Where would the Saskatchewan Roughriders be without quarterback Kerry Joseph and receiver Jason Armstead?
"I don't even want to think about it," said Saskatchewan defensive tackle Scott Schultz.
And neither do Riders fans.
But it's fair to say the Green and White could be 1-5 without the pair of former Ottawa Renegades instead of 3-3 in the tight West Division.
"Their production has been instrumental to get us back on track (to a .500 record)," said Schultz late Saturday night, after the Riders defeated the Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium.
"All you have to do is look at the stat column to see what they mean to this team."
Although it sounds crazy, it's true that Joseph and Armstead have combined to score seven of the last nine touchdowns for the Riders.
"It's unbelievable," said Rider defensive back Omarr Morgan of their contribution.
"I always told players on my team that Jason Armstead was the best outside receiver in the league. And no quarterback in the league can run like Kerry Joseph."
When the Riders initially acquired Joseph during the off-season, some in Rider Nation felt the team gave up too much by handing over all-star Corey Holmes as part of a package to Hamilton to get the first pick in the Ottawa dispersal draft.
But there is no debate now.
"I hated to lose Corey Holmes, but you have to have a quarterback in this league," said Morgan.
OTTAWA SCORECARD: The Riders and Bombers are the early winners with their first-round picks in the Ottawa dispersal draft from this past spring.
After seven weeks of the season, here is a look at players taken in the first round in April after the Renegades folded.
Kerry Joseph (Sask)- the new offensive leader in Regina.
Ibrahim Kahn (Wpg) - in the heart of Winnipeg's O-line.
Jason Armstead (Sask) - six TDs and nearly 400 yards receiving in six games.
Cam Yeow (Cal) - with a pinched nerve in his neck, he could be finished for the year.
Val St. Germain (Wpg) - also part of Winnipeg's O-line, which is averaging less than two sacks a game.
Korey Banks (B.C.) - a disappointment in Vancouver, with only one interception after 10 last year.
Kai Ellis (Mtl) - leads the D-line in tackles.
Anthony Collier (Edm/Ham) - a major disappointment - cut by the Esks and a healthy scratch in Hamilton on Friday.
CALGARY CONCERNS: The rumour mill is getting louder, suggesting conflict between Calgary Stampeders management and the coaching staff.
But one thing is certain: after offensive lineman Jay McNeil's profanity-laced tirade at practice last week in an effort to try to focus his teammates, the Calgary locker-room will be even more uncomfortable this week with the club riding a three-game losing streak.
FINISH LINES: John Shannon - senior VP of broadcasting for the NHL - is being mentioned as a candidate to replace commissioner Tom Wright.