Podskee Wee Wee, Episode 115

On this week’s show, Mike and I return from our bye week to talk about the Ticats’ 18-13 loss to the Riders in Week 4, the expected retirement of Andy Fantuz, the team’s roster moves, Dylan Wynn’s suspension for his hit on C.J. Gable, preview this Thursday’s game against the Riders and I chat with Kevin O’Neill of CFL Fans in Toronto to discuss his group, what they do and what they hope for the future.

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Josh has been writing about the Ticats and the CFL since 2010 and was sporting his beard way before it was cool. Will be long after, too.
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5 Comments on Podskee Wee Wee, Episode 115

  1. You started off so well, and then it all went south. The reason most teams take the points in 3rd and 2 type situations when they are in easy field goal rang is because that’s usually the best thing to do. Look at the Winnipeg game. They gambled twice, got stuffed twice, and lost the game by 3 points.

    Why did Hamilton get away from the run? On their first drive, by my quick math, the RBs not including Masoli rushed for 42 yards. By the end of the game they had 36 yards, which means that for the rest of the game they had -6 yards. That’s why Hamilton abandoned the running game. The Rider D just shut it down. Masoli got his yards, both running and passing, but his completion percentage was way down, and that’s why Hamilton couldn’t sustain drives.

    No way Hamilton was putting up 50 on the Riders in this game. The Riders are still a very good team. They have a great defence and very good special teams. What they’re missing right now is a QB. If Collaros comes back strong or Bridge finds his game lookout.

    I’m not sold on the Hamilton D as a great defence either. They’ve been ok but I wouldn’t call them great overall. I think the Rider offence was just that bad in this game. The defence you should be raving about is the Rider defence. As putrid as the offence was the defence was outstanding.

    And btw, Hamilton’s leading rusher was their QB as well, and by a much bigger margin.

    Hamilton starting 5 times inside the 15 is crazy. I think that goes a long way towards explaining why Masoli had so many yards but the team didn’t have very many points. The Rider D kept his completion percentage low which mean that even though he moved the ball the drives eventually stalled.

    • MR. Green // July 17, 2018 at 9:43 am //

      They gave no respect to the Riders, called them a bad football team and Hamilton is better in all 3 phases, yet they contradicting the statement 5 minutes later regarding special teams.
      Riders have given up 9 more points, our offence has been terrible and turned the ball over a ton, yet only given 9 more points, and Hamilton leads the league in time of possession, I’ll takeour Defence, which is better.
      I’ll give Hamilton a better offence at this time, but with even average QB play, the Cats are on the field less, we move and score more because we had good field position. In crunch time Hamilton couldn’t make a key stop when the pressure was on.
      RFD is right, they weren’t gonna score 50.
      There was well over 500 yards of passing in Edmonton the other day and the score was 16-15.
      Riders are solid QB play away from being 3-1, but you call this team bad. Get your heads out of you’re behinds and quit acting like you’re elite.
      No matter the outcome Thursday, don’t put all your faith in that game.
      After this podcast, I want this one so bad to throw in your face. No one is winning back to backs , Hamilton is at home so they have great odds. If Bridge plays well Riders win for sure. If Riders win will you call your tabbies a bad team?

      • No kidding. Saying that Hamilton is better in all 3 phases is proof positive that someone had a half dozen too many wobbly pops. The Riders are clearly a much better team defensively and on special teams, but also currently a much worse team on offence.

  2. I’ve said in the past that Jones and Glanville are old-guy smart. This next game may prove if they’re old guy pig-headed. The CFL is all about in-game adjustments, particularly at halftime. Most games, CFL offences are less productive in the 2nd half. Cats stats so far this season show that. Field position is another big problem. Cats were leading the league in TOP and total offence, but a 60 or 70 yd drive is just netting them field goals., because of where they’re starting drives. The low number of take-aways are another problem, but that defence is too good to have that happen all season. When the take-aways start, they’ll come in bunches.

  3. MR. Green // July 17, 2018 at 11:07 am //

    We were also played only 5 days prior. Riders are the only team who does this 3 times this year with only 4 days in between. Will nipeg and Ottawa have zero, while everyone else has one except Toronto with 2 but one is Hamilton’s only scenario like this but is a back to back with Toronto.
    Not sure why the schedule is like that. Although we won the first of the 3, but still not right.

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