I've read much worse than that. The Bombers should definitely not overlook the Riders, especially on Labour Day. It's a different stack of pancakes and the Riders always seem to raise they're game 10 fold on Labour Day. He does speak the truth, the measuring stick in the east is Montreal and I don't think anyone will argue against that. Since people are "questioning" how good Winnipeg actually is, until they play the Als, that question will linger amongst the doubing Thomas'. Montreal does appear to be a tad on the underwhelming side this year, but still field a team that is capable of winning.
There's nothing wrong with expecting to win. In fact, some teams have become accustomed to it. For example, winning has become so part of the Als that if Montreal truly hits the skids, the fans will jump off the bandwagon so hard and so quickly.