News Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for August 11, 2013

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    Bo Levi on Ottawa's radar

    Marcel Desjardins’ office consists of a rental vehicle and a never-ending pile of pavement, at this point.

    But while the Ottawa RedBlacks GM is busy touring NFL training camps in search of the next CFL star for his fledging franchise that’s set to take to the turf next spring in the nation’s capital, the 47-year-old former Montreal Alouettes assistant GM is eyeing up quarterback situations north of the border with keen interest.
    And with the signal-callers providing plenty of drama in the early stages of the CFL season, Desjardins has been pleasantly surprised with the amount of film being provided to him and his staff.

    Defence comes through

    Of all the big plays and impressive defensive statistics of the night, Juwan Simpson was quick to point out one blemish on an evening that had the Calgary Stampeders celebrating one of their biggest victories of the season.
    It was the first series of the second half and the Canadian Football League's top running back Kory Sheets, who had been limited to just eight (!) yards in the first two quarters, made a big statement. Blowing by Simpson, he took off for a 32-yard run to put the Roughriders inside the 40-yard line.

    Hufnagel is 'money in the bank' following bye weeks

    CALGARY - When John Hufnagel relieves his charges of their duties for one mid-summer week each year, he unpacks the fishing pole and enjoys some downtime.
    But over the years, it’s become clear the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach is a dangerous man with an extra week of preparation time.
    After taking care of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their previously unblemished record Friday night at McMahon Stadium, Hufnagel is now 6-0 coming off the bye week since taking the reins in Calgary back in 2008.

    'Lemon squeezed' off game-time roster

    Shawn Lemon’s whirlwind season continues.

    Cut by the Edmonton Eskimos in May, the Calgary Stampeders scooped up the edge rusher on the opening day of training camp back in June, and the 24-year-old’s strong pre-season earned him a roster spot.
    But the high of earning a starting job has quickly dissipated, as Lemon was a healthy scratch Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

    Game balls and bricks

    Unbeaten no more.
    The Saskatchewan Roughriders flew into Calgary on Thursday with a zero in the loss column and the swagger that goes along with it.
    Airport staff likely made them check the tails between their legs on the flight home, however, after the Calgary Stampeders laid a 42-27 beatdown on Rider Nation.
    It wasn't a blowout, by any means, but the Stamps were physical and their playmakers made plays when they were needed most.
    That's what good teams do, and now the two teams are back to square one at 5-1.

    TSN: Stamps up where they belong in Power Rankings

    We're Number 1!

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