Zach Collaros confessed.
He’s not going to be the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ saviour. He missed four games with a concussion — which he initially didn’t confess about — and might not even be their starting quarterback for Thursday’s CFL game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Riders head coach Chris Jones said Collaros will play “for sure” and Brandon Bridge will also see playing time in Edmonton, but he wouldn’t name a starter.
Collaros or Bridge? What’s the difference? Right now the Roughriders and their coaches have shown an utter lack of confidence in Bridge, whose strong arm and strong running ability have been corralled by conservative play-calling.
Saskatchewan is averaging one offensive touchdown per game, a ratio the Roughriders can only improve if they get better performance from their quarterbacks. They also need to show some confidence in whoever takes the snaps, they need better blocking from the offensive line, fewer dropped passes from their receivers and longer gains from their running backs. The Roughriders obviously need more than one savior.