Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 22, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 22, 2014

    Post-practice comments: Coach Huff

    Coach Hufnagel gives injury updates and talks about the upcoming game against Saskatchewan on Friday.

    Cornish doubles up on weekly awards
    Some highlights of Jon Cornish as he ran for 160 yards and a touchdown against Winnipeg, earning CFL's offensive and Canadian player-of-the-week honours.

    CFL Pink: Demonte' Bolden
    Stampeders defensive lineman Demonte' Bolden shares his mother's battle with cancer.

    What I learned from Cornish's Twitter account

    I'm going with a safe column.
    After back-to-back weeks of wondering if Montreal is legit in the East, I have decided I just don't feel like being incorrect again. So instead I'm going to devote a 1,000 words to the best player in the league, Jon Cornish.
    Of course just by doing so I have to reverse my stance that Jon Chick is the leading candidate for the 2014 MOP so really once again I look foolish.

    Calgary Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel thinks Saskatchewan Roughriders are a desperate team
    It’s been 11 months since the Saskatchewan Roughriders showed up at McMahon Stadium and laid waste to the Calgary Stampeders’ 14-4 campaign in sub-zero temperatures.
    But a lot has changed since last year’s West Division final, one that saw the Stamps turn the ball over seven times in a 35-13 game that sent the Riders on their way to a Grey Cup win on home soil at Mosaic Stadium.

    Stamps Notes--Hughes out, kudos for Cornish
    John Hufnagel thought Charleston Hughes was on the verge of returning.
    Now, after suffering a setback with his injured ankle/foot late last week, the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach isn’t sure when he’ll be getting his top pass-rusher back on the field.
    This Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium (7:30 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770) seems out of the question.

    Calgary Stampeders wideout Joe West keeps on living
    These days, Joe West takes time to appreciate the little things.
    When the Calgary Stampeders wideout hauled in his first touchdown of the season on a ball that seemed to hang up in the heavens for an inordinate amount of time during the first quarter of Saturday’s 33-23 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, West took notice.

    Stamps have history to consider when mapping out final three regular-season games
    If the Calgary Stampeders are worrying about hosting the West final, having nightmares about the scenario that occurred a year ago, there might be plenty of sleepless nights ahead.
    It’s a mere 32 of them before they finally kick off their post-season run.
    The 2014 Stampeders sit in a similar situation as last year, albeit with more time for things to go awry. In 2013, the Stamps clinched first place with one game remaining on the schedule, went into BC Place Stadium and lost three key players to injury, then were wiped out in the West final two weeks later.

    Stamps notes: Joe West relives first touchdown of a trying season
    If Joe West could relive that moment over and over again, he’d be a happy man.
    “I saw the ball in the air and I was like, OK, when are you coming down,” smiled the Calgary Stampeders’ receiver. “Come down. Come on, come on. Touch my hands so I can get in the end zone.”
    West’s major score, on a 51-yard pass in the first quarter of Calgary’s 33-23 triumph over Winnipeg on the weekend, was his long-awaited first of the season.

    Stamps respect new Roughriders starter Kerry Joseph, have no plans to take him lightly
    Lin-J Shell was the first to applaud the Saskatchewan Roughriders when they turned to 41-year-old Kerry Joseph to lead their limping offence.
    “Honestly, I thought that was probably one of the smartest decision they could have made,” insisted the Calgary Stampeders’ defensive back, who played with Joseph during the former’s rookie season in Toronto in 2009.
    “KJ is a natural leader. Obviously physically he’s an animal. KJ is one of those guys that can calm down a storm and get a program to build in the right direction. That’s been his M.O. ever since he’s played. He’s one of the last Primes, he’s like Optimus. He’s one of those guys you could always rely on to settle everything down and actually bring football back to a chaotic situation, I’m guessing is what they have over there.”

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