Consistency key for Joffrey

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:36 AM ET

As Joffrey Reynolds packed the contents of his locker yesterday wondering where it all went wrong, there wasn't any confusion about his next goal.

A year ago, the Calgary Stampeders running back went home to Houston with instructions by the coaching staff to work on his foot speed and catching the ball.

After a second straight playoff collapse -- this time a 30-21 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Sunday at McMahon Stadium -- being more consistent will be the focus of Reynolds' workouts.

Reynolds carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards in the loss but he will be trying to shake the memory of losing a fumble on a pass from QB Henry Burris.

"What I worked on last year as a player, I can take that this year and intensify that," said the CFL's No. 2 rusher. "You can always get better. As athletes, you have to hone your skills because your job is always on the line."

The Stamps will undergo many changes for 2007 but Reynolds doesn't have anything to worry about after being the team's nominee for most outstanding player.

Yet, the 26-year-old is confident losing in the playoffs won't be accepted for too long and blame will fall on him eventually, despite how great he plays during the regular season.

"You can't be comfortable because I want to get to this spot next year and advance," Reynolds said.

"That should be the main objective for this team. We've been here twice and haven't advanced."

Right after Sunday's loss Sunday, Reynolds said he should have been used more, especially when the team built a 16-point lead.

With a day to cool down, the Houston product admitted he wasn't pleased with his play and the mistakes the offence made as a whole.

"If I have to take a backseat for Henry to throw for 500 yards and we win, that's no problem," he said.

"Whatever it takes to win is what I'm about."


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