depopulationINC

Nice boost...Roosevelt is activated.

As was mentioned he was feeling pretty good the day after the hit and wanted to go but I thought they would give him a week or 2 off either way...stated his headache was mild and lasted a couple of days then he was working out.  Scary stuff but sounds like he was pretty fortunate

Richardson should also get the nod...Marshall sounds like he 'could' go but will likely ride the 6

patcarm

One nasty hit could put Rosie out for good.......I hope he's good to go.  Argos will be a seriously tough match for us.  Does anyone know if Owens was activated?

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One nasty hit could put Rosie out for good.......I hope he's good to go.  Argos will be a seriously tough match for us.  Does anyone know if Owens was activated?
Owens is practicing...but he is eligible by terms of the 6 game IRL.  His full 6 will be served after this game. 

Roosevelt made the full road trip with the team...no way he is doing that if there was doing that if they were concerned about it...Shocking...but it happens.

Iconic SR

Roosevelt will play, so will Richardson. Both look great. Owens practicing fairly hard but unlikely he will displace Christion Jones who seems pretty hot right now.

ed ohmnes

What about marshal Cameron where does he fit in now,  is he still injured ?

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What about marshal Cameron where does he fit in now,  is he still injured ?
still on 6

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What about marshal Cameron where does he fit in now,  is he still injured ?
cant see them taking his salary off the 6 early with Jones available...especially after Jones provided the spark last week

GC Bound

The writers pick for week 16 has Toronto win 100% and Fans 67%....yeh writers,go figure.
I think we win this one closely, if Riders play like they did against Calgary; all three phases firing on all cylinders. 
Going to need full 60 minutes of 'smart' hard nosed play on every play to get this one.

depopulationINC

The writers pick for week 16 has Toronto win 100% and Fans 67%....yeh writers,go figure.
I think we win this one closely, if Riders play like they did against Calgary; all three phases firing on all cylinders.
Going to need full 60 minutes of 'smart' hard nosed play on every play to get this one.
The Riders have been lackluster on offence for a couple weeks and horrid against the run and are facing a hot RB...I can understand this.  Will need to adjust a pile better on D this week...you give Ray 5 steamboats and you are done.

JimmytheGreek

The writers pick for week 16 has Toronto win 100% and Fans 67%....yeh writers,go figure.
I think we win this one closely, if Riders play like they did against Calgary; all three phases firing on all cylinders.
Going to need full 60 minutes of 'smart' hard nosed play on every play to get this one.
The Riders have been lackluster on offence for a couple weeks and horrid against the run and are facing a hot RB...I can understand this.  Will need to adjust a pile better on D this week...you give Ray 5 steamboats and you are done.
Completely agree. If the Riders can't stop the run and leave the middle of the field open like it was last week Ray will have a field day. No way we win and not have better time of possesion then last week. Use the 3 man rush which Jones obviously loves to do and I can see the Argos kicking our *** soundly.

Offense has to get back on track as it has been very lack luster the last two games.

We can certainly win this game but I just not with the performance of last week. Ray obviously is no Lindlay.

StormRider1

I will say this, we need to put pressure on Ray, not gonna do it with 3 man rush all night, this is also why the run is killing us, no one up front means you get at least to the secondary. Time for jones to wise up and start blitzing. Our O needs to start producing again. Not sure if it's because Macadoodoo is calling all the plays, of if the O is messing up!!

depopulationINC

The writers pick for week 16 has Toronto win 100% and Fans 67%....yeh writers,go figure.
I think we win this one closely, if Riders play like they did against Calgary; all three phases firing on all cylinders.
Going to need full 60 minutes of 'smart' hard nosed play on every play to get this one.
The Riders have been lackluster on offence for a couple weeks and horrid against the run and are facing a hot RB...I can understand this.  Will need to adjust a pile better on D this week...you give Ray 5 steamboats and you are done.
Completely agree. If the Riders can't stop the run and leave the middle of the field open like it was last week Ray will have a field day. No way we win and not have better time of possesion then last week. Use the 3 man rush which Jones obviously loves to do and I can see the Argos kicking our *** soundly.

Offense has to get back on track as it has been very lack luster the last two games.

We can certainly win this game but I just not with the performance of last week. Ray obviously is no Lindlay.

