Brendan Taman doesn't have any excuses for what has taken place this season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders' general manager has a variety of reasons why his team is 0-2 after the opening games of the 2011 CFL season. Injuries have decimated the receiving corps and the defence has struggled while allowing a CFL-high 81 points in just two games. There are other reasons, but the bottom line in Taman's mind is the Riders are winless after two home games.

"Our record speaks for itself,'' Taman said Tuesday. "There are some good things, but the bad things outweigh the good when you lose. Hopefully we can get them fixed.''

Taman has been pleased with the performance of the special teams, which were a major concern throughout the 2010 season. He added that the offensive line has played well. Those showings haven't been enough to overcome the fact the defence has allowed a lot of points and injuries to the receivers.

"It's not one specific area that is causing us to lose our games,'' Taman said. "There are certain areas where we need to play better.''

Taman knows the Riders face two challenging road games. They travel to Hamilton to play the Tiger-Cats on Saturday and then play the Montreal Alouettes on July 24. The Riders were beaten 42-28 by the Edmonton Eskimos in the regularseason opener and 39-25 by the Alouettes on Saturday.