One day after the Toronto Argonauts got thumped 32-13 by the lowly Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the team's home-opener, Argos owner David Cynamon had some harsh words for his squad.
"It's not a great day," Cynamon told TSN's Off the Record on Friday.
"It's a major disappointment. I mean, it's like hosting a party at your home, you've got everything lined up, everybody is showing up, weather is great and you forgot to bring the alcohol, and everybody goes home disappointed."
Cynamon questioned his team's motivation and suggested the team might have taken the Tiger-Cats, a team the Argos have beaten nine-straight times and in 17 of the last 18 games, too lightly.
"It's hard for me to tell not being a football guy, but there wasn't a lot of energy on the field and not a lot of energy in the locker room. Maybe there is over confidence, you know Hamilton traditionally has been very poor over the last few years, and these guys maybe just didn't get motivated ... they maybe underestimated Hamilton quite a bit."
Cynamon wasn't finished there and took square aim at the team's struggling offence.
"I've been concerned about our offence for five years."
"I recall in five seasons now, one game where we had an offence that was to me, a real offence that a team needs to win a championship ... We've wasted a lot of great defensive turnouts over the season and it's disappointing."
Cynamon stopped short of blaming newly acquired quarterback Kerry Joseph for the team's woes, but was not so generous with the Argos' offensive line and its wide receivers.
"I'm not (disappointed). I would have loved for [Joseph] to have bigger performances ... I see some great things about him."
"I think there's some disappointing athletes on offence other than him. I think some receivers are letting him down. I think some offensive linemen are letting him down. [Joseph is] definitely not playing like a MVP, but I don't think he's the problem right now."
"We've got to figure out what the problem is, but we can assure you, and I'm sure Coach (Rich) Stubler would agree, next Thursday in Edmonton, you'll see a different Kerry Joseph and a different Toronto Argonaut offence."
Not even the Argo's traditionally stingy defence was spared.
"I don't think the defense is the problem over 18 games, but last night they definitely got their butts kicked," Cynamon added.
The Argonauts' next game is Thursday, when they travel to Edmonton.