Stampeders' Cornish, Riders' Sheets going 'back to 'back

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

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' Kory Sheets was a force to be reckoned with in Week 1. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:32 AM ET

CALGARY - Kory Sheets opened eyes and ruffled feathers recently when he proclaimed himself the CFL’s best running back.

He was offered chance to backtrack a step or two Friday afternoon, but opted to take another step forward.

“I’ll stand behind everything I say,” Sheets said. “No matter what happens I’ll stand behind ‘I’m the best back in the league.’

“And if I didn’t get hurt, I still say we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

For the record, Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish also spent a game in civilian clothes.

And Sheets actually has 42 more carries this season than Cornish, who leads the rushing race by 134 yards heading into Saturday’s head-to-head clash at McMahon Stadium (5 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770).

Stamps defensive end Charleston Hughes went off on Thursday, saying Sheets always avoids contact (which is kinda his job).

Sheets was asked if the pair were just having fun or if they were annoyed with each other.


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