Stamps' coach: 'No reason to panic'

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:45 PM ET

Sure Cory Chamblin's group was burned for 500 yards.

But the Calgary Stampeders defensive backs coach doesn't want his group to change its style.

He just needs his players to get a couple more steps on those deep passes that went for touchdowns in the 43-37 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

"We were a bit aggressive and we went for the ball too much," Chamblin said after a review session Sunday. "Milt (Collins) had a pick the first play and I think everybody wanted one after that. You get greedy, and that's what happens sometimes."

Riders quarterback Darian Durant threw for 500 yards against the Stamps, including 77- and 60-yard TD strikes to Weston Dressler and Andy Fantuz.

Both times the ball just over the outstretched hands of defensive backs Brandon Smith and Milt Collins.

"No reason to panic," Chamblin said. "If it happens again and again and again, then there's panic. I don't foresee another game like that. You never want it to happen. There's part of me that says now you have to trust your technique.

"We could have came up with those balls if we judged them correctly. We didn't judge them correctly."

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When the Stamps were lining up for second-and-goal in overtime Friday night, Henry Burris' headset somehow stopped working.

Burris completed a pass to Joffrey Reynolds on a play the QB called himself but Reynolds was stopped short of the goal-line. On a third-down attempt, the headset came back on.

"For all the plays on both teams, how come I didn't get anything on the second-to-last play?" Burris said. "No communication or nothing. Who knows? I will let you guys take it from there."

Extra Points

The Stamps could have a few face at practice Tuesday. Head coach John Hufnagel hinted that a deal with free-agent running back Jesse Lumsden is imminent. "I'm hoping it all gets sorted out in the next 24 hours," Hufnagel said "¦ Hufnagel said DL Tom Johnson has an abdomen-groin injury and could miss some time, while DL Robert McCune is battling a hamstring injury. The Stamps have options with Miguel Robede, Tearrius George and Mike Landry on the active reserve list.


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