Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 25, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 25, 2015

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    Jerome Messam - Post-season

    RB Jerome Messam talks about the Western Final and free agency.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/120329/category/1527

    Keon Raymond - Post-season
    DB Keon Raymond talks about free agency.
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/120331/category/1527

    Stan Schwartz Heart of a Champion Awards
    Meet 2015 recipients Kelton Bailey (Henry Wisewood), Liam Nightengale (Western Canada) and Colin Ferronato (Robert Thirsk High School).
    http://stampeders.com/video/index/id/120337/category/1527

    News
    GREY CUP DREAM CAME UP SHORT

    We knew it was going to be a dogfight out there. The first half, we settled for a lot of field goals. We got into the red zone inside the five and couldn’t punch it in. We knew we needed to score touchdowns instead of field goals.
    In the second half, we starting mixing it up with some different plays and started making more plays and got into the end zone a couple of times. We had a chance to get ourselves into a one-possession game but we’ve just got to stay disciplined in those situations.
    http://stampeders.com/article/grey-cup-dream-came-up-short


    Calgary Stampeders expect to keep rolling under new head coach Dave Dickenson
    Nothing to see here.
    Everything’s status quo.
    That’s how many key Calgary Stampeders veterans are viewing the head coaching transition from John Hufnagel to Dave Dickenson.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/2...p-rolling-under-new-head-coach-dave-dickenson


    Off-season of change likely awaits Calgary Stampeders
    Welcome to the off-season.
    Where everything is happening and nothing is happening, all at the same time.
    Suddenly, it’s shaping up to be a busy winter for the Calgary Stampeders and new full-time GM John Hufnagel.
    Or maybe not.
    It all depends on how a few dominoes fall.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/24/off-season-of-change-likely-awaits-calgary-stampeders


    Bergman reflects back on season
    Getting off work a week early is generally cause for celebration, but not for Teeterville's Shane Bergman.
    An offensive lineman with the Calgary Stampeders, the 25-year-old was forced to watch as his squad lost 45-31 in the Canadian Football League's West Final against the Edmonton Eskimos Sunday. Bergman – who won the Grey Cup with Calgary last November - was sidelined with a shoulder injury, but said he would've returned to the lineup had the Stamps prevailed.
    “If there would've been a game this week I would've played for sure,” he said from Calgary on Monday evening.
    http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2015/11/24/bergman-reflects-back-on-season
     
  2. redwhite2005

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    Murphy would be crazy to go to the Riders as he would be judged by the media and fans on an hourly basis and expectation would be very high. This is not going to be a dream job.
     
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    And even without the rest of it, just having to wake up living in Saskatchewan every morning, might well be enough of a nightmare all by itself...:p


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  4. redwhite2005

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    Yup the fact too you are answerable to each every fan that has a problem with decisions of the team. Sort of like a gopher being the first out of the hole in spring with a bunch of teens with rifles shooting cans at th same location. Murphy should wait it out a couple of more years who knows Wally is geting long in the tooth out in Vancouver now that would be a good job for him or even Toronto! But Riderland you live in a glass house and every decision is anaylsis of every Tom/Dick Rider fan!
     
  5. Bronko

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    Fan fury is certainly a consideration when making a life-altering decision to take over a franchise. Murphy has a good thing going in Calgary as the top scout and assistant GM (Huff is 66 and might take an honorary position (paid) within a few years).
    The fan fury in Sask. is ridiculous. Everyone is pure hobo - from Champ Chamblin to Brendan Taman. Riderfan members were calling former CEO Jim Hopson as a lush and/or drunk, J O'Day is way too green, even calls for the head of Stoney Dressler. Messam gets traded late-season - the cupboard is sparse.
    Not as sparse as in Wpg. (there's no management jobs available there other than a replacement for Bell-foole) as Walters/Wadzilla have strip-mined the cupboards, using the wood for fuel. Riders are independently wealthy and have a fresh stadium on the horizon (probably not as many construction/delay problems as Winnipeg either) so that keeps them in play.
    Walters traded his 1st round pick for a special teamer last season. Lots of fans still burned at that.
    Things are tighter than Donald Trump's sphincter in Wpg. as everyone is walking on eggshells while pretending its a paradise.
    Even if Riders offer Murphy $400k (instead of the probably $200k he's inhaling in cowtown) the only upside is the guaranteed money when he's turfed prior to contract end. To go overboard (ie. Sask'n) for anywhere from $125k to $200k a season is silly other than ending up with a short-term cash windfall but essentially ending up in Mike Kelly or Lyle Bauerville if it don't work out. (if you didn't get the memo both Bauer and Kelly have been issued unwritten bans from hi-level football jobs in Canada)

    Dual-pronged problem in BC btw - still have Old Dave as owner. Wally as chief over-seer. Biggest problem in BC is more than team-building (which Murphy does well). Its fan-building. According to Lumpy Lawless in Wpg. the lions are down over 65,000 fans from last season. How to put more bums in the seats is the challenge in Vancouver and neither Murphy, Sunderland, Taman, Bauer or even Maggot Kelly have a clue how to do that.
     
  6. deuvl

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    Braley selling the Argos away will allow him to focus more on his Lions. But someday I think the Canucks will need to buy that franchise and follow in the Flames and Leafs footsteps.
     
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    Putting butts on the seats in Vancouver is easy put a winner on the field they are fickle fans. But again Wally is not going to be there for ever and that job would be much easier than the one in Rider land. Winnipeg is Winnipeg they are destined for failure! Murphy would be dumb to jump at the job in Rider land much like Chamblin who I may add is a very good defensive coach. He could not prove that as the riders players were old and slow.
     
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    This would be a very smart move.
     
  9. Bronko

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    Yes, pocket change for the Canucks org. to buy out Braley and take control of a minimal 10 million dollar semi-professional sports operation.
     
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    Habs might eventually do the same if the Wetenhall kids don't want the hassle.

    Might be too much to ask the jets and forget about the oilers lol.
     
  11. ArgoCister

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    Not sure if thats a good idea .....
    Selling to the Canucks on the other hand would be .... a good idea that is
     
  12. deuvl

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    well he is getting on in years. unless he still enjoys running a football team. it is easier than running two.
     
  13. Jason Newlin

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    I hope the stampeders can rebuild for next year.
    And no injuries,I hope
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    GO STAMPS.:)
     
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    News conference tomorrow introducing the new HC of the Stamps Dave Dickenson.
    Hopefully the Stamps will have a better run of health and limited injuries next season.
     

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