More changes to the Roughriders line up
No one can say that Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin is afraid of change.
So far this season, he's made changes to the line up every week, despite the fact that they've actually won those games.
One of those changes could be coming full circle on Thursday, when the Riders are in Calgary taking on the Stampeders. It was two weeks ago when defensive back Nick Graham was benched in favour of Woodny Turenne.
"I mean, my pride wasn't hurt," said Graham. "I'm a player, it happens."
What Graham found more difficult than not being in the starting line up, was being scratched all together, meaning that he wasn't even on the sideline during the game, but he understands why Chamblin did it.
"Sometimes you have to sit back and watch," said Graham. "It hurt being over there, just not being out there with the guys."
Despite being taken out of the line up, Chamblin continued to sing Graham's praises saying he can be a top notch shut down corner in the CFL. So Graham did say it was good to know that the coaching staff and the rest of the organization had faith in him.
Graham proved to be a professional over the last couple of weeks, still out there working hard in drills, and was even seen helping out the player who replaced him.
"Not helping a guy is not an option," said Graham. "That's what you do, when I came in the guys helped me, it doesn't matter who's out there."
Graham possibly being inserted into the line-up isn't the only change on the horizon for Thursday. Receiver Jock Sanders also appears to be in the mix to see some snaps.
"We were teasing him today," said Chamblin. "The other team wants to know what you're going to do, and we do too."
The changes don't end there either, receiver Rob Bagg and defensive end Odell Willis will also be game time decisions.