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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Far too often throughout the latter half of the 2013 season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ early-game offensive struggles partially masked their greatest strengths.

Particularly after Alex Hall arrived in a mid-season trade, the ‘Riders were built ideally to hold leads. The defence boasted enough elite pass-rushers to pressure quarterbacks while leaving plenty of extra coverage to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Monday 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

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

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: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Most of the commentary on Friday’s loss to Edmonton has focused on the common traits between the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ last three losses. But the more important developments may have been some new weaknesses which figure to make it much tougher for the ‘Riders to get back in the win column.

To start with the points . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night ‘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

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging

Needless to say, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ season opener couldn’t have gone much better. But let’s note that the game was somewhat closer than it may have appeared on the scoreboard – even while highlighting what parts of the game may bode very well for the ‘Riders’ chances in 2012.

To start with, we shouldn’t forget . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning ‘Rider Blogging