Stamps’ Canadian Receivers

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  1. Madman

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    May 1, 2012
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    Stamps’ Canadian receivers hope trend of non-import stardom at the position continues with them
    Anthony Parker and Jabari Arthur address the tough questions with Grade 5 students in mock news conference
    Vicki Hall, Calgary Herald

    In preparation for a season full of often tiresome questions from media types, Anthony Parker and Jabari Arthur conducted a mock news conference Monday at McMahon Stadium with a roomful of aspiring journalists.

    The Grade 5 students from the science alternative program at Langevin School peppered the Calgary Stampeder pass catchers with queries on everything from the kinds of socks they wear to the degree of protection afforded by helmets to the importance of wide receivers in the game of football.

    “If the quarterback doesn’t have someone to throw the ball to, he has to hand the ball off on every single play to Jon Cornish,” Parker quipped. “And we’ve all seen enough of that.”

    Cornish, the new face of the franchise, reigns as the outstanding player in the Canadian Football League, but the fate of the Calgary Stampeders in 2014 will also come down to the success of the aerial attack with Drew Tate or Bo Levi Mitchell at the controls.

    In this new era launched couple years back by the Saskatchewan Air Force, Parker and Arthur — along with Brad Sinopoli, Yannick Morin-Plante, and Simon Charbonneau-Campeau — have the chance to add their names to a laundry list of stars that includes Chris Getzlaf, in Regina, Andy Fantuz, in Hamilton, Andre Durie, in Toronto and Nate Coehoorn in Edmonton.

    Gone are the days when Canadians played bit roles on the receiving end of the passing game.
    Opportunity knocks.

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  2. Rids

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    May 3, 2012
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    It will be interesting to see if Yannick Morin-Plante can take up the role that Johnny Forzani once had. Both speedy wide outs with similar histories.

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