Get physical on the recievers. Jam them or do anything(within the rules of course) to delay their routes. Crossing routes take long enough to develop as it is. Hopefully we can get more pressure on RR and yes tackling is a big one..
Try running the ball to the right side of the formation for a change. It's a shame we killed the play where Dressler cuts in front of DD to either take the sweep or play action with the option to give it to Cates or throw it. There is no reason we should be seeing that play 5-6 times a game. LaPolice has made strides this year opening up the playbook but you can't start relying on those types of plays. I know it is hard with all the weapons we have on offense but I would like to see Cates get the ball more on swing passes and down the field. The last couple games he has looked better but to me it still seems he is missing that burst to get through the line and although he was never overly fast he seems to be getting caught trying to get outside to the corner. Also, it doesn't seem like he is breaking the tackles he was last year...do you guys think his shoulder is still bothering him that he can't stiff arm or shake tackles like he was last year?
As for Durant..keep doing what he is doing. Don't force stupid throws, using his mobility when he can and keep making good decisions and don't turn it over. I just wish he had a little better handle on the long ball but that will come as he continues to progress.
Edmonton came into our park and won 2...time to go get one back in their park! Don't think about the past!! It's all about September 26th!! GO RIDERS!