Carpenter recalls miscues in debut

IAN BUSBY

, Last Updated: 6:37 AM ET

Dwaine Carpenter feels Arkee Whitlock's pain.

It wasn't so long ago the Calgary Stampeders linebacker was in a similar situation.

Whitlock had a dreadful CFL debut for the Edmonton Eskimos last week.

He dropped two would-be touchdown passes, fumbling away one rushing attempt and having another pass go off his shoulder pads into the arms of a Montreal Alouettes defender for an easy TD the other way.

A few games into his career in August 2007, Carpenter was playing defensive halfback against the B.C. Lions. He slipped covering Paris Jackson, and the Lions receiver easily converted the tying TD.

Carpenter recovered and is now a defensive captain with the defending Grey Cup champion Stamps.

"Hopefully, it doesn't bother him," Carpenter said. "You can't do anything about the play that has just happened. You have to worry about the play that is in front of you now.

"That game against B.C. -- it was about my third or fourth game going into the season. That night, I stayed and watched the film and decided I was done with it then.

"I had to move on for me to grow. In order for me to grow in the CFL at that point, I had to move past that play. "

COBB LEADS WEEKLY WINNERS

Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie RB DeAndra Cobb had 175 yards from scrimmage in the upset win over the Lions and hit paydirt to be named offensive player of the week.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LB Siddeeq Shabazz was named defensive player of the week thanks to his pick-six against the Stamps.

A punt-return TD helped Als KR Larry Taylor take the special-teams honour.

Lions DE Brent Johnson is the top Canadian for recording a sack and four tackles against the Ticats. Stamps WR Ryan Thelwell was a runner-up for the Canuck honour with six catches for 101 yards.

EXTRA POINTS

Stamps rookie KR Titus Ryan (ankle) sat out practice for a second day ... LB Lemarcus Rowell (knee) returned to light drills but is still several weeks away from returning.


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