Chris Jones makes tough (and necessary) football decisions

Chris Jones said it himself, it’s a young man’s game.

The Riders leader of all things football met with the media on Sunday to discuss the moves that were made official earlier that morning, including a number of moves that were reported by 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk on Saturday.

Across the league, the Riders probably had the biggest surprises on cut down day. Among the names no longer in green and white are veterans Rob Bagg, Chad Owens, Bakari Grant and Travis Bond. That’s a lot of CFL experience out the door.

Here’s the thing, overall, while it’s difficult to see long-time players and fan favourites like Bagg and other good players leave the organization, they’re moves that Jones had to make. It’s not the first time Jones has made such decisions either. John Chick, Weston Dressler, Chris Getzlaf, Darian Durant, among others have all left the team under Jones’ watch.

For the most part, those decisions turned out to be the right ones as well.

Time will tell if Jones made the right decisions again but the theory behind the moves is strong. At some point, you need to start turning over some players on your roster for younger (and cheaper) options. That’s just how the world of football operates.

These are the types of decisions that this franchise didn’t make in the past and it eventually caught up with them.

These moves, while sound, do come with some risk. Two names, in particular, raise questions in Bagg and Bond.

As it stands right now, the Riders have a pretty good group of starting seven Canadians. After that, well, yeah.

Bagg at receiver was one Canadian spot on the field where you could say, yeah, they have a couple of good backups there if something happened to Bagg. Now? There’s just a couple of players who now have to prove they can do what’s asked of them. Can they match Bagg’s numbers last season? I think so.

But, Stephen McAdoo’s offence often uses the “Z” receiver to block. If Devon Bailey and/or Josh Stanford are able and willing to do the little things and get dirty, then it’s a good decision. If not? Well, this won’t send the season down the tubes, but it’s not ideal.

Speaking of blocking, the release of Bond leads to even more questions along the offensive line. After the pre-season, there’s no question that keeping the quarterback clean is the single biggest question mark for this team heading into the regular season. Bond was supposed to be a big part of the offensive line and now he’s gone. Based on Jones’ comments it sounds like Bond was simply beat by someone else.

Generally, that’s a good problem to have. But, when it comes at your weakest position? It’s hard to say if the guy who won was actually good or just better than someone who underperformed. Simply put, this issue needs to be sorted out. Does clearing Bond’s (and the others) salary help them bring in someone else? Perhaps.

As it stands right now, the Riders got younger and cheaper. That’s a good thing. Some of the fans feelings right now are understandable, but in the end, Jones did what he had to do.

Joel Gasson

Joel Gasson

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67 Comments on Chris Jones makes tough (and necessary) football decisions

  1. FINALLY – A story on my Riders, been waiting for days 🙂

    • grumblingaboutgreen // June 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm //

      im sure youre tickled but the REST of us could do without another laudatory defence of joness MISMANAGEMENT. the accepted way of HANDLING this situation is to do your HOMEWORK at the end of the season and release underperforming players BEFORE free agency begins! its a mark of RESPECT for your veterans to give them the best OPPORTUNITY to land on their feet. further given the week to week VARIATION in a players health and focus a veterans performance in actual GAMEPLAY is what a coach ought to base his DECISIONS on rather than the comparitively LIMITED sample available during the preseason!

      but respect and jones are complete STRANGERS to one another! bakari was a THOUSAND yard receiver last year although jones had to ACQUIRE him from calgary rather than DEVELOPING talent on his own. yet while the STAMPEDERS put him on the market in FEBRUARY he didnt escape riderhole until JUNE which is likely to put a LIMIT on his ability to make a roster this season! and you can GUESS that other players will take note and REMEMBER when their agents suggest saskatchewan might want to EMPLOY them! its characteristically wantonly THOUGHTLESS of joness so called LEADERSHIP which makes it undeserving of the positive SPIN joel puts on it.

