Steinberg's MMQB - May 15, 2014

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    Steinberg's MMQB: Teams keep respective futures in mind
    Pat Steinberg,

    Over the last couple of years, one of the ongoing themes of our little column has centered around the unpredictable nature of the Canadian Football League.

    Usually that has been concentrated on the on-field product. This week, however, that same unpredictable nature carried over to the draft floor as the 2014 CFL Draft gave us fireworks worthy of kicking off the season.

    Eye to the future

    It can be argued that the Calgary Stampeders have been the model of consistency under John Hufnagel. Yes, the Stamps would like to have more than just the one Grey Cup over that span, but their regular season success can’t be argued.

    The fact of the matter is, under John Hufnagel, Calgary always has a legitimate shot at winning the Grey Cup. They can do this year-after-year because they’re always keeping one eye down the road.

    Since Hufnagel’s inaugural year in 2008, there has always seemed to be a backup plan for the Stamps. The team moved on from Joffrey Reynolds, not because he couldn’t play, but because a younger back was ready.

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