Riders News

Saskatchewan Roughriders will look at possible changes

Hopson hopes right decisions are made
Posted August 6, 2011 - 4:20pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders find themselves looking up at the competition and looking internally at what needs to be done to turn around their 1-5 season.

The Roughriders appeared to be turning a corner after an 0-3 start that lead to more meetings, the release of a key player and a win in Montreal.

The team, however, has found themselves looking for more answers after a 24-11 loss to the B.C. Lions on Friday night. President and CEO Jim Hopson says everybody is being held accountable, including himself.


Roughriders drop to 1-5 in B.C.

Lions claw to 24-11 win
Posted August 5, 2011 - 8:18pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will finished off the first third of their season with a 24-11 loss to the B.C. Lions.

The Roughriders are now in the West Division basement with a 1-5 record after losing to the B.C. Lions, who entered the game with a 0-5 record.


Preview: Roughriders and Lions battle of the basement

Two teams trying to turn around their season
Posted August 4, 2011 - 6:34pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the B.C. Lions seasons could turn this week. The Roughriders head into the game with a 1-4 record, while the Lions are 0-5 through the first five weeks of the season.

It's not surprising both teams are statistically in the bottom half of the league in all major categories heading into Friday night's game at Empire Field in Vancouver. (8:30 SK time, TSN)

Quarterback Darian Durant says despite both teams records he doesn't believe that either team can take each other lightly.


Roughriders looking to Robinson to help receiving corps

Size matters
Posted August 3, 2011 - 4:49pm

There is something lacking within the Saskatchewan Roughriders receiving corps.


The team believes they'll fix that problem as 6'3 James Robinson is expected to line-up against the B.C. Lions on Friday night.

"He's a big guy, he can run, can be a physical presence, hopefully and we don't have the biggest receiving corps so he adds some size to it, like we were hoping to get from Ernie (Wheelwright) earlier in the year," Head Coach Greg Marshall explained following the Roughriders final practice before heading to Vancouver.


Bombers showing Roughriders the blue print

Seven sacks against B.C.
Posted August 2, 2011 - 4:08pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive line won't say they're licking their chops but after the B.C. Lions gave up seven sacks last week to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the opportunity knocks for a break out game for the front four.

The Roughriders have just seven sacks through the entire five weeks of the season. Four of those are from their linebackers, with Barrin Simpson leading the way with three.

The defensive line's production hasn't been up to the standard set by the coaching staff at the start of the season.


Little things causing big problems for Roughriders

1-4 record could be flipped
Posted August 1, 2011 - 3:14pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders 1-4 record is in indicative of the way they're playing. The team heads into the sixth week of the season knowing they have themselves to blame for one of their worst starts to a season in the last decade.

After Saturday's 22-18 loss to the Calgary Stampeders receiver Jason Clermont apologized to fans and teammates for his dropped touchdown pass and it's a level of accountability Clermont believes a team needs to have to be successful.


Roughriders missing the big play

Team needs more spark
Posted August 1, 2011 - 3:11pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders were inches away from the big play on several occasions during Saturday night's loss to the Calgary Stampeders.

And when you're trying to find the difference between the success of the Roughriders from a year ago to the 1-4 team that's started the regular season the big plays are noticeably lacking.


Stampeders top Roughriders 22-18

Roughriders fall to 0-3 at home
Posted July 30, 2011 - 6:45pm

It was a tight game but in the end the Calgary Stampeders managed to come out on top in the Western Division’s battle for second place, beating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 22-18.

The game was back and forth as the Stampeders climbed out to a 10-0 lead but the Roughriders were able to chip away.

At the start of the second half, the Roughriders Darian Durant got away with a throw that was almost intercepted but fell into the hands of receiver Weston Dressler. Dressler completed the 58-yard play and the Roughriders took their only lead of the game, 15-13.


Preview: Roughriders and Stampeders battle for second

Both teams looking for improvements
Posted July 29, 2011 - 4:31pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3) and Calgary Stampeders (2-2) renew their rivalry at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night. (7:30pm, TSN)

After a 1-3 start to the season the Roughriders have the chance to climb into second place with a win over Calgary. After three straight games against Eastern opponents, Roughriders Head Coach Greg Marshall knows these divisional games are important.


Former Roughrider lands with B.C. Lions

Kornegay signs deal after release
Posted July 28, 2011 - 5:53pm

Tad Kornegay has quickly found work after getting released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week. Kornegay has tweeted he's signed with the B.C. Lions.

Late on Thursday afternoon, Kornegay tweeted this to his thousands of followers, "In Nicki Minaj words..."Bout to Hop on the plane head out to Vancouv!!!!" #UhOh #It'sOn!!! #ImBack!!!'

Kornegay has been rumoured to be of interest of the Lions since he was released by the Roughriders last week.