The Riders started the season probably the 3rd best team in the league close behind Calgary and Edmonton. Now without Reilly that probably makes the Riders 2nd best team in the league at least until October.
The here and now is HERE RIGHT NOW so of course they're concerned with it. With so many NFL defection this season league wide and with the new rules and probably more importantly the new schemes that go along with them, this season is really wide open. The team that adapts first and takes the lead first gets a huge advantage. There is a tremendous opportunity for a team to step forward into the wide open and be successful. I do not always agree with all of the moves made by CC and Taman, but dammit I applaud that they are doing their damndest to BE THAT TEAM!