Dorsey a real danger

IAN BUSBY

, Last Updated: 12:18 PM ET

All the attention this week is on the quarterback, but the Calgary Stampeders are focused on a different player with the Toronto Argonauts.

Dominique Dorsey is of more concern to the Stamps today as the teams take the field at McMahon Stadium (4:30 p.m., TSN).

Dorsey is a do-everything player for the Argos. He is the top running back, can be a receiver, handles punt and kickoff returns and will also be in the endzone in case of missed field goals.

He can be scary.

"That's an understatement," said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel. "He does everything. He has an excellent change of direction.

"As a scouting report, you would probably say he's more quick than fast. He does have plenty of speed. He breaks tackles and is on the field all the time. We have to be ready for him."

This is Dorsey's fourth CFL season, but he has come into his own this year despite the Argos' offensive struggles. The team is going with Cody Pickett at quarterback instead of veteran Kerry Joseph today for a shot in the arm.

But lack of production isn't Dorsey's fault. He has a 6.2-yard average as a rusher, 20.1 yards as a receiver, 11.4 on punts and 25.5 on kickoffs. He leads the CFL with 2,475 combined yards.

"You have to make him a priority," said Stamps linebacker JoJuan Armour.

"Even with their struggles, he's a guy who shows up every week. He's a gamer."

Armour expects new Argos head coach Don Matthews to make Dorsey his go-to guy now that he's had a full week to evaluate his talent.

"When Matthews was in Montreal, they ran a lot of reverses, screens and trick plays," Armour said. "Dorsey will be the guy when it comes to those types of things. They will give the ball to him because he can do all that."

Stamps backup running back Jon Cornish admires what Dorsey is capable of.

"He does exactly what I would want to do at some point in my career," he said.


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