Obviously the final two games of the 2013 regular season didn’t go the Saskatchewwn Roughriders’ way. But they did seem to offer a clear indication what the ‘Riders will need to do in order to advance in the playoffs.
For the ‘Riders’ defence, the issue the last couple of weeks seems to have been largely . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
Needless to say, there isn’t much to question after a performance like the ‘Riders romp over Hamilton yesterday. But I’ll point out a couple of aspects of the ‘Riders’ recent play which may mean far more than the numbers receiving the most attention so far.
On that front, while “no turnovers in four games!” and . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
Two games into the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ regular season, the “experienced team starting quickly” theory is looking fairly solid. But let’s take a look at what’s gone better than expected – as well as where there may be room for concern.
To start with, a couple of areas which looked like possible weaknesses have proven to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
There were certainly some bright spots in the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ loss to Montreal yesterday, as is normally the case when a team has chance to win late against one of the CFL’s elite competitors. But the sad part of yesterday’s loss was that the ‘Riders missed a number of obvious opportunities which could easily have . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
No, this isn’t 2011 all over again. But Saskatchewan Roughriders fans could be forgiven for flashing back to the previous season throughout the team’s loss to the B.C. Lions.
Once again, the ‘Riders’ defence was relatively effective through most of the game against a strong opponent, making some big plays (notably a brilliant third-and-short stand . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
Yes, yesterday’s loss to Hamilton made for another painful result for a team which outplayed its opponent for most of the game. But as with the previous week’s defeat against Calgary, there are a few lessons the Saskatchewan Roughriders should be able to take from the outcome.
To start with, the offence again looks to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
Most of the commentary on last week’s loss to Calgary has focused on the converse of the factors that went the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ way in their previous game – as about half a dozen key plays all turned the game in the Stamps’ favour. But it’s worth taking a closer look at how the contest . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night ‘Rider Blogging