Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 27, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 27, 2015


    Huff post-practice comments - July 26

    John Hufnagel answers media questions during Sunday's rundown at McMahon Stadium.

    Dickenson post-practice comments - July 26
    Offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Dave Dickenson speaks to the media on Sunday at McMahon Stadium.

    Calgary Stampeders' struggles surprising to many

    With good reason, winning football games has become the expectation, not just the hope, for the Calgary Stampeders and its fanbase.
    Coming into the 2015 campaign, the Stamps had lost just seven of their last 36 regular-season tilts.
    To put that number in perspective, just one team — the 12-6 Edmonton Eskimos — lost less games than that last year alone, and every other CFL franchise had eight or more losses in 2014.

    Calgary Stampeders realize it's time for the backup plan
    Matt Walter has been in the position of filling in for Jon Cornish before.
    Around this time last year, in fact.
    But the big-picture situation the Calgary Stampeders backup running back has been in since the day he was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 CFL Draft, is trying to prove he’s more than just a fill in.
    More than just a 5-foot-10, 217-lb. CIS record setter with a Canadian passport.

    Stampeders starting to face Canadian ratio problems on the roster
    Entering Week 5 in Ottawa, the Calgary Stampeders had nine Canadians languishing on the injured list.
    That number likely won’t be decreasing any next Saturday when the Montreal Alouettes come to town (5 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770) thanks to running back Jon Cornish’s broken thumb, and it’s starting to cause ratio headaches for GM/head coach John Hufnagel.
    “Give me another week or two, but, yeah, we’re hanging tough in that situation,” Hufnagel said during Sunday’s brief rundown period at McMahon Stadium, somehow still being able to crack a smile about his lengthy injury list. “We do have a few names on the six-game that are our non-import players, so it’s challenging.”

    Stamps notebook: Cornish out for 6-8 weeks
    The Calgary Stampeders will have to make do without running back Jon Cornish for the middle part of the CFL season.
    “It’s a broken thumb, so that has a six-to-eight week window,” head coach/GM John Hufnagel said Sunday. “Whether they’ll put a screw in it will be determined tomorrow when he goes to the doctors.”
    Cornish was hurt in Friday night’s game in Ottawa when his hand was caught in an opposing player’s pads. He left the game in the second quarter and had the right digit x-rayed at the half.

    Dickenson sees silver lining in Stamps' loss
    It obviously takes a lot to make Dave Dickenson fret, at least outwardly.
    A loss Friday night and an inconsistent offensive performance have not led to hand-wringing and head-holding on the part of the Calgary Stampeders’ offensive co-ordinator. Rather, the glass he’s holding is half full.
    “The effort is there, we’re not as consistent as we want, but I think we’ve played solid games,” Dickenson said after the team’s rundown Sunday morning, following the 29-26 overtime loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday night.
  2. Bumpnrun

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    I would agree the players are working hard and preparing for the game, however in the game their execution has to be better and cut down on the mental mistakes. I guess easier said than done when a team has so many injuries.

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