The Roughriders cleaned out their lockers with a sense of optimism in the air. As there should be.
And on garbage bag day, as it is most commonly known, the head coach wouldn’t specifically point out where the deficiencies are on his team.
Last season, Chris Jones wasn’t as diplomatic, he quickly stated improvement was needed along the defensive line and defensive back field.
This off-season, if you’re the Riders looking at improving the team, the first position that I look at is quarterback.
And that’s not to say Kevin Glenn and Brandon Bridge were bad. They were actually quite the combo, but two quarterbacks isn’t the way to sustained success.
The Riders need to find their franchise guy like the Stampeders have in Bo Levi Mitchell, Edmonton with Mike Reilly or Toronto with Ricky Ray.
Jones is definitely working at it but if the Riders hope to find the next level, they need to find a quarterback.
Jones knows this, but wish him luck. This will be the most difficult recruitment assignment of his tenure in Saskatchewan.