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2019 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

The 2019 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 62nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 70th overall. It was the 150th year overall in the combined history of the Tiger-Cats and its predecessors the Wildcats and Tigers; the team held sesquicentennial celebrations throughout the season.

2019 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coachOrlondo Steinauer
General managerDrew Allemang and Shawn Burke
Home fieldTim Hortons Field
Results
Record15–3
Division place1st, East
Playoff finishLost in Grey Cup Final
Team MOPBrandon Banks
Team MOCBrandon Revenberg
Team MORJaelon Acklin
Uniform
CFL HAM Jersey.png

The Tiger-Cats improved upon their 8–10 record from 2018 and finished the regular season with a franchise best 15–3 record. They finished in first place for the first time since 2014 and will attempt to win their 9th Grey Cup championship. This is the first season under co-general managers Drew Allemang and Shawn Burke, and the first full season under head coach Orlondo Steinauer. It was announced on December 3, 2018 that Steinauer would take the reins as the Tiger-Cats' head coach, replacing June Jones in that capacity. The plan was for Jones to remain with the team as an associate head coach and offensive coordinator, but he resigned with the club and joined the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL as head coach.[1][2][3][4]

On October 19, 2019, the Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Redblacks and recorded a franchise-record 13th win in a season.[5] The team finished the season with 15 wins and with a perfect home record for the first time since the CFL went to an 18-game schedule, winning all nine home games. Despite their success during the regular season, they lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a team that had a dominant performance during the 107th Grey Cup game. With the Blue Bombers ending a 29-year Grey Cup drought, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats now hold the longest active Grey Cup drought dating back to the 1999 season, having won the 87th Grey Cup that season.

OffseasonEdit

Foreign draftsEdit

For the first time in its history, the CFL held drafts for foreign players from Mexico and Europe.[6] Like all other CFL teams, the Tiger-Cats held three non-tradeable selections in the 2019 CFL–LFA Draft, which took place on January 14, 2019. The 2019 European CFL Draft took place on April 11, 2019 where all teams held one non-tradeable pick.[7][8][9]

Draft Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
LFA 1 5 José Noriega WR Artilleros Puebla
2 14 Omar Cojolum RB Mayas CDMX
3 23 Luis López RB Condors CDMX
Euro 1 1 Valentin Gnahoua DL Berlin Rebels

CFL DraftEdit

The 2019 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2019.[10] The Tiger-Cats held eight selections in the eight-round draft, including three picks within the first 11 overall selections after trading Ryan Bomben and Jamal Robinson to the Montreal Alouettes.[11]

Round Pick Player Position School Hometown
1 2 Jesse Gibbon OL Waterloo Hamilton, ON
2 10 Nikola Kalinic WR York Toronto, ON
2 11 David Ungerer WR Idaho Pullman, WA
3 22 Maleek Irons RB Ohio Calgary, AB
3 24 Sheridan Lawley DL British Columbia Abbotsford, BC
7 58 Derek Dufault DL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
8 65 Malcolm Campbell DL Toronto Mississauga, ON
8 67 Gordon Whyte LB St. Francis Xavier Toronto, ON

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B 1 Sat, June 1 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Ottawa Redblacks W 25–21 1–0 TSN TD Place Stadium 22,318 Recap
C 2 Thu, June 6 7:30 p.m. EDT Toronto Argonauts L 30–23 1–1 Ticats.ca Tim Hortons Field NA Recap

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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 15 3 0 30 451 344 7–1 W6 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 10 8 0 20 479 485 5–3 W1 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 4 14 0 8 373 562 3–5 L1 Details
Ottawa Redblacks 18 3 15 0 6 312 564 1–7 L11 Details

Season scheduleEdit

To accommodate for the viewership of the Toronto Raptors' 9pm EDT NBA Finals Game 6 start time on June 13, the CFL moved up the start time of the league opener that same day from 7:30pm to 7:00pm.[14]

