Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 11, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 11, 2015

    Mitchell post-practice comments - July 10

    Bo Levi Mitchell talks about his receiving corps and the challenges of facing the Argos defence.

    The Breakdown: Quay's play
    Marquay McDaniel talks about his long reception against the Alouettes.


    Two weeks into the CFL’s 2015 regular season and the Calgary Stampeders are feeling restless with their 1-1 start – a nail-biting victory over the vengeful Hamilton Tiger-Cats and an uncharacteristic thumping at the hands of the Montreal Alouettes and rookie quarterback Rakeem Cato.
    This coming Monday, the competition doesn’t get any easier as another young upstart pivot — Trevor Harris — visits McMahon Stadium with the hot-out-of-the-gate Toronto Argonauts.

    Stamps WR Eric Rogers looking to return Monday against the Argonauts
    It was an awkward, ugly looking hit.
    But Eric Rogers is just fine.
    The Calgary Stampeders receiver was forced to leave last Friday’s loss in Montreal after absorbing a hit that left him without feeling in his fingers.
    After spending the week going through concussion protocol, Rogers was a full go at practice and proclaimed himself ready to go for Monday night’s tilt against the visiting Toronto Argonauts (7 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770).

    Calgary Stampeders haven't lost two-straight games in three seasons
    Oh, Stamps fans, how you’ve been spoiled.
    Talk to supporters in other less-fortunate locales (Winnipeg maybe) and ask them if a single, solitary loss is cause for concern.
    After they finish laughing, try to explain how a Week 2 loss in Montreal has media and fans in this city dissecting the team from every angle.
    That’s what happens when you’re the champs.

    Stamps defensive lineman takes a big step in comeback
    It may not have seemed anything of particular significance to the layman’s naked eye. A solitary figure out on the carpet in the gathering heat of a virtually empty McMahon Stadium on Friday morning, going through a series of individual drills as the bulk of the group warmed up a ways away, apart.
    For that solitary figure, though, it felt like a cherished birthday party growing up, a trip to the Magic Kingdom and a first prom date all rolled into one.
    “It feels good,” said the solitary figure afterwards.

    Rogers gets clearance to play for Stamps on Monday
    Upon further reflection, Eric Rogers could understand everyone’s concern after he was smacked last week in Montreal and left the game with a real pain in the neck.
    “I saw it on the plane and it looked bad,” admitted the Calgary Stampeders’ wide receiver, who for the first time this week saw practice duty with the squad on Friday.
    “I’m pretty lucky that all that it is I froze up a little and there are no post-symptoms. My head hit the ground, so it was probably just shock. That was no fun watching it and people were scared, watching back home. I’ve never had anything like that. Even my mom, she goes ‘I thought you were coming back anyway because you always get back in the game. You didn’t come back in so I was a little worried.’

    Stamps offence aims to show improvement against Argos
    It hasn’t been all good cheer this week at Calgary Stampeders’ practices. In fact, you’ve heard more than one coach with the occasional admonishment.
    And, yes, that would include offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson.
    “They’re working hard,” said Dickenson, as preparations for Monday’s encounter with the Toronto Argonauts continued on Friday. “I just want us to get better. The season’s short enough. I just want to make sure to press them a little bit. I want us to have a good game, I want us to do our part, play well. The effort’s there. Mentally we have to be better though. And then we have to make a few better decisions.”

    Red-hot Harris leads Argos into Week 3 vs. Stamps
    Each week on the Canadian Football League schedule there is a matchup that stands out above the rest — a three-down showdown game, if you will.
    So we’ll take a look at the main storylines heading into the CFL’s marquee matchup and individuals, groups, coaches, schemes or anything else that could affect the outcome.

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