Monday, June 22, 2009

Rider QB News/US Open Winner

Steven Jyles will get the start at quarterback for the Riders tomorrow night in the pre-season finale against Calgary. He will be followed in the rotation by Darian Durant and then Dalton Bell. Juan Joseph may get some mop-up time. In making his decision, Miller says its an opportunity for Jyles to work in a starting role and Durant to work in a back-up role. He says fans shouldn't read anything into this decision when it comes as to who the number one quarterback is going into the season. However, he did add there is a chance that Jyles could be the starter July 3.

Miller adds the starters will play the first half and perhaps a series or two in the second half.

By the way, don't look for Stampeders linebacker Ja Juan Armour to be in attendance at Mosaic Stadium tomorrow. The Grey Cup champs released Armour today. He had been sidelined early in training camp when he was diagnosed with a heart murmur, but he got back on the field. He was apparently involved in an on-field incident with a teammate on the weekend sparking the decision to release him.
It was a wild final round of the US Open, but in the end, a Tiger wins it. A Clemson Tiger that is. Lucas Glover wins it by two strokes over Phil Mickleson, David Duval and Ricky Barnes. Mickleson looked to have things going his way after an eagle on 13, but bogeys on 15 and 17 ended his dreams. Duval birdied 14, 15 and 16 but then bogeyed 17 while Barnes simply had a round that might have people close to him making sure he doesn't commit suicide as his game simply abandoned him at the worst possible time. Mike Weir shot his second straight 74 to finish four over.


Anonymous said...

Jyles???? GULP!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it worth seeing if Armour would want to play here? He might bring some of the emotion both KJ and Lloyd have taken to Edmonton.