In some ways, CFL wins don’t get much uglier than the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ narrow victory over Edmonton on Saturday. But while a 14-9 slugfest may have continued to emphasize the ‘Riders’ weaknesses as the regular season draws to a close, it also allowed plenty of room to notice the team’s strengths.
Through most of the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
Yes, Saturday’s Roughrider win over Edmonton represented another narrow victory over a seemingly struggling team. But otherwise it couldn’t have been much more different from the team’s previous game against Montreal. And the ‘Riders will need to figure out whether Edmonton has found a formula which more-talented opponents can copy, or whether its go-for-broke approach . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday 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
After the ‘Riders’ win yesterday, it’s tempting to stick with the line that ugly wins count the same in the standings. But there was in fact some noteworthy strategy involved in the game.
The obvious key for Saskatchewan was a devastating defence on all fronts – and most of the attention has gone to a . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging
I haven’t blogged the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ offseason quite as closely as in past years. But in advance of tonight’s season opener against Hamilton, let’s take a quick look at what’s changed since the team’s 2011 flop – and what remains to be improved.
To start off with, the team should have bought itself at least . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Pre-Season ‘Rider Blogging