On a positive note

On a positive note

by ed ohmnes » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:30 pm

Let's see some thing positive for the fans here, how about signing durant up, give the fans a break and some relief;
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Re: On a positive note

by bedrock » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:38 pm

ed ohmnes wrote:Let's see some thing positive for the fans here, how about signing durant up, give the fans a break and some relief;


Just curious, but would this give reason to celebrate. We have DD right now and not aware of to many celebrating. He may have achieved bringing the cup here a few yrs back but what spectacular thing have been brought to the field lately. I'm not trying to be rude or snide but I think DD is over rated with this yrs showings. Has he got 5 straight 1'st downs this year in a row, won any games, I once thought he was an OK QB but this yr not. Last yr not, Year before not. Best year last season for him was the grey cup win and their were enough great receivers on board he could have made a completion with a blind fold on, and sometimes it looked like he was.
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Re: On a positive note

by depopulationINC » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:14 pm

bedrock wrote:
ed ohmnes wrote:Let's see some thing positive for the fans here, how about signing durant up, give the fans a break and some relief;


Just curious, but would this give reason to celebrate. We have DD right now and not aware of to many celebrating. He may have achieved bringing the cup here a few yrs back but what spectacular thing have been brought to the field lately. I'm not trying to be rude or snide but I think DD is over rated with this yrs showings. Has he got 5 straight 1'st downs this year in a row, won any games, I once thought he was an OK QB but this yr not. Last yr not, Year before not. Best year last season for him was the grey cup win and their were enough great receivers on board he could have made a completion with a blind fold on, and sometimes it looked like he was.


You put a lot of stock in the few minutes he played last season? You had an issue with 7-2 or 8-2 o whatever the season before when he went down? Considering the 3rd string OL DD has had in front of him much of this year, I think he is playing pretty darned well.

I do not think that DD is the best QB in the league...but he is in the top few.
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Re: On a positive note

by bowl450 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:09 pm

It would be very positive when Best and Labatte return to the lineup,
What is the status on their return or are they done for the season?
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Re: On a positive note

by ed ohmnes » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:41 am

It's hard to believe that there are people who still doubt durant , when the ol is back in tack, I'm sure things will change, it really makes you wonder what the team needs to do . I guess you will never please everyone. Go riders,
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Re: On a positive note

by GC Bound » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:04 am

To put the success of a team and the amount of 'first downs' in a row on one player/the QB is not only ridiculous, but shows a absolute lack of knowledge of how "TEAM SPORTS" work!! :cowboy:
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Re: On a positive note

by ed ohmnes » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:58 am

I guess what I'm saying is that I want the organization to show the fans something positive at this juncture in the season, by signing durant so we can solidify the q.b. Spot and keep working towards Jones's goal'. At this somewhat dismall start to the season.
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Re: On a positive note

by JimmytheGreek » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:05 pm

Now here is some positive news in a year with so much media and team image negativity. Johnathan Newsome did a really really nice thing. Here is and excerpt from the paper.

"** It should be noted that on Labor Day Classic weekend, a down-on-their-luck Regina family was in the Rider ticket office hoping to purchase tickets to the big game. To their dismay, the tickets were simply too expensive. They were heartbroken.

Jonathan Newsome happened to be walking through the ticket office at the very same time. Witnessing the situation first hand, Newsome pulled out his wallet and plopped down enough money to buy tickets for the family at $100 each.

The family was in tears with gratitude. "

That really was a very kind gesture by Newsome and it does show that even though the team is struggling there are players on this team that will go out of their way to help out someone else.

Good on Newsome and thanks for the kind act.
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Re: On a positive note

by nythril » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:06 pm

why isn't the news reporting stories like that? Heaven forbid they put a kind human face on the players. Could you link the article?
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Re: On a positive note

by JimmytheGreek » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:21 pm

ed ohmnes wrote:I guess what I'm saying is that I want the organization to show the fans something positive at this juncture in the season, by signing durant so we can solidify the q.b. Spot and keep working towards Jones's goal'. At this somewhat dismall start to the season.


I couldn't agree more. The longer this hangs in the air the more speculation there will be on what our qb situation is for next season.

