REGINA -- Corey Chamblin isn’t worried.
In fact, despite seeing his team lose three in a row – the second time they've done so this season – the rookie head coach remains steadfast in his declaration that the 2012 edition of the Saskatchewan Roughriders still has plenty of fight left in them.
“This is football. You’re going to win some and you’re going to lose some,” said Chamblin immediately following his team’s loss to the Argonauts on Saturday afternoon.
“Like I said there’s a lot of fight in that locker room and I’m very proud of what I’ve seen from a very young team which will progress and will be in the playoffs and will be a better team,” he added.
That being said, the Roughriders have been playoff bound for two weeks now, having backed into the post-season dance as a result of Hamilton’s loss to the Stampeders in Week 17, the same day they fell to Alouettes by a 34-28 decision.
As a result, it’s possible that Chamblin’s Riders have relaxed to an extent, with their goal of securing a spot in the post-season being a massive weight off their backs.
Chamblin, however, doesn’t see it that way.
“I don’t know that,” proclaimed Chamblin.
“Once guys get into the playoffs different things can happen. But at the end of the day, I can tell you that those guys prepared – it was one of the best weeks of preparation I will tell you that – the guys came out and they were ready to play, and I thought they fought strong,” he added.