News Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 21, 2013

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 21, 2013
    GAMEDAY Edition

    Pre-game comments
    Quarterback Kevin Glenn and running back Jon Cornish talk about this weekend's game against Toronto.

    Saturday will be a special night at McMahon Stadium for more than just the battle between the top teams of the CFL’s East and West divisions.
    The Stampeders will be honouring Canadian military as well as police and fire first responders for Heroes’ Night.
    Special recognition will be given to these brave men and women before and during the game, and they will also be participants in a few of the fun activities during TV timeouts.

    Calgary Stampeders home squad faces Toronto Argonauts road warriors
    The last time the Toronto Argonauts packed up their double-blue gear deep within the bowels of McMahon Stadium, they also packed away a much-needed road win.
    That was exactly 400 days ago.
    It’s the last time the Calgary Stampeders lost a game on home turf.

    Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish circles date with Toronto Argos' Marcus Ball
    Marcus Ball and Jon Cornish will cross paths many times the CFL’s Week 13.
    But the last time the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders squared off, the standout linebacker and all-star tailback were both nowhere to be found.

    Calgary Stampeders newcomer has big shoes to fill in his CFL debut
    It was more what John Hufnagel didn’t see than what he did.
    When asked what he saw from Calgary Stampeders receiver Arlic Arnett, who will make his CFL debut Saturday, in practice this week, the Stamps GM/head coach quipped, “I didn’t see Mo Price practising.”

    Argonauts and Stampeders thriving with inexperienced quarterbacks
    It’s the battle of the backups, two emerging quarterbacks who will provide an interesting backdrop to what might turn out to be a preview of this year’s Grey Cup.
    For now, it’s the best of the West versus the elite of the East, the Stamps versus the Argos in a rematch of last year’s CFL championship game.

    As QB carousel turns, Calgary Stampeders defence stands strong
    Quarterback drama has emptied ink wells and created headlines.
    And it’s usually the offence — win or lose — that gets much of the credit or blame for the on-field happenings this season.
    But it’s the Calgary Stampeders defence that’s winning football games for John Hufnagel & Co., propelling them all the way to the top of the CFL.

    Stamps hoping to knock some wind out of road warrior Argos
    The last time the Calgary Stampeders dropped a couple of points in the cosy confines of McMahon Stadium was 11 games ago to the Toronto Argonauts.
    Suffice to say, that stat isn’t lost on the Stamps as the Argos invade on late Saturday afternoon.
    “They have shown they can do it,’’ pointed out Kevin Glenn, who resumes the role of starter after nursing a bruised knee. “They’re a good team. And they’ve shown last week that they can go into Regina, another tough place to play, and win. So we have to make sure we understand that.

    Rob Maver gave his floundering career a kick-start by becoming punter
    Rob Maver called his old football coach Sean Forrest in the winter of 2012 for a heart-to-heart talk about future vocational plans.
    Battling back from a nasty quad injury, Maver was staring down the possible end of his career as a professional football player, and he realized the time had come to start formulating a rough game plan for the next stage of his life.
    All this at the wise old age of 25.
  2. Liske

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    Re: Rob Maver article
    A big factor in Maver getting the job as punter was because Scott Crough got injured, and ended up going back to Australia. This allowed Maver to get more reps and show off his skills. I'm not saying Scott Crough would have won the job, it was just a fortunate break for Maver, who himself understands what a fortunate break is all about due to his own injury and what that did for the career of Rene Paredes.

    I found it interesting where Maver noted how Crough could "punt the ball over the speaker at will". That's amazing, though probably unnecessary in game situations. Punting is not always about how far one can kick it.

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