This team needs to start showing some stability and having Darian under a new contract is a very good starting point. Yes Franklin may be a good qb but really there is so little to prove it based on his playing time that I feel it is a very high risk to take. Having said that I have no issue with them going after Franklin and if necessary dump Gale or Bridge in order to have cap room for Franklin and Durant. Realistically I can't see us needing to keep both Gale and or Bridge if we did get Franklin. By dumping at least one or as I mentioned both that should free up money to resign Roosevelt too.

I just hope Jones sees it the same way.
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Re: On a positive note

by JimmytheGreek » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:23 pm

nythril wrote:why isn't the news reporting stories like that? Heaven forbid they put a kind human face on the players. Could you link the article?

Sure its in rod's blog you have to do some sifting to get to it but he also does an interview with Newsome and his feeling about being here.

http://www.rodpedersen.com/2016/09/the-monday-morning-goalie_12.html
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Re: On a positive note

by GC Bound » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:19 pm

Quote by Bedrock:

"Just curious, but would this give reason to celebrate. We have DD right now and not aware of to many celebrating. He may have achieved bringing the cup here a few yrs back but what spectacular thing have been brought to the field lately. I'm not trying to be rude or snide but I think DD is over rated with this yrs showings. Has he got 5 straight 1'st downs this year in a row, won any games, I once thought he was an OK QB but this yr not. Last yr not, Year before not. Best year last season for him was the grey cup win and their were enough great receivers on board he could have made a completion with a blind fold on, and sometimes it looked like he was".

GC Bound wrote:To put the success of a team and the amount of 'first downs' in a row on one player/the QB is not only ridiculous, but shows a absolute lack of knowledge of how "TEAM SPORTS" work!! :cowboy:
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Re: On a positive note

by nythril » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:31 pm

[quote="GC Bound"]Quote by Bedrock:

"Just curious, but would this give reason to celebrate. We have DD right now and not aware of to many celebrating. He may have achieved bringing the cup here a few yrs back but what spectacular thing have been brought to the field lately. I'm not trying to be rude or snide but I think DD is over rated with this yrs showings. Has he got 5 straight 1'st downs this year in a row, won any games, I once thought he was an OK QB but this yr not. Last yr not, Year before not. Best year last season for him was the grey cup win and their were enough great receivers on board he could have made a completion with a blind fold on, and sometimes it looked like he was".

[quote="GC Bound"]To put the success of a team and the amount of 'first downs' in a row on one player/the QB is not only ridiculous, but shows a absolute lack of knowledge of how "TEAM SPORTS" work!! :cowboy:[/quote][/quote]


I think DD has played very well this season - give that his OL has been swiss cheese. Football is a team sport and one person rarley wins a game on their own. Once the OL is healthy and back I suspect we will see the Riders start to win a few games
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Re: On a positive note

by PrideLivesHere » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:43 pm

There have been 13 new O-Linemen this year - not my stat but that is what Abou said on the Sports Cage a couple weeks ago.

And people are still complaining about DD not getting enough first downs. WOW !

Sorry - but W O W, give your head a shake.

I don't think they will re-sign DD until after the season is over.

Jones is too busy trying to win games now and not worrying about negotiating.

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Re: On a positive note

by bowl450 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:15 pm

By signing Durrant to a contract so that he can finish his career as a Rider would be very positive news in a year where the majority of the news has been on the negative side.
The offense will show signs of stability once we get our O line healthy as we had way to many injuries there, and once we get back our injured starters, our offence should improve due to better running game blocking and pass protection which will in turn give us a much improved balanced offence to keep opposition defenses guessing.
It took a while for the pieces to come together on the defensive side and there is still a bit of tweaking to do, but on the whole I like what I see,
some people say penalties are borne out of frustration, some say a lack of talent, and others say its a reflection of coaching ?
I personally don't know the answer on how to rectify this situation,
consistency in officiating will help to a degree, but the coaches and players have to learn to play through it and try ( key word TRY ) to not let it affect them.
to me the biggest plus to having the team succeed is continuity in player personnel from week to week, as football is a true team sport where one players success depends on the rest of his team mates success at their position and this can only be achieved by stability in player personnel.
trick plays on offense I am not a fan of, because you either look like a hero or a zero, so until you can execute at a high level, play basic football.
as a team we are today where I envisioned them at week 6.
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