Riders injuries

Just had a glance at tomorrow's roster.

Out for the Riders...

Durant
Labatte
Fulton
Best
Clark
Steele
Chiles
Jackson
Newman
Williams
Brooks

4/5 Olineman out.

Ouch!

Welcome to the Stampeder's usual nightmare on the O-line.

X-man and Chris Best hurt - - who could have seen that coming?

Sounds like Rider Fan is already making preemptive excuses.

both did 18 last season. It is not losing both tackles that is rough....it is losing both tackles, your backup tackle, your C, your backup C, your 2 starting OGs...1 of whom is your in game contingency C....7 on the OL in 4 weeks...that is a pretty big deal.

but losing the OL...that can be overcome...keep a steady fixture of a RB/FB in the backfield on Bowman watch mixed with a rushing game attacking that edge to keep him on his heels a bit...move the pocket slightly to that side

IMO the biggest hit is losing Buddy Jackson with Brooks already out....that will require a fair bit of reworking the strategy on D for a secondary that was just starting to show signs of life and finally dumped its Achilles

It is not like the Als are not without their own woes to contend with either. Glenn is dinged up a bit...Green and Stafford out....no Jourdain...the heart of their D is healthy though