- Taman and Chamblain are in their first year and have done an incredible job of turning over the roster and will go into the 2013 season with a strong base and most of the pieces in place and some Current young players will be ready to step into starting roles.
First, NI Graig Butler will be ready to step in as the starting safety as the aging James Patrick did a nice job but butler is ready for a breakout year after a great rookie season on a bad 2011 team.
second, It took Chamblain all season to find the right receiving combination and he now has the major parts in place. Jock Sanders will also be back to create all of the match up problems he created before he got hurt. Scott McHenry played his heart out at WR but the Riders will need another NI receiver. Bagg played great but was injured again so they can not count on him. Former first round pick Jordan Sisco could be a very good as the 5th receiver
Defense: Shomari Williams is much better suited to the Wil LB and Abraham Kromah could become an excellent MLB for the aging Joe Lobendahn.
DBs just like the receiver spot it took the season too find the right combination and although they are still not sure with Butler back ther ready to anchor the D backfield and Chamblain has a better isea of who he will keep and who he will let go.
They will need to find a dominate rush DE but after an offseason where they had to replace so many spots can concentrate on finding one.
Kicker: Chamblain has found that two kickers is better than one. Giving Chris Milo only place kicking duties from the start of training camp will allow him to shine in his third season. They will need to find a servicable punter whether it be an import or non import. Burke Dales should recover from his injury and Edmonton seems to be set to let shaw do both so making a play for Dales may be a key acquision.
Special teams: Jock Sanders will become a gret returner. whether they want him to do all of the retunr duties and play his hybrid receiver Rb may be too much so he may take punt return duties where he will have a mch better chance to take one to the house.
The coverage teams led by Hurl will be back in full force next year as the candian Hair force
The Oline is set deep and young they will truly be dominate in their second year together.
the use of a TE will play a much bigger role from the beignning of the season. If Neil Hughes is no longer up to the task they will need to find a FB/TE who can both block and receive much like Lovoi in MON and Cote in Calgary. This could be an ideal spot for Mchennry to thrive.
Durant will stay very helthy with that O line but if he should miss a game here or there Drew Willy and JT O'Sullivan will be in their second season and in the same roles having consitancy of QBs 1-3 for two straight years will make everyone feel very confortable with the QB situation.
It took the entire 2012 season for Chamblain to find the right players to fit his system. Next season coming into camp with much more clarity of a starting line up will give them the consitancy that was missing this season.