He may be on a different team, but Jerome Messam remembers what happened the last time he played the Toronto Argonauts.
That contest was last year’s Grey Cup when the Argonauts pulled off a late 4th quarter comeback to rip the championship away from the Stampeders.
Messam admits that loss still stings and while he is looking forward to it, he says he is just looking forward to getting back on the field and starting a new season.
“It will be fun to play them again. That was a game that we should have won, but some unfortunate things at the end of the game turned the tide.” Messam said. “They’re a great team with a great coach, and I am super excited to play them as a Rider.”
Messam has not had a touch yet this season as he did not play in the first two exhibition games. He says he is ready to start getting the ball and carrying the mail.
“Last week, I was on the field in warm-up and I had a lot of adrenaline and anxiety even though I wasn’t playing.” Messam said. “Being in here with the pre-game buzz and hearing the fans and seeing the guys get ready made me miss it. I’m more than ready to go.”
Friday’s game begins at 7 on 620 CKRM with our pre-game show starting at 4.