What a laugh to see the Riders get boatraced by a horrifically bad Montreal team that was playing on just three days rest.
Rider Fan promised everyone that Jones was going to "recruit" amazing football players with his brilliant scouting acumen. What a joke that's turned out to be. This years Rider team is almost as pitiful as last year's debacle.
AC Leonard - - you can't plug a receiver in as your starting DE and expect to have any success on defence. Leonard has no pass rush ability and his recognition of reading plays is even worse. As I explained after Week 1, this guy is no answer at DE.
Jordan Reeves - - bringing in a CIS basketball player and expecting him to have any clue about playing pro football is ridiculous. This is a guy who couldn't even make a useless Bombers roster in 2015. Putting him at DE was a total joke, but he's not even good enough to contribute on STs.
Kevin Francis - - yet another failed experiment. It defies logic to have a rookie receiver starting at Safety. This is the direct result of the total lack of Canadian talent.
Justin Cappicotti - - as I explained when he was signed, Cappicotti's numbers in Ottawa were a result of the defensive scheme there. Yet another DE with no real pass rush ability - - he simply goes wide and hopes he can loop back around.
Ed Gainey - - terrible CB in Hamilton but now he's a starter in Regina. It's comical to watch this guy get constantly burned in coverage.
Shane Herbert - - here's a guy who wasn't good enough to even play ST in Toronto, yet he's being given defensive reps in Regina. How desperate can a team be for Canadians?
Jonathan Newsome - - what an asinine decision to go with Newsome at DE and then give away their prized FA signing Shawn Lemon for absolutely nothing. Rider Fan is scratching his head wondering why the pass rush is non-existant - - just watch Newsome bumbling around the field and you'll understand why.
Josh Bartel - - bringing in a proven failure and somehow expecting different results is the epitome of a GM who's in over his head. Bartel has never been able to generate any hang time on his punts and as a result the Rider cover team is getting shredded.
Curtis Steele - - you can't be serious with a guy like this. He couldn't even cut it as a back up RB in Toronto and here he is being given the starting job in Regina. RBs are a dime a dozen - - why waste your time with a mediocre scrub like this?