In his weekly appearance on 620 CKRM's SportsCage on Monday, Saskatchewan Roughriders GM Brendan Taman said the cure to the team's ails is simple; start playing better.
Taman didn't blame injuries, the new CFL rules or officiating for the team's four game losing streak to open the 2015 campaign. Simply put, they need to fix their errors.
"We gotta win a game!" Taman said. "That's what this all comes down to. We can digest everything we want but until we win a game, it's not going to matter."
At times - in all three phases of the game - certain things have gone wrong which have led to the club losing all four games by a combined 12 points. And little things add up to big things.
"It's not like there's a lot of major issues we have to address," Taman explained. "But there's a lot of little things that can creep up and bite you during a game which have done that. We've got to get that fixed."
One of those things is allowing B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay to rush for over 100 yards in Friday's 27-24 loss to the visiting Lions.
"We gotta clean that up, there's no doubt about it," Taman said. "But we didn't play well enough to win and that's the bottom line. When you do that, you're not going to get any breaks, any favours, any calls or whatever you want to make up. We just have to be better. That's the bottom line and we all have to be, from me on down."
Taman also disclosed the team will be adding 5-year veteran CFL defensive back Alex Suber to the practice roster. The former Blue Bomber has been brought in due to an ankle injury to veteran corner/returner Tristan Jackson. The injury is believed to be serious enough that Jackson will miss this Sunday's home game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5:00 pm, TSN, CKRM Rider Radio Network).