      • Well ramblingincoherently – if you can get a firm grip on your ears and pull your head out….uhhhh, 8 other teams made cuts too. But don’t let your hatred get in the way of common sense.

      • MR. Green // June 11, 2018 at 10:29 pm //

        You bring in players to compete, push each other and win jobs. You don’t keep people because of name only. That is mismanagement. This goes to show the guys who have been developing and were found at camps are very good football players too. Thanks Riders were very thin in 2016. He’s building the foundation with a sprinkle of veterans, like all good teams do. Keeping Lambert-Williams who caught everything over Grant who dropped a few who is older and more expensive was the right choice, while moving a very underated Caleb Holley up the depth chart. No doubt Grant would still be here if rosters were bigger.
        Your spew of unknowledgable football IQ is an embarrassment to yourself. Name a team who has never cut veterans at the end of camp. You can’t. Jones’ job isn’t to please you and others. His job is tough decisions, build a foundation and win games. You’re a fool if players will be scared to sign and get cut. It’s a young man’s game. Look at Toronto last year, they went YOUR way and cut Wilder for a veteran RB. Lucky for them an injury forced them to bring him back. Same thing happened to C. Hughes in Calgary.

      • Sir Gallahan of the Prairies // June 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm //

        There it is again. Sadness, anger, stupidity, insecurity, self loathing. I would say grumpying has every one of the things that internally hate for one self suffer from. Even when it’s explained to them they are so self diluted they still think they know more than the HC and GMs and simply spew negativity on all levels.

  2. Just saying // June 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm //

    Bakari Grant is the only one I was shocked about giving his 1000 yard plus year. Bag as hard as it is to hear he has been invisible the last two years. Something tells me there will be a particular O linemen showing up soon? At least I’m hoping.

  3. Macavity // June 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm //

    Interesting perspective. From my corner t seemed like Grant was the biggest surprise (coming off a huge year, no sign of slowing down)

  4. Thank god! I really needed 3D to regurgitate the same thing in another article lol.
    Do these “contributors” even talk to each other?

  5. It’s a business – that’s what it all boils down to. It’s no different than Parker being released from Calgary.

    Friday the Riders are playing a very good football club. If the Argos come into Mosaic and lay a beat down on us like Calgary did on Friday, there will be many more questions asked – and it won’t be at field level this time.

  6. They got younger and cheaper, but more important, did they get better? We’ll find out beginning Friday night.

  7. Riders have a good team outside of quarterback.

  8. When it comes to putting a team together, Chris Jones has no clue WTF he’s doing. The guy’s just spinning around in circles making a jackass of himself.

    When Jones was given control of the franchise in 2016, he decided to “go with youth” and dumped a bunch of older veterans.

    Then in 2017, Jones decided he needed to scrap the youth movement and brought in a bunch of old veterans off the scrap heap – – Jovo Johnson, Pete DietCowSki, Chad Owens, Marco Brouillette, Kevin Glenn.

    Now in 2018, Jones has changed his mind – – again – – and its back to a youth movement and getting rid of the old veterans.

    It’s year THREE (3) of his laughable experiment and Jones is still churning over 45% of the starting line up from last year.

    To make matters worse, Jones has turned the Riders NI talent into a complete disaster – – the worst NI talent in the league is Regina and Montreal.

    And Rider Fan totally falls for the charade, just as you’d expect from a small town sucker.

    • Sun always shines at McMahon // June 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm //

      well said Area 51
      Jones is all over the map
      lol, its kind of like watching one of the those skits on Benny Hill with the still shots of people moving around really fast and the famous theme music is playing in the back ground

    • Rather be a small town hick than a big city dick. How did your sensitivity training go today ?

      • Sun always shines at McMahon // June 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm //

        I was just out for dinner with my nieces downtown (don’t bother asking where, you couldn’t afford it). Some executives from CSEC were there talking about the new stadium and arena coming to Calgary and talking about all the free money the riders received from the government

        • So you were in the ball pit at McDonald’s and Grimmace, and the Hamburgler told you what…?

