But, luckily the Tabbies are an East Division team. No matter how shitty a team plays. All they have to do is finish ahead of two really shitty East clubs, and they’re laughing. A free home playoff game, while being sub .500 is a joke. Especially, if FOUR, or even all FIVE West Division teams have more points in the standings.

      I’m going to Vegas in September, and if I can find a sportsbook offering it as a prop bet. I’m slapping down $1K that this is the season we finally get an All-West Grey Cup Game.

      Brutal !

  9. Really tough loss! Especially with a by-week and some momentum heading into this one.

    Masoli is a good player, but putting up pounts aint his forte’.

    Somethings gotta give. Offenses and defenses thrive off each other, but once that confidence is lost in one or the other it starts going downhill fast.

    Probably time to try JFF if he has somewhat of a grasp on the way the CFL game is played by now.

    • They deserved the loss this week … last week was the tough one.

      As for JFF … I don’t get why Jones has not setup a package for him. If he does come in, he’s coming in cold instead of with some plays under his belt.

      • According to what I have read Johnny learns everything that Masoli does. Hence Johnny is fully prepared.

        • Cat Fan // July 20, 2018 at 9:10 am //

          As fully prepared as a guy who has only played in pre-season can be and who has limited or no first team reps.

          Not sure where the intent is to put Manziel in a position to succeed that does not include any game time playing. Based on Collaros’ three plays in ten games – it is looking like Manziel won’t have any game time until Jones makes a switch – which I don’t understand.

    • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 12:19 am //

      Nice win, Riders.
      Texan, how do you think the Cats had momentum going into this game? They lost their previous game, remember? To the Riders.

    • Bye week? the Ticat players had 4 days to prepare.
      The team had given the players the week off and they returned on Sunday.

      • TheLastArgoFan // July 20, 2018 at 8:14 am //

        Same as the Riders, and mandated by the collective bargaining agreement.

  10. Had s good laugh at Jackass Glanville’s pathetic defence getting absolutely steamrolled.

    Giving up 218 rushing yards on 29 attempts is embarrassing – – but allowing a 30yd run when it’s 3rd-and-2 with the game on the line is absolutely humiliating.

    As usual Jackass Glanville is more concerned with self promotion and leaving tickets at will call for Elvis Presley than he is with actually winning football games.

    • MR. Green // July 19, 2018 at 10:44 pm //

      Why do you call Glanville a Jackass. Unwarranted statement. Look in the mirror and you will find a real jackass!

      • Do you watch much football, my friend?

        Leaving tickets at will call for Elvis Presley…making bets during pregame warm ups with opposing coaches as to how far his rookie QB can throw the ball…then giving the rookie QB away to Green Bay where he would go on to a Hall of Fame career…the guy who ran what Warren Moon described as a “circus atmosphere”…the guy who dressed up in a black fur coat for practice and ridiculous cowboy hats on game day.

        Yes, that’s him. Jackass Granville.

    • BC Rider fan // July 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm //

      Once a d-bag, always a d-bag, right brother without the talent?

      Your act is tired and lame.

    • Ridersrule // July 19, 2018 at 11:45 pm //

      He was leaving those tickets for reese bobby

    • you can gives us your opinion without calling every player you dont like something derogatory you are the only jackass with this attitude you are not well liked because of it

  11. Rider Fan // July 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm //

    The Riders deserves this win. Other posters will disagree but they did what is needed to win. Nice to see no parade planed yet. Let all the nay sayers begin now

    • They did what they needed to and took advantage of opportunities some bizarre decisions provided.

  12. Metogood // July 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm //

    Everyone keeps saying, oh the ti cats didn’t play well or masoli didn’t play well….. no the riders defence stopped them plain and simple and the offence got some traction. Stop whining about if this or that just realize u got out played

    • No way
      Those 2 TDS and the punt return were piss poor efforts by the cats,,,watch the film

      • Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm //

        Just like every TD Calgary has scored this year. Its the other team

      • It’s called game planning. First half lots of throws to the flat. On Roosevelts TD Bridge faked to the flat, receiver in the flat put his hands up like it was coming his way. Two Cat Dbs bit. Result = wide open receiver playing pitch and catch. You really don’t understand the game do you.

      • BLM the Choker // July 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm //

        and you are a piss poor loser. Why don’t you just dry up and blow away. Speaking of loser, that is the definition of you stampy. I’m waiting for the negative comments about the riders, you must have a list ready.

    • Out coached is more like it … full credit to the defense but at the same time – the blocked kick and Masoli’s fumble were bad plays.

      More puzzling … why no packages for Manziel?

  13. Stampeder Summer // July 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm //

    Ah…..I see you want to make this about me again!
    Fine.
    The Ti-cats shows how easily things can go bad. Fully in control until steroid Thigpen scored on a long run. Good block on the play , but the field was wide open after that. Ti-Cats played just as poor as they did the second half of the 60-1 game last year.
    Those are the facts of this game.
    The fickle fans of rider nation can resume the parade plans

  14. Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 10:39 pm //

    218 yards rushing and Hughes leads the league in sacks.

    • BLM the Choker // July 19, 2018 at 11:21 pm //

      Is this the same Hughes that the Stamps canned?? Isnt Hughes the leading sacker in the league? Maybe Huff has lost his edge and he is making too many mistakes. Hmmmmm, looks like Charleton looks very comfy in rider green. He is making Huffy and his piss boy Dickey look like fools.

