Again Joseph’s knee comes up to be a problem. He is too injury prove and will likely be hobbling around should they put him in against Montreal, giving us a bad effort. Leave him out this time and give Rocky the start against Montreal is the best bet. Rocky did great throwing and came in with huge confidence. The shame is that both his long touchdowns were negated by unfortunate circumstances out of his control. Had we those counted, it’s 34-17 Riders – totally different game. The defense couldn’t hold in the end, so don’t blame Butler.
We also came 4 yards from winning the game despite our defensive meltdown letting Woodcock behind us on two huge plays. Clovis was no where on both of Woodcock’s big plays the TD and the big catch at the end to get Ray in scoring range for his touchdown. Clovis is really showing that he is a rookie. For everyone saying Clovis is fine, look at some of his blown coverage and give Gordon another look please. I would take an injured Gordon over Clovis.
And I don’t believe Keith was greedy at the end. He was exhausted and lost balance. Give the guys credit for the last effort there. It was a horribly broken play and the confusion must have been maddening. We just have to brush it off and keep supporting the Riders down the stretch. The Esks are still 5-9 it’s not panic time yet.