Riders Refreshed and Ready

Riders Head Coach Craig Dickenson sported a freshly shaved face when he met with media Wednesday after practice. The third-year bench boss is preaching a “fresh start” to his team, ” this is my way of showing them, I too was going to have a fresh start.”

In all seriousness, Dickenson knows if his club is to end a 3-game slide, they need to protect the quarterback; ” we need to play like five as one up front and Cody needs to do a better job of staying in the pocket! Plus, we have to run the ball better because anytime you get in 2nd and short you start to dictate the game to the defence.”

Saskatchewan running back Jamal Morrow, who is leading the CFL in rushing with 484 yards, knows his offensive line will tighten things up. ” They know what is expected of them and I know they’ll go out there and execute and block like we need them to.”

The 4-4 Riders hold a closed practice today in preparation for Saturday’s huge road game in Edmonton.

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