  15. Ari Katz // July 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm //

    Let the quarterback controversy in Hamilton commence for real!!! Masoli is a 500 quarterback at best. Time to see what Johnny can do .

  16. Good to see Chris Jones and the Rider braintrust copy the Bombers’ pop gun offence.

    When you’re stuck with a scrub like Matt Nichols or no-talent hack like Brando Bridge at QB, it only makes sense to not have them throw anything beyond 10yds downfield and just dump off short passes then hope the receivers can make a play to gain some yardage.

    • fannotacoach // July 19, 2018 at 10:43 pm //

      I guess you missed parts of the game. It was pretty good.

    • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:30 pm //

      A51, watch the game then comment. Bridge had long passes to Holey and Roosevelt.

    • Ridersrule // July 19, 2018 at 11:51 pm //

      Why don’t you tell people what you really think , don’t hold back .
      I’m guessing when you walk into a room that people are all talking there is a sudden awkward silence . Then everyone suddenly has to leave .

    • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 12:33 am //

      Whatever 51. If it only makes sense to not throw over 10 yards, in your words, then they did the sensible thing. Ball control, time of possession, and a win. Sensible.

      • The pop-gun offence works in July and August but when the games matter in November, it gets badly exposed.

        Reference the Bombers going one-and-done with two consecutive playoff flame outs for the pop-gun offence.

        Actually, with just SIX (6) offensive touchdowns in FIVE (5) games, Regina is more like a squirt gun offence than a pop gun offence.

        • Komodo Dragon // July 20, 2018 at 9:16 am //

          Moronic comments from a moronic little boy who watches the space channel. Grow up area 0 your commenting out of your ass

        • Puck Hog // July 25, 2018 at 10:16 am //

          Geez, I agree with your assertion, and then you go spouting off on another angle. Ok, I’ll agree with you again: the Riders will only use the pop-gun offence until the end of August. Come September 1, they will then revert to passes over 15 yards and beat all comers. Simple. I don’t know why the coaches couldn’t figure this out. SMH!

    • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 is stupid my friend.

  17. Metogood // July 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm //

    I watched the game. And clearly the defence shut the Ti cats down

  18. This Time do not wait until week #9 All I can say is Steinauer!

  19. Ari I would definitely be against you in the past but now I almost agree with you ….unfortunately lol

    • I just call it as I see it, my friend.

      Unlike most, I’m able to look at the players and coaches objectively and then form my assessments and analysis.

      If I point out that a guy is trash, you can be pretty certain that he’s useless.

      Similarly, if I explain that a guy can play, you can be equally certain that he’s got some talent.

      • Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 10:58 pm //

        Ah, so you are blind. I get it now

      • fannotacoach // July 19, 2018 at 11:05 pm //

        He said Ari not Area!

      • GreenInCalgary // July 20, 2018 at 12:15 am //

        Area 51, I am sick and tired of you calling these players trash. Who do you think you are? These are men who have had great success during their brief careers in a very competitive environment. Many have made it to the highest levels in their sport, including the NFL even if only for a short time. You called Tre Mason trash when the Riders signed him and he has made valuable contributions to the team in the role that they have given him. These are human beings not trash and I hope you can hold your head up high when you compare what you have achieved in your life with them. Many athletes like these men go on to make great contributions to their communities and society after their careers are over, there are great examples of this in every CFL city.

        • I’m sure they’re wonderful people with charming personalities – – but if they’re trash football players, you can be certain that I’m going to point out examples of how terrible they are.

          A scarecrow could have thrown as many TD passes as Jer Masoli threw tonight. Or last week. Or in the season opener against Calgary.

          And since the scarecrow wouldn’t have thrown any catastrophic INTs as Masoli did in each of those games, we can conclude that a scarecrow would be a better option at QB than Jer Masoli is.

          The guy is not a pro level QB, my friend. If you want to wait until Masoli is demoted back to holding a clipboard – – or out of the league entirely – – before acknowledging it, that’s fine.

          But it doesn’t change the cold hard reality, my friend.

          • So- I guess you should be coaching the patriots or bills. why aren’t you ?. Maybe you’re just full of yourself and should find another hobby

          • Komodo Dragon // July 20, 2018 at 9:19 am //

            DONT call anyone on here your friend! You don’t have any space boy. Go sit in your area and talk your crap to yourself. Area 51 .. what s joke!

          • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 is a goof that knows nothing about football my friend.

      • Rider Prider // July 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm //

        Lol “objectively”?!?!?! Bahaha good one. Thanks for the laugh.

  20. So…Saskatchewan didn’t play well – Hamilton had a disastrous third quarter…gotcha!

    • MR. Green // July 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm //

      All these fools said Hamilton would win easy. I/we said, even avarage QB play and we can beat anyone.
      Only Dunk among the writers, who understands the game, picked the Riders. He understands the game, these haters are b!indeed by jelous hate.
      I was hoping the last drive 2 weeks ago would give Bridge confidence and it did.
      BTW, Stegall and Burris should be fired.

    • That’s the most succinct comment you’ve ever made.

      Basically it was a battle between Smithers and Mr Burns.

      • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 is a troll that knows nothing about football my friend.

  21. Metogood // July 19, 2018 at 10:45 pm //

    Ricky ray made a live throwing the 10yard ball and then relayed on his receivers to get the yac yards

    • Educate yourself, my friend.

