Darian Durant named CFL offensive player of the week
Darian Durant is being honoured for his performance against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Roughriders quarterback was named offensive player of the week Tuesday after throwing for 390 yards, and four touchdowns in the 43-16 win.
"It's an honour, it's always good to be recognized in the league as a one of the top players of the week," said Durant. "I appreciate the award, but we're back at it and getting ready for Edmonton."
Durant is staying humble, something the entire team is doing after controlling most of the game last week.
"It's only one week, I don't want to get too high or too low on what we're doing," said Durant.
While Durant will be in the spotlight for his performance, he's giving a lot of credit to his teammates too. Especially receiver Weston Dressler who caught 180 of those passing yards, along with 3 touchdowns.
"I just think we're one unit," said Durant. "Everything is put in the right place, we have the right coaches, the right situation."
While the offense played more like we saw in 2010, Durant refused to compare it to any year yet, saying it's way to early for that kind of talk.
The performance certainly wasn't lost on head coach Corey Chamblin.
"We knew that Darian had a lot of potential," said Chamblin. "I think that's good for him, for his confidence, to know that he still has it, he still can be this player regardless of what's been said about him."