Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 28, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 28, 2015

    Arash: Stampeders have issues

    Arash Madani joins Boomer on the SN960 morning show, and says that while the team is putting on a brave face, the Calgary Stampeders clearly have some problems to address.

    The Breakdown: Cote sets up TD

    Fullback Rob Cote takes the ball inside the 5-yard line to set up a Jon Cornish touchdown.

    #StampsGettinGrilled - Eric Rogers
    Joe West puts fellow receiver Eric Rogers on the hot seat as he answers questions submitted via social media.

    Calgary Stampeders receiver Jeff Fuller looks to bounce back

    Everyone could see it just wasn’t Jeff Fuller’s night.
    A pigskin clanging off his normally reliable hands here, another drop there, and it was clear the Calgary Stampeders wideout was fighting the football every time it came his way in the 29-26 overtime loss to the Ottawa RedBlacks last Friday.
    Even his quarterback noticed.

    With Cornish out, door opens for Harrison
    Life on any practice roster involves a tedious wait for opportunity.
    For Tory Harrison, that wait stretches back through two games from the 2014 campaign and the opening five of this year.
    Suddenly, with Jon Cornish, the CFL’s best tailback, sidelined six to eight weeks by a broken thumb, the door might at last be opening, the clouds parting, for the 27-year-old who’s knocked about the NFL, USL and indoor leagues.

    History shows the Stampeders should be fine while Cornish heals
    There is no doubt that Jon Cornish is a great football player. When you take a great player out of your lineup, there should be some drop-off, and that clearly happens to the Calgary Stampeders when their star running back is on the shelf.
    However, the results don’t really change when Cornish is out of the lineup, which is a sign of how strong a team the Stamps have been over the past two seasons. In fact, with a variety of replacements, the Stamps are 8-2 when someone other than Cornish starts at running back since he took over as the starter in 2011.
    There is no way to compare Cornish with the Stampeders’ previous star running back. Joffrey Reynolds never missed starts. The only time he wasn’t in the backfield from late 2004 until losing the job to Cornish is September 2011 was a ‘rest’ he got at the end of 2007 (a loss in B.C.).

    Three reasons for Stampeders erratic start
    Okay. Off the ledge. The Stampeders are 3-and-2. Nobody in the league has more wins than them.
    Yet, I understand some of the angst surrounding the team. Their wins have been unconvincing. Their losses sloppy. So it is easy to see why there are fans unhappy with the team’s current state.
    All is not lost, but here are some issues

    Ex-Stampeder Johnny Forzani making name for himself in business
    From the gridiron catching passes to tossing some well-placed irons in the business world fires, Johnny Forzani is making an incredible transition.
    He first followed in his father Tom’s footsteps and became a highly successful receiver with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League five years ago, reaching his peak in 2011 with 45 catches for 761 yards and five touchdowns.
    By the time a serious ankle injury derailed his professional football career in 2012, however, he was already following the sagely advice of his uncle John, who had built the Forzani Group into a conglomerate that ran Sport Chek stores, to launch a second career.

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