Re: we'll truly know the calibre of this team after their next 4 games.

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Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg then Edmonton. The first 3 are on the road. 8)

Whats an acceptable record?
Sometimes a loss is just a loss but a few in this place (and Nissan) will go beserk and attach all sorts of importance, symbolism and a ton of “see?, I told ya” to it.

We are all done playing the cellar dwellers and will face true competition on enemy turf.

For once in a long time, we have a good schedule in 2019. Usually we have an early western road trip that blows up in our face and we spend the rest of the season recovering.

The schedule allowed us to gel as a team …even allowing Dane Evans to get his feet wet playing crappy teams ( have to admit, would have never thought BC would only have 1 win by labour day).

We have also been fortunate that we play strong teams after our bye week…gives us extra time to prepare and get some healthy bodies back.

Hopefully this will not be a tale of two half seasons like 2015; but continuation of the the never say “die” mantra of the last few weeks.

4 and 0 - ;D
3 and 1 - :smiley:
2 and 2 - :slight_smile:
1 and 3 - :wink:
0 and 4 - :frowning:

IMHO, 2 wins is a reasonable expectation, 3 is not unlikely, and 4 is possible.

Edmonton: There has been a ton of hype about their offence and defence, but most observers agree they are weak on special teams. Despite the hype, they have not looked good against the better teams (lost 2 to Calgary, lost 2 to Winnipeg, lost 1 to Montreal, have not player Sask and us yet). Their 6 wins are against Toronto (twice), BC (twice), Ottawa (once), Montreal (once). I think Hamilton can take both of these, especially if they can avoid retaliation penalties.

Winnipeg: They are a good team, and I think both their D and ST are a pretty good match for ours. Their problem is that Streveler is no Matt Nichols. If Hamilton can limit their rushing game, I think we have a very good chance of a win.

Calgary: Bo Levi Mitchell is back. This is going to be a tough one, but I think that the Cats have a reasonable shot at a victory. It might come down to special teams and/or turnovers.

AND LIKELY ON THIS BOARD…

4 and 0 -? OR? OR? OR?

3 and 1 -? OR? OR? OR?

2 and 2 -? OR? OR?OR?

1 and 3 -? OR? OR? OR?

0 and 4 -? OR? OR? OR?

If we could go 2-2 to sit at 11-4 I think we would be pretty darn close to clinching the division title.

Honestly, even if we go 1-3 I wouldn’t be too worried. I’ve been thrilled with the way we’ve played this year, mounting large comebacks and closing out close games.

Unfortunately, even the best teams lose occasionally. I’ve got a bad feeling we’re due for one of those almost unpreventable losses. The ones where you run into a super hot QB/RB, or come out on the short end of a few key “luck” plays (fumbles, deflections).

Calgary is always a tough place to play, and they’ve got the best QB in the league back in the line up. Edmonton and Winnipeg on the second and third weeks of a long road trip is a little easier, but that west coast swing has always proven to be difficult.

Even if we lose all three of those road games, it’s not the end of the world. How we lose they games will be the bigger issue. If we lose three close, competitive games by a few plays I’m not panicking. If we turn the ball over a ton and forget how to tackle, I’m more concerned. If we come home and lose again to the Esks, I’m worried about losing 1st place in the East.

All that being said, I’m expecting a split. We lose to Calgary, win one of the Edmonton or Winnipeg road games, and then beat Edmonton at home. This teams been exceeding my expectations all year though, so let’s hope it continues.

I just want to beat BLM for once; and end the losing streak of in Calgary.

Would also like to see the streak against Harris & Ellingson come to an end.

As far as Edmonton, overall, we won’t know how we will match up against them until we step on the field; regardless of how miserably they fail against other above .500 teams.
(Kinda like Ottawa last year, we couldn’t beat them in 4 games and yet much inferior teams like the Argos AND Alouettes actually beat them)

I’m more worried about losing more players to injury than losing games against those Western teams over the next few weeks, especially if they’re season-ending ones.

