Roughriders keeping things positive
It's been a tough few weeks for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
After coming out of the gates as hot as can be, the Riders have cooled significantly, dropping their last three games. However, if you've been the practice any day this week, you might not notice it, as the team remains pretty up beat despite their recent struggles.
Like when they run out of the tunnel, nearly destroying the big Roughriders helmet, defensive ends Brent Hawkins and Odell Willis are usually the ones leading the charge in practice when it comes to positive energy, always looking and acting excited to be out there.
"If you look back to 2010, we had a four game losing streak, and how did that end up," said quarterback Darian Durant. "I've been through pretty much everything."
The losing streak will prove to be a good test for the leadership core of this team, and it's quarterback is always the one who is looked to in trying times. So far this year, win or lose, Durant has been saying the right things.
"We just have to keep going, keep fighting, keep plugging," said Durant. "That's why we play next week."
Durant added that he doesn't listen much to what the outside world has to say, remembering once when Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo was written off, but we all know what he's doing in the league still.
"As a football team, we discuss what we need to worry about inside our locker room ," said receiver Weston Dressler. "What's said in the media is said."
Positive attitude is great, but at some point it has to start to result in some more wins, or else it's really all for not.