2015 Toronto Argonauts season

The 2015 Toronto Argonauts season was the 58th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 143rd season overall. The Argonauts finished with a 10–8 record, but lost the East-Semi Final to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

2015 Toronto Argonauts season
Head coachScott Milanovich
General managerJim Barker
Home fieldRogers Centre (5 games)
Tim Hortons Field (2 games)
TD Place Stadium (1 game)
SMS Stadium (1 game)
Results
Record10–8
Division place3rd, East
Playoff finishLost East Semi-Final
Team MOPTrevor Harris
Team MOCCleyon Laing
Team MORVidal Hazelton
Uniform
CFL TOR Jersey 2014.png

The Argonauts spent much of the 2015 season as a traveling team due to a litany of schedule conflicts between the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays season; in the latter case, the Argonauts' attempt to backload their schedule with home games backfired when the Blue Jays unexpectedly made the playoffs and advanced to the American League Championship Series, forcing last-minute relocations for the Argonauts as the Blue Jays held priority on use of the Rogers Centre. For the third consecutive season, the Argonauts' home pre-season game was played at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium.[1] The team played their regular season opener at SMS Stadium in Fort McMurray as the designated home team against the Edmonton Eskimos.[2] This made the Argonauts the first CFL franchise to host regular season games in three different provinces (including New Brunswick for Touchdown Atlantic in 2010). In effect, the Argonauts played on the road for their first five games, with their home opener coming in week 7 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, playing only 5 games in their host market during the regular season.

The team later had to shift their October 6 home game against Ottawa to TD Place Stadium, home of the Redblacks,[3] and their October 17 and 23 home games were moved to Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.[4] If the Jays had advanced to the 2015 World Series, further Argonauts home games would have had to be relocated. The Argos did not fare well in the Hamilton "home" games; they lost both contests (knocking them out of contention to win the East division) and drew a combined attendance of 7,142.

The November 6 contest against Winnipeg (which drew 17,511) was their last game at Rogers Centre. Renovations to BMO Field were completed in time for the Argonauts to relocate to their new venue for the 2016 CFL season.

OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

The 2015 CFL Draft took place on May 12, 2015. The Argonauts had seven selections in the seven-round draft. They traded their sixth-round pick for Dwight Anderson and received a seventh-round pick for Josh Portis.[5][6]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 3 Sean McEwen OL Calgary
2 12 Daryl Waud DL Western
3 21 Cameron Walker DL Guelph
4 30 Matt Norzil WR Laval
5 39 Dillon Campbell RB Wilfrid Laurier
7 55 Kevin Bradfield WR Toronto
7 56 Dan MacDonald LS Guelph

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B Tues, June 9 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 27–34 0–1 None Varsity Stadium 5,000 Recap
C Thurs, June 18 7:30 p.m. EDT at Montreal Alouettes W 30–10 1–1 TSN2/RDS Molson Stadium 16,325 Recap

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 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Ottawa Redblacks 18 12 6 464 454 24 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 10 8 530 391 20 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 438 499 20 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 6 12 388 402 12 Details

ScheduleEdit

     Win      Loss      Tie

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sat, June 27 5:00 p.m. EDT Edmonton Eskimos W 26–11 1–0 TSN SMS Stadium (in Fort McMurray) 4,900 Recap
2 Sun, July 5 3:30 p.m. EDT @ Saskatchewan Roughriders W 42–40 (2OT) 2–0 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 31,907 Recap
3 Mon, July 13 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Calgary Stampeders L 20–25 2–1 TSN/RDS2 McMahon Stadium 26,741 Recap
4 Bye
5 Fri, July 24 10:00 p.m. EDT @ BC Lions W 30–27 3–1 TSN/RDS2 BC Place 20,085 Recap
6 Mon, Aug 3 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 18–34 3–2 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 Tim Hortons Field 24,135 Recap
7 Sat, Aug 8 7:00 p.m. EDT Saskatchewan Roughriders W 30–26 4–2 TSN Rogers Centre 20,642 Recap
8 Fri, Aug 14 8:00 p.m. EDT @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 27–20 5–2 TSN Investors Group Field 27,246 Recap
9 Sun, Aug 23 4:00 p.m. EDT Ottawa Redblacks W 30–24 6–2 TSN Rogers Centre 14,748 Recap
10 Fri, Aug 28 9:00 p.m. EDT @ Edmonton Eskimos L 15–38 6–3 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 31,573 Recap
11 Mon, Sept 7 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 12–42 6–4 TSN Tim Hortons Field 24,390 Recap
12 Fri, Sept 11 7:30 p.m. EDT Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 27–35 6–5 TSN/RDS2 Rogers Centre 17,694 Recap
13 Bye
14 Sat, Sept 26 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Ottawa Redblacks W 35–26 7–5 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 24,586 Recap
15 Bye
16 Tues, Oct 6 7:30 p.m. EDT Ottawa Redblacks W 38–35 8–5 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium1 15,011 Recap
16 Mon, Oct 12 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Montreal Alouettes W 25–17 9–5 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 21,536 Recap
17 Sat, Oct 17 4:00 p.m. EDT Calgary Stampeders L 15–27 9–6 TSN Tim Hortons Field1 3,401 Recap
18 Fri, Oct 23 7:00 p.m. EDT Montreal Alouettes L 2–34 9–7 TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field1 3,741 Recap
19 Fri, Oct 30 7:00 p.m. EDT BC Lions L 25–27 9–8 TSN Rogers Centre 14,236 Recap
20 Fri, Nov 6 7:30 p.m. EST Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 21–11 10–8 TSN/RDS2 Rogers Centre 17,511 Recap

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1 Originally scheduled for the Rogers Centre but relocated due to schedule conflicts.

 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

Post-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
East Semi-Final Sun, Nov 15 1:00 p.m. EST @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 22–25 0–1 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 24,029 Recap
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

TeamEdit

2015 Toronto Argonauts roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Slotbacks

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-game injured list

6-game injured list

Practice Roster

Suspended list


Italics indicate international player
Roster updated 2015-11-17
Depth chart
Transactions (argonauts.ca)
Transactions (cfl.ca)
46 active, 10 Injured, 6 six-game injured,
10 practice, 3 suspended

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Coaching staffEdit

2015 Toronto Argonauts staff
Front Office and Support Staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Coaching Staff
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toronto Argonauts announce 2015 game schedule". Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  2. ^ No joke, CFL schedule takes turn for bizarre in 2015
  3. ^ "OCTOBER 6 GAME MOVED TO OTTAWA". Toronto Argonauts. 2015-09-16. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  4. ^ "Argonauts release statement regarding Oct. 17 home game". Archived from the original on 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-10-13.
  5. ^ "Argos acquire Dwight Anderson in trade with Riders". Archived from the original on 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  6. ^ Blue Bombers pick up backup QB Portis in trade with Argos
  7. ^ a b "2015 Schedule". Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-02-14.