Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 3, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 3, 2014

    Player Profile: Fred Bennett

    Player profile on DB Fred Bennett.

    That's My Roommate: Turner vs Lemon
    Corey Mace quizzes roommates Junior Turner and Shawn Lemon to see how well they know each other.

    Doege ready to attack the opportunity
    Riders quarterback Seth Doege is gearing up for his first start in two years but despite his inexperience, the young QB isn't feeling the pressure of playing the Stampeders.

    Calgary Stampeders Insider
    A detailed look at Calgary Stampeders Jon Cornish and Drew Tate

    Riders still have faith

    The Riders may be banged up at the quarterback situation but they still believe that they can repeat as Grey Cup Champions. Murray McCormick from the Regina Leader Post joined The Big Show to chat about the teams morale ahead of the west showdown with the Stampeders.


    Days later, the smile on Quinn Smith’s face after recording his first professional sack has yet to leave.
    In a gritty game Saturday night against the BC Lions, the Stampeders rushed quarterback John Beck, flushing him out of the pocket and eventually dropping him for a loss.
    “The quarterback held on to the ball a really long time,” says Smith, reliving the experience. “And (Freddie) Bishop got a great rush off the edge and the quarterback scrambled right into my arms.

    Identifying the most memorable field goal in Calgary Stampeders history likely depends on the Red and White fan’s age.
    The youngest of Stamps supporters might pick the Rene Paredes field goal in Winnipeg last season that allowed El Matador to establish a new CFL record for most consecutive successful kicks.
    Slightly more mature fans will quickly point to Mark McLoughlin’s last-second, game-winning boot in the 1998 Grey Cup, a game also played in Winnipeg coincidentally enough.

    Stamps QB Tate clams up
    The mysterious comments made by Drew Tate about offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson’s play-calling will remain just that — a mystery.
    Following the Calgary Stampeders backup-turned-starter’s comments Tuesday, which were aired by a Calgary TV station both Tuesday and then Wednesday, Tate didn’t want to talk about his perceived intent to blame the play-calling for the quarterback’s mediocre performances the past two weeks in stepping in for an injured Bo Levi Mitchell.

    Stamps pursued Riders star Dressler
    The thought of Weston Dressler running around in Red & White is a nightmare for Saskatchewan Roughriders fans.
    For Calgary Stampeders fans, it would be euphoric, seeing the pint-sized, 5-foot-7, 179-pounder making plays for them, rather than against them.
    So close.
    The Stamps kicked the tires on the 29-year-old when he was available as a free agent in August, but came up short in their attempt to lure Dressler to Calgary.

    Cornish & Stampeders expecting to face ornery bunch
    As much as Jon Cornish loves getting under the skin of Rider Nation, and as much as the Calgary Stampeders running back would love to go toe-to-toe with the watermelon-wearers down the stretch, he’d just as rather put them in the rear-view mirror for good.
    Heading into the first meeting of the season between the bitter rivals — and first since the Saskatchewan Roughriders ousted the Stamps in the West Final last November at McMahon Stadium — Cornish is hoping to put the first nail in the coffin.

    Riders QB Seth Doege says Calgary Stampeders pivot Drew Tate has quite the rep down south
    When Seth Doege walks under centre in his first-career CFL start, not much will look familiar.
    But when the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback jogs to the sideline between possessions Friday night at Mosaic Stadium (8 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770) and takes a peek at what the Calgary Stampeders offence is doing, a lot will look familiar, as the memories of Texas high school football flood back.

    Cornish amped up for another showdown with Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Exiting the airport, Jon Cornish knew exactly where he was.
    “First thoughts I had when I stepped off the plane was: cold,” he described. “Second thoughts were when am I going to get to Italian Star (deli)?
    “I’ve known (owner) Carlo pretty well over the past few years,” Cornish continued, “actually last year during the Grey Cup I was here for the week and I had an opportunity to get to know him really well. My parents met him, my girlfriend met him . . . he is one of the reasons I have a good time here.”

    Saskatchewan Roughriders set to throw rookie Seth Doege into the fire
    There’s nothing like throwing the rookie into the fire.
    “I’m very comfortable with it,” offered Saskatchewan Roughriders’ head coach Corey Chamblin about naming first-year Seth Doege as his starting quarterback against the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night (8 p.m., News Talk 770, TSN).
    “It’s just another step in the direction we’re trying to go in, whether it’s a rookie, second year . . . at some point in time, (a rookie) is going to have to play, whether it’s a first-place team or a last-place team. If he beats a first-place team, he’s going to be damn good in this league.”

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