|David Watford #9, and Marquie Williams #12|
2 - "Well they're both having good camps," agreed Head Coach & GM Chris Jones. "They've both done some very good things. As you saw on that second-last drive, Marquise took us down the field and scored a TD. And B.J. Daniels has had a good camp as well. We've got a good problem."
3 - Sunday's game at Edmonton (3:00 pm, TSN, CKRM Rider Network) will go the furthest to telling the tale at the #3 QB position. Interestingly, the Riders will fly into Edmonton Sunday morning and return to Saskatoon immediately after Sunday's game. Not that it matters, but I don't ever recall the Riders going into a road city on the day of a game. However the City of Champions is a scant 45 minutes away.
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5 - What this means is we shouldn't try to read-between-the-lines regarding "Who's ahead of whom". Jones is trying to examine his players' versatility, and who fits best where. From our perspective, we're just trying to report on who's lining up where - and with whom - and who's making plays. Other than that, Sunday's game will be the determining factor. I love the old scouting phrase, "The decisions will make themselves".
6 - To answer your favourite question: Who looks good? Devon Bailey has been the top Canadian receiver since Jake Harty went down on Sunday. Based on groupings and depth, the Rider CDN receivers are Bagg, Bailey, Joshua Stanford and Mitchell Picton. At OLB, Sam Hurl has seen far more action with the 1s than Cameron Judge. Rookie DB #29 Orlandus Harris has been the top rookie standout at that position, with a handful of interceptions.
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8 - Even More: Canadian Mike Edem is your starting safety, followed closely by Marc-Olivier Brouillette. Edem's been very good, and I've really liked what "Marc-O" has brought. .. It still seems like Chris Lyles will replace Kacey Rodgers at CB, even though they're rotating a lot of bodies through there ...K Brett Lauther has handled all of the FGs with veteran Tyler Crapigna still nursing a mild injury which has lingered from last year. I'm told Lauther has been decent, but it's still Tyler's job. ... Meanwhile veteran LB Alexandre Gagne has done the long-snapping in the absence of veteran Jorgen Hus.
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10 - The Stanley Cup Finals match-up is salacious: The wily, beleagured old vet Alex Ovechkin looking for his first Stanley Cup win versus the upstart, expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Who are you cheering for? And who do you think will win? Sometimes those are two separate things. NO ONE ALIVE predicted this would be the Finals pairing when the playoffs began and this is why this is the best time of the year.
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