Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 12, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 12, 2015

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    2015 Rookie Awards

    The annual Stampeders Rookie Awards were held on Nov. 11.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/119669/category/1527

    Huff post-practice comments - Nov. 11
    Coach Hufnagel talks about Ciante Evans' progress and updates injuries for Juwan Simpson and Karl Lavoie.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/119667/category/1527

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    MAKING THEIR MARK

    One of the many trademarks of the John Hufnagel-led Stampeders has been strong drafting.
    That trend continued this year as quite a few recent picks made the lineup and played some meaningful snaps.
    With the departure of some key players from last year’s Grey Cup Championship squad and the injuries that inevitably occur during a regular season, the door was open for some new faces to come in and make an impact.
    http://stampeders.com/article/making-their-mark


    Calgary Stampeders receiver Jeff Fuller hopes for bounce-back in CFL playoffs
    This wasn’t how it was supposed to be.
    This was supposed to be a season of domination, not frustration.
    Calgary Stampeders wideout Jeff Fuller set the bar sky-high with a monster 148-yard performance in the CFL season opener against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
    The prognosticators started to wonder how many yards this unstoppable physical specimen was capable of for the 2015 season.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/1...-fuller-hopes-for-bounce-back-in-cfl-playoffs


    B.C. Lions QB Jonathon Jennings takes league by storm
    There are turning points in every team’s season that dictate how things are going to go the rest of the way.
    A mid-September Friday night in Week 13 provided one for the B.C. Lions, and they have the Calgary Stampeders defence to thank.
    When defensive end Freddie Bishop came off the edge to lay a lick on Leos quarterback John Beck, knocking him out of the game, it gave head coach Jeff Tedford an opportunity to turn to unproven Jonathon Jennings for some important developmental reps.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/11/bc-lions-qb-jonathan-jennings-takes-league-by-storm


    Ciante Evans looks to start at cornerback for Calgary Stampeders
    A knee injury messed up Ciante Evans’ first chance to make a mark.
    His second chance may come at a key time in the Calgary Stampeders bid to become the first repeat Grey Cup champion since the Montreal Alouettes in 2009 and ’10.
    With veteran Fred Bennett still out with a broken arm, Evans could draw the start at field-side cornerback in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal (2:30 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770) against the B.C. Lions.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/1...to-start-at-cornerback-fro-calgary-stampeders


    Juwan Simpson anxious to return to Calgary Stampeders from broken collarbone
    Juwan Simpson’s job consists of lowering his shoulder — and the ensuing boom — into ball-carriers.
    You can understand how that would cause some trepidation for a player coming back from a broken collarbone.
    The Calgary Stampeders linebacker has none of that going through his head, however.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/1...-to-calgary-stampeders-from-broken-collarbone


    Stamps notes: Fuller admits foot would need to be frozen to play
    John Hufnagel calls it a competition for receiving spots this week and Jeff Fuller, though still bothered by a nagging foot injury, is nevertheless ready to take on his head coach’s challenge.
    “I can’t really tell the future; obviously I’d like to play and if my number is called I’ll be ready,” promised the third-year Stampeder. “It’s late in the season, they pretty much know what everybody can do. It’s about showing up that day. Whatever they go with … I’m comfortable with being in the best situation to win.”
    Fuller has been on the practice field this week, in preparation for Sunday’s West Division semifinal against B.C., admitting that his foot isn’t yet 100 per cent.
    http://calgaryherald.com/sports/foo...r-admits-foot-would-need-to-be-frozen-to-play


    Eight Stamps make the grade as West all-stars
    As the Calgary Stampeders’ sideline dance master, Josh Bell truly had something to kick up his heels about on Tuesday.
    For the first time in his four-year CFL career, the safety was named to the West Division all-star squad — one of eight Stampeders to be selected.
    “It’s a reason to pray a little bit,” smiled the 30-year-old Bell. “It’s an honour when your peers or the media actually appreciate what you’re doing. You don’t take those things for granted.”
    http://calgaryherald.com/sports/foo...eight-stamps-make-the-grade-as-west-all-stars


    Stamps looking to defend Grey Cup crown as playoffs near
    As though they needed anything else to prove, the Calgary Stampeders enter the Grey Cup Playoffs with a chip on their shoulder.
    The defending Grey Cup Champions came into the year as a CFL powerhouse, coming off a near-perfect 2014 campaign and looking to build on their stretch as the league’s most successful franchise of the last decade. Yet somewhere along the way they were overtaken.
    Now, no longer considered the class of the league after a recent surge by the Edmonton Eskimos left them in second in the West, the Stamps will look to show just why they’re still the best team in the CFL.
    http://www.cfl.ca/article/playoff-preview-stamps-looking-to-defend-grey-cup-crown


    B.C. Lions battling the numbers in West semifinal against Calgary Stampeders
    Jonathon Jennings and the B.C. Lions won’t have history on their side Sunday in Calgary.
    Jennings and Co. visit the defending Grey Cup champions in the West Division semifinal. Calgary won the season series 2-0, including a 28-7 decision last weekend in Vancouver.
    Calgary (14-4) finished tied with Edmonton for the CFL’s best regular-season record. But the Eskimos won the season series 2-1 and the right to host either the Stampeders or Lions in the West Division final Nov. 22.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/sports...-in-west-semifinal-against-calgary-stampeders


    X-factor Rainey could give Stampeders fits
    That edge-of-the-seat moment, as the Klingons or the Romulans are bearing down, when Capt. Kirk needs all the juice a wounded starship can generate, imploring “Mr. Sulu, Warp Factor 2” and — bling! — the USS Enterprise explodes off into the outer reaches of some distant galaxy?
    That’s Chris Rainey.
    The way a snake sheds its skin? That’s Chris Rainey, too.
    http://calgaryherald.com/sports/football/cfl/johnson-x-factor-rainey-could-give-stampeders-fits
     
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    A veritable treasure trove of material today, Madman!

    Nice work! :D


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    Thanks, and sorry for the unexpected hiatus, had to head out of town.
     
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    Yes Plenty to go through
     
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    Snow and cold on Sunday is not good news for the Stamps.
    For some reason:
    They don't play well in adverse weather.
     

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