Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 8th, 2015

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 8th, 2015
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    The Calgary Stampeders are on top of their division after a 16-7 win over the Edmonton Eskimos, their 12th-straight win over their provincial rivals.

    Recap: Calgary 16, Edmonton 7
    The Calgary Stampeders defeat the Edmonton Eskimos extending their streak to 12 victories in a row on Labour Day weekend.

    Game balls - Labour Day Classic
    Coach Huff acknowledged a friend and former teammate to launch the Labour Day Classic game-ball presentations.

    Post-game reaction - Sept. 7
    Post-game comments from Coach Hufnagel, QB Bo Levi Mitchell, DE Charleston Hughes and DB Joe Burnett.

    Highlights from Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation
    The Stamps were honoured to have members of the Canadian Armed Forces in attendance at the Labour Day Classic.

    Eskimos 7, Stampeders 16
    Greg Wilson caught a touchdown, Rene Paredes kicked three field goals, and the Stampeders increased their lead on top of the West Division with a convincing win over the Eskimos in Labour Day's Battle of Alberta.

    Hughes leads Stampeders' defensive effort
    After missing last week with a back injury, Charleston Hughes talks about how excited he was to be able to play in the Labour Day Classic and the statement that the Stampeders made with the win over the Eskimos.

    Coach's Playbook: Wascally Wabbit
    Monday's Labour Day Classic between the Stampeders and Eskimos provided the platform for a breakout performance from an up-and-coming star in he CFL. Paul LaPolice has more on the undrafted free agent with blistering speed.

    Stamps take lead in west

    Labour 'D': Stamps defence holds off Eskimos

    The Stampeders scored a late-second quarter major and the defence did the rest as Calgary topped the Edmonton Eskimos 16-7 Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium to close out Mark's Labour Day Weekend for 2015.
    The victory marks Calgary’s twelfth straight triumph over Edmonton. The last time the Eskimos managed to pull out a win against the Stamps was Labour Day in 2011.

    The Stampeders extended a number of winning streaks on Monday at McMahon Stadium as they defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 16-7 in the Labour Day Classic.
    The win was Calgary’s fifth in a row as the Stamps improved their CFL-best record to 8-2.
    The Stamps have also won four straight Labour Day Classics against their rivals from the north and have now won 12 regular-season meetings in a row against Edmonton.

    After sitting on the sidelines in Week 10 due to injury, Calgary sackmaster Charleston Hughes was glad to get back on the field and make his presence known in the 2015 Labour Day Classic.
    Right from the Edmonton Eskimos’ opening drive, he was pretty hard to ignore. As rookie quarterback James Franklin took his first snap of the first quarter, Hughes burst through the offensive line to drop the pivot for a nine-yard loss, complete with celebration.

    Five key plays from the Calgary Stampeders 16-7 win over the Edmonton Eskimos
    1. Down goes Brown
    After going through a couple different return men on their way to a Grey Cup title in 2014, the Stamps jettisoned both Jock Sanders and Sederrik Cunningham and brought in the veteran Tim Brown to upgrade both the consistency and the big-play ability of the return game. Brown has done just that this season, but after he went down with a right knee injury in the second quarter, everyone got a look at what life would be like without him on the field, as Anthony Parker and Joe Burnett both fumbled. It would be significant if Brown misses time.

    Rival Edmonton Eskimos can't shake losing skid to Calgary Stampeders
    The mind games started during the coin-toss, and it was a familiar tactic the Edmonton Eskimos were using.
    An uneventful football formality just about everywhere besides maybe the silver screen, Esks special-teams captain Deon Lacey ran his mouth and then — you guessed it — decided he didn’t want to shake hands with Calgary Stampeders captains Bo Levi Mitchell and Rob Cote in the moments before Monday’s Labour Day (not so) Classic clash took place at McMahon Stadium.
    Sound familiar?

    Calgary Stampeders defence covered up a lot of miatakes in win over the Edmonton Eskimos
    A good defence can erase a lot of mistakes.
    The Calgary Stampeders were far from perfect on Monday afternoon.
    But their stingy defence covered up a lot of the blemishes.
    Back-to-back fumbles on punt returns in the third quarter could have spelled disaster.
    Anthony Parker and Joe Burnett replaced kick returner Tim Brown, who left the game with a knee injury.

    Offensive lineinjury woes continue for the Calgary Stampeders
    The black cloud that has hung over the Calgary Stampeders offensive line this season refuses to go away.
    Stamps left tackle Garry Williams was injured in the second quarter of Monday’s Labour Day Classic and didn’t return.
    Williams said it was the same arm he hurt a few weeks ago when he hyper-extended his elbow.

