Riders – That Was Embarrassing – CFL Week 1
Embarrassing is the right word, for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Calgary Stampeders. Opening game for each, against supposedly inferior opponents. Saskatchewan and Calgary were even playing at home. They now join the BC Lions in losing the dream of an undefeated season. Week 1 and everything is already upside down. Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers in first with Montreal Alouettes? The Edmonton Eskimos alone in first in the Western Conference and all 3 still dreaming of an undefeated season. But it is the CFL after all. These teams may not win another one all year.
The Riders showed a distinct weakness against the pass. Ricky Ray dissected their defence and did so with little pressure on him at all. The Riders offence looked good, but were prone to turnovers time and again. The Bomber game, what a yawn, same with Toronto and Calgary. Calgary does need a kicker though. Lose by 2 and miss 3, not very good.
- Ricky Ray leads Eskimos past Riders (theglobeandmail.com)