Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

After yet another ugly loss, there doesn’t seem to be much doubt that the Saskatchewan Roughriders need to make some major changes – both to set themselves up for 2012, and to try to improve on the play that’s been nowhere near good enough for much of the 2011 season. But let’s look on the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Seldom do so many respectable-looking pieces make for such an ugly puzzle. Yes, the Saskatchewan Roughriders were blown out on the scoreboard in yesterday’s game against the B.C. Lions. But on a closer look, there’s far more reason to see the result as a matter of every small break going the wrong way, rather than ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

As important as it was for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, yesterday’s win over Toronto should put to rest a few of the theories about how a change in coaching and strategy has dramatically changed the team. No, the move to have Darian Durant call his own plays didn’t stop the ‘Riders from going into exactly the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Yes, there’s once again plenty to like about the ‘Riders’ performance in sweeping the home-and-home series against what had been the CFL’s top team. But let’s note that there’s still some obvious room for improvement in the offence which is winning so many accolades under Darian Durant’s play-calling. After all, Durant’s completion percentage has actually ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Needless to say, yesterday’s result was a much-needed change from what the Saskatchewan Roughriders have produced through most of the 2011 season. But it’s worth noting that the differences between the ‘Riders’ Labour Day Classic win over Winnipeg and its last few losses came down to a couple of fairly subtle points which combined to ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

There hasn’t been much news out of the ‘Riders’ camp this week. But let’s note one point where there’s little reason for optimism out of the team’s coaching change. While Greg Marshall’s firing seems to have been based more on poor results than any obvious problem in the process leading to the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ record, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon ‘Rider Blogging

I didn’t get around to commenting on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ last loss before its implications were overtaken by subsequent events. But with the ‘Riders still having another week and a half before they play another game, let’s note that the firings of Greg Marshall and Doug Berry deal at best with part of the ‘Riders’ ...