If it’s not a hoax, shifting Duron Carter to defence could totally discombobulate the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Moving a wide receiver to cornerback might be something worth trying in the off-season, but not 15 games into a season where Carter has shown himself to be an all-star pass catcher and a detriment on defence.
Carter nearly intercepted a pass during one of his short stints at cornerback, but he also didn’t drop deep enough in another defensive situation, allowing the Toronto Argonauts to complete a touchdown pass behind him.
Carter’s a tall guy who flies through his pass routes, but his backpedalling skills and compatibility within the defence haven’t developed to a pro level.
Maybe Riders’ coach Chris Jones is trying to decoy their next opponents, the Calgary Stampeders.
Maybe Jones is punishing Carter for an in-practice fight by playing him on offence and defence.
Maybe Jones wants to distract everyone wondering about his team’s mental attitude in the strange days following a late-game collapse against the Ottawa Redblacks.
Maybe it will work. But not likely.