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Naaman Roosevelt with the ball during the Saskatchewan Roughriders home game against the Montreal Alouettes on June 30, 2018.
Naaman Roosevelt with the ball during the Saskatchewan Roughriders home game against the Montreal Alouettes on June 30, 2018. Liam Richards/Electric Umbrella

Rider receivers want to boost the run, stop the drops

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 2, 2018 - 6:07am Updated: August 2, 2018 - 7:28am

Receivers are used to being at the centre of the play, making spectacular catches and scoring touchdowns, but with the Roughriders they’re focusing on a lot more.

Both Brandon Bridge (left) and Zach Collaros have seen time as the Riders starting quarterback in 2018.
Both Brandon Bridge (left) and Zach Collaros have seen time as the Riders starting quarterback in 2018. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Collaros to play ‘a bunch’ against the Esks, Bridge ‘a bit’

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 31, 2018 - 5:53pm

Even with Zach Collaros back in the picture, Roughriders head coach Chris Jones doesn’t seem to want to commit to a starting quarterback.

Or at least to admit it publicly.

Roughrider running back Marcus Thigpen charges the line after taking a hand off from Brandon Bridge on July 28, 2018.
Roughrider running back Marcus Thigpen charges the line after taking a hand off from Brandon Bridge on July 28, 2018. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

‘I heard the boos:’ McAdoo explains Riders offence

By Arielle Zerr/CKOM News Staff
July 30, 2018 - 5:39pm

Stephen McAdoo could hear Rider fans booing.

The offensive co-ordinator may spend the game behind a glass window halfway up the west side of Mosaic Stadium, but it’s not soundproof and he knew exactly how Rider Nation was feeling.

Roughrider running back Marcus Thigpen charges the line after taking a hand off from Brandon Bridge on July 28, 2018.
Roughrider running back Marcus Thigpen charges the line after taking a hand off from Brandon Bridge on July 28, 2018. Saskatchewan Roughriders

‘Get used to it:’ No changes coming to Rider offence

By Arielle Zerr / 980 CJME
July 29, 2018 - 9:20am

It was second and seven in the fourth quarter and the Riders were in desperate need of a touchdown.

Desperate need of any sort of offence, really, but a touchdown would have brought them within five points with time left on the clock to do more damage later.

Mic'hael Brooks (93) participates in practice drills with fellow defensive linemen (from left to right) Charleston Hughes (39), Zack Evans (92) and Willie Jefferson (7) on July 17, 2018.
Mic'hael Brooks (93) participates in practice drills with fellow defensive linemen (from left to right) Charleston Hughes (39), Zack Evans (92) and Willie Jefferson (7) on July 17, 2018. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Brooks fitting in just fine on Riders defensive line

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 18, 2018 - 3:53pm

Back in June when the Roughriders signed Mic’hael Brooks, many wondered why the team needed another defensive lineman.

Already stacked with stars like Willie Jefferson, Charleston Hughes and Zack Evans, it didn’t exactly appear necessary, but for Jones it was a no-brainer.

Quarterback David Watford came in in relief of Brandon Bridge during the Roughriders June 30, 2018 game against the Montreal Alouettes.
Quarterback David Watford came in in relief of Brandon Bridge during the Roughriders June 30, 2018 game against the Montreal Alouettes. Saskatchewan Roughriders

‘They should have booed us:’ Riders fall 23-17 to Alouettes

By Arielle Zerr
July 1, 2018 - 8:16am

Naaman Roosevelt said he didn’t notice that the Roughrider fans booed them at the end of the first half of the game, but agreed it was deserved.

“They should have booed us – especially on the offence. It was terrible what we were doing,” he said in the locker room after the game.

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