The Riders were back practicing this morning as they get ready for Sunday's showdown against the Bombers at Mosaic Stadium. There was a new face at camp. The team has indeed brought in (as I tweeted yesterday) former Calgary and Winnipeg linebacker Joe Lobendahn.
Head Coach Corey Chamblin had the following statements....
---This is a good football team. There are one or two things that are being done wrong and thats the difference between being 3-5 and 5-3. They have to be disciplined in more areas and that players have to make plays
---I shouldn't have to rip into them to get going. Whether they be a young team or an old team, they have to be self-motivated and that they understand this is a job and not a pre-school playground.
---This players meeting is something that should have been done weeks ago.
---There is no divide between coaches and players.
---Joe Lobendahn is a middle linebacker and Shomari may be better used as an outside linebacker
Chamblin mentioned a players only meeting. That is what was called by Darian Durant once practice was over. Durant would not say what was said in that meeting.