    Stampeders quickhitters -- Greg Wilson becoming X-factor
    Greg Wilson wears No. 84.
    He should probably start wearing a giant X on his chest, because he’s starting to look like the Calgary Stampeders’ X-factor on offence.
    The 24-year-old from Danville, Calif., caught his first professional touchdown pass in Monday’s 16-7 win, and it couldn’t have come in a bigger spot.

    Stamps' Wilson breaks through with first CFL touchdown in front of family
    With his parents and girlfriend up from Danville, Calif., sitting in the stands, Greg Wilson gave them a show they would not soon forget.
    There was only one touchdown scored in Monday afternoon’s Labour Day Classic, as the Calgary Stampeders triumphed over the Edmonton Eskimos 16-9, and it was Wilson who did the honours, almost like it was made to order for the family.
    “It felt great,” smiled the rookie receiver, who was making his third start of the 2015 CFL season. “Real exciting. As a receiver, that’s why you play. You want to score. But I couldn’t have done it without my O-line and Bo (Levi Mitchell) throwing a great ball. For me it’s just doing my job, catching the ball when it’s thrown to me.

    Stampeders stifle Reilly's surprise return
    Joe Burnett has been a first-hand eyewitness to the phenomenon. To the galvanizing affect Mike Reilly can instil in those around him.
    Fearless as a tightrope walker. Cool as a Riviera safecracker. Rodeo-cowboy tough.
    “Mike Reilly,’’ lauded the ex-Eskimo, having won the first instalment of the date-with-destiny doubleheader against his old pals, “is a great leader. Having been in that locker-room, I know what he can bring to a team.

    Stamps in West Division driver's seat after 16-7 Labour Day Classic win
    A rabbit got into the end zone three times on Monday afternoon which, alas, was three more than the Edmonton Eskimos.
    The Calgary Stampeders, as stifling a defensive performance as you will see, held the Eskimos to two field goals and a single as they posted a 16-7 triumph in the Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium.
    “It was a very well-deserved win,” said Stamps’ head coach/GM John Hufnagel. “Two very good defences; we made some plays in the first half to get us a touchdown.”

    Defence comes up big as Stamps beat Eskimos in Labour Day non-Classic
    The script was the same as the previous week. Get after a young quarterback making his second CFL start. Pressure him into some bad plays and contain the deep plays.
    The rest will take care of itself.
    Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Greg Wilson — his first in the CFL — Rene Paredes kicked three field goals, including a crucial 45-yarder with 1:15 left, and the Stamps defence held its opponent to zero touchdowns for the third time in four games as the Calgary beat the Edmonton Eskimos 16-7 on Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium.

    Eskimos squander defensive effort and Reilly's comeback in 16-7 loss to Stamps
    Despite only scoring seven points and having their offence shown up by a jackrabbit, the Edmonton Eskimos were in Monday's Labour Day Classic until the final minutes. They eventually fell 16-7 to Calgary and wasted both a great defensive effort and a comeback from injured quarterback Mike Reilly, and that certainly raises questions about their offence going forward. However, the defensive performance Edmonton turned in against a terrific Calgary offence may be something to build on. The Eskimos will clearly have to get more offensive production than they did this week if they're going to go anywhere this season, but this game suggested that Edmonton's defence may be good enough to keep them in contests even when the offence isn't firing on all cylinders. Eskimos' fans certainly won't be thrilled at losing their 12th-straight game (and their fourth-straight Labour Day Classic) to the Stampeders, but there were some positive signs in this one, and those shouldn't be overlooked despite the less-than-stellar final score.

    Stampeders shut down Eskimos in Battle of Alberta’s Labour Day Classic
    It was a game played on Labour Day, but it was hardly a classic and it went the way so many others have in recent years – to the Calgary Stampeders.
    On a day when defences dominated, the Stampeders defeated the visiting Edmonton Eskimos for the 12th consecutive time in CFL regular-season play, this one by a 16-7 score.
    The game, played before an announced crowd of 35,400 at McMahon Stadium, marked Calgary’s fifth consecutive victory this season. It enabled the Stampeders to open up a two-game lead over the Eskimos atop the Western Conference standings, with the teams set to play a rematch this coming Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

    Stampeders down Eskimos in Labour Day's Battle of Alberta
    Labour Day's Battle of Alberta lacked touchdown celebrations, but not sack celebrations.
    The Calgary Stampeder defence made life difficult for Edmonton Eskimos rookie quarterback James Franklin in Monday's 16-7 win over the Esks at McMahon Stadium.
    Led by Charleston Hughes, Calgary's defensive line put Franklin on the ground four times. They marked those moments with log rolls on the turf followed by air kicks.
  2. Bumpnrun

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    Parker, Parker . . . . Parker.
    Hopefully he can rebound come Saturday's game.
    The return game is influx now with the injury to Brown.
    Let see what Slaughter has to offer.

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