Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 28, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 28, 2015

    Stampeders fresh coming off bye

    The coach and GM of the Calgary Stampeders chats with Boomer on the morning show coming off a bye week.

    Huff post-practice comments - Oct. 27

    Coach Hufnagel talks about Chevy's 200th game, having two 1,000-yd receivers and gives injury updates.

    The Brampton boys
    Alanna Nolan catches up with good friends Jerome Messam and Junior Turner.

    Stamps go all-in
    The inaugural Stampeders Ambassadors Charity Poker Tournment was held on Oct. 26 at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.


    Some were true talents while others may have been bluffing, but players and coaches alike came to play on Monday evening.
    The inaugural Stampeders Ambassadors Charity Poker Tournament, an event in support of the Stampeders Foundation, took place at Calgary’s Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. This charitable initiative raises money for minor football and generates funds for numerous health and wellness projects in nearby communities.
    Registration was open to the public with each poker table featuring an exclusive member of the defending Grey Cup champions. Players such as Bo Levi Mitchell, Eric Rogers and Charleston Hughes joined Stamps coaches including head coach and general manager John Hufnagel.

    When a player achieves a longevity milestone, the custom has been to dig up examples that good-naturedly illustrate the passage of time.
    If that’s your bag, then we can point out that Randy Chevrier played his first Canadian Football League game in 2002, not too long after current rookie Stampeders defensive back Tevaughn Campbell celebrated his ninth birthday.

    Stamps notes: The sport of scoreboard watching
    With their regular season placement still up in the air, you would expect the Calgary Stampeders to be uncommonly interested in what other CFL teams — OK, the Edmonton Eskimos — are doing.
    Certainly, this past weekend caught their attention as the Saskatchewan Roughriders led Edmonton 21-3 at one point, only to lose 35-24. That victory kept the Esks two points up on Calgary in the West Division, with one game left to play; a tie at the top will give the division to Edmonton.
    “I watched it just because I’m a football fan,” noted Stamps’ linebacker Keon Raymond, “but I’ve come to the point now, when you want to put things into your own hands, you have to keep them in your own hands. It’s hard to be in a position to watch other teams and hope they lose. Me being a veteran, I could care less how this thing plays out, to be honest. I want us to get better each and every week. That’s my main focus, whether we end up in first or second.”

    Stamps' Chevrier set to reach 200-game plateau on Saturday
    There was a time, make no mistake, when Randy Chevrier did not believe he would approach this milestone.
    On the fringe of the Calgary Stampeders in 2014, the veteran long snapper was just hoping to make it back into the line-up somehow, never mind reach his 200th game in the league. Yet that is what Saturday’s tilt at McMahon Stadium, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, will mark for him.
    “It’s pretty special,” agreed Chevrier, in his 13th CFL campaign. “In a sense, it’s special because I look back on the road and it’s a long, hard road to get to 200 games. I’m very blessed to have the opportunity.

    Calgary Stampeders backfield A-OK with Jerome Messam aboard
    Normally, Jon Cornish missing two straight days of practice would set off every alarm bell imaginable.
    But not with Jerome Messam around.
    The Calgary Stampeders feel their backfield situation is as good as it gets, even with the former CFL Most Outstanding Player still dealing with the neck stiffness that forced him to miss the neutral-site win over the Toronto Argonauts in Hamilton 12 days ago and has him likely to miss Saturday’s Week 19 clash with the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium (1 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770).

    Eric Rogers, Marquay McDaniel complement each other as Calgary Stampeders receivers
    While every single team in the CFL boasts two or three receivers who command attention and are capable of changing a game at a moment’s notice, you’d still be hard-pressed to find a duo better than the one residing in Calgary.
    And it isn’t just because of the stats Stampeders pass-catchers Eric Rogers and Marquay McDaniel are putting up.
    It’s because of how well they complement each other and offer defences dramatically different looks from the slot receiver spots.

    Junior Turner happy to have ‘Big Brother’ Jerome Messam as teammate with Calgary Stampeders
    Their roles on the football field are clearly defined.
    Junior Turner’s defensive tackle job description tells him to plug holes and the make the opposing quarterback’s life as difficult as possible.
    Jerome Messam, on the other hand, lugs the ball and finds the holes Turner is tasked with plugging.
    When it comes to the friendship the now-Calgary Stampeders teammates struck up close to a decade ago, the roles are just as defined.

    Dream combo, just a dream?

    It is, potentially, the Canadian Football League’s dream combo backfield. The bruising power of Jerome Messam, combined with the gifted , shifty work of Jon Cornish. The Calgary Stampeders have both under contract, but will both play together.
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  2. Tundra Mustang

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    Nice work, as always, Madman. ;)

    It's a lot of effort and a daily grind during the season, but much appreciated by the board...

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  3. Bumpnrun

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    Great articles once again.

    Between Harrison and Messam, both can add another dimension to the passing attack.

    I didn't know Turner was set to be a free agent. I sure do hope the Stamps can resign him.

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