The Saskatchewan Roughriders looked horrible offensively in the second half Sunday night at B.C. Place Stadium against the defending Grey Cup champion B.C. Lions.
They simply showed no mojo or energy to their game. Simply put it, when you only score a total of five points over sixty minutes of action, and two points come off a meaningless safety with just over a minute left with the game well out of hand, you know your team has serious issues.
After going 3-0 to start the season, the Riders have now lost four straight and sit in the basement in the CFL West at 3-4.
Their running game hasn’t been the problem. Kory Sheets leads the CFL with 468 yards, 16 more yards than Hamilton’s Chevon Walker.
So when a team’s running game is going strong and their offense is still inept, the first person on the field that is questioned is the quarterback. With a 88.9 quarterback rating, Darian Durant has the second worst passer rating in the league. Only Edmonton’s Steven Jyles is worse.
Backup Drew Willy has looked impressive in limited action, going 7 for 8. Willy also has a fantastic college resume, where he was the greatest quarterback in the history of the University of Buffalo and got to work on his game under the tutelage of CFL QB great Danny Barrett. Don’t be surprised if Willy gets a strong chance to take control of Saskatchewan’s offense sooner rather than later.