What Chris Jones is selling, I’m not buying.
After the game, Jones said the team is going to keep up with an offence that would be a great remedy for insomnia.
The reason for Jones having a safe strategy on offence and the notion that Brandon Bridge can’t be trusted to air it out don’t add up. Last year, Bridge was allowed to come into the games and freewheel and he excelled with a 66 per cent completion percentage and an average of nine yards per throw.
This season Bridge is down to six yards per throw because that’s what his coaches want. So what gives? Is it the receiving corps can’t get open deep? Well maybe move Duron Carter back to offence and give a deep threat to stretch the field.
But that’s not going to happen.
We will get more of the thrilling six play playbook that doesn’t look beyond a 10-yard pass.
In a stretch of games where the Riders play top three scoring teams five of the next six games, they’re going to put out an offence that has erupted for six touchdowns in six games.
‘Get used to it’ says Jones. Does that mean we should get used to losses as well?