        • You’re such a joke Sunshine. And what Michelin star restaurant were you dining at in Calgary that people can’t afford? Haha! I call bullsh*t Red. I live in Calgary and there isn’t one restaurant that’s “too expensive” for most. And you have the nerve to listen in on other people’s dinner conversations at said establishment – which you’ve no doubt made up in your mind? My god man. You’re not even embarrassing to my great city, you are just pathetic in your own world.

          • Sun always shines at McMahon // June 12, 2018 at 12:50 am //

            Who said anything about a Michelin star restaurant???? There isn’t one in Calgary! In fact I think the only one in Canada is in Vancouver.

        • Sun Don’t Shine // June 12, 2018 at 12:31 am //

          Sunny Red you mean you took a couple wh0re$ to Peter’s Drive In and then sat in the parking lot of McMahon. Don’t lie big guy. No shame in that.

      • lol good one Yup !!! Red is not up to that ‘star bucking’ standard even ! thought he is a stamp expert, lol .. Red and the Calagry folks he apparently runs with apparently are still stuck in the 1920′ style thinking that collaboration between multiple levels of business public and private is ‘that gall dang newfickle’ thinking called Forward thinking !!! collaboration. How dare those commies think that way in Sask hey?

        • The Starbucks reference was for Areola51 from the big city of TO. Don’t necessarily mind some of his assessments, as much as his referencing all Rider fans as hillbillies etc.

          Just want to remind him that here in Western Canada, the crap is on the outside of the boots.

          • All slider fans are not hillbillies! No hills in the rectangle therfore-FLATBILLIES.

      • Philski // June 12, 2018 at 3:34 am //

        Believe he has to do remedial.

    • CFLFIRST // June 12, 2018 at 8:46 am //

      Area 51,

      You need a hug man. A football team requires a mix of vets and young players. He didn’t ditch the vets for the youth movement. He ditched the Vets because he brought in Collaros who is being paid 430K. Last year all of our QBs cost roughly that much. Now we have a backup making 150K and if Collaros isn’t performing that could go up as much as 100K.

      The Riders missed the grey cup by one play last year. Jones has clearly made some mistakes as well as some very good moves.

      You’re not entirely wrong about the NI talent. It is thin and I also concur this has been a failing of Jones. He has signed some good Canadians, but his draft record has been terrible. It’s a shame the most talented Canadian football player farms 15 minutes outside Regina. We’d be set if he was on the team!

    • Antlerman // June 12, 2018 at 10:56 am //

      Well he taken a 3 win team to 10 wins in 2 years thats says the guys know what he is doing Yes he makes mistake but the Riders arw much better team

    • Huff's Neighbor // June 12, 2018 at 11:56 am //

      Clueless reply and post from the IQ51 dork and his best girlfriend Mrs Red. The haters are consistent in their loser approach to all things Riders. Rather be a Rider fan than anything you two clowns are, have been, or could ever be. Not a basement dweller and so can’t relate to such immature children.

    • TruBlu58 // June 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm //

      Right on the mark Area51! Together with the 5 green pylons for an O-Line and “A step behind” Hurl at MB, the Priders are a tire fire!

  9. Sun always shines at McMahon // June 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm //

    You can say the decision to cut Bagg and Grant is good, but people forget about the Dennis, Lafrance Ojo, Richardson, Augustine etc etc fiascos.
    You can say the riders got younger, but they are still old in many positions (Oline, Massman, Johhson, Hughes etc etc)
    I’m not sure their stating 7 is sound. Edem is old, Brouileete is old and semi retired, Bailey is unknown, Hurl is a compromise, Labatte is old, and Messam is old.

  10. Oh look. A marriage in the making.

    • Lovely couple

      • Dont forget Yup, Red was on here a few weeks ago chirping jones gain about cutting Dillon GU and how the great stampeders were going to turn Guy into the next CFL Outstanding Offensive Lineman , now tha the got coaching etc etc. Gee look like our genius REd was Rig…… opps sorry Dillon Guy , CUT after TC by stamps, how can that be RED assured us Guy would be a all star ????? Well maybe Dennis will be the opppps no Dennis a mid seson cut , awe !!!! guess Red isn’t a GM after all .

