Calgary Stampeders welcome short turnaround

Kevin Glenn and the Calgary Stampeders have troubles getting the offence going against the B.C....

Kevin Glenn and the Calgary Stampeders have troubles getting the offence going against the B.C. Lions in Saturday night's 26-22 loss in Vancouver. Photo by Ben Nelms/Reuters

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:42 AM ET

Football players are generally not fans of short weeks.

Coaches dislike them even more.

But coming off a bitter loss in B.C. to the Lions, the Calgary Stampeders are eager to get back on the CFL field Friday against the Toronto Argonauts (5:30 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770) and wash the bad taste from their mouths.

Stamps linebacker Juwan Simpson says he’s glad his team isn’t on an extended vacation.

“You hate to have a 10-day break after a loss,” Simpson said. “After the last loss, the next day, it was like, ‘OK, forget about it. Lick your wounds and get ready for Toronto.’

“If you have 10 days, it’ll be Day 4, and you’ll be mad because you lost, and you still haven’t started (preparing).

“I’m not saying I’m ready to play today. But when the whistle blows and it’s time to go, I’ll definitely be ready — and so will these other guys.”


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