‘IT’S ABOUT EXECUTION:’ Redblacks in search of consistency on offence


The Ottawa Redblacks haven’t carried out practically sufficient offensively within the 2019 season, and that’s been a heavy contributor to the workforce’s smelly Three-11 document, with 11 losses of their previous 12 video games.

With 4 video games to go, together with their subsequent one Friday in Toronto, the Redblacks will look to develop some consistency and switch glimpses of offensive manufacturing into one thing that interprets into victories.

“For us, it’s about execution — run the ball, throw the ball,” mentioned quarterbacks coach/offensive play caller Joe Paopao following Wednesday’s apply at TD Place. “You’ve seen the nice groups, they’ve received Gray Cups — that’s what good groups do. There’s consistency.

“For us, there are some performs, some drives the place we seem like a very good offensive workforce. Then there are breakdowns. You possibly can’t have that to get forward and keep forward. Turnovers have been powerful on us. We’re attempting to reduce these issues, keep aggressive and transfer the ball — hopefully your playmakers get on the market and make performs.”

Has it been a case of a workforce underachieving or are they only flat-out not ok?

“The expectation is that you just play as much as your potential,” mentioned Paopao. “You see a 5-flat (40-yard sprint) man, you’ll be able to’t anticipate him to run a four.four. But when he can play constantly at 5, if he offers every part he has and wins the vast majority of his battles, that’s what we’d like. It’s one-on-one battles. Win these. It begins with the quarterback. The precision and the self-discipline as a unit, these are crucial. When groups do this, good issues occur. We simply haven’t had that go our manner.

“While you’re doing the nice issues, it’s ordinary, there’s a confidence stage. While you’re arising brief, generally you get depressed, you don’t need to make errors. While you’re profitable, you’re enjoying unfastened, you’re enjoying fearless. We have now to discover a strategy to have success one play at a time.”

On Friday in Toronto, quarterback Will Arndt, in his third 12 months with the Redblacks, will get his first begin, hoping to present the offence a spark.

Requested in regards to the 26-year-old Arndt, Paopao mentioned, “He’s good, he’s a vivid younger man. He has what you’re in search of in a professional quarterback. However now he has to go do it when the lights go on they usually flip the scoreboard on. I’m excited for him.”


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