Stopping Kory Sheets will be key for Calgary Stampeders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kory Sheets was a force to be reckoned with in Week 1.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kory Sheets was a force to be reckoned with in Week 1.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

While Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive minds Corey Chamblin and Richie Hall hunker down to cook up a game plan to stop Jon Cornish, Calgary Stampeders braintrust has a similar problem on their hands.

 

Stopping Kory Sheets isn’t easy, either.

One day after Cornish was piling up 192 total yards and two touchdowns, Sheets did his best to equal his West Division counterpart, shredding the bewildered Edmonton Eskimos defence to the tune of 145 total yards and a score on 19 touches last weekend.

It’s not a new philosophy. Bottle up the ground game and you’ll have a chance to win.

The Stamps stopped B.C. Lions tailback Andrew Harris in his tracks last week, and they’ll face a similar test in the sophomore Riders ball-carrier on Friday night (Mosaic Stadium, 7 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770).

“He’s very explosive,” Stamps defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell said. “If you leave a run gap open, he makes you pay big-time, so you need to be assignment-sound


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