      Before he shredded his shoulder back in 2014, there was no QB in CFL history who threw a better deep ball than Ricky Ray.

      • Get an education my friend, then you wouldn’t say the exact same sh*t each week about every effin team in the league.

  22. Let’s be honest – – this was a game between a couple of mediocre bottom feeders.

    Neither team has a hope in hell of winning a championship this year. But at least this home-and-home was somewhat entertaining – – they’re equally useless at QB and the bumbling miscues were good for a few laughs.

    • Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm //

      And still better than your Argos. Whats Ricky up to?

      • Please address Toronto as “The Defending Grey Cup Champion Argonauts” in all future discussion this year.

        Hamilton didn’t get a sniff at the playoffs last year and Regina got KTFO’d in Toronto.

        I do appreciate Rider Fan scraping together enough money for Greyhound bus fare and a ticket to the EDF. Thank you for your donation.

        • Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm //

          You didn’t answer my question

        • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm //

          Youre welcome. Sask and the west has been bailing Ontario out for years financially. The east is a bunch of liberal tax sucking bail out snowflakes. You fit right in. You probably own stock in bombardier and think we don’t need pipelines

        • Lets be honest – I cheer for the Argos every year (when not playing the Riders) not because I like the team but because if they don’t do well their 6,000 fans will bail on them and put the league in Jeopardy – AGAIN.
          Go Defending Grey Cup Champion Argonauts, Go!!!!.

        • Ah tiny little A51… With his LMS. He was never picked to play sports in middle school as he was too short and not athletic enough, so he comes on here and takes his frustration out on the professional athletes he watches on his bank-owned TV. Strive for tallness 51!! You’ll get it. My regards to you and the as$crack of Canada.

        • Trestman said not to refer to the Argos as defending Grey Cup champions because they are a different team this year so I will follow his wishes.

      • POS comment making fun of Ray like that,

        I now have an evil grin on my face as I rub my hands together,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, oh how I will revel in the ass kicking about to be put down by Calgary on you next week. I say we run up the score to……..you deserve it with commenst like that.
        Bo’s coming tic toc,,,,,tic toc…

        • From the biggest POS here. Bo better be going…..to get a sandwich – clip clop clip clop

        • Green=Money // July 20, 2018 at 12:07 am //

          That’s creepy. Same look when you open the niece’s bedroom door hey?

        • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 12:45 am //

          Creepy. Evil grin and all. Hope your prediction for next week’s game is as accurate as for your Riders’ game prediction today, lol! But it is so enjoyable watching you set yourself up for disappointment. You have been disappointed so regularly in your life, I guess it is easy now to understand why you turned out the way you did. Keep working on your Go Fund Me campaign, though…….

        • Think Bo will be healthy enough to play with his knee? If he starts the game, Hughes and Jefferson will finish it for him.

        • Bo Levi is a bust // July 20, 2018 at 10:30 am //

          Bo is coming and going nowhere. He got one little bump on his knee and now he is reeling like a little school girl whining and complaining that he was hit illegally. The guy is the biggest pussy in the league and Charleton can’t wait to grab him and throw him to the ground at Mosaic. He said that, he as much said that Bo was the biggest baby on that team, funny how it comes out now.

    • You certainly are an authority on useless.

    • Well said… amen

    • Area 51 let guess. If the Riders had lost, Hamilton would be on the road to being the East Division champions right? But since the team you wanted to lose, won, both teams are “mediocre bottom feeders.” Smh you’re sad.

    • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 is a goof my friend.

  23. The phantom offensive pass interference may have been the worst call in the history of the league. Of course no bearing on the outcome of the game as Masoli absolutely stunk beyond belief – June Jones is more stubborn leaving him in the game than Austin was with Collaros. The pooch punt call may be one of the stupidest calls I have seen in modern memory and Mazoli’s fumble was just as patheticas his 3rd and one attempt.

    • PHANTOM interference call is right.

    • Yes it was Mark…happened right in front of me. Respectfully disagree though that it didn’t affect the outcome…had that catch counted the TC’s would have kept marching up the field and restored momentum…instead they boot it away and have a TD scored against them. It’s the “Proulx” TC nemesis extraordinaire factor again. People call me crazy but you tell me the last time TC’s won at THF with this goof as ref? I won’t even get into the 2014 GC…

    • Not phantom. If a receiver pushes off a defender and comes back to the ball it will get called every-time. If you are both pushing while running down field the defender will get called. It was the proper call. You can’t push off to get separation.

      • I agree with you – just there was no push – nothing even close – nothing more than hand-fighting that is allowed.

      • There was no “push” – hand on shoulder “touch” for half second while going for the ball – zero effect on the defender. If that nonsense was called against your team you’d be crying bloody murder.

  24. Green=Money // July 19, 2018 at 10:49 pm //

    Thigpen averaged 80 yards per carry tonight

  25. Time to change June Jones to quarterback coach and with haste bring in the CFL experience of Orlondo to head coach.

    To run the ball with White was unbearable to watch and disheartening.An unknown Cat given all that running while our passing game with solid Cats was allowed to dry up.

    June June’s luck has run out and the experiment of NFL coaches will only lead to disaster.Thank goodness someone had the foresight to hire Orlondo.

    Fate is strange: another Jones, finishes off Jones.

  26. It won’t be pretty in Hamilton this week.

    CONFIDENCE is lost. Would hate to be in that locker-room tonight.