He likes it because it leaves so many options on disguising the blitz and where it is coming from...that is what I love about it to.  Problem is that they are not blitzing near enough.  When they did we saw 3 games where the results were stunning.  Jones will not do cover zero or dial up blitzing until he is comfortable with the secondary and guys knowing their assignments...something has changed since those games and he is not cool with it.  If I am reading what I am reading since the  LDC then I suspect we may see it dialed up a little bit more this game though....if not then I will need to rethink what I am seeing.

depopulationINC

I will say this, we need to put pressure on Ray, not gonna do it with 3 man rush all night, this is also why the run is killing us, no one up front means you get at least to the secondary. Time for jones to wise up and start blitzing. Our O needs to start producing again. Not sure if it's because Macadoodoo is calling all the plays, of if the O is messing up!!
Well not 3 man rush...3 down lineman...it is definitely possible but would be a lot easier if James was back....even though he was primarily a running down guy...man he swallows the middle up.  Zero complaints about the DTs the team has...they are fabulous...but nor necessarily for a 3 down attack if there is not heavier pass blitzing.  They are the perfect guys for run blitzing though.

Abendschan

Toronto has been a run team more with Wilder Jr. - Ray has more options with success since Riders last played the Argos. Richardson runs his share of yardage will be huge for Rider team already dangerous as the season winds down. Go Riders
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JimmytheGreek

The writers pick for week 16 has Toronto win 100% and Fans 67%....yeh writers,go figure.
I think we win this one closely, if Riders play like they did against Calgary; all three phases firing on all cylinders.
Going to need full 60 minutes of 'smart' hard nosed play on every play to get this one.
The Riders have been lackluster on offence for a couple weeks and horrid against the run and are facing a hot RB...I can understand this.  Will need to adjust a pile better on D this week...you give Ray 5 steamboats and you are done.
Completely agree. If the Riders can't stop the run and leave the middle of the field open like it was last week Ray will have a field day. No way we win and not have better time of possesion then last week. Use the 3 man rush which Jones obviously loves to do and I can see the Argos kicking our *** soundly.

Offense has to get back on track as it has been very lack luster the last two games.

We can certainly win this game but I just not with the performance of last week. Ray obviously is no Lindlay.

He likes it because it leaves so many options on disguising the blitz and where it is coming from...that is what I love about it to.  Problem is that they are not blitzing near enough.  When they did we saw 3 games where the results were stunning.  Jones will not do cover zero or dial up blitzing until he is comfortable with the secondary and guys knowing their assignments...something has changed since those games and he is not cool with it.  If I am reading what I am reading since the  LDC then I suspect we may see it dialed up a little bit more this game though....if not then I will need to rethink what I am seeing.
Umm but as you mentioned he hardly ever Blitzes and the excuse of  he is not going to bring pressure until he is comfortable with the secondary is getting really fricken old. Last year the same thing little pressure because of the secondary coverage or his lack of trust of the secondary. This year the same excuse? Hmm sorry but if you don't like what you have in the secondary then perhaps  you have failed in recruiting or in film and practices, and yes Jones only uses 3 man pressure or fronts probably 85 %  of the time and teams are starting to expose it for its weakness,he very very very seldom brings heat from the secondary . Bring 3 and teams now are blowing up the interior of the D line and getting O linemen on our linebackers. That is just begging for the offense to cram it down our throats time and time again. The defense is on the field far too long and when the offense gets on they are cold and usually a quick two and out. We face the Argos and then the Stamps and the Eskimos and Ottawa. Edmonton has now picked up Gable and while he is not as good as Messam or Powell  still we are going to see a steady diet of teams running free for all against that 3 man front. Yes James was the key but he is out and our D line is far too small without him.

Look at the last game in Ottawa and yes it was a short week and yes just coming off a tough game where the defense was on the field a ton (thanks to not being able to stop Messam) so again back to the Ottawa game, you are facing a team with 2 back  up O line men and a 3rd string qb so the great scheme is to not bring pressure and rattle him into mistakes but instead rush 3 and allow this rookie  to just hand the ball off play after play after play gaining huge chunks of field position and controlling the clock and scoring 17 points meanwhile keeping our offense sitting on the bench getting still and cold. Hell Tino would have looked like an all star qb against us. (that is as about as low as it can get)
I mean seriously if this game was not ripe for bringing the heat then sorry I don't know which one would be in the upcoming schedule. If not for the kick return  for the major we would have been toast in that game as the whole team was flat. 

In the Edmonton game Jones said he called the same defense 57 times, 57 times? Yeah um Dickerson and company are too stupid to not be able to recognize the same schemes? Please. Stick to the 3 man and no pressure without James or another big Dt and this team is in very big trouble.         
 


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