|Fans "Made the Team" on Saturday|
|Monday, 01 October 2012 16:35|
30 thousand raucous fans played a role in that big 27-21 Saskatchewan win over the BC Lions.
Riders' head coach Corey Chamblin talks about the great fan support on Saturday night, "The crowd was tremendous. They've been inducted as part of the team. They're the toughest defense in the league now, and when teams come here, they're going to have to deal with that type of crowd."
Chamblin says there's really no prepping for crowd noise like that, "You can have noise and all that, but you see guys screaming signals out and all those different things. It's tough."
Plus, he says, it tells teams that 30-thousand plus people are against them.
"It makes it tough to play in this environment," the coach added.
On the injury front, Jock Sanders is out with a knee injury, but Chamblin says he doesn't know how serious it is just yet.
Depending on the length of that injury, the coach says Brandon West will get a shot in that position.
The Riders will take it easy early this week, as they don't play again until Thanksgiving Monday, when they take on the Argonauts in Toronto.
(pb oct 1/12)