    Jones only choice is to try and jumpstart this team by trotting out JFF

    • The TC’s should have “jump started” it in the 3rd quarter when the game was slipping away…hell, I would have even put in a long retired ago Mike Kerrigan in there…dude didn’t have it tonight…pretty obvious to everyone…

  27. Metogood // July 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm //

    This shows the riders can win back to back games with our backup qb where everyone (tsn)said they would lose, notice the silence on the tsn panel when the riders went up a score they were stunned

  28. rThis was a team loss. Riders did better in all aspects of the game. They deserved to win. Cats and Masoli were due for a bad game
    Really gotta question some of the coaching, though

    • Well- said! Nice to see a voice of reason. And June Jones did admit after the game in his presser that he didn’t call the best game. Riders appear to be the Ticats “kryptonite” while the Stamps seem to do that to Ottawa – only worse! Time to learn from the bad calls, poor play and move on before this turns into a repeat of last season. This team has enough talent to compete, but they need to stay focused.

  29. I was happy with the defensive effort by the Riders. I thought they were toast when Moncrief went out with an injury but they held together. Ticats tried to exploit Edam at SAM but he did ok. Good job Riders.

  30. Metogood // July 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm //

    I have educated my self, the two or three he threw a game or the year he played half the season and was the mvp

  31. Ari.. Masoli is 8-7 since he got the starters job last year. So yea 500 at best. June needs to save his own butt and be right that John will be the CFL GOAT

  32. Surprise the Cats raid a couple nursing homes to find their Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator what a joke of a franchise.

  33. Area 51. Ok you have pointed out all the lousy players. Tell me 2 ticats who can play.

  34. MR. Green // July 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm //

    No sacks given up, 5 penatlties, 0 turnovers. Solid D and efficient offence winning the time of possession. Great coaching by the best coach in the CFL. This is a good team.

    • Reality check
      The Calgary Stampeders next week!

      • Who. Cares

      • BLM the Choker // July 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm //

        reality check, BoLevi with his new sickly looking body, is so injury proned, as soon as a def player gets close to him he throws the ball away. Charley Hughes is licking his chops to get his mitts on Bo so he can drive him into the turf. By the way, stampy, how is that attendance average of 18K at that grand ole dump in Cowtown doing!! heeeeheee

        • lol
          1 win and you guys think you’re world beaters…typical

          • Ridersrule // July 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm //

            Back to back grey cup losses and you think the stamps are world beaters

          • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 12:51 am //

            World beaters? The comment was about Bo Levi (it has been bandied around that he suffers from scurvy) and the McBarn (home of the historic McChokers). It was you talking about world beaters.

      • GreenInCalgary // July 19, 2018 at 11:47 pm //

        Next week – Riders 27 Stamps 10. Happy to discuss it with you after the game right here on 3Down.

        • hahahahhahahahahahhaha
          Have a nice evening GreenInCalgary
          You never learn do you?

          • MR. Green // July 20, 2018 at 3:13 am //

            Yup- hat was awsome. If GreeninCalgary accepts we will likely never hear from him again.

          • Bo Levi is a bust // July 20, 2018 at 10:38 am //

            how come everytime you get owned on here, your only comment back is “Have a nice evening”, then I look down a couple of posts and there you are again. Your weird, your sick and have mental issues.

        • GreenInCalgary // July 19, 2018 at 11:55 pm //

          Look forward to exchanging messages with you after the game.

          • Careful GreeninCalgary….this is about the time he asks you out for drinks and a meal.

          • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 1:52 am //

            Haha. You’re correct, Yup!

          • Bo Levi is a bust // July 20, 2018 at 10:36 am //

            Red is a stalker, asking people out for a meal and a few drinks. I wonder if he will bring his mommy along?? WOW!! can’t believe the guy gets on here, abuses the riders then invites their fans out for some conversation. He has mental issues.

        • Ridersrule // July 20, 2018 at 12:00 am //

          Red will have his roledex of excuses handy . The refs gave the riders the game , stamps should have won if we hadn’t thrown the pick 6 , riders were cheating .

    • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm //

      very impressed with their discipline and defense tongith. They owned the casts offense.

  35. Foryourinformation // July 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm //

    D r e w,
    Thigpen was a Saskatchewan Roughrider before he was a Tiger Cat

    • Sure … on the PR then active roster with zero stats in 2009 then cut at the end of the 2010 training camp.

      His CFL stats start with 2010 as a Cat so I’m not sure why it’s important versus what he did as a Cat.

  36. Drew… your assessment is way to soft… quite simply the Ticats were out coached, out played and out classed… glad June didn’t put Johnny Football in because it would have been a total waste if his talent with the terrible offensive scheme and play calling… the defence was missing in action and our special teams suck…

    • RIGHT on all counts

    • Agree, Mr. Snake. And if I may add, when you allow a 32 year old RB to hobble into the end zone (yes Thigpen, I loved you when you played with the TC’s…but now you don’t) basically unobstructed for a key TD, AGAIN, then there is a serious problem with your D. Oh yeah, someone please report Daly as a missing person.

    • The sad part is I thought Chris Jones was being “out coached” with his QB change every third series until June Jones pulled that 3rd down short punt stunt. It failed miserably. I think the game changed for Hamilton at that point.

