A win is a win!
Ugly, lucky, undeserving … whatever description you want to put on it, the Riders still won on Thursday night.
After a week of fan vitriol, a win feels pretty good.
But there was a theme in the Riders locker room amongst the offensive players.
Rhythm or lack thereof, head coach Chris Jones played yo-yo with Brandon Bridge and David Watford at quarterback, it had a three-player rotation at running back with Marcus Thigpen, Tre Mason and Jerome Messam and why did the offence struggle?
They couldn’t get into a rhythm. Jones told Bridge he had two series to start the game to produce or the rotation will start and the rotation started and Watford came in and then Bridge and then Watford and then Bridge and the offence couldn’t get a rhythm.
Jones cited the Ravens winning the Super Bowl based on defence and Steve Spurrier succeeding in college by rotating quarterbacks. But those were anomalies and not sustainable for success.
So get used to the defence having to score for this team to win, because Jones doesn’t seem interested in what is best for the offence. After all, their most talented offensive player is still…. on defence.