Sunday, September 25, 2011
Trying To Dissect That Disaster
(Picture Courtesy Jonathan Carriere www.jcfotos.ca)
Disappointment doesn't even start to describe it. I don't even know if a good old fashioned WTF can describe it. That was not Rider football under Ken Miller. I don't know what that was, but it was three hours of my life that I am not getting back. I did not see the B.C. Lions walking into Taylor Field and taking a 42-5 win over a putrid looking Riders team that made me wonder if we had done a rewind to the first part of the season.
I had a bad feeling about this one when the Lions marched down the field on a 15 or 16 play drive getting a field goal and then seeing the defence go back out immediately on a 32 degree day. The offence had to move the ball and they didn't when they had to. That spelled disaster.
Other thoughts on this debacle
--The Riders really and I mean REALLY missed Lance Frazier in the secondary.
--Just for a change, can we start throwing the ball on first down. 2nd and longs after a two or three yard run just don't cut it.
--Doug Berry may have left, but the shotgun draw remains in the playbook. That is the most predictable play out there and everyone can see it coming.
--Not that it mattered when it comes to the final score, but you get to the one yard line and then throw the ball three times?? Was Doug Berry back on the sidelines?
--Dario Romero is a good football player, but he has to get his attitude under control.
--Weston Dressler is not only good, but he is a tough s-o-b. He takes a lot of punishment out there.
--Nick Graham just can't do what he did. He wasn't the only one who had braincramps though.
--Has a Ken Miller team ever taken 16 penalties in a game?
--I won't be disappointed when the wasps are no longer a problem at the stadium.
--Korey Banks running into the goalpost at full steam was scary. He could laugh about it after, but that could have been a very sad way to end what was a sad football game.
--When was the last time the Riders got beat that bad at home. I can't remember seeing such a one sided verdict for the visitors since I've been going to games and I've been going for a long time. Its a tough question because Vanstone didn't even know.
--I really hope Paul McCallum is remembered as one of the greatest kickers the CFL has ever seen and not for one missed field goal in a Western Division final.
--How dumb has this CFL season been? Road teams have won more than home teams and that stupid coin that I flipped on Wednesday's Sportscage is 3-0 this week!!!!
The momentum of the past three weeks has definitely come to a screeching halt. The football team has six games left in the regular season. Dare I say they have to win 5 of them to get into the West playoffs.
The magic may have disappeared on the Mosaic turf this afternoon, but I don't think the spell that Ken Miller has cast over this team is gone. I think we all know this team is better than what they showed yesterday, but I think we also know that what seemed so promising when we woke up Saturday morning has all of a sudden taken a drastic turn.
Congrats to the Rams as they get in the win column with a 38-14 win over Alberta.
Is it just me or do you know that a CFL game where Andre Proulx is worth watching because you know at some point, he will botch something up. WOWWW!!
I know I am anti-Canadian in saying this, but I have no time for the single point. Remove the rouge!!
How many starters did the Bombers lose? I don't think I've ever seen one team lose so many guys.
Clarence Denmark of the Bombers made the catch of the year in the CFL and arguably football this season.
Thumbs up to the Pats who take two in a row from Swift Current to start the season as they go into Swift and win 4-2.
I guess Mark Lee is still with CBC as he did the exhibition game tonight between the Ducks and Canucks.
I just can't watch NHL pre-season hockey. I'll be there though when the real stuff starts.
Do you feel safer when outside knowing you won't be hit by a satellite returning to earth. I know I am.
Jon "Bones" Jones is one mean mo-fo.
Chris Cuthbert is now following me on Twitter. I find that to be so strange, yet I do consider it an honour. Thanks Chris!!
One of my neanderthal UFC buds found a video of midget MMA. Enough said!
Time to spend another Sunday on the couch flipping channels for Week 3 of the NFL season.
LOCK OF THE WEEK---Ravens over Rams
UPSET OF THE WEEK ---Seahawks over Cardinals (You are reading that right!!)
That is all! Enjoy your Sunday.