  37. Oh how sweet it is! But I’ll leave my gloating for another thread. The worst thing the Ticats can do after this game is to freakout. The Riders were expected to be a top tier team this year, and we are … except for the QBing. Our defence the last couple of weeks has been masterful. I think you have to call it the best defence in the league at this point. You have to feel sorry June Jones. He hasn’t even been in the league a year yet and he had to face a defence like that. I wonder how many times he’s seen a DE drop back to the S position and pick off a ball, like Antigha did last game? Hamilton is still a very good team. The Riders are just better. Our strength beat your strength today, and our offence did enough to win us the game. It’ll be interesting to see how our defence does against Calgary next week.

    • MR. Green // July 19, 2018 at 11:13 pm //

      9 straight games, June’s offence and Masoli 300 + yards. Riders held them to 184. No defence has come close. So yes, best defence in the CFL. We lost Moncrief and I was a little worried also when Butler went down but he came back. Moncrief is among the best. Sounds like he is out for a bit, however they picked him up nicely.

      • I’m not sure where Elam has been practicing but would be a very good fit for that position.
        nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/matt-elam?id=2540153

        • I missed that Elam was a safety. I orginally thought he was too small at 5’10” to play Sam but since he has played the US equivalent of the position maybe he is activated next week? Might be better suited to Sam than db.

      • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:44 pm //

        that left me very worried too. I was happy to see butler come back out. Moncrief will be missed.

        Our D is looking very good.

  38. Not Masoli’s best game, or June Jone’s. The game gave their Eastern region opponents a chance to take advantage. If Montreal and Toronto win, and Ottawa loses, they will equal Hamilton’s record. Hamilton looked impressive only a couple of weeks ago.

    • Fern Allary // July 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm //

      That was before they met the Riders D.

    • FrankS…I usually agree with you…but I went to that debacle tonight…and the truth is that they both SUCKED. Throw Glanville in there as well…and Orlando.

  39. fannotacoach // July 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm //

    Listen to those splashes. All those Cat fans abandoning ship.
    Welcome to the CFL

  40. Evil Empire // July 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm //

    Stupidly coached game by the old guy in Ham. Meaningless Individual records in the ultimate team game is not what a good football coach is about. Two losses in a row to SK. What a joke. Good thing they play in the East division, where that kind of thing doesn’t kill you as easily as it does in the West.

    Hamilton is now is LOSING team. I’m curious when a QB change might be an idea to explore ? Heisman Trophy Winner in the room. Could he do any worse than Masoli did ? I honestly don’t think so.

    I was thinking Ham would be the East representative in the GC this year. Unless something changes, I doubt there will be an Eastern team in the Grey Cup Game.

    The QB change should have been made in the 4th. And how do you trust a coach that didn’t make the change ?

    • June was completely out coached by Chris in this game O vs. D, but that’s not unexpected. Chris is a great defensive coach and long time CFLer. June is still learning the CFL game and he’s bound to get schooled by wily vets like Chris a time or two along the way.

    • The whole team was playing poorly. Manziel would have been in a tough situation and may have looked bad.
      By the way, guys, this is just one game

  41. Larry Dean = mediocre
    Masoli = inconsistent
    Tolliver = can’t perform any more.
    June Jones = poor judgment.
    Ticats = another losing season
    Ticat fans = biggest chumps in the CFL.

    • 2 – 3 record against west is not all that bad. beat eskimoes and bombers. Rider coaches drew up better schemes. Not all is lost.

    • Only agree with you on Dean. Still looking for him to make a game changing play. Zambiasi he is not.

  42. Masoli has had 5 games and is not moving the cats. time for Johnny

  43. gocatsgo // July 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm //

    Putting the inept play by the Hamilton defence as they were torn apart tonight aside it should be time for June Jones to use all assets he has on this team and that means giving a start to Johnny Manziel. It was apparent by the end of the third quarter that Masoli was not able to get this offence going, Sure teams with the right guy at quarterback can turn it around in the dying minutes of a CFL game and steal one so Jones played the loyalty to his starter card to the hilt but to no avail. He has kept a Heismann trophy winner on the bench for two consecutive weeks when his starter couldn’t get it done. If his number 2 quarterback had no resume , which some may say that is the case because he is largely unproven as a pro but let’s give him a bit of credit and say that Johnny M at least has potential. He may not be the next Flutie yet but Masoli has not produced lately , and that may not entirely be his fault because it seems his receivers were not having the best night either. But it is the nature of the position that if your team loses badly and your personal stats are bad your coach will look to his backup to make his team better.
    Personally I would like to see Manziel get the start. But that would necessitate a change in who gets first team reps this week ,which would give Manziel the best opportunity to succeed. Not sure Jones is ready to take that step but shouldn’t he seriously consider the move ? If he doesn’t at this point what do they have to wait for? To go 2-4 ? They have the potential to win the east and that becomes increasingly difficult if they do go 2-4.Kent Austin could not give up on Collaros but a quarterback change should be seen as giving up on Masoli rather a chance to look at what Manziel can offer.

    • Totally agree. Even not putting Manziel in the last 2 min, when the game was basically over, stinks of JJ and his man love for Masoli…just like Austin and Collaros.

  44. Dundas dude // July 19, 2018 at 11:33 pm //

    Time for Johnny Football.

  45. gocatsgo // July 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm //

    Sorry should have said “not be seen as giving up on Masoli.” This looks like Trump back pedalling … geez!!

