Green Cast: Training Camp Preview, Darian Durant and Bonuses

Can you smell it? That’s the smell of football in the air.

Joel Gasson and John Fraser sit down and pour one out this week to talk about the pending opening of Roughriders training camp. Will Zach Collaros be the QB the Riders need? How will the ratio work? Those are just some of the questions the Riders will have to answer in the coming weeks.

What does John think of the timing of Durant’s retirement? Well, he’s not a fan to say the least. Joel meanwhile, doesn’t think anything that’s happened since Durant left Saskatchewan will change his legacy and just what can be done about players being cut or retiring surrounding bonuses?

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15 Comments on Green Cast: Training Camp Preview, Darian Durant and Bonuses

  1. Mr.Red2 // May 16, 2018 at 6:25 am //

    What Durant did was within the confines of normal football interactions. One can merely question the timing but why was a upper echelon Bomber administrator taking vacation in May? It raises questions about Bomber administration practices.

  2. Just saying // May 16, 2018 at 10:01 am //

    I believe DD had no intention of playing for the Bomers, and was kind of reacting to having these things done to him. Think about it his, his thank you speech was all about Canada’s team not the Bomers. This is his last labor day win.

  3. Durant’s legacy with the Riders will never be forgotten because Rider fans don’t forget anything. As for his legacy after the Riders… well traded to Montreal, paid a lot to throw interceptions and hold a clipboard, released before bonus due because he threw too many interceptions and held a clipboard, signed by the Bombers as they saw promise, retired from the CFL on a broken promise to the Bombers. All along Riders fans left wondering what happened to Durant after being traded to Montreal.

    • Players are remembered for one or two signature moments – – whether it’s good or bad.

      Durant will ALWAYS be remembered for his legendary 2013 playoffs which is The Greatest Post Season Performance By A QB In Pro Football History.

      That image of him hoisting the Grey Cup is an all time classic. I’ve got a signed 16×20 of for the rec room wall.

      In contrast, some players are remembered for all the wrong reasons.

      Kevin Glenn will ALWAYS be known as The Worst Big Game QB In Pro Football History.

      Jon Cornish is another mentally weak player who’d ALWAYS get stage fright and disappear in the big games. Even when Calgary finally managed to win a Grey Cup with him, the first thing Cornish did was have a breakdown on camera about how he was just a decoy.

      Still just as hilarious today as it was then.

      • Prove me wrong // May 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm //

        IQ of 51. “legendary 2013 playoffs”. That is ONLY in slider fans small minds. But I guess as GC wins come few and far between for gangrene, you should call it a slider fantasy. You sound like Mr Red. Except, you may have a Dud-rant bobble head inserted to a bodily orifice. But I don’t judge.

        • Huff's Neighbor // May 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm //

          But you are a hater so your few is as tainted as Mrs Red. Must be a Bummers fan?

        • Lancaster/Reed // May 16, 2018 at 10:58 pm //

          If you are so knowledgeable, name another CFL QB who had a better 3 game Playoff performance. 8 tds 0 int, QB rating of about 140. We can wait.

      • True green // May 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm //

        “The Greatest Post Season Performance By A QB In Pro Football History.“

        No sweeter words were ever spoken. Thank you A51

      • Please stop showing Durant’s image wearing a rider sweater. I hope the picture that you cherish so much is at least covering I hole in the wall!!!

  4. I challenge anyone to name ANY pro football QB – – CFL or NFL – – who has had a better performance than what Durant had in 2013.

    If you can find someone, I’ll leave this forum and never post here again.

    And if you can’t find someone, you can just quietly admit to yourself that Area51 was correct once again, and that Durant is the epitome of a big game QB.

  5. Here’s Durant’s playoff numbers from 2013:

    77 Pass attempts
    60 Completions
    77.9% Completion percentage

    EIGHT (8) Touchdowns
    ZERO (0) Interceptions

    17 Carries
    141 Rushing yards
    8.3 Yards per carry

    Let me know ANY other QB in the history of football who’s had a better playoff performance than that.

    Here’s a hint, my friends – – there’s none better.

  6. To be honest, I don’t think anyone outside of Saskatchewan really cares about Durants 2013 playoff performance; especially now since it’s 2018 and he has washed out of football.
    In other news, Zack Collaros has been named MOP for the 2018 season after the Riders undefeated season leading up to their Grey Cup victory. Reporters and fans are still in shock that Collaros won the award and Riders having an undefeated season to win the cup. But I guess that’s what life is like when you live in the rectangular bubble.

  7. Melonhead // May 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm //

    Honestly the only qb playoff run i know of that’s even close to Durant is Flacco 2012 – 73/126 1140 yards 11 TD 0 picks. Mind you that was over four games rather than 3 and he didn’t do anything rushing.

  8. Scottsask // May 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm //

    Just to correct you Dwayne, it’s more of an elongated trapezoid than a rectangle.

  9. KingKong // May 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm //

    Didn’t he fumble the ball and Sheets saved him and ran for long yardage?

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