Stampeders Have The Talent, Now Just Need To Mature

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  1. Madman

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    SCHULTZ: STAMPEDERS HAVE THE TALENT, NOW JUST NEED TO MATURE
    Chris Shultz, TSN.ca

    Last season the Calgary Stampeders may have found a quarterback, did find a running back, and overcame a lot of injuries. But the roster also has to mature, both as players and people.

    Whether it was Nik Lewis' inappropriate use of Twitter, Jon Cornish pulling his pants down, or the blow up on the sidelines between Head Coach John Hufnagel and Drew Tate, it seemed like Calgary progressed to a point and regressed due to personal decisions.

    The Stampeders are a good team but not quite a great team. Tate is 5-0 when he plays a game start to finish; he has to stay healthy. It was a shoulder injury in his second possession of Week 2, and a fractured wrist in the West Semifinal, a 36-30 win over Saskatchewan.

    I don't believe in the injury prone football player; I do feel some players have an advantage with their type of build, style of training, or genetics.

    Tate now training with MMA fighters will help because so much of that is blow deliver and resistance to blow delivery. Eighteen games with Tate at quarterback should mean a consistent, progressive improvement at QB.
    We have discussed this endlessly with Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Buck Pierce; Tate must avoid that label this year.

    Read more: http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=425572
     
  2. iso_55

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    "Tate must avoid that label". If that isn't the dumbest thing Schultz has ever written. And that coming from an OL who had his share of injuries in his career.
     
  3. Liske

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    Too late...Tate has that label. The question is, can he live down that label and make people forget it?
     

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