the first area the Riders have to start rebuilding is Discipline ,
We lead the league in penalties, 109 for 924 through 7 games or 15.5 for 132 per game, you don't win with penalties.
the last game alone we had 24 penalties ( new team record ) for 192yds, the offense for 9, D for 8, ST for 6 and 1 for the bench, I cant recall the last time I saw a bench penalty.
is it the players or coaching ? the new rule for pass interference did not affect the outcome of the last game as the penalties by the offense took away 2 touchdowns 14 points minimum, and we lost by 4.
if our coaching staff cant figure this out well ???
as for the players we have to put them on the shelf for a game or 2 and play the backups as this culture can't continue, or if their not good enough to play without taking penalties then its time to part ways,
start with the team leaders as this will make the most impact on the team by sitting them for a game, this may not be the most popular move but it is the most effective