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Saskatchewan Roughriders address concerns in season-opening win

Concerns were rampant during a pre-season in which the Saskatchewan Roughriders expertly used the pass to set up the punt.

Neither of the candidates to start at quarterback — Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge — looked even remotely impressive. 654 more words

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Anatomy of a Saskatchewan Roughriders season-opening victory

The Leader-Post-mortem, which is suitable for framing, was conceived at a time when a Saskatchewan Roughriders loss was a mortal lock.

Summer, especially, was a bummer in 2015 (when the Roughriders lost their first nine games) and 2016 (when the team had a stellar 1-10 start). 1,300 more words

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Saskatchewan's quarterback mystery is history after strong performance by Zach Collaros

There were whispers that Zach Collaros, not yet 30, might be over the hill. Instead, he got over the hump.

Collaros enjoyed an auspicious debut as the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ starting quarterback, piloting his team to Friday’s 27-19 CFL victory over the Toronto Argonauts before 29,788 predominantly satisfied customers at Mosaic Stadium. 557 more words

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Roughriders' Chris Jones can't quell quarterback queries

There’s something about Murray.

The Regina Leader-Post’s Murray McCormick is conventionally the first member of the local media mob to ask Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach, general manager and vice-president of football operations Chris Jones if he is prepared to divulge the identity of his starting quarterback. 500 more words

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Saskatchewan Roughriders' quarterbacking situation is an avoidable mess

The Saskatchewan Roughriders cannot decide whether they are indecisive.

Consider the unnecessary uncertainty that envelops the CFL team’s quarterback situation.

In conversation with prying media types on Monday, Roughriders head coach Chris Jones declined to divulge who will start at quarterback Friday against the visiting Toronto Argonauts. 521 more words

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Vanstone: Zach Attack gave way to sack attack as Roughriders routed

Only Chris Jones was able to protect his prospective starting quarterbacks.

After Zach Collaros walked slowly off the field, having survived a crunching hit during Friday’s obligatory third quarter at Mosaic Stadium, Jones had clearly seen enough. 643 more words

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Zach Collaros ready to make his debut with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Chris Jones is poised to make three quarterback switches — this time by design.

When the Jones-coached Saskatchewan Roughriders last played a meaningful game, they used Kevin Glenn … then Brandon Bridge … and then Glenn, again … before settling on Bridge for the duration of the CFL’s East Division final, won 25-21 by the host Toronto Argonauts. 499 more words

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