Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 4, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 4, 2015
    Post Game Edition

    Game Stats


    Recap: Montreal 29, Calgary 11
    In his first CFL start Montreal Alouettes quarterback Rakeem Cato shines, leading Montreal to a 29-11 win over the Stamps in front of their hometown faithful.


    Bo Levi Mitchell suffered his first loss on the road as a starter in a disappointing 29-11 defeat to the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night. The loss dropped the Stamps to 1-1 as the defending Grey Cup champions have now lost two straight games at Percival Molson Stadium.
    "We’ve just gotta all look at ourselves in the mirror and make sure we check it out on film and just talk it out," says Mitchell. "We’re all professionals. We came into somebody else’s stadium and we didn’t steal one on the road when we should have."
    Calgary got things going with a 21-yard strike on second down to WR Eric Rogers from deep in their own territory. A pair of receptions by WR Simon Charbonneau-Campeau then moved the ball across the midfield stripe, but the drive stalled soon thereafter.

    Dream Debut: Cato magic as Als upset Stamps
    Rakeem Cato turned in a dream CFL debut against the defending Grey Cup Champions on Friday night, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Alouettes to a 29-11 upset over the Calgary Stampeders at Montreal's Percival-Molson Stadium.
    Cato, 23, earned the late nod as the Als' starting quarterback after injuries to Jonathan Crompton and Dan LeFevour. With the spotlight on and the league's top-ranked team in town, he made the most of it, throwing for 241 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-25 passing.
    Samuel Giguere and Nik Lewis caught their first touchdown passes as Alouettes while Cody Hoffman scored the first of his career, as the Als' offence ignited to to provide Montreal its first win of 2015. Tyrell Sutton chipped in with a game-high 119 yards on 22 carries, powering an Alouette offence that never ceased control of the game's tempo.

    A Note
    And huge apologies for the News Roundups in the past week. I am currently on vacation and the WiFi is so unreliable I cannot get one built to save my life. (I was amazed I got a GDT built and even this thread has taken over 2 hours of fighting just to get what I have). I'll be back on Friday so everything will return to normal then - sorry gang.
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  2. strujas

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    Stamps coming up short is a understatement. Lots of work this coming week!
  3. Bumpnrun

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    Jun 5, 2012
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    I usually give the the benefit of 2 to 3 games per season where the opponent will outplay the Stamps. So far they have used up 2 games. However last night was very reminiscent of the way the team played under the Fateri regime. Kudo's to the Al's for executing their game plan. Yet after watching 2 games I'm very concerned with their work ethic and focus. Now if they continue to struggle against the Argo's my concern will be turning into panic mode.
  4. deuvl

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    May 14, 2012
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    the good news is that the west division is looking to be as weak as the east division was last year in the early going so even a slow start should not hamper playoff chances. 9 of their last 11 games are against western opponents so there's time to work things out.

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