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Exclusive Q&A with Riders DE Willie Jefferson

CFL.ca’s Brodie Lawson and the rest of the #GCPlayoffs western crew arrived in Regina today ahead of Sunday’s Western Semi-Final.

Lawson caught up with Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end Willie Jefferson, who discussed the various challenges presented by Winnipeg’s varied offence as well as the wintry elements expected for Sunday’s game.

“Most of the time Coach Jones likes to stick to the things that work good for certain players,” explained Jefferson of Saskatchewan’s game plan. “(For me) pass rushing, the number one thing is getting to the quarterback, making him throw over or around me.”

As for what Riders fans can expect at Mosaic Stadium come Sunday, Jefferson expects more of the same from his league-leading unit.

“Fast, physical defence (With) a lot of turnovers,” said Jefferson. “Get to Matt Nichols, hopefully he can give us the ball, (and) get our hands on Andrew Harris (and) keep the ball out of Darvin (Adams)’s hands.”

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