CALGARY — A veteran of 10 seasons in the CFL, all with the Calgary Stampeders, Brandon Smith can’t recall meeting so many new people on the opening day of training camp. The defending champion Stampeders returned to the gridiron Sunday at McMahon Stadium missing 11 of 24 starters from last year’s Grey Cup game. “It’s […]
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Heading into the opening of CFL training camps on Sunday, there are more than a few people who believe this just might be the year for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Of course, we’ve all heard that before, many times, since the team last won the Grey Cup in 1990. The Bombers certainly have the pieces […]
It’s been six months since the Calgary Stampeders hoisted the Grey Cup on the Brick Field at Commonwealth and a lot has happened since then.
The Roughriders’ punting game struggled in 2018, so the punter was released. The offence was just as bad, yet the No. 1 quarterback returns.
Canadian Football League training camps kick off this weekend, officially starting the countdown to the 107th Grey Cup on November 24 in Calgary.
You can sort of imagine what was went through Andres Salgado’s head after he was chosen by the Calgary Stampeders in the inaugural CFL Mexican Draft in January. The excitement came first as it dawned on the Mexico City native that he was going to have an opportunity to take the next step in his […] …
You can sort of imagine what was went through Andres Salgado’s head after he was chosen by the Calgary Stampeders in the inaugural CFL Mexican Draft in January. The excitement came first as it dawned on the Mexico City native that he was going to have an opportunity to take the next step in his […]
Rookie camp starts Thursday. Full camp gets going Sunday. The collective bargaining agreement looks set to be signed and the 2019 CFL season gets underway in a couple weeks. For the Calgary Stampeders — the team that takes the field in Week 1 on June 15 against the Ottawa Redblacks — everything is going to […]
The Calgary Stampeders are going to look different this season. There’s no getting around that. With rookie camp set to kick off Thursday and the team’s full training camp getting underway Sunday, the Stampeders are entering the 2019 season with a roster that is missing 11 of the 24 players who started for them in […]
CALGARY — Business as usual is head coach Dave Dickenson’s approach to Calgary Stampeders training camp. But the business of football could throw a wrench into the reigning Grey Cup champion’s season preparations. The CFL’s collective bargaining agreement with its players expires Saturday, which is the day before players report to main camps. While players […]
So Part One of this season preview probably came across as a bit negative. So let’s focus on the real stars of the show: The players. There’s some old faces and new faces, just like every year before this. Certain fan favourites may not be there anymore due to retirement or the organization simply doesn’t […]
The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ passing attack, a liability in 2018, remains a question mark as training camp looms.
Back in 2012, a young receiver named Chris Matthews made a huge impact on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a rookie in the CFL with help from his mentor Terrence Edwards. Through the next seven years, Matthews called on fellow receiver Edwards often for advice as he made a name for himself in the NFL, […]
After Ricky Ray announced his retirement from the CFL on Wednesday, it triggered a debate about where he stands among the all-time greats of the game.
40. Colorado Springs Buffalo (1-11) Head Coach: Asante Whitehead (1-11) Last Year’s Rank: 39 Scoring: Offense: 7.9 PPG Defense: 30.4 PPG Offensive Scheme: Power Running Spread Defensive Scheme: 4-3 Team MVP: Taylor Kennedy, OLB Key Addition: Otto Leaf, TE Scrimmage Squad Stud: Paron Tenille, LB It’s been a rough go of it for the Buffalo […]
Edmonton Eskimos fans bid farewell to their former face of the franchise on Tuesday. No, not Mike Reilly – that already happened during free agency back in February – but the quarterback before him. After 16 seasons in the Canadian Football League, nine of which were spent with the Eskimos, Ricky Ray announced he is […]