Props to our special teams

Here's a quote from BC's Yonus Davis. If we are this good, we should shut down Owens.

Davis on the Riders not-so-special teams

By Murray McCormick Sat, Nov 13 2010 COMMENTS(0) Rider Rumblings

I wish I had seen this yesterday. Here's what Yonus Davis told Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun when asked about the differences between the Riders special teams and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Hamilton held Yonus to 24 yards on four returns last Saturday. Here's the clip from Beamish's story:

Although he was held to just 24 yards on four returns last Saturday against Hamilton, a 23-21 win over the Tiger-Cats that help propelled the Lions into the playoffs, Davis says he doesn't expect the Roughriders' kick coverage teams will be able to do the same kind of handcuff job on him.

"First of all, Saskatchewan is a whole different team than Hamilton," Davis says. "Hamilton is a lot faster. They have a lot of cats who played over here in B.C., and they were on kick and punt return coverage as well. Those guys are physical and they're fast. That's the difference. Saskatchewan doesn't even compete. Their special teams aren't on Hamilton's level. I'm really looking forward to this game. And I know what I have to do -- give our team great field position."