The fans at Mosaic Stadium have finally been treated to some tricks.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders were creative on offence last week, completing a Kerry Joseph pass to Jason Armstead, then back to Joseph for a touchdown.
So, Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Denny Creehan is preparing for the most creative plays his counterpart Tommy Condell can dream up tomorrow night (8 p.m., TSN).
Creehan had his defence use scout-team drills this week, rolling out third-string quarterback David Corley as a receiver (emulating Joseph), letting running back Wes Cates (possibly Kenton Keith) throw and using receivers on rushing plays (Armstead).
None of it may be attempted by the 'Riders but Creehan hopes mental awareness keeps the defence on its toes.
"If you keep doing those things, hopefully it pounds into their heads," Creehan said.
"Those are the kinds of things that don't beat you. A good football team that lines up every play and blocks you and tackles you, that's what beats you.
"By the same token, if you don't practice those things, you can look pretty stupid."
HEAD: In two trips to Regina, Sandro DeAngelis has enjoyed a six-pack each time. Forget about cold beer, the Stampeders kicker instead hit a half-dozen field goals in each of two games at Mosaic Stadium.
"It's fun playing there," said the sophomore. "I really like the elements as well, as stupid as that may sound. I enjoy the challenge of kicking in those winds. It's probably the toughest place to kick in the CFL."
EXTRA POINTS: Stamps RB David Allen won't make the trip to Regina and will be a healthy scratch for the second week in a row ... WR Scotty Anderson could draw into the lineup after sitting against B.C.