    • Huff's Neighbor // June 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm //

      Yes they are. I say Red wears the dress though. Do you think they will rehearse their comments first, or just dribble the same crap they always do?

  11. Lets see, Jones draft history sucks does it?? David O, Anthony Auclaire,possibly Shepley now playing in the NFL, plus 2 other guy that Jones drafted have or had good NFL SHOTS: So its nit Jones fault that these players preformed to standards and didn’t slide to CFL lvel of play that the other players chosen by other CFl teams did. Jones draft may be called unlucky but it certainly shows he a amuch better predictor of great talent then some of the other GM’s. Who knows, maybe 3 years from now we see all these drafts back in the CFL at the prime years age wise of their careers if they still want to play FB. Perhaps Jones is no longer the Rider coach even , but the experts will be ranting about how deep the rider Canadian talent is then. Jones was left with a mess, he drafted well , he cant help his Canadian depth receiver is playing playing in the NFL with the BUC’s. Dunk and the dumbasses are to foolish to realize this point. The Draft os a gamble at best, Jones due having had players make the NFL has had to play ‘spin and win in the CFL supplémental draft , to fill holes due to players making the NFL, so the haters would say Jones should of drafted poorer player that didnt go to the nfl , yeah right so their teams get the best guys if the drafts dont make the NFL ??? Its bad luck but that is how it goes , just ask Bomber fans , would they sooner of had Jeff Grey be a RIDER PIC, or will they hope someday grey is a bomber . In Jones we trust !! Eat me DUNK !!!!

    • Take this // June 12, 2018 at 12:26 am //

      Those players may eventually show up in Regina but in the mean time, Jones still has to field a team this year. Every year, there is an extra season or two added on to his rebuild. He needs help, particularly on the O line now. How many years do you think fans want to keep buying tickets on the promise that better things are coming?

      • yes agreed, its hard when our current society demands a win now or else attitude.But on has to work with what one is given , would Jones like JSJ to be healthy this year yeap !!! but Jones cant control injuries. Did Jones not want Zerr not to retire , probably YES he wanted Zerr to PLAY develop and not retire mid camp!!!! But again Jones cant control what Zerr, thinks best for himself. Crap happens in life and ya deal with it . So lets see what Jones can do , certainly his planning has not worked out the way he wanted and there is some adversity currently facing the Rider organization. So we can whine and piss and moan as rider fans or suck it up support the team, hoe for the best and when the season is done, see what the outcome is and make plans moving forward!!! ergo In Jones I trust, he has more Fb knowledge then I do and as a professional I AM CERTAIN he is NOT planning on being a FAILURE!

    • MR. Green // June 12, 2018 at 12:33 am //

      Exactly bother. Auclair, Bouka and Shepley would be another teams property. However, none of them are on active rosters nor projected to be and it’s tough to make it down there. Always new guys coming into camp. Every team at some point has drafted this way. Look how many starters from this years draft. What is it, 1 or 2 at best. All being developed. Many cut. Rather have potential than all the cut players, such as 2 first rounders from last years draft. Actually nobody drafted this year and in camps, would be starting in Sask. 1 good Canadian O-lineman was available at free agency but scooped up fast by BC. We brought by far, the best new talent into the league this year, and more down south who have a realistic chance it being back. That’s why, and it’s true, Calgary and others whined we went from 5 to 10 wins and within a minute op the bug game without a starting QB, so they cried we have to many scouts down south. We pay, 4 quality control coaches what 1 makes (120k split 4 ways), to develop for our league as we have coaches now taken away every year and a quality control coach slides up. Now those coaches will not develop and learn either. They hate Jones, O’Day and Murphy came up with this first. They hate we have scouts who don’t need travel costs, like Omarr Morgan, Reggie Hunt and more down south to scout players who may never be discovered. Our talent pool is growing too fast for them (especially down south) and they cry to Ambrosie. Its too bad they want the league to regress to prehistoric times, like it the talent pool in and off the field, and do thier best to keep Saskatchewan from do inating for years and actually winning Grey Cups. However, we will do it anyway despite the cry babies.

