#TBT: An Interview with Donnie Ruiz

Today we sit down with Montreal native, Donnie Ruiz. A 6 foot, 200 pound stand out DB at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ruiz was a three time CIS/CIAU 1st All Canadian and named [...]

May 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

Breaking Down the Redblacks’ 2015 Draft

The CFL draft is often one of the most exciting days of the year and yesterday didn’t disappoint. With the draft being one of the deepest in years, there were plenty of [...]

May 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

An Average Member of R-Nation

We here at Defend the R take our job as Ottawa’s #1 Redblacks’ blog seriously. So seriously in fact, that we recently sent out a survey to all corners of the city, [...]

May 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Redblacks On The Clock

For the second year in a row, the Ottawa Redblacks hold the 1st overall pick in the CFL draft. Last year they traded their pick (which became Pierre Lavertu) to the Calgary [...]

May 5, 2015 // 2 Comments

Mini-thoughts from Redblacks mini-camp

First post in our new digs here at! Let us know what you think! Some thoughts/musings/notes from Redblacks mini-camp, which wrapped up on April 29th: [...]

May 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Redblacks continue to make waves

Seems like the Ottawa Redblacks aren’t quite done making off-season moves. Early Tuesday morning the team leaked news via their twitter account that they had a major [...]

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

#TBT: Looking back with Pat Woodcock

By: Santino Filoso Today we catch up with Pat Woodcock, one of the most successful CFL players to come out of Ottawa. After finishing his college career at Syracuse [...]

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

#TBT: An Interview with Mike Vilimek

By: Santino Filoso Vancouver born and raised, today’s guest, Mike Vilimek, played RB and LB in high school before going on to set school records at Simon Fraser [...]

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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