Stampeders' Tate, Cornish move on from mistake

Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders chirps at teammate quarterback Drew Tate on Friday night.

Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders chirps at teammate quarterback Drew Tate on Friday night.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

 

Don’t worry, Jon Cornish and Drew Tate will still be sharing turkey and mashed potatoes over Thanksgiving.

Following a botched handoff in the first quarter of the Calgary Stampeders’ 40-26 win over the B.C. Lions on Friday, television cameras focused on a heated exchanged between the star tailback and the quarterback, who entered the game in the short-yardage package at the Lions’ two-yard line.

The quarterback turned one way, Cornish went the other, and Tate was forced to throw it away.

A day later, it was water under the bridge and Cornish shouldered the blame for the snafu.

“I ran the way the play is normally installed and we changed it for this week,” Cornish said. “Drew ran it the way that it was supposed to be run and I ran it the way it was run before. It was a mistake on my part.

“We’re both fiery individuals, so we got fired up. We’re good friends, though, so it was just a heat-of-the-moment kind of thing.”

Tate, 29, has beco


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