      • Amen Mr. Green, well put and Jones sounded very frustrated in that interview didn’t he. Dont worry the riders will find an way to have Hunt , Omar etc all doing what they do , no one can stop a volunteer from placing a call about a player etc!!! LAP DOG Ambrosie and his cronies cant control private Citizen spare time in an other country, as much as they would probable like to. But Karma will come bite the A** kissing Ambrosie in the arse soon enough!!! hopefully starting with a beer or two in the face if he is DUMB enough to show his mug at new Mosaic in the first few weeks of the season. aigna this has someone like hufnagel’s finger prints all over it as well, he probably does similar but fortunate for him , no one cares enough about the stampeders to actually care what the JA does.

  12. Take this // June 12, 2018 at 12:09 am //

    The part that is hard to understand is if Jones wants to get younger and cheaper, then how do you explain signing one of the oldest running backs and one of the oldest defensive ends in the league, both of which are most likely past their best before date? Bakari Grant is younger then either and got over 1000 yards last year. We will see how Messam and Hughes do this season but I wouldn’t be surprised if they are disappointing. Somehow, there is a problem there. Every year, Jones picks up a few highly paid vets in free agency that have been all stars in the past but are totally ineffective with the Riders. Muamba, Dennis and Lemon are a few examples. Hard to have any confidence that Messam, Hughes and Collaros will be any different. Along with that, the O line does not appear at this point to have improved going into the third year; in fact, may have regressed if the last game was any indication. I know it was a preseason game but that didn’t sound like a gelling problem or an easily remedied unprepared team. It sounded like an O line lacking talent and not knowing how to block. Certainly made Calgary look good. If Collaros is going to regain his confidence and form, and if Bridge is going to progress, they need a good O line to play behind. If you seriously think that bringing in an aging Dyakowski will fix all the problems with that O line, you are giving Dyakowski way too much credit. One player can’t do that much. This team appears to be in trouble. Some appears to be a coaching problem, with the good talent that looks ordinary or less with the Riders. Some appears to be a GM and scouting problem. O line should have been a priority. Too many players have also been recruited, only to find that they don’t fit his system. If Jones is such a guru, why doesn’t he recognize that before he offers them a large contract?

    • You have some valid points. I’m not going to sit here and say I don’t have concerns, and Jones is the saviour. After Friday I certainly do have questions.

      That said – I’m certainly no GM, like some folks on here. I will wait for Friday, and see how my team performs. If the team plays well and wins it’s a start. If we continue to play well and win, Jones looks like a genius. If we sh*t the bed and continue to play poorly, he’s a fool.

  13. Hey everyone, so I’m at dinner at a place I can’t name because I don’t know anything good and guess what, in walks Justin Trudeau and he starts just bashing the Riders! Crazy eh? I’d love to go on about everything fellas, but I don’t want to brag about my fictional life all night.

  14. Sun always shines at McMahon // June 12, 2018 at 12:47 am //

    Well my cousin works for the secret service and says Kim Jon Un and Donald Trump are both going on about Chris Jones and how bad he is

  15. Wasting a draft pick on David Onyemata shows just how delusional and out of touch with reality Chris Jones is.

    There’s a better chance of Drew Brees coming to play for Regina than there is of Onyemata joining the Riders. Totally wasted draft pick.

