Looking ahead - after DD's tweet, I'd guess he's got a high ankle sprain, but that's a guess. My guess is he doesn't start. If he starts, he plays differently. If Willy starts, we all play differently. Not sure how high powered our offence will be in any case. I think we should Free Willy for Hamilton. With Austin coming back, Burris in the house, Fantuz might play and Geroy SHOULD play, it's going to be nuts! This promises to be the game of the week.
Now, consider that last year we started 3-0 and that went south faster than a bride's nightgown, there are behaviours and traits I see this year that were sorely needed on this team the last couple of years.
- They make half time adjustments that work. Every team says they do this but it's obvious this team comes out and plays differently in the 2nd half. Kudos to the coaches on this.
- The Riders don't take their foot off the gas. Once they have their foot on the opponent's throat, they don't let them up. A big change from last year.
- When the opponent makes a mistake, the Riders make them pay! A sign of a very good team.
We need to keep this going! I'm excited but very cautious at the same time. It's a long season and with this team, the grim reaper is always around the corner.