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Sunday, August 30, 2015

GOLD'S GYM EAST ROUGHRIDERS AT REDBLACKS PREVIEW


SASKATCHEWAN (0-8) at OTTAWA (4-4)
Sunday, 2 pm Sask Time, TD Place Stadium
TSN, ESPN2, 620 CKRM Rider Network
Pregame Coverage: 11:00 am, 620 CKRM

RIDERS: Road 0-3, vs East 0-3
REDBLACKS: Home 3-1, vs West 2-3

RIDER OFFENSE: RUSH 1ST, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 1ST
Rookie QB Brett Smith is 0-3 as a starter (61.6%, 623 yds, 5 TDs, 4 INTs) ... SB Weston Dressler is 9th in CFL receiving (450 yds, 3 TDs) ... RB Jerome Messam is 2nd in CFL rushing (492 yds, 1 TD) ... Riders are 4th in points scored and 4th in fewest sacks allowed.

REDBLACK OFFENSE: RUSH 9TH, PASS 3RD, OVERALL 5TH
QB Henry Burris is 4th in CFL passing (69.3%, 2235 yds, 9 TDs, 6 INTs) ... REC Chris Williams in 5th in CFL receiving (490 yds, 1 TD) ... RB Jeremiah Johnson is is their leading active back (86 yds, 3 TDs) ... Ottawa is 9th in points scored and 6th in sacks allowed.

RIDER DEFENSE: RUSH 7TH, PASS 9TH, OVERALL 8TH
DE's John Chick and Alex Hall lead the club in sacks (5) ... Brackenridge, Doughty and Green lead in INT (1) ... LB Jeff Knox Jr. is #2 in CFL tackles (49) ... Riders are 9th in points allowed and 7th in sacks.

REDBLACK DEFENSE: RUSH 4TH, PASS 2ND, OVERALL 2ND
DL Aston Whiteside is tied for the league sack lead (6) ... DB Jerrell Gavins leads the club in INT (3) ... LB Damaso Munoz is their leading active tackler (31) ... RedBlacks are 6th in points allowed and 2nd in sacks.

RIDER SPEC TEAMS: K Paul McCallum is 16/18 on field goals ... P Ray Early is 3rd in CFL punting average (46.2) ... Steven Miller leads in PR and KR yards ... Jeff Knox Jr. leads in ST tackles (9).

REDBLACK SPEC TEAMS: K Chris Milo is 3/4 on FGs ... Former Argo Ronnie Pfeffer makes his RedBlacks debut (44.2 avg) ... Jeremiah Johnson is their active KR yardage leader while Chris Williams leads in PR yards ... LB James Green leads in ST tackles (8).

INTANGIBLES: The referee is Kim Murphy ... Riders are a CFL-worst -9 in turnover ratio while Ottawa is ranked 6th at -3 ... Saskatchewan is the CFL's most-penalized team while Ottawa is 4th ... TD Place Stadium is sold out to capacity (24,000) for this game ... Ottawa is favoured by 2.5-points ... The forecast calls for sunshine and 27 degrees Celsius ... Saskatchewan swept the two game season series in 2014 including a 38-14 win at Ottawa on August 2nd.

RP
@sportscage

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Red Blacks 29 Riders 17 in this one.

Anonymous said...

It'd be nice if the defence didn't blow it in the 4th quarter. Only reason to watch the Riders now is to watch Brett Smith.

Anonymous said...

Riders in tough again. Redblacks desperate for a win too - Ottawa will bring their "A" game today

lee said...

hope the jays game is over..or there won't be many tuning in

Anonymous said...

R NATION Rules ! Go REDBLACKS !

Anonymous said...

Ya that Jays game better be at a different starting time, or this football game is going to plummet in ratings.

Anonymous said...

The Riders are 0-2 against Ronnie Pfeffer’s leg. It’s not looking good for a win today...


Anonymous said...

Wonder if Rod got an invite over to 24 Sussex Drive for the supper buffet last night...

Anonymous said...

Jays game should be over by the time kickoff comes around. That being said if your watching Jays over the Riders your probably one of those part time fans that jumped on the bandwagon the last few years.

Anonymous said...

No, our Nation rules, Go Riders.

Anonymous said...

Blows me away the number of Jays band wagon jumpers there are in this country. Most can't name any other teams except maybe the Yankees and Red Sox. Maybe. Real baseball fans. LOL
Soon the jays will be also rans and things will be back to normal.

13th Man said...

It would be nice if we used the running game more extensively and blitzed more frequently. Messam is under utilized. How do you think the Riders would have done if George Reed or Cory Sheets were off the field as much as our starting running back. How about more screens and quarterback option plays to reduce pressure.

Hopefully the coaches have learned enough from the losses to turn things around. The schedule is set up for a possible run. I am still hopeful as we await the first whistle.

John Moore said...

13th man I wish the coaches could think the way you do. Not using Messam in at least 2 games cost us those games. Stopped using the running plays and team lost. Coaching all round is barely at the D level. They just make bad call plays at the exact wrong times. Hope this is the game they put it together for the full 60 minutes

Anonymous said...

Romper Room Ms. Fran ! Cue "Mr. Music Please" of riderville whining.

Anonymous said...

No, you have no Nation, you Riderville.
Romper Room Mr. Do Bee says, "don't be a be wannabe". Mr. Don't Bee conquors affirmative.

Anonymous said...

I prefer a good game of TSN Botchee Ball over a CFL Roughriders game any day, Roughriders stink ! 0-9.

Anonymous said...

Jays are headed for the playoffs idiot. Watching baseball and NFL pretty season all day. Who cares about this league. The usfl is better.

DONALD TRUMP

Anonymous said...

Pulling Smith is moronic!

This is how you crush team morale...

I've supported Chamberlain but this is hard to defend.

Anonymous said...

also time to get a O coordinator who has a CLUE!

Messam 2 carries?

Seriously?

Anonymous said...

That's it, I'm done @ Mosaic until the coaching house gets cleaned

13th Man said...

FRUSTRATING, FRUSTRATING, FRUSTRATING! How can I defend the coach now! Takes out a player determined to win and substitutes one known repeatedly for "two and outs". The very least he could have done is find out what "Price" is made of when the game was out of hand. Another missed opportunity. How can he call himself a great "coach".