Mr. Darian Durant seems to have no shortage of critics this week. I'm wondering if that isn't a case of treating a symptom, but ignoring the disease.
We Rider fans do have a tendency to eat our own starting QBs when things hit a bump.
I, for one, think Durant would be twice the player if he had a better Offensive Coordinator calling plays for him.
We do ok in the first half of games, but Mr. Lapolice needs to remember that other teams have D-Coordinators that are good at their jobs and, most importantly, MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AT HALF TIME.
Perhaps the Riders should try the same thing.
As for the loss to the Esks...play calling, play calling, play calling. Same goes for the previous loss to the Als. We need to play to our strengths, let our best players be our best players, and give our young QB a chance to succeed. If you want a good example of this, try to remember waaaaay back when Anthony Calvillo was with Hamilton. Remember how he struggled under Don Sutherin? Remember how everyone said he wouldn't be long in the league? Calvillo found a new coach, who called games that played to his strengths, and look where he is now.
Sask won a Grey Cup by playing to Kerry Joseph's strengths on offense. Maybe Mr. Lapolice should try that method for Durant.