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Thursday, November 2, 2017

RIDERS WEDNESDAY PRACTICE REPORT


REGINA - The five centimetres of snow which fell on the Queen City on Wednesday caused some problems for the Roughriders' closed practice as they prepare to host the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday (5:00 pm, TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network).

"Yeah there was an awful lot of snow out there today. A couple of inches on the surface," said Head Coach & GM Chris Jones. "We had it shoveled this morning and thought we had it off but then it kept snowing. It was good to get out there and I thought the concentration level once we got out there was very good."

Jones said traction could be a problem in Saturday's game.

"If it's like it is right now, it's going to be a slow football game," Jones predicted. "Again, there were a couple of inches of snow but hopefully they're able to get it cleared prior to the game."

The forecast for Saturday's game calls for snow flurries and -4 degrees Celsius.

It'll be the last home game of the 2017 season. Depending on Saturday's result, the Riders will be on the road through either the West or East Divisions in the playoffs.

A Rider win will leave the team in 3rd-place while a loss means a 4th-place finish and a crossover berth into the East Division.

The team announced its list of Most Outstanding Players for the 2017 season on Wednesday (see the post below) and it was headlined by Duron Carter as the team's MVP. However the club's leading receiver was unable to discuss the honour since he left the facility immediately after practice due to the flu.

Meanwhile the Riders announced the signing of former Edmonton Eskimos running back Shakir Bell.

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7 comments:

Scott Thompson said...

Of they’re signing a running back this late, it can’t be good news for Marshall, Richardson or Lafrance, hope I’m wrong.

Anonymous said...

Riders signed former Eskie running back Shakir bell today

Anonymous said...

"had it shoveled"? When I was younger and needed to move snow so I could play (i.e. to skate on pond), I had to do it myself!
LF

Anonymous said...


I love the way you guys just spin Rider fans off of their collective axis. Do you three idiots rub your hands in glee when its all over? You should! Great radio and miles better than what your opposition provides.

Darrell

Anonymous said...

Watch for All World Football Superstar Duron Carter to throw touchdown passes to himself from here on in as the Roughriders win the 2017 Grey Cup. He's that good, that great!

Go Roughriders!

Anonymous said...

"The forecast for Saturday's game calls for snow flurries and -4 degrees Celsius."

Hey Rider fans, make sure you bundle up AND attend Saturday's game. No more wimping out because you're afraid to freeze your toes off. Last week's game was warmer than this, and hordes of ticket holders stayed home. On TV, it almost looked like a game from Toronto's BMO Field. Way to support the team??

Layers, people, Layers!!

Like I've said before, come and watch the #1 rated quarterback Mike Reilly and #1 power ranked team -- Eskies-- dump the Sliders into 4th place.

Anonymous said...

Mike Reilly and Esks fans hahaha. Serious this dude above is a joke. But hey thanks for taking the time to post on rod’s blog you loser