  46. Fern Allary // July 19, 2018 at 11:38 pm //

    Riders beat the best team in the East back to back. Now 2 of the next 3 against the algae eaters.Go Riders

  47. Tom Brady would have looked terrible tonight with this team

  48. Now that the Ticats have lost 2 to the dregs of the west maybe the hype will finally die down a little

  49. Regina wins two in a row against a no-talent hack like Masoli and the laughable Hamilton coaching staff – – now Rider Fan wants to pump the tires on the bandwagon.

    Let me remind you, this is a team that lost to Montreal, a CIS calibre team. At home.

    It’s also a team that’s put up a grand total of SIX (6) offensive TDs in FIVE (5) games.

    • true green // July 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm //

      what does (SIX) mean? do you mean 6? or six? or 1×6=6? maybe if you emphasized it, or typed a little louder we would all be able to understand (UNDERSTAND) just what you are trying to educate us with (my friend).

    • GreenInCalgary // July 19, 2018 at 11:52 pm //

      Let me remind you this team beat the defending grey cup champions.

      • lol
        The Argo’s are 1-3

        • GreenInCalgary // July 20, 2018 at 12:27 am //

          Keep laughing, but I can’t wait to hear what you say next week when your highly overrated team loses to the Riders and who you will blame for the loss. If you blame Chris Jones as you seem to do for everything else that goes wrong – for once you will be right.

        • Bo Levi is a bust // July 20, 2018 at 10:41 am //

          but still GC champs. what does their record now have to do with them being GC champs?? Ya, thought so. Your arguments are like listening to a 5 year old child.

      • Winning in June when nobody cares about the outcome of the games doesn’t quite compare to winning in No ember when it matters, my friend.

        • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 is a moron that knows absolutely nothing about football my friend.

    • fannotacoach // July 19, 2018 at 11:52 pm //

      “Regina” also beat the GC champs. Next game will be telling.

    • Ridersrule // July 20, 2018 at 12:10 am //

      First off the riders play in Regina but they haven’t been the Regina roughriders for many years . I realize you are from the east and probably can’t spell or pronounce saskachewan. And the loss to Montreal you relish in bringing up beat the mighty stamps last year . You seem to pride yourself on football knowledge yet the fact that weaker teams beat better teams in all sports seems to be lost on you .

    • Seems to me that I’ve heard that the “almighty” Bo Levi Mitchell has NEVER won in Montreal Area 51. Explain that. It’s the CFL, anything can happen. A bad game against Montreal doesn’t define the Riders season.

  50. This is JFF’s team now!!!

  51. First down // July 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm //

    What a terrible game refs turned the momentum with offensive pass interference call that was probably the worse penalty call I have seen this year.

  52. Good thing there were a lot of empty seats (as usual), so not as many had to experience the horrible game.

  53. Unfortunately, Masoli is not a starter he is way too inconsistent he’s either really hot and looks amazing or he looks like a 3rd stringer some nights. I was expecting to see Manziel in the 3rd quarter but I guess Jones really wanted to see if Mazola could get his 300yds. Who cares isn’t this about winning games?

    • Cat Fan // July 20, 2018 at 9:25 am //

      Not sure why people keep thinking Masoli staying in was about the record. It seems more of the same old, same old where Jones is unwilling to switch QBs, short of being forced to by injury (similar to Austin last year).

      When he took over his only goal was to win games so that he could become HC yet when Masoli was cold – he never used another QB.

  54. Stampeder Summer // July 20, 2018 at 12:10 am //

    It was interesting hearing Naaman Roosevelt’s Dad talking to TSN.
    Sounds like he wishes his son played for the Cats

    • Ridersrule // July 20, 2018 at 12:15 am //

      Wow you really are delusional . You hear something and it hits your brain and gets all twisted up and you come on here and post it . You really are a odd dude . I would love a conversation with people that know you and have tried to get you help. Mental is nothing to be ashamed of .

    • Green Apples // July 20, 2018 at 12:17 am //

      Goof.

    • Green=Money // July 20, 2018 at 12:17 am //

      Nope. Didn’t say that at all. Said how amazing the Riders are to their family.

      • You gotta read between the lines sometimes

        • Green=Money // July 20, 2018 at 12:32 am //

          And sometimes you have to listen to what they are saying.

        • Ridersrule // July 20, 2018 at 12:34 am //

          Ya I hear ya I watched an interview with Mitchell a few days ago and he doesn’t seem happy in Calgary at all , he alluded that he would love to team up with Hughes in saskachewan and win a grey cup.

          • Well I’m sure rider fans wouldn’t be very happy with that. After all, Bo is an overrated cry baby right?

          • Bo Levi is a bust // July 20, 2018 at 10:45 am //

            and the walls are crumbling down in stampland. The coaching staff is inept and fighting, the starting QB wants to be somewhere else and their GM has checked out and is fly fishing in the mountains. ha ha, plus their stadium is crap. Forgot about the stadium so I wanted to mention that too. One more thing, their fan base is dwindling, with an average of less than 20K each game. Riders get 20K in December when the team isnt even playing. ha ha love a good stamp joke.

        • Yet you peek between the curtains – creep

  55. Pennyrocker // July 20, 2018 at 12:21 am //

    What Riders spoiled the party again.
    JJ made the right call with a minute left to throw the bomb.

    Masoli corn oil let it slip past his grasp. Pressure got him that is all. He had his moment to break a long standing record and failed. Boo Whoo.