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 1 Thu, June 13 7:00 p.m. EDT Saskatchewan Roughriders W 23–17 1–0 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 22,287 Recap
2 2 Sat, June 22 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Toronto Argonauts W 64–14 2–0 TSN/RDS BMO Field 16,374 Recap
3 3 Fri, June 28 7:30 p.m. EDT Montreal Alouettes W 41–10 3–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Tim Hortons Field 22,407 Recap
4 4 Thu, July 4 7:30 p.m. EDT @ Montreal Alouettes L 29–36 3–1 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,673 Recap
5 5 Sat, July 13 7:00 p.m. EDT Calgary Stampeders W 30–23 4–1 TSN/ESPN2 Tim Hortons Field 22,921 Recap
6 Bye
7 6 Fri, July 26 7:00 p.m. EDT Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 23–15 5–1 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,512 Recap
8 7 Thu, Aug 1 9:30 p.m. EDT @ Saskatchewan Roughriders L 19–24 5–2 TSN Mosaic Stadium 29,516 Recap
9 8 Sat, Aug 10 7:00 p.m. EDT BC Lions W 35–34 6–2 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,308 Recap
10 9 Sat, Aug 17 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Ottawa Redblacks W 21–7 7–2 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 23,214 Recap
11 10 Sat, Aug 24 10:00 p.m. EDT @ BC Lions W 13–10 8–2 TSN BC Place 16,751 Recap
12 11 Mon, Sept 2 1:00 p.m. EDT Toronto Argonauts W 38–27 9–2 TSN Tim Hortons Field 25,093 Recap
13 Bye
14 12 Sat, Sept 14 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Calgary Stampeders L 18–19 9–3 TSN McMahon Stadium 27,962 Recap
15 13 Fri, Sept 20 9:30 p.m. EDT @ Edmonton Eskimos W 30–27 10–3 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 25,694 Recap
16 14 Fri, Sept 27 8:30 p.m. EDT @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 33–13 11–3 TSN/RDS2 IG Field 25,086 Recap
17 15 Fri, Oct 4 7:00 p.m. EDT Edmonton Eskimos W 42–12 12–3 TSN/ESPN2 Tim Hortons Field 23,411 Recap
18 Bye
19 16 Sat, Oct 19 4:00 p.m. EDT Ottawa Redblacks W 33–12 13–3 TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field 23,692 Recap
20 17 Sat, Oct 26 1:00 p.m. EDT @ Montreal Alouettes W 38–26 14–3 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 17,264 Recap
21 18 Sat, Nov 2 7:00 p.m. EDT Toronto Argonauts W 21–18 15–3 TSN Tim Hortons Field 22,804 Recap

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Post-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
East Semi-Final Bye
East Final Sun, Nov 17 1:00 p.m. EST Edmonton Eskimos W 36–16 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Tim Hortons Field 25,177 Recap
107th Grey Cup Sun, Nov 24 6:00 p.m. EST Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 12–33 1–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 35,439 Recap

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TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Hamilton Tiger-Cats roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-game injured list

6-game injured list

Practice roster

Suspended


Italics indicate American player
Bold indicates global player
Roster updated 2019-11-23
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Roster, 13 Injured,
10 Practice, 1 Suspended

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Coaching staffEdit

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Staff
Front Office
  • Caretaker – Bob Young
  • Chief Executive Officer – Scott Mitchell
  • President and Chief Operating Officer – Matt Afinec
  • Sr. Director of Personnel & Co-Manager of Football Operations – Drew Allemang
  • Sr. Director of Personnel & Co-Manager of Football Operations – Shawn Burke
  • Director of U.S. Scouting – Spencer Zimmerman
  • Football Operations Consultant – Jim Barker
  • Coordinator, U.S. Scouting – Rich Massaro
  • Coordinator, Canadian Scouting – Spencer Boehm
  • Video Co-ordinator – Matt Allemang

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Coaching Staff
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ticats officially name Orlondo Steinauer head coach - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-12-03. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. ^ "Decision to step aside for Steinauer a 'pretty quick, easy' one for Jones - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-12-03. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  3. ^ "O'Leary: No choice but to think long term with Steinauer - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-12-03. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  4. ^ "June Jones named XFL Houston club's coach/GM". ESPN.com. May 20, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Zamperin, Rick. "Lucky 13 as Tiger-Cats rout Redblacks for franchise record win total". Global News. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  6. ^ Dan Barnes (January 11, 2019). "'FUN ELEMENT': CFL set for inaugural draft of Mexican talent".
  7. ^ "Mexico's top talent selected at CFL-LFA Draft". cfl.ca. January 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "CFL to hold European lottery and draft in April". 3downnation.com. April 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Full results from the first ever European draft". cfl.ca. April 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Recapping the 2019 CFL Draft". cfl.ca. May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Ticats acquire first overall pick in major trade with Als
  12. ^ a b c 2019 Schedule
  13. ^ CFL on TSN broadcast schedule
  14. ^ "CFL moves season opener kickoff time up a half hour". June 11, 2019.
  15. ^ CFL schedule through October 2019