What do numbers show after first match?
Rider Rookie Kicker - compare best import
Field Goals - 2x3 (miss 49) - okay
Best Import - Duvall - 4x6
Kickoffs - 48 yard average (57 without short
ones) - ?
Best Import - Duvall - 56 Yard Avg
Punting - 37 yard avg / 34 yard net overall
Best Import -
Duvall - 52 Yard Avg / 48 yard net overall
OUCH!!! At this rate, Riders will give
up 1 & half first downs every punt
But look on bright side - at least rookie numbers are close to worst (by far) CFL vet punter McCallum - 39 yard average / 29 yard net
I know - give rookie a chance -
Problem - Newsflash - CFL West in 06 is no place to be learning this kind of thing hard way
Headline - Riders Out of Race Early!!!
These type results predicted here before preseason start
Post in May -
WHAZZUP??? Blokes in Riders front office and coaches must be nuts!!! Eskimos sign import punter - Bombers sign import punter - Montreal Als have import kicker/punter - Riders not only don't sign import punter or kicker like smarter CFL teams are beginning to do, Riders go with one Canadian rookie doing all three - maybe a rookie doing kicks and kickoffs - but all three - too much pressure for rookie - and no one for real emergency backup if rookie gets hurt during a game - Riders are nutz!!! Hang on Rider fans looks like a long season - but look on bright side, at least they train this rookie for new front office and coaches who take over later