I think Edm & Wpg can both be had. Wpg’s offence isn’t the same with Streveler, that guy is not going to beat you with his arm.

Calgary showed how to defuse Harris last week, our D is at least as good as theirs. Also, I think Lolley’s defence will start to show wear, just like it did when he was here in 2017. They started off pretty good, but down the stretch they were getting beaten regularly.

I would love us to beat Mitchell & the Stamps in Calgary; when’s the last time we swept the season series against the Stamps?

I agree with all the thoughts expressed by letsgoticats, four posts ahead of me.

Does anyone know the team’s plans regarding travel in September?
My guess is that they’ll stay in Calgary, while preparing for facing Edmonton. Then, come home on Saturday, the 21st and fly back west, to Winnipeg, on Thursday, the 26th.

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Calgary last played Winnipeg on August 8. Above is AH’s rushing stats followed by his receiving stats for that game.

If you are talking about the September 1 game against the Greenies he was serving the first of a 2 game suspension for a PED violation. Perhaps we need to spike his Wheaties? ;D

Pretty sure he meant Trevor Harris, not Andrew.

Trevor threw 6 TDs last time we played him, and is more than 1,000 yards ahead of the next QB this year. So yes, he needs defusing.

EDM are under achieving given the talent they went out and got. The most beatable of the three.

Yeah, Trevor Harris, as Ex Pat said.

Just want to point out our only losses this year so far are to Montreal and Sask. I realize some of the upcoming games are aganist teams that had some key injuries when we first played them, but an aweful lot of hand wringing over 3 teams we’ve beat this year already 8)

Calibre of team we are? We’re the best team in the league. Number 1 in the standings. Number one offence,defence and special teams. Beat every western team we’ve played. 5-1 against West.
I keep hearing " but this team and that team were missing this player and that player" . Why be concerned about other teams injuries. Not our problem. We have an all-star team on the 6 game.
If this team took a course on how to over come adversity ,they all got an A+
Enjoy the ride. I am.

Sorry, I’ll get my Harris(s), Harris’s, Harriss (sp?) straight. :o

Note for when we return home vrs EDM

Ticats to host reunion for 99 Grey Cup team

HAMILTON — When the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Edmonton Eskimos on Oct. 4, they’ll be paying homage to a team of the past.
As part of the Tiger-Cats ongoing season-long celebration of 150 years of professional football in Hamilton, the club will be hosting a reunion of the 1999 team for the 20th anniversary of them winning the 87th Grey Cup.

The ceremony will take place on the same night that Tiger-Cats legend Rob Hitchcock is inducted to the Wall of Honour at Tim Hortons Field. Throughout his time with the Tiger-Cats, Hitchcock was named a CFL All-Star twice (1999, 2001), an East Division All-Star three times (1999, 2001, 2002), a CFLPA All-Star in 2002, was Hamilton’s Most Outstanding Canadian three times (1999, 2002, 2006) and Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2002.
The long-serving defensive captain was originally selected by the Ticats in the second round, 17th overall, in the 1995 CFL Canadian Draft out of Weber State University.

The team will be hosting a pregame autograph session with the ’99 Grey Cup team ahead of the game. Hitchcock, Danny McManus, Joe Montford, Paul Osbalidiston, Mike Morreale, Ronald Williams, Andrew Grigg, Tim Fleiszer, Kyle Walters, Frank Rocca, and others will be in attendance for the autograph signing. They’ll also be on the field for a special pre-kickoff ceremony honouring the team’s championship season.

The Tabbies will also be selling limited edition jersey t-shirts featuring Hitchcock, three-time Most Outstanding Defensive Player Joe Montford, and cornerback and current Hamilton head coach Orlondo Steinauer.

Hamilton and Edmonton will go head-to-head in Week 17 action on Oct. 4. Kick-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. ET.

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