It’s time now for our weekly chat with former Rider great Scott Schultz as we preview tonight’s matchup between the Riders and Argos. It’s brought to you by our friends at Bennett Dunlop Ford.
Me: The Argos didn’t look so good in week 1!
SS: Ya it was a little dicey over there. You know they’ve been in the film room trying to correct their mistakes. And they’re spending extra time on their film because they don’t have any tape on the Riders because we were off in week 1. For that reason I think we have the advantage.
Me: That’s a really good point Scott, so how big of an advantage is that?
SS: I think it’s huge. The first couple of weeks is always tricky. It’s new to most everybody on the field so it’s going to come down to man on man battles and coaches will have to adjust on the fly big time in the first couple of weeks.
Me: Would you like to have a bye in week 1?
SS: No I would like to play right away. Players can’t really get away from the game like you would in a week 9.
Me: Home openers are special. They have a special feel don’t they?
SS: For sure, especially since it’s the last ever one at this stadium. It’s the start of new season, you want to get the fans on board with the program right away!
Me: What things will you be watching for tonight?
SS: I want to see the d line get after old Ricky Ray. Pin their ears back at go, make his life uncomfortable.
Me: Who do you got tonight?
SS: The Riders win a tight one 27-24.
Me: If Darian stays healthy what is the Riders record this season?
SS: I’m saying 10-8 and 2nd or 3rd place in the West.