What do you expect in this coming up game? What are some concerns?
For me, the 2 biggest things are:
a slow start.
Even with the last 2 wins, the Riders started rather slow...scoring late in the 1st, then starting 10 points down. The Argos O has not been a powerhouse, but Jyles could easily play an inspired game...against his former team. Not trying to look/get ahead, but it is important the Riders get off to a good start to prove to themselves they can, as the will be playing offensive powerhouses in the future that they can not afford a slow start to. Also, if the Argos start strong, we do not want a repeat of their last visit. I am ecstatic that the Riders are adjusting well throughout a game, don't get me wrong, that is even more important than a blazing start, but a quick strike would be nice.
The thing I have seen I think every game this year is that the Riders D gives up the 8-12 yard region over the middle when they have a team pinned inside the 20. now granted, they have a big field to try to stop them, they are providing superior coverage on the outside, but the middle is money for a QB, and it has to be getting noticed when teams look a footage. In the Banjo Bowl there was one situation where the Riders pinned the bombers inside the 5 and Hall brought a blitz...I am hoping that is an indication that the Riders are reccognizing the need to mix it up a bit there to. I would leave it open a time or 2 then blitz and rotate a safety into the shallow center.
Teams have been great all around, FGs being a bit of a concern. Perhaps Luca will be kicking. but heck...they made a trick play...a fake punt...even though everyone including the announcers on TSN saw the big potential for it...good to see...finally! Also, I have a gut feeling one is going to be returned.