The Rouge: How do the Roughriders stay on top in 2014?

Ben Fisher,

12/3/2013 5:20:57 PM

2013 was a dream season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, winning the 101st Grey Cup in front of hometown fans. Can it be repeated?

The Roughriders are fairly well positioned heading into the off-season. Yes, they have some big ticket free agents to deal with but ones they should be able to retain.

It's unlikely two of Saskatchewan's biggest free agents – Grey Cup hero Kory Sheets and fan favourite Weston Dressler – will suit up in the CFL wearing anything other than green next year.

The team will of course, likely lose some lesser talents on the open market as well as in the Expansion Draft when the Ottawa RedBlacks look to pick over their talent.

Will the Riders be content to enter next year simply carrying over the majority of their roster, looking for a repeat performance? Or with the target now firmly on their back in the (now five-team) West Division, will they be active this off-season, fearing complacency, as they look to stay on top in 2014?

The Rouge asks: How do the Roughriders stay on top for 2014? As always, it's Your! Call.