The Roughriders offence is still going to be steered by the leader over the last three seasons, Stephen McAdoo.
The longtime friend and cohort of Chris Jones seemingly has as safe a job as anyone in football as long as Jones is a head coach. Jones had McAdoo join him in Edmonton to O.C. the Eskimos and was one of the many who shipped off to Regina with Jones following the 2015 Grey Cup.
Jones trusts McAdoo and the two share the same mindset. Offences that don’t make the vital mistakes are ones that are most successful. So this season, with young receivers and some protection issues early, they took to the ground and lowered turnovers, allowing the defence and special teams to make the big plays.
Twelve wins shows it worked, for the most part.
Yes, 2018 offence was a bore but McAdoo should get credit for a 2017 offence with numerous creative touchdown celebrations to mark its success.
Going into next year, the general manager can help his offence with better quarterbacking and more playmakers as McAdoo has shown he has it in him to be a lot more aggressive than we saw this past season.