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Saturday, January 7, 2017

RIDERS RE-SIGN KICKER CRAPIGNA

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national kicker Tyler Crapigna has signed an extension to remain with the team through 2019. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.

Crapigna was acquired by the Riders in October, 2015 from the Calgary Stampeders after he was originally selected in the 5th round (40th overall) of the 2014 CFL Draft.

Last season, the 24-year-old connected on 36 of 42 field goal attempts (85.7%) with a 53-yard long and 22 of 25 convert attempts (88.0%) while adding 51 kickoffs for 3,110 yards. He was named the Riders Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.  

Prior to entering the CFL, Crapigna spent five seasons at McMaster University where he became the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s all-time leader in field goals. He completed his collegiate career with 84 field goals, six singles and 140 extra points for a total of 398 points, while also amassing 9,489 punting yards. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good signing fur sure!

Anonymous said...

Word on the street via Scruffy is that Riders and Als talked trade of one Darian Durant! Holy smokes!

Anonymous said...

The Crapigna signing is good news.

SWC

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap! Whatever happened Van Os Lyke or whatever his name? He was a very good draft choice.

Jorgen Hus said...

Great to have Master Baggins kicking FG's for the next 3 years.

Anonymous said...

This new regime is terrible. Big headed group, we all had our favorite players. Now it's absolutely destroyed. Who are we really cheering for now? There is no sense of connection anymore. Where there used to be the guys that were the riders and had that connection with the province. Now they continuously get cut, jones to busy trying to hog the fame.

Only thing to look forward to is those big bowls of nachos. It certainly isn't the team if they can't even negotiate a deal with someone who holds a legacy.

- pissed fan

Stuman said...

Get back on your meds man!

Anonymous said...

Pissed fan, I'm sure you were pissed when Narco, Jurasin, Cates and other "Favorites" were let go. Unless your 14 years old you will get over it.

John Knight said...

Hey pissed fan, We cheer for the Riders, not individual players. Players come and go, the Rider name stays. Many players move because they wanr to play closer to home or more money. Remember Fantuz who said he would never leave? Where is his jersey now?

Anonymous said...

You're supposed to be cheering for the Riders. I think you were inebriated when you wrote that.

Anonymous said...

Here we go . Bombers dumped Glenn today so Durant will be gone and Glenn will be the new starter in Regina. And the way Jones is operating this team that would not come as a surprise.

Anonymous said...

To pissed fan: I can associate with you. Perhaps the other bloggers are too young to have been fans in those times. When Jurasin was cut, there were several other players that we associated with. When Narco was gone, we still had other fan favorites to cheer for. Never, in forty years of supporting the Riders has a team been so decimated that the only fan favorite left was the QB, Darian Durant and a few O linemen. Given the uncertainty surrounding Labatte and Best and Durant, that gets us down to Clarky. And Clarky isn't Jones' body type so not so sure of him. If that means that everyone will criticize me for being old, so be it. They will get there too. It is pretty telling when you go to the Rider's store and all they have is retro jerseys; no present day Rider jerseys. I suspect even the promo department longs for the "good old days". Again, something to criticize me for. You will never replace 20 plus players in one season so why cut that many in one season? The excitement of the new stadium will pack the seats for several games. By labour day, if the Riders are under 500, the Jones bubble will have burst and there are no long time fan favorites on the team to draw you there, what then? The Elgaards, the Narcos, the Jurasins and ,yes, the Durants have always had their own followers that will sell tickets. In 2017, without Durant, led by a raw rookie or a bargain basement QB, stop and ask yourself; who will the Riders beat?

Clay said...

Do not be surprised that Riders do work a trade with Montreal for DD. As indicated before it seems from DD'S stand point he feels he is elite & wants to play 10 more years, he is not interested in giving up playing time to Tudor a young QB.He is NOT ELITE !!!!!!!!!!
How about Kevin Glenn, who would be good insurance & more than willing to Tudor young guys.
We will never be able to groom a young QB with DD around.
Also Riders have to get a VERY GOOD player from Montreal who is prepared to come to Sask. In fact they should hold out for at least 2 very good players from Montreal.
Time will tell. I just wish people would realize that you don't pay a player for sentimental reasons.!!!!!!
Clay

Anonymous said...

I like Clay's thinking here.GEt something for DD before hes a free agent

Anonymous said...

Rumour is Durant for Adams. We increased our offer to sign and trade Durant. I would like a different qb then Adams but I know we new another qb other then Durant. Maybe a Adams for Franklin deal.

John Knight said...

