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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

RIDERS NOT IMPRESSED WITH BO-LEVI

Jones on Wednesday
Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones addressed the accusation by Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo-Levi Mitchell that the Riders are playing "fast and loose" with CFL rules and the amount of "non-counting" players the Riders have at Mosaic Stadium on a daily basis.

"We are able by CFL rules to have tryout people at practice every single day," Jones said Wednesday.  "And we've brought a lot of people in because we're never going to quit searching for talent.  The day that you quit searching for good players - I mean you oughta know - because of how many injuries we've had.  We've had more injuries than anybody in the CFL.  It's no secret. 

"If they wanna cry about how many people we have on the 6-game (Injured List), all those are legitimate injuries.  We've gotta make sure we know who the next person is that's gonna step in and play because that next game is gonna come.  They don't change the schedule because our kicker gets hurt Day 3, or Xavier Fulton gets hurt Day 2.  The games are coming and so that's what they pay me to do; so that I know who the next person is to step in and play."

Jones seemed more concerned about the fact Bo-Levi Mitchell would be able to make such a careless accusation on Twitter.

"It's up to Huff and Dave how they allow their players to talk on social media," Jones smirked.  "We're just here to improve our football team."

Meanwhile after Mitchell's accusation on Tuesday, the Stamps pivot has been hit with a barrage of hate from Rider fans which prompted him to dedicate Saturday's "win" to Rider fans.  Calgary and Saskatchewan will meet up Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium.

"That's the first I heard about that but he can talk all he wants.  That's fine.  That's fine," snorted Riders defensive end Justin Capicciotti.  "We'll see him on the field.  Who cares what a quarterback from Calgary has to say about our organization?  That's as far as I'm concerned.  I'll see him on Saturday.  If that gives our guys extra fuel, then I feel bad for him."

Let the games begin.

RP
@rodpedersen

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mitchell=Burris A whiny little finish the rest He's going to get booed every time he takes the field on Saturday lol

Keith Pottruff said...

Nothing like a little hate to spice up the return match in a home and home. I hope it's a nice day so Bo Levi can spend some time looking up at the clouds play after play after play.

Anonymous said...

should the league look look at Calgary circumventing the salary cap?Awfuly suspicious he's being paid only 320,000, while every other starter is making 500,000.

Anonymous said...

Jones is a rookie GM that has been manhandled by other GM's in the league with trades. He is trying to find talent the same way a drowning man swims, trying to do everything all at once. He will figure it out in time but he is fighting to keep his head above water as a GM. As a coach his creditials are unquestioned but as a GM he has a great deal to prove

Anonymous said...

Give me a break your defence sucks and Mitchell is going to prove this to you once again...another 30 plus game against the riders to go with every other 30 plus game against them this year...you need more then fuel. Going to pay attention to Mitchell now while Messam runs right through you again and again. Not a Calgary fan, just telling you truth.

Anonymous said...

Oh so Mitchell can't choose what he gets paid...hahahaha. How about taking the grey cup you won with going over the salary cap the one year smart one.

Curtis said...

Why are the Riders now under the microscope. I would imagine that most other teams conduct themselves in a similar fashion. In regards to Bo-Levi, how would he know what the Riders are doing. He must like stirring the pot. With the next game in Saskatchewan he better be prepared for a 'warm' welcome.

Anonymous said...

Mitchell may be a great quarterback, but he is a Stampeder and therefore a bum! Calgary Sucks! (and so does their team). He needs to shut his pie hole and stick to doing what he is paid to do which is toss the pigskin!

Anonymous said...

gary lawless ‏@garylawless 3h3 hours ago

Integrity the issue in roster allegations against Roughriders http://fw.to/cQDc02M

Anonymous said...

Lawless talking about integrity..what a friggin joke! His lies an inaccurate posts makes me wonder if he's not a Clinton relative..he has no room to post anything.

The same creepy morons inhabit this site as soon as the standards are let down...

Anonymous said...

Yea Gary Clueless. Riders should get a firm talking too because of an unfounded accusation from another teams qb. Moron...

Anonymous said...

Hate to say it, but with the amount of poor off-season signings, early retirements and the rotating door of players in and out the roster on a weekly basis I hope the Riders have an RBC Westjet card for all the travel points and starting to wonder if Adidas had to dedicate a full sewing crew for Rider Game jerseys to accommodate for all the moves.

Trump

Anonymous said...

Riders are the league’s richest team, they are evidently taking advantage of their cash surplus to overstock their roster. Not that it’s helping — the Riders have a league-worst 1-5 record.

Anonymous said...

Glad the anonymous comments are back!

So, here's my question the Rider faithful....regardless of the present record, are the Riders heading in the right direction long term under this regime or does it seem like too many knee jerk reactions and no longterm plan?

Hillary

Anonymous said...

Dear Hillary,

Time will tell.

Love,
Ivana

Anonymous said...

Plot thickens if what Dave Naylor just dropped on twitter is true.

Anonymous said...

David William Naylor ‏@TSNDaveNaylor 52m52 minutes ago Newmarket, Ontario

CFL vet adds Rider players not happy with what's happening in Sask but fear being cut if they go public. #CFL #Riders

Anonymous said...

I am not rider faithful but will not be ignorant with your team…your offence can compete but your defence can't do anything so you better hope Jones can find 4 or so good D players to work off of before off season

Anonymous said...

David William Naylor ‏@TSNDaveNaylor 1h1 hour ago Newmarket, Ontario

A vet CFL player tells me the excess number of players in Sask is well-known among players across the league. Claims it is just one of several CFLPA violations occurring with 'Riders such as length of practices. #CFL #Riders

tskware said...

I think thats Levis point.

Anonymous said...

Whatever ....

Anonymous said...

It's Christmas for the anonymous haters. Make sure you send Pedersen a card for allowing you trolls back on this blog.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts sometimes. Like Ed Hervey says there are no secrets in the cfl. I honestly think the rest of the cfl isnt happy with the stunt Jones and the Riders pulled with the coaches so they are exposing Jones every chance they get.

Anonymous said...

Ok!!!! this sure has created a lot of smoke here in riderville and now more than ever would a win and a good pounding of Bo Levi would make my summer.

Here's my question.... Saturday... What are your predictions on the chant? Since it's not the old Hennnrry... Is it gonna be Bo or Leeeeviiiii.

What do u think? I never been so fueled for a game and it's 2 days away. East side is going to be nuts!!!

Anonymous said...

Bo needs a diaper and a bottle.

Anonymous said...

To Justin Capiccioti; What do you mean, "We'll see him on the field"?

You didn't last game, you weren't even near him.

Anonymous said...

looks like it was all true, cfl has been on it for a bit. Bo did what he wanted to and got under the rider fans skin, which will make no difference Saturday as rider fans would be all over him regardless.