When the Saskatchewan Roughriders hired Chris Jones they gave him a three-year deal.
Jones was in Toronto for Grey Cup week and here’s hoping he paid attention to the Ottawa Redblacks, who executed a near flawless three-year plan.
They invested in a veteran, proven winner in Henry Burris. They built their team around Canadians – they had 10 Canadians starting in the Grey Cup game. Ten. Chris Jones got fined for not playing the required seven earlier this year.
Marcel Desjardins also targeted free agents to fill holes, especially in his receiving corps. Ernest Jackson, Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli were integral to help Henry throw for over 400 yards on Sunday.
If Jones is going to pull off the same feat, he needs to do the same thing. So start with keeping the veteran, proven winner Darian Durant.
Although after hearing from people during Grey Cup week, it sounds less and less likely Chris Jones is going to start there.