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The first game of Week 5 saw two unbeaten teams in Calgary at Edmonton and how the Stampeders won I have no idea. Tyson Jackson Jersey . Edmonton dominated and Calgary survived. Yes, that is an ability and skill set. Consider this: At the end of the first quarter Calgary had zero first downs, three yards rushing and 17 yards passing. They were without their best player in Jon Cornish, lost their next best player in that position of running back in Matt Walter to injury and then had to take their best special teams player, Jock Sanders, and move him to running back full time. Overcoming adversity is an absolute key to winning football games and that is what Calgary did and why they won. With Edmonton the internal conclusion will be "they did not beat us, we beat ourselves." And although it is a truthful statement, you have to be careful not to use that as a repeated rationalization. With the bye week upcoming the Eskimos will regroup, but come Aug. 8, Edmonton at Montreal, you will not see a special teams performance like the one we previously saw. Chris Jones will be criticized for his fake punt reverse that ended up in Stampeder points, but were all products of previous associations. That play has a Don Matthews feel to it remembering that Chris Jones was on Matthews staff in a significant way from 2002 to 2006. Players respect risk-reward taking coaches. Friday night I was surprised, and I will admit, major surprised. Drew Willy looked great. The Bomber offensive line looked great. The intensity of the defence was great. I think it was the greatest win for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers since the November East final at home to get into the 2011 Grey Cup. The change was remarkable. First they came off a previous loss to Edmonton at home 26- 3. In that game the first seven possessions were two and out for Winnipeg on offence. Then no Jason Vega, no Johnny Sears due to injury. Also playing a Lions team that was 21-3 at renovated BC place. I really thought Winnipeg was regressing but this changed my mind. They were outstanding in being ready to play their best throughout. BC? Up and down and up and down. I have no idea what type of team will show up this week in Calgary. For what now seems like forever a pro football team in Hamilton has had to play in a University atmosphere. Initially I was despondent. Tired of the transient Ticats finding what they can to play. But as the game moved on, and because the cameras were so close and the angles so different it gave you a different perspective on pro football. Sometimes you dont realize as fans how hard players hit other players. A McMaster you realize now. There were countless collisions of intensity in the game and through my TV screen I could sense the brutal aspect of football. Next week the Ticats host the Bombers and if you want to see football close up go to the game, you should be watching. It gives you a new sense of appreciation and respect. Is Dan Lefevour for real? I say yes. The question now is do you "let him go" being a running back in quick moment and a quarterback the next? Or do you try to perfect pure quarterback skill and limit the runs? The risk-reward injury possibility is the issue. I say let him go. His combination of abilities is what is so hard to defend. The game did not overwhelm him, let him go and pray for health. Excellent performance when you consider three offensive linemen were rookies and one, Jake Olson, started his first game. Dan Lefevour has some aspects of football you just cant coach and others you can improve on. Bottom line, he played really well. It is Saturday night, late in the East, Toronto at Saskatchewan and this one I was confident in. The Riders, coming off the bye, a big-time previous loss in Toronto and an Argonaut team without their best perimeter players. Add all of it up it was as easy a win as the Riders will ever experience. Next Saturday in Ottawa it will not flow so smoothly. How about Will Ford at running back? He runs with a low level of power that is all his own. Brendan Taman is the most unassuming executives in the history of football. But his talent search should be complimented over recent history. The secret weapon for the Riders? George Cortez running the offence. It gives Cory Chamblin freedom to focus on the other two-thirds knowing the other third is well taken care of. Finally, I still think one nine-team league from top to bottom is better than East and West. The West is so much better than the East right now it is upsetting. One nine-team league and this reality would not even be noticed. Brett Favre Falcons Jersey . Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Raptors have traded forward Steve Novak along with a second-round pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Diante Garrett - who will then be waived. Devonta Freeman Falcons Jersey . The second-ranked Jayhawks will play the Miners of Texas-El Paso at Imperial Arena in the Bahamas. The game can be seen live on TSN2 starting at 7pm et/4pm pt. SEATTLE -- Clay Buchholz felt exhausted after throwing only 76 pitches. His return to the mound for the Red Sox after nearly a month on the disabled list was a test by an aggressive Seattle offence that had battered Boston pitching the first two games of the series. "They made me work hard," Buchholz said. "I knew they were swinging. Thats about the most aggressive team that Ive pitched to in my career. For the number of pitches that I threw that was a grinding, stressful outing knowing I cant make a mistake." Buchholz pitched into the eighth inning in his first start since late May, David Ortiz gave him cushion from the start with his 449th career home run in the first inning, and Boston avoided being swept with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Outside of three batters in the second inning, Buchholzs return could not have gone much better. He was efficient, he pitched deep into the game to save Bostons bullpen and he relied on more than just two pitches. Buchholz was using just his fastball and cutter early in the season. The time away allowed him to work on his curveball and changeup and as his outing progressed, those pitches got better. Buchholz was so good with his pitch efficiency teammates were questioning whether the count was correct. "At one point I had to ask if the pitch count was right because it was the fifth and he had like 45 pitches," Boston catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "It was good. It was an encouraging outing and Im glad for Clay that he went out and pitched like he did." Ortiz knocked around Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma, plunking a two-run shot off the windows of the cafe in right field at Safeco Field for a 2-0 lead, his 18th of the season. He drove in another run in the third with a line drive off the wall in right that barely cleared the glove of Seattle right fielder Stefen Romero. "I thought we had a very good approach against Iwakuma, who pitches very well in this ballpark," Boston manager John Farrell said. Buchholz (3-4) was knocked around in the second, giving up home runs to Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino, but otherwise avoided problems. Julio Jones Falcons Jersey. Buchholz retired 11 of 12 during one stretch and pitched out of trouble in the sixth inning when the first two batters reached on singles. Buchholz won for the first time since May 2. He had been on the disabled list since May 27 with a hyperextended left knee and after two rehab starts in the minors was brought back to the Red Soxs rotation. Buchholz went 7 1-3 innings, giving up seven hits and four runs. He struck out two and walked none. He might have gotten through the eighth but Brad Miller led off the inning with a homer. Reliever Andrew Miller struck out pinch-hitters Willie Bloomquist and Cole Gillespie to end the eighth. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his 16th save despite allowing two runners. "He looked confident, he looked relaxed," Farrell said of Buchholz. "He was able to make pitches with four different types of pitches. An overall outstanding performance." Iwakuma struggled for the second straight outing, his pitches missing location. Iwakuma (5-4) lasted just four innings, giving up eight hits and five earned runs. Iwakuma was done when he failed to record an out after the first three batters of the fifth inning. This wasnt the first time Boston has made Iwakumas night short. Last season, Iwakuma lasted a career-low three innings, giving up eight hits and six runs against the Red Sox. "I couldnt get the first pitch strike which cost me in a couple of at-bats," Iwakuma said through an interpreter. "They took advantage of that, so not being able to throw strike one got to me." NOTES: Ortiz is tied for 36th on the all-time home run list with Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero. ... Boston RHP Brandon Workman will start Fridays opener in New York against the Yankees. ... Seattle recalled RHP Brandon Maurer to work out of the bullpen. He was a starter earlier in the season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

 

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