Riders QB Brandon Bridge: ‘I would love to have Duron on offence’

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback¬†Brandon Bridge didn’t hesitate when asked if he would want Duron Carter at receiver.

“I would love to have Duron on offence. The same impact he had last year, 1,000 yards, attention of the defence, defensive coordinators are probably scared to have him out there he’s definitely a playmaker for us and he definitely helps out other guys,” Bridge said.

“Duron is arguably one of the best players in the CFL.”

For the third game in a row, Carter is listed as the boundary corner for the Riders as the team prepares to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Thursday night.

“Duron’s gotta make strides. Unfortunately for him, he’s Duron, he’s a dynamic guy that you guys love to ask about. He’s gotta learn to play defence, disrupt routes early in the play and if he does that he’s going to see success,” head coach Chris Jones said.

Saskatchewan’s bench boss is going to start Bridge at quarterback after pulling him from the loss against the Montreal Alouettes.

“He’s going to start the football game and if I feel like he needs a little help, if he’s stubbing his toe and the game looks a little fast for him, seems frazzled in the offence, then we’ll come with David Watford. Productivity, you have to stay on the field,” Jones said.

That approach isn’t ideal for the Canadian QB.

“I’d rather him just say this is your game and you’re going to play throughout the whole thing,” Bridge said. “It’s easier for someone to play like that.”

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