What wins in the CFL? Depth and Canadian depth.
The 18-game CFL season almost turns into a war of attrition at this time of the year and the teams who can survive most often have the playoff success.
If you’re looking for reasons for Chris Getzlaf being signed, that’s part of it.
Chris Jones has to deal with the ‘what if’ scenarios. What if Rob Bagg goes down? He doesn’t really have a capable back up with Nic Demski hurt.
The Riders will be without Derek Dennis, Naaman Roosevelt and Kienan LaFrance for Friday. And doesn’t it pay off to have Chad Owens lingering on the depth chart to fill in or the signing of Trent Richardson to fill out running back depth?
Yes, Dan Clark has to be activated from the six-game injured list but it’s a sign the depth can survive at least one injury.
There is a lot of movement in and out of the lineup this time of year due to injuries and it’s now up to those players to be ready and versatile for any shifts in the game as well.
It’s the reason Calgary is so successful. It doesn’t matter who is in the lineup, the play doesn’t drop off.