  56. OldBaldGuy // July 20, 2018 at 12:40 am //

    Note to Stampeder Summer. I know Chris Roosevelt personally and had a beer with him at the game. It’s a close family and 18 Roosevelts were at the game…so being so close in Hamilton (i.e. Buffalo) would be great for them. There is no thought that Naaman’s should be anything other than a Rider though.

  57. Rider4life // July 20, 2018 at 12:46 am //

    Wow area 51 your expectations of our Saskatchewanroughriders or as you cant spell and use Regina sure went down the toilet lmao. Yea lost to Montreal start of season as well as beat your so call Toronto baby blues. Well looks like you ain’t mr football anymore especially when Saskatchewan goes in as the underdog tonight at 9.5.and cleans up on the tigercats. Saskatchewan came to play and out played a good team but you say bottom feeders well we beat your Toronto boatman and they were grey cup champs last year but we still beat them. As for stampeder Hughes and Jefferson and Evan’s will be planting little Bo peep into the ground on the 28th cant wait for your comments then lol. But anything can happen in CFL and usually does. Oh and in the next 2 weeks a couple of additions coming to the Saskatchewan roughriders.

  58. Assessment from a neutral observer.

    Chris Jones has Masoli confused with his defensive fronts. It was pressure from all areas and Masoli was confused.

    The Roosevelt touchdown was due to a simple pump fake. The Rider had been throwing short passes until then. The pump fake drew the defensive back in and Roosevelt went up the seam.

    The returns were both guys heading north south and some solid blocks.

    Hamilton needed to run more. The riders run defense is susceptible to the run.

    Bridge looked different coming in off the bench after being pulled. Back to the days of JJ Barnagle in sask. Maybe he saw something in the defense or he was able to get his head in the game. But his mechanics are atrocious. He can’t be a starter with how he plays.

    June Jones and company were just out coached. After watching guys like Wally, Sherman, Jones I think the game has evolved past them.

    Sask is in deep against good teams like Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. You can’t win on big plays but need long drives and to control the ball.

    • MR. Green // July 20, 2018 at 1:00 am //

      Riders controlled the ball. Over 32 minutes. I think the, I know the Riders can play with those teams. Riders are getting better against the run. Thier RB did have a 4.7 , take his longest run away and it’s a 3 yard average.
      As long as the offence continues to improve, they are not in deep.Edmonton has yet to beat a team we lost to. Ha ilton destroyed them, we took them to school back to back. We’ve beat both teams who beat them. If Will nipeg loses, thier 2-4, were 3-2. Now it’s early and it means nothing yet. All that matters is winning in November. Tired of people disrespecting this team as a whole.

      • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 1:13 am //

        No worries, Mr. Green. The two or three “experts” on here that disrespect the team are inconsequential. Jealousy motivates them. Of course the Riders have received their respect based upon their ply on the field, and that is where respect is garnered, not in the comments section of 3Down.

      • Not sure about you, but when it matters in November I’d take Mike Reilly over Brando Bridge or Dave Watford 1000% of the time.

        Beating a mediocre football team with a horrifically bad QB and a laughably inept coaching staff a couple times in July isn’t something to get too excited about.

        But maybe in Regina, that’s cause for celebration.

        • Those are the 2nd and 3rd string qb’s you named who are beating “mediocre” teams. Collaros will be just fine come November. Btw I wouldn’t get too excited about having Franklin as a starter either, he’s one of the most overhyped, least experienced qb’s in the league.

        • I stand by my assessment that Dumbass 51 spews moronic posts that confirms he knows nothing about football my friend.

  59. Stampeder Summer // July 20, 2018 at 1:44 am //

    Oops I just soiled myself, I have to get mom to change my diapers.

  60. Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 1:56 am //

    Ok, so much for the extra time you spent with your “life coach”……..

  61. Scottsask // July 20, 2018 at 2:10 am //

    Good grief, goooooooo Riders! #ryanballantineshutyourmouth

  62. Wow, you Rider fans are easy to impress: a contender would be outraged at 3-2 but here you all are talking [email protected]

    Oh well, you play the Stamps next. That one should be over by halftime; maybe earlier. Someone just flatten Gainer in the parking lot and end his suffering.

    • Puck Hog // July 20, 2018 at 6:49 am //

      I agree with you; I think the Riders will win, but not by half-time. It will come down to the third quarter.

  63. Chris Jones has figured out June and Jerry (Masoli and Not For Long). Chris played two QBs so Jerry G would gave to plan twice. Masoli has ben 500 in the CFL. June needs to learn from Chris and the blue jays. Have a starter then bring in reliever.

  64. The announcer noted Masoli seemed lackadaisical on some late drives. He lacks the fire and its never over spirit if Johannes Fussball. The last two turnovers were pure Junior plays. Start Masoli again but bring in the Heisman reliever if Jerry does not improve.

  65. Ticats1 // July 20, 2018 at 8:48 am //

    Here’s a thought, our qb has passed for 300 yds in 9 straight games so let’s come out and….RUN the ball. Pathetic game for the cats, the coaches and for the fans who had to pay good money to watch that. I think June Jones out coached himself. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Looks like the same old cats.

  66. Ticat Mike // July 20, 2018 at 9:07 am //

    Not sure why my comment awaits moderation? LOL….. I”ve been contributing for many years, less so now as my interest in the team is waning due to repeated mistakes, shortcomings.

    • Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 9:56 am //

      @TIcat Mike.

      I hear ya. I think it’s actually the length of the post that might do it. I’ve written a few long ones, as happens at times. Sometimes you can’t squeeze complex thoughts, and arguments into a short post. I just got that BS message too, after typing for 5 mins.

      It’s annoying AF.

      Especially considering the over the top trolling on exhibit in here every freakin day. Say whatever the hell you want. Just keep it short.

  67. Ticat Mike // July 20, 2018 at 9:08 am //

    settling at the .500 mark (at best), and making same errors re talent evaluation, trades, recruitment priorities, failing to win a grey cup in decades in a 9 team league — is inexcusable.

  68. The big talk is already starting!
    Is this want it’s going to be like for the next week?
    Just know you are setting yourselves up for a lot of guff – or trolling as you all like to call it- with a loss.
    Just warning you now.

    • Wow! Lmfao Stampeder Summer. You’re threatening to troll? You have 25/245 comments on this article about the Riders and Ti-Cats. That’s over 10%. What do you call that?

  69. True Green // July 20, 2018 at 9:30 am //

    1 wonder how Jerry aka Ballantine aka Red aka Stampeding aka Shitstoric McMahon feels about his prediction today?

  70. Stampeder Summer // July 20, 2018 at 9:31 am //

    Sliders will get wiped off the planet next game…lol…lol…as the universe intends it to be…lol…lol…

    • Stop your childish imitations. Everyone knows you’re a riderfan. You are making ridernation look bad.

      • Stampeder Summer // July 20, 2018 at 11:03 am //

        Want to be like me little boy?……It won’t get you anywhere…..lol…lol…go back to your corner and cry….lol…lol….

  71. Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 9:47 am //

    The Tabbies are not nearly as good as they actually looked against the injury depleted backfield of the Eskimos in game 2 of the season. They almost had me fooled after their first 3 games. The small sample size was deceiving, but I thought Ham just might have a good football club. The last game cast serious doubts on that line of thinking. This game completely obliterated that charade.

    The East is as big a debacle, and embarrassment as ever. J Jones, and Ham aren’t the only victims of self inflicted wounds. Trestman has been yakking it up with stupid coaching, too. He cost his team a loss in game 1. And a loss in game 4.

    • Actually i think it’s the Eskimos who aren’t nearly as good as some people were expecting.

      • Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 12:46 pm //

        @RFD.

        If you say so.

        • MR. Green // July 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm //

          You’re saying the East is as bad as ever yet Edmonton 1-2 vs the East and 2-0 vs the West. To me it’s just been a strange season so far. Still too early

  72. The silence from our two stooges Davis and Gasson sure is deafening, isn’t it? lol

  73. Bad game by the Tiger-Cats. Bad games happen. There’s a lot of blame to go around. To pin this loss on only Masoli is just plain wrong.

    PS: Dumbass 51 is a moron that knows nothing about football my friends.

  74. Evil Empire // July 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm //

    LOL. It’s too funny.

    A51 really gets you kids going, eh. It’s like old times on RF in here.

  75. Metogood // July 20, 2018 at 1:02 pm //

    Stamps get all the calls there way anyways the only way to keep a football team in Calgary is to make sure there on top, so when blm cries foul he’s actually telling the commish I want justice for being hit, kinda reminds me of the snowflake pc crowd always wining about something

  76. Great game, Riders!!! Have to admit, I had my doubts on the rematch against Hamilton. Jones did an excellent job of planning against the Tiger-Cats (especially on the defensive side) and yakking it up before the game. Was glad to finally see Jones side with a quarterback. As much as some question Bridge, I thought he did a great job. Credit also goes out to Duron Carter who did a fine job blanketing Tolliver, though, I feel he would provide more of an impact opening up the Rider offence in passing situations thus helping the quarterbacks even more. In addition, the defense played another great game. Offense and special teams made some big plays and gave up a few big returns. Kudos to special teams ace, Christion Jones, and the incredibly (young) Marcus Thigpen for huge plays in the second half. Way to go, Riders!!!

  77. I want Brandon Bridge to do well but damn it, why does he only play so well against the Ticats?

  78. Again, TC’s lose against a 10th string QB…wear paper bags over your heads fellows…especially you two, Dean and Daly. To let a 32 year old RB merely gallop through the middle unobstructed is embarrassing.

  79. A dismal display of poor choices by our head coach. If Mosoli starts next game with Manziel sitting on the bench…..I give up! Mosoli is not getting the job done.

  80. the chaos Chris Jones brought is exactly what Mr. Football excels in. The Bengals were being crushed by Herr Fussball on Thursday night 2015 with an all out chaos blitz. 2nd half they did the opposite and gave him all the the time in the world. It worked. You knew every team was gonna do that now. Next week the Steelers copied the Bengals and Senor Futbol shredded them for 300. Monseur Football can thrive in calm or chaos now. Everybody desperately wants Masoli to succeed to show that the CFL takes years to learn. Facts are since he took the reins last year he is 8-7 or barely 500. Pretty large sample size. June will have to face the truth which is Masoli is a 500 QB at best. Johannes Fussball? Who knows? but if Tabbies are sub 500 for much longer you gotta find out

  81. It’s only one game guys -which they could have won. They could have all of the previous four games as well.

    The QB is not responsible for mistakes made by the ref , or the defensive secondary or the special teams.

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