Tuesday Morning QB (CFL Week 9)

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The CFL has finished their second bye week and so comes the tradition of the Labour Day Weekend. Labour Day has been the biggest weekend in Canadian football, besides Grey Cup weekend, for years as it marks the official halfway mark of the year. As the CFL moves into the second half many moves will be done. One big moment is the return of NFL players as NFL training camp winds down and some former CFL players that went to tryout get cut and come back to the CFL to play the rest of the season. These players have their rights attached to teams and can become a big addition late in the season. Teams will also be looking to make other changes dropping players that haven’t done well and picking up free agents that can make an impact. As these teams make moves they will all be looking for a chance to play late in the season. As Labour Day approaches teams begin to bear down in order to make their final push for the playoffs.

Swaggerville Continues to be Heard

WPG 30 – 27 HAM

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have continued their great season showing that this is not a fluke but in fact a change in the attitude of the team. Part of this attitude is the new sensation in Winnipeg known as Swaggerville. Coined by the players Swagerville refers to Canad Inns Stadium as well as the Bomber defence, which is the best in the CFL. This new attitude has made Winnipeg the team to beat in the CFL. Meanwhile Hamilton has had an up and down season as they stay in the middle of the Eastern Conference, yet still have a winning record. Winnipeg was looking to continue their strong performance after their bye while Hamilton was looking to make up some ground on the Bombers in the conference. The game was a back and forth battle as Winnipeg had the early lead in the first quarter and then allowed Hamilton to come back and tie it up at the half. Buck Pierce (19/34, 293 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT) and Kevin Glenn (22/34, 351 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT) were locked in a shootout throughout the game with Glenn making the only mistake throwing an INT to Jovon Johnson (7 tkl, 0 sck, 1 INT, 0 FF) who returned it for a TD. Both teams went into the end of the 4th quarter tied at 27 after the Bombers scored a TD with 12 minutes left in the game. The Bombers defence was able to stop Hamilton and get the ball back to their offence. The Bombers then marched into field goal range where Justin Palardy kicked the winning field goal with 9 minutes left in the game. The defence again came up big for the Bombers as they went on to win the game 30-27. The Bombers now go 7-1 and stay atop the Eastern Conference. They will face off against the struggling Riders who look to a new coaching staff to give them a big win. Hamilton is now 4-4 and will go on to face one of their biggest foes in the Montreal Alouettes.

Stamps Continue to Roll

CGY 38 – 31 MTL

The Stamps looked like they were not going to be the power they were a year ago as they stumbled out of the gate. They were behind the Eskimos who ended up being one of the big surprises this year. Then the Stamps began to get on a roll as their offence began to get traction. Since then the Stamps have taken over the Western Conference and were looking to prove their ability against the defending champions in the Montreal Alouettes. The Als were looking to continue their strong season as they attempt to keep up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the top of the Eastern Conference. The game started out with the Stamps struggling to keep up with Anthony Calvillo (28/49, 369 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT) and the powerful Alouettes offence. The Stamps also came back with a great passing game that was led by Johnny Forzani (6 rec, 101 yds, 2 TDs) who caught his first two touchdowns in his young CFL career.  With the Stamps behind 18-11 in the first half they went into the dressing room and regrouped. The second half was a different team as the Stamps came out and tied it up at 21. The fourth quarter saw more back and forth action as the Stamps and Als attacked the air and the ground in order to get an advantage. The one mistake by Calvillo was the dagger as he threw an interception inside their own 20 that gave the Stamps the chance to take the lead. They took advantage as Henry Burris (26/42, 422 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT) ran the ball in to go ahead and win the game. The Stamps have now solidified their hold on the Western Conference with a 7-1 record. The Alouettes took their third loss as they fall behind in the race for top spot behind the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Next week the Stamps will take on their biggest competition for first place as they will play on Labour Day against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Alouettes will play against Hamilton as they look to get back on track entering the second half of the season.

POW Awards

Henry Burris, QB (Offensive POW)

26/42

422 yds

3 TD

0 INT

 

Joe Lobendahn, LB (Defensive POW)

7 tkl

0 sck

0 INT

1 FF

 

Sean Whyte, K (Special Teams POW)

3/3 FG

43 lng

3/3 XP

13 pts

 

Johnny Forzani, WR (Canadian POW)

6 rec

101 yds

37 lng

2 TD

 

Standings

Western Conference:

1. Calgary Stampeders (6-2)

2. Edmonton Eskimos (5-3)

3. B.C. Lions (2-6)

4. Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-7)

 

Eastern Conference:

1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-1)

2. Montreal Alouettes (5-3)

3. Hamilton Tiger Cats (4-4)

4. Toronto Argonauts (2-6)

 

Next Week (Labour Day Weekend)

 

B.C. Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts (Friday Sept. 2nd; 7:30 pm)

 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (Sunday Sept. 4th; 4:00 pm)

 

Montreal Alouettes vs. Hamilton Tiger Cats (Monday Sept. 5th; 1:00 pm)

 

Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders (Monday Sept. 5th; 4:30 pm)

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