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Landry’s 5 takeaways from Week 1

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Hello, Drew Wolitarsky. Nice touchdown celebration. From here on out, I think I’ll call you Drew Wol-guitarsky.

Here are this week’s takeaways.

We ask the question when veteran running backs get up there in football age, approaching and surpassing the 30-year-old mark. After all, a running back takes a ton of physical punishment as a younger man, often leading to a shorter pro shelf life.

After Week 1, any questions you may have had about guys like C.J. Gable, Mossis Madu, Andrew Harris or William Powell have to be put on hold, at least for now, and likely for the rest of the season.

Because veteran running backs really ruled the roost over the weekend.

Powell gained 104 yards on 20 lugs. Gable, carried 20 times for 154. Madu rushed 24 times, for 112. They’re all 31 years old. Harris, a year older, had 16 runs for 148 in Winnipeg’s victory in Vancouver.

Fresh, all of them were, from an off-season of resting, healing, and conditioning. Each of them looked sensational in their openers, showing full well that they can be counted on in 2019, at least when they are feeling tip top.

It will be up to the Riders, Esks, REDBLACKS and Bombers to keep them feeling that way, and you can bet that the sports world’s newest chestnut, “load management,” will be a well-worn phrase throughout this season.

“Gee, I wonder how Trevor Harris will do in trying to replace Mike Reilly.”

Fair statement, that was, after the 33-year-old veteran signed with Edmonton during the off-season after Reilly loaded........