How do you think you are going to get something for a free agent? Give your fricken head a shake

Anonymous said...

There is no logic in these statements. First you say Durant is not an elite QB but on the other hand, you say that in a trade, he is worth two "very good" players from Montreal. What? Only an elite QB is worth two "very good" players. Not to mention the fact that Durant becomes a free agent on February 14. No team is giving anything for him unless he signs a contract. Have you ever heard of a good player that did not want to be out on the field, be it QB or DB or O lineman?If you have, that player should be cut. How could you possibly know that Doubles does not want to "Tudor" a young QB. Have you been out on the field? If you have, you have been hit once too often. A lot of tutoring is done in the film room, where Durant spends a good deal of time. Young QBs can also learn a great deal by sitting on the bench for a year or two and watching an experienced QB manage a game. An insurance policy? Insurance against what? Insure that the Riders don't win too many games? Do you realize that Kevin Glenn has never won a Grey Cup? And get over the Franklin thing; Franklin is under contract to Edmonton. And Montreal is not giving up Adams; they just realize that Adams is not likely ready to be a starter and are looking to Durant to be a starter and a mentor.
You don't pay a player for sentimental reasons. You do however, pay them because they are intelligent, experienced, talented and a warrior. That is Darian Durant. So many of you are so enthralled with the idea of starting a great young QB that you will not open your eyes to the fact that we do not have a great young QB that is talented enough to start. And they are a very rare commodity. Quit grasping at straws. Open your mind and your eyes. Without Durant both the Riders and the fans lose.

Evan Wiome said...

How do you know that none of the young QBs the Riders have are not talented enough to be a starter? Are you an expert in QB mechanics, footwork and reading a defence? Do you know how to tell the difference between man and zone coverage? No, so stay in your lane.

Do you even remember how Darian Durant himself became the starter in Regina? Riders traded Kerry Joseph to Toronto after the 2007 season because he wanted too much money. The Riders went into the 2008 season with Steve Jyles, Marcus Crandell, Micheal Bishop and some guy most of us had never heard of, Darian Durant, as the QBs. He started FOUR games in 2008, before which he had exactly ONE CFL pass worth of experience in 2006. In 2009 Durant is the full time starter and the Riders are back in the Grey Cup, and while the play of Durant definitely helped the team get to the GC, another big factor was not having to pay a QB $500k, which left money to spend on the supporting pieces around him.

So any of the young QBs the Riders have now could very well step in and become the Riders next starting QB, just like a guy nobody had ever heard of before did in 2008 and 2009.

The Riders have been through all of this before, the cycle/process is just repeating itself. Take the watermelons and Pilsner cases off your heads and step back from the ledge folks, the apocalypse will not come if Durant is not wearing Green and White in 2017.

Anonymous said...

I certainly do remember how Doubles started with the Riders. He signed with the team in May of 2006. For most of that year, he played with the practice squad. In 2007, the year the Riders won the Grey Cup, Durant again rode the pine. In 2008, he didn't appear as a starter until late in the season. In 2009, he became the starter for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and took them to the Grey Cup. "Some guy most of us had never heard of" was already in his third year here in 2008. I knew his name in 2008 and before even if some of you didn't. You actually made my point. Except for Brandon Bridge and Mitchell Gayle, the rest of the QBs on the Rider roster are not ready to become a starter. Gayle will also be a free agent soon and Toronto probably would have kept him if he looked to be starter quality. The same holds true for Brandon Bridge and Montreal. Durant held the clip board for almost three years before he became a starter and that is typical of elite CFL QBs. Watch and learn. Perhaps one of them in the group could become a starter if allowed to watch and learn from Doubles for a year or two.

Evan Wiome said...

So a QB who has been traded/released isn't starter quality? Good thing you were not there to tell the Riders that in 2006 when they traded Corey Holmes to Hamilton so they could put Durant on the negotiation list. I guess Hamilton didn't think Durant was a quality starter so they let him go.

Three years typically to be an elite CFL QB? Mitchell, Collaros, Jennings and Ray all started and won as rookies or in their second year. So have dozens of other QBs before them.

Perhaps one of the current group could start after they learned from Durant? Maybe his tutelage would help, but the available evidence (Willy, Sunseri, Smith) doesn't suggest that Durant is a great mentor of other QBs.

I get that everyone loves Durant. I think he still has at least two or three quality years left in him. However, if he is going to play in Regina it needs to be at the right price. If not, then it is time for him to move on, and no amount of bashing other QBs or personal theories about QB development are going to change that.