Chris Jones is a new general manager and is new at being a VP of football operations for a CFL team, but he is a veteran coach.
His experience showed when he met with the media on Wednesday. When the Riders were stuck at 1-3, Jones continually said he had a good football team.
Now that the Riders have posted back-to-back wins over western opponents, fans believe the sky is the limit.
When discussing last week’s 54-31 win over Edmonton, Jones warned that some caution was needed, saying it’s not every day that Mike Reilly is going to throw two interceptions, and it’s not every day that a team scores on a blocked kick.
The Riders are 4-4. There is a fine line between the team that posted a 23-point win over the league’s best, and the team that started the season with a 1-3 record.
Jones’ ability to lift up a team that has struggled and keeping a team that is surging focused may be crucial in the final ten games of the regular season.