Saskatchewan Roughriders Free Agency Preview

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It’s amazing how fast things change in one year. In 2019, the Saskatchewan Roughriders free agency period was blanketed with a cloud of uncertainty. Chris Jones, the VP of Football Operations, Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator headed south to Cleveland for an opportunity in the NFL. Both of the Riders quarterbacks were free agents leaving […] READ MORE


Missing the Cut: What’s Next for these CFL Squads in 2020?

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Last year I wrote an article breaking down what went wrong and what hope lied on the horizon for three CFL squads who missed the cut for the playoffs. Those three teams were the Edmonton Eskimos, Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts. One year later the picture looks quite a bit different. The Eskimos, despite […] READ MORE


The Race for First in the CFL West Division

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The CFL West Division continues to be the cream of the crop year after year. And while the East finally has two legitimate contenders heading into the last five games of the season, the West still holds all the cards. Winnipeg, Calgary and Saskatchewan are all vying for the number one seed in the CFL […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Sneak Past Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Labour Day Classic

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It was a heavyweight fight during Sunday’s Labour Day Classic but the deciding factor was a 10-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a Brett Lauther 26-yard field goal to give the Riders the 19-17 victory. Heading into this game, many wondered if this would be Saskatchewan’s most difficult test yet. The Riders difficulty of opponents has […] READ MORE


Identity Shift for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Offence

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders offence is a big reason why the team sits at 5-3 in third place within the logjammed West Division. They also have the two straight losses suffered by the Calgary Stampeders to thank. That included a monumental collapse to the Montreal Alouettes this past week. However, there are still detractors out there […] READ MORE


Montreal Alouettes Have Another Shot at a West Division Foe

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With 2:41 left in the third quarter, the Montreal Alouettes were down just 17-10 to the West Division Saskatchewan Roughriders. Then, nobody can quite wrap their heads around what happened next. Hostile weather consisting of lightning and heavy rain would sweep over McGill causing a delay that would inevitably end the match. Yes, with still […] READ MORE


Were the BC Lions Expectations too High?

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Heading into their bye week, the general mood on the West Coast is that of disappointment and frustration. The BC Lions expectations heading into the 2019 season was that of a high octane offence and a solid defence led by head coach DeVone Claybrooks. However, at 1-6 reality has set in that this team isn’t […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week Report Card: Defence & Special Teams

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In part one of my Saskatchewan Roughriders bye week report card, I broke down the performances of the coaching staff and offence. This edition will take a look at the defence and special teams. I alluded to defensive coordinator Jason Shivers in part one, mentioning that he needs to get more out of this defence. The […] READ MORE


Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week Report Card: Coaching & Offence

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Four games into the 2019 season and one could say it’s been anything but a normal start. Week 1 set the tone for the odd start to the season with starting quarterback Zach Collaros going down after a controversial headshot from Ticats linebacker, Simoni Lawrence. Backup Cody Fajardo gave Rider fans a reason to believe […] READ MORE


Beware of the “Trap Game” for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts

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Many Saskatchewan Roughriders fans are optimistic despite their 0-2 start. After a toe-to-toe battle with the upstart Ottawa Redblacks, the Riders offence was clicking on cylinders, the problem was, they were trailing the entire game. Fajardo gave fans a reason to believe after posting impressive numbers of 27/34 completion, 360 yards, two touchdowns to zero […] READ MORE