    • JA Onyemata might be with the RIDERS before you know it. He has abit of a nagging thing , causing the Saints some concern, they have drafted to possibly replace him this year, as he is in a contract year down south i believe , \\\\\ I was in New Orleans for 2 months taking a class and local Saints radio was discussion what might happen to David O. Personally I hope David gets a new contract and never comes north, as he is that good , and deserves to be making millions rather then hundreds . So o its not a waisted pick , PS David O follows the CFL and riders and has stated that HE WOULD play in the CFL if his time in the NFL ends prematurely , lie all those that hate and troll the Riders, ya cant sand how far the favorable IDEA of Rider nation extends in the states and the NFL circle , like the Esks of old and current and bc lions of old, the modern RIDERS HAVE THAT KIND OF FAN BASE REACH . aka why places like Hamilton hang on to low life wife beaters like manzel even to get 10 sec of recognition down south. Sorry act fans but truth is truth .

    • Huff's Neighbor // June 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm //

      You would know delusion and out of touch better than most, including Coach Jones. There is a better chance of my grandson finishing grade 1 before you do. Total waste of space you have in your head.

  16. Sun always shines at McMahon // June 12, 2018 at 12:56 am //

    Honestly
    Can’t you guys tell when I’m joking around? I try hard actually; to make it pretty obvious. I can’t believe you would honestly think I was serious about any of this. Including the Las Vegas betting council!!
    The only part that’s true is having dinner with my nieces, we went to Van Son and I had a $14 dollar vermicelli bowl
    Man oh man!

  17. True Green // June 12, 2018 at 1:06 am //

    Good god I can’t wait until the season begins and all off this speculation can at least be peppered with real football game conversation.

    As for Red we all know he knows dines at Denny’s in Lethbridge with his niece from Cranbrook. And what’s with his crush on A51 lately? Gushing over his football tirades… 2 precious little snowflakes just made for each other.

  18. Let’s take a look at the Riders 2016 draft results…

    1st round – – Joe St John. Played TEN (10) games in his first year and was in the press box for all but ONE (1) game in his second year. Career trajectory points to failure.

    2nd round – – none.

    3rd round – – Elie Bouka. Four (4) games ZERO tackles with Regina. Has spent the rest of his time in NFL infirmaries.

    3rd round – – Quinn Van Gylswyk. Scrap heap. Played TWO (2) games with Regina.

    4th round – – David Onyemata. NFL. Laughable to think he’d ever play in Regina.

    5th round – – Al Ogbongbemiga. Gone. Played ONE (1) game with Regina.

    6th round – – Al McKay. Gone. Played a grand total of ZERO (0) games for Regina.

    7th round – – none.

    8th round – – Josh Stanford. Has played SEVEN (7) games for Regina and has managed FOUR (4) receptions. Some people have joked that he’ll be starting this year.

    What a disaster. Anybody want to try and insist it was a productive draft for Chris Jones?

    • Glad you have such a fondness for the Riders. Maybe when Toronto fold you will hop on board ?

      • I’m here to educate and enlighten, my friend.

        And with Rider Fan, there’s much work to be done.

        • Maybe if you didn’t come across with such arrogance your critique would be more well received. You do have valid points at times, but they are often overshadowed by your delivery. You usually spread your charm amongst all teams evenly, but lately you’ve spent a lot of time hating on my team. I suppose when 10 out of 12 threads are about them that easy enough done.

          • I just call it as I see it, my friend.

            When someone tries to deny reality or dispute facts, of course my response is going to be acerbic and condescending.

            I’m more than happy to talk about any team in the CFL, but I’m not the one in charge of posting the articles for discussion.

        • Huff's Neighbor // June 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm //

          You have no friends and your uneducated, so does this comment not make you a liar too?

      • Philski // June 12, 2018 at 3:41 am //

        Also has a fondness for the Tiger Cats of Hamilton, you know, that village with about 761,000 people?

