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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Last week, I noted that the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ semi-final win against B.C. reflected a team just barely adjusting to an opponent who thoroughly neutralized its strengths. But in case there was any doubt whether the ‘Riders could play exactly their preferred type of game against a playoff-ready opponent, Sunday’s win over Calgary should put that . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Needless to say, last weekend’s result against Winnipeg was far from what ‘Rider fans would have hoped for to start the second half of the 2013 season. And it’s particularly worth noting how a few strengths seem to have been lost just when they were needed most.

In last week’s post, I noted that Saskatchewan’s . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

The last time the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the B.C. Lions, the storyline involved Saskatchewan getting just enough breaks to overcome a seeming gap in talent. But last night, the ‘Riders managed to win an entirely different type of game.

The ‘Riders’ offence was perfectly prepared for the CFL’s toughest defence: a constant two-back threat . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Like so many games this season, the ‘Riders’ most recent win against Calgary ended up closer than it had to. But at least this time, Saskatchewan emerged on top – signalling that the ‘Riders are starting to combine the ability to outplay their opponents throughout the game with a late-game killer instinct just when it . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

It shouldn’t come as much surprised that Drew Willy’s first CFL start – against one of the league’s elite teams – resulted in a loss for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. But even an eleven-point loss may have somewhat flattered the ‘Riders.

The game story inevitably revolved largely around Willy. And while he again displayed some ability . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon ‘Rider Blogging

No, the Saskatchewan Roughriders shouldn’t try to plan to win games the way they did today. But while the ‘Riders left plenty of room for improvement, they also showed some positive signs beyond what we’ve seen so far in 2012.

At the top of that list was of course the play of Drew Willy, the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Yes, that will do quite nicely.

Which isn’t to say the Saskatchewan Roughriders can rest on their laurels. Yesterday’s 52-0 win wasn’t based so much on a dominant offensive performance as on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers finding all kinds of creative ways to give away points. All the ‘Riders then had to be was opportunistic . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging