I wonder how much playing time Burris will get in this one. If I was coaching, I might use this game, to "evaluate my backups" and then give play Burris in the entire seconmd game, because you never know what might happen, especially with a younger guy trying hard to get noticed and make the riders.
Preseason is about evaluating players and getting the players to click again. If you win, great, if you don't win who cares it doesn't count anyways. So basically I don't care if the Riders win that game it's the next two against Calgary that I'll be interested in.
I think Burris will have an X on his back just the way every other qb has an X on his back. But I can't see any player going out and hurting Burris because that just puts a bullseye on every rider player.
I agree with Sportsmen, this game will all be evaluation just like any other preseason game. HOWEVER when the Riders and Stamps clash in the regular season...that will be a horse of a different color pardon my weak pun.
mean nothing game ...except to coaches and newcomers....but don't kid yourself, players will be taking opposition nos. for furure consideration..... the toughest thing that'll probably happen on the field will be intimidating comments. :twisted:
At this point in the year the only thing the vets will be worried about is getting timing down and staying healthy for the regular season and the only thing the rookies and newcomers will be worried about is making the most of whatever playing time they get and catching the coaches eye.
That's why they call it EXHIBITION. Don't think too many players will be wasting time with all the other crap including taking numbers. Aint gonna happen no matter how hard all you die hard fans wish it to.
Actually Madamex none of the Rider's starters are playing either offence or defence...not [u]1[/u] starter! Nealon is the only one they're even taking to Calgary and he'll play one quarter and that is it. So if the Riders do lose this game it won't be true because none of the Rider's starters offence or defence are even making the trip to Calgary.
This doesn't make any sense. You can't send an entire squad of rookies at once on the field without some leaders who actually have the experience to see things coming and help the kids correct their mistakes. If the Riders did so, Barrett needs to pull his head out of Shivers' @**...
But to Barrett's defence, Jeremy is often wrong, so I assume this must be the logical explanation in this case too.