The Roughriders may have the week off, but those behind the scenes are still working away this week.
That includes General Manager Brendan Taman who took some time out of his day to appear on the Green Zone on Wednesday.
Needless to say the Riders have a great start to the season so far, with a perfect 5-0 record, but with all of the moves the team made in the off season , and the overall plan this year...is it surprise to the boss?
"I can lie and say yes," joked Taman. "But the way we've played has been a nice thing to watch."
Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is hoping a little Rider pride will help reverse a shortage of donations.
CBS recently extended it's "Blood Signal," citing a need to fill 3,500 blood appointments before Labour Day in Saskatchewan alone. Members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders helped to get closer to the goal on Wednesday.
"Blood Signal is basically a symbol and a call to action for people in the community and people across the province saying, 'We really need your support now,'" explained Michelle Miller, community development coordinator for CBS.
As the Riders enjoy their bye week, the special teams unit has definitely earned their time off.
The Riders 5-0 start to the season is thanks to them dominating in all three aspects of the game so far. You could say though, overall, no unit has been more consistent for the Riders than their special teams unit.
Earlier in the year their punt return unit was getting some attention for the room they were creating for return man Jock Sanders, now it's the cover team that gaining attention by shutting down some of the league's best returners so far this season.
Many of the Saskatchewan Roughriders are off this week and enjoying their perfect 5-0 to start the season.
One of the biggest reasons the Green and White are still undefeated is thanks to a series of events that no one outside of Alumni Stadium in Guelph saw live.
While the TSN feed was down, the Tiger-Cats got pretty good field position after the Riders were pinned deep, and punter Ricky Schmitt didn't have his best punt. Hamilton would drive the ball down the field all the way to the goal line, when safety Tyron Brackenridge made the stop.
Another week, another win for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, this time beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32-20.
The Riders moved to 5-0 on the season on the strength of Drew Willy's arm, Kory Sheets' legs and Geroy Simons hands.
Heading into the game it wasn't clear who the starting quarterback would be for the Riders, but it turned out to be backup quarterback Drew Willy, as Darian Durant's foot was deemed unfit to play on. It didn't end up hurting the Riders in the end, as Willy would throw for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will go for their fifth straight win to open the season as they're in Guelph taking on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Last week you may remember the Riders put a beat down on the Ti-Cats shutting them out 37-0 at Mosaic Stadium.
This game will be another test for the team to see how much they've grown and how much the veteran experience added to the team makes a difference. Last year in the Labour Day Classic they destroyed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 52-0, and then followed that up with a squeaker against the Bombers in the Banjo Bowl.
As the will he or won't he continues for Darian Durant, we do know one player who will be in the lineup.
Hamilton's Spencer Moore will make his CFL and Roughrider debut Saturday in Guelph against the Tiger-Cats.
Your first professional game is always one to remember, but this one will be extra special for the fullback, being from Hamilton, playing CIS football at McMaster and even growing up a Ti-Cats fan.
"It's definitely something special, I grew up watching the Ti-Cats and going to Ti-Cats game," said Moore.
It's a sliver of progress for Darian Durant, but not much.
The Riders pivot did return to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday's work out, but it's still not all fine and dandy. While Durant did have his protective boot off and was in pads he didn't end up doing a whole lot.
"Chance for him to get a little bit more rest," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "He did enough today where he made it through and got the reads that he needed."
When it comes to Roughriders linebacker Craig Butler, there's three words that easily describe him.
Professional football player.
It doesn't matter where or what he's doing, Butler is willing and able to do it.
Some eyebrows were raised, and heads turned when Butler was moved to linebacker and Brackenridge to safety. The move certainly had it's critics, but so far through four weeks it's definitely paying off.
Saskatchewan Roughriders practice...it's like the movie Groundhog day, only less entertaining.
As the Green and White returned to practice on Wednesday, their first since beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-0, Darian Durant was once again in a walking boot and did not practice.
Just like the first day of practice last week.
"Kind of swelled up on me a little bit the last couple of days," said Durant. "Just being smart about it, being cautious."