    • MR. Green // June 12, 2018 at 1:46 am //

      You sure hd to put your own personal time to present all of that. Lol. What an over obsessed hateful person you are. I’m not worried about that draft where as a whole likely 70 to 80% are currently not on a roster. Our long snapper was involved in a trade as well besides Van Gylswyk. Can’t count out Stanford, 23 years old, Bouka only saw special teams, St.John still has a chance, Onyemeta was a 4th round wrisk, where after 2 seasons, odds are in a tea!s draft over half are gone going I to season 3. So, you could have spent your time on something positive instead of a team you hate. Go to bed. It’s late out East, True Canada, the West, late is when men can talk here while Eastern wanna be American sleep. Go to bed now before Daddy gets upset.

  19. Tiger man // June 12, 2018 at 8:20 am //

    Durant was a tough decision??

    Those outside of Regina saw this one for sometime…

    Mind you, we don’t drink the kool aid there….

  20. Sun always shines at McMahon // June 12, 2018 at 9:07 am //

    lol
    I love watching rider fans trying to convince themselves that everything is great when everything clearly isn’t great.
    Bottom line:
    NO CANADIAN DEPTH
    HORRIBLE O-LINE
    A QB WHO PRACTICALLY THREW 5 INTS IN 1 QUARTER
    CONSTANT CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF TEAM PHILOSOPHY
    TEAM FEATURING A COUPLE MID 30 YEAR OLDS

    Rider fans response to this are things like:
    “Yeah but Carter can play both ways”

    • Manyhandles time line:

      3 a.m. – log off Rider section of 3down – shuts down computers
      3:01 – Pull Riders comforter back and put on Riders onesie
      3:05 – Brush teeth with Gainer toothbrush
      3:06 – Kisses autographed Chris Jones picture…….
      5:00 – Finishes kiss and lights out
      8;30 – Out of bed and turns computers on. Turns fan on in server room.
      8:31 – logs onto 3down (Rider page)
      – Rider home page
      – Rod Peterson.Com
      – Duron Carter twitter
      – Drew Edwards Email

      8:35 – Hollers at Mom for breakfast
      8:36 – Turns on Rider radio, and Global Regina
      8:37 – Hollers at Mom for breakfast
      8:38 – Puts #89 Riders jersey right over his onesie (while hollering at Mom for breakfast)
      8:39 – Emails Drew and let’s him know he’s starting his day.
      8:40 – Orders McDonalds breakfast on Skip the dishes, cuz Mom’s not listening.
      8:41 – Comments on same Rider thread that he left off at 3 a.m. >
      >
      >……………..
      9:10 – Gets nasty Message from Skip the dishes because nobody answered the door.
      9:11 – Hollers at Mom for breakfast
      9:12 – Checks in with Drew to see if he’s doing OK, and asks what he had for breakfast.
      9:13 – Adds a few more handles to his comments

      3down….All day baby !! Rinse, repeat

  21. Take this // June 12, 2018 at 9:26 am //

    Riders 34: I am not a Manziel fan but if you want to criticize Hamilton for having a wife beater on their roster and brag about the Riders, then perhaps you should tell it like it is. The only reason the Riders did not have the wife beater, Greg Hardy on their team was because the CFL blocked his contract and would not allow him in the league. Chris Jones also signed Khaliff Mitchell, a well known anti Semitic activist, who the league also had concerns about. Careful what you criticize other teams for.

  22. Rider4life // June 12, 2018 at 11:59 am //

    Hey Sun dosent always shine on McMahon lol what happen with Anthony Parker and your no 1 draft of 2017 Randy colling lol why don’t you talk about your cuts of Calgary Dickenson said Calgary has alot of work ahead of them in his interview . So you better go help CD since you know alot about who to keep and who to let go. You might get a promotion from water boy lol. Then people on hear would be happy you be gone and your mom would have a house to herself lmao. You might even have a chance to move in with area 51 since you both are pro ballers lol

  23. Area51 aka Don Foley just jealous he never played at a high level or that his little brother never played with a big program either….so now he just trashes all things football. Sound about right Don Foley Jr ?

  24. mr red, you always say jones can,t find new talent, then why do we have 6 new guys found in free agent camps starting the season with the riders.looks like maybe he can find some talent, lets just watch and see.

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