Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Nik Kowalski, Editor - Aug 27, 2019

Since becoming head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Mike O’Shea’s club has found some irregular ways to squeeze out two points. Last Friday’s victory over Edmonton was a prime example, with sophomore quarterback Chris Streveler rushing for more yards (89) than passing (84). The stat line was a slap in the face to opposing […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week
Stephen Bolen - Jul 17, 2019

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 […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week
Stephen Bolen - Jul 12, 2019

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 […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders
Stephen Bolen - Jun 29, 2019

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 […]

CFL Week 1
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 19, 2019

Week 1 of the 2019 CFL season hinted that there may be a new top dog. And the evidence is Saturday evening in Calgary. Going into McMahon Stadium usually means leaving a loser, but the Ottawa Redblacks debunked that trend in unusual fashion. Two other results stood out. A business-like display by the Blue Bombers […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders Quarterback
Stephen Bolen - Jun 18, 2019

One week in and the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback dilemma is well underway. Which, if you’ve been following for the last decade is par for the course. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. After testing the waters on Bo Levi Mitchell and Mike Reilly, the Riders turned back to Collaros and made him the starter. […]

cfl player safety
Jeff Burns - Jun 17, 2019

Oh boy, here we go again. With the conclusion of the CFL’s first week of the season, player safety is already under the microscope. The play in question came early in the first quarter in Thursday night’s CFL season opener. Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence delivered a cheap shot to the head of Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback […]

Kevin Glenn
Clayton Kroeker - Jun 13, 2019

Kevin Glenn. 300 career CFL games. Over 53,000 passing yards. 294 touchdowns. Sixth all-time in league passing. Guys with stats like that usually sign a one-day contract with a team. There’s a big media thing, everyone shows up and the guy returns to his favourite team one last time. Kevin Glenn has literally played for […]

CFL West Division
Stephen Bolen - Jun 11, 2019

We are oh-so-close to the kick-off of the 2019 regular season. Prediction articles are well underway, overreactions to pre-season games have Twitter flooded with hot takes from every fanbase but the general mood is that of excitement. The entire league received a facelift (not just the New Era uniforms) as many players found new homes […]

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 9, 2019

The second and final part of my CFL 2019 predictions articles dives into the CFL awards, individual statistics leaders, who will emerge or fall off in 2019, some safe and bold predictions, and futures odds for the 107th Grey Cup.

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 6, 2019

Predicting sports seasons is a fun, and often embarrassing activity to partake in. But I don’t mind the embarrassment, and by that I mean I go all-in on my predictions. Part one of my two CFL 2019 predictions pieces has an in-depth focus on the 2019 CFL standings and playoffs. CFL 2019 Predictions CFL Standings: […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp
Stephen Bolen - May 22, 2019

After a very long off-season that consisted of everything from a wild free agency period, a tutorial in provincial labour laws thanks to the CBA negotiations and everything in between, football season is almost here. Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp battles will be the consuming the headlines in the weeks to come, below is a primer […]

Jon Ryan
Stephen Bolen - May 14, 2019

As per Rod Pedersen on Twitter, it appears the Riders have signed former NFL Punter, Jon Ryan. The Riders have signed Jon Ryan. — Rod Pedersen (@rodpedersen) May 14, 2019 Born and raised in Regina, Ryan attended the University of Regina. He was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the third round, 24th […]

2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Stephen Bolen - Apr 10, 2019

To pass some time over an off-season that feels as though it’s taking forever, I wanted to revisit some teams of the past in anticipation of the 2019 season. And what better way to kick this off than the 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ten years removed from their Grey Cup appearance, and it just so happens […]

Stephen Bolen - Feb 25, 2019

Two weeks have passed since the start of CFL free agency and there are hot takes aplenty. With a flurry of moves making the West Divison stronger, many are criticizing Saskatchewan for not doing enough. Look no further than Twitter and one would be led to believe that the Riders are destined to go 3-15. […]

Jeff Burns - Feb 10, 2019

The 2019 free agent crop in the CFL is unprecedented in terms of both quality and quantity of players available (over 200). The most intriguing storylines heading into CFL free agency will, of course, be at the quarterback position. While some teams are seemingly secure at the quarterback spot, there could be a lot of […]

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Oliver Eastwood - Feb 10, 2019

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Feb 10, 2019

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Feb 10, 2019

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 10, 2019

If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Feb 10, 2019

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Feb 10, 2019

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

CFL All-Decade Team
Last Word Staff - Feb 10, 2019

Sick of 2010s’ lists? Well, we have good news — this is a 2020’s list! Totally different. In all seriousness, there are a ton of CFL players under 30 — an unofficial cutoff age for this team — who deserve some recognition for their greatness to come. And considering the CFL’s ratio rules of course, […]

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Oliver Eastwood - Feb 10, 2019

Set to become the tenth team in the CFL, the Atlantic Schooners have been in the works since 2017. As the revival of a failed 1980s franchise, the Schooners hope to bring football to the Maritimes. The region has seen significant support for a Canadian football team; however, recent and ongoing developments threaten to derail […]