Johnson doing all the right things for Stamps

Edmonton Eskimos Alexander Krausnick-Groh and Calgary Stampeders Micah Johnson have to be separated...

Edmonton Eskimos Alexander Krausnick-Groh and Calgary Stampeders Micah Johnson have to be separated during CFL action in Calgary, Alta. on Monday September 2, 2013. (Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:17 PM ET

CALGARY - Usually, the swagger is saved for the guys making the highlight reels.

Interior linemen are happy to go about their business in the trenches.

But Micah Johnson and Demonte’ Bolden have brought an attitude to the middle of the Calgary Stampeders defence, and it’s a big reason why defensive ends Cordarro Law and Charleston Hughes have combined for 23 sacks this season.

Bolden was a known commodity coming into this campaign, after starting 11 games in 2012.

Johnson, however, has been a revelation, a product of the Stamps’ scouting staff’s keen eye that has allowed the organization to build up impressive depth at almost every position.

A linebacker in college, the 6-foot-2, 287-pounder was moved to defensive tackle — a position he had never played before — when he showed up for training camp in May, and to say it’s been a successful transition would be a giant understatement.

Considering the fact he tore an oblique in the second game of the season and


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