Darian Durant's running-game no new development

Roughriders QB Darian Durant is sacked by Stampeders defender Demonte Bolden earlier this season at...

Roughriders QB Darian Durant is sacked by Stampeders defender Demonte Bolden earlier this season at McMahon Stadium. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:26 PM ET

CALGARY - Darian Durant’s ability to run the ball is not a revelation.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback has been one of the CFL’s most elusive pivots over his eight-year career.

So Calgary Stampeders linebacker Deron Mayo said he didn’t need to see the impressive footage from last weekend’s West semifinal to know what Durant is capable of.

“Well aware,” Mayo said. “He’s a good quarterback and you can’t take him down with one guy unless you completely wrap him up.

“When he gets out of the pocket, he can run downfield and make plays.

“He’s a dual threat, so we’ll have to wrap up and rally to him.”

Edmonton Eskimos signal-caller Mike Reilly was the top rushing quarterback in the CFL, racking up a team-high 709 yards.

Durant was the second-most product pivot along the ground. But his 8.8-yard average per rush was tops in the CFL — at any position.

Mayo said the job of containing Durant starts up front.


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