Stampeders defence takes exception to being ranked behind Eskimos

Calgary Stampeders Shawn Lemon and Fred Bennett react after a big play against the Edmonton Eskimos...

Calgary Stampeders Shawn Lemon and Fred Bennett react after a big play against the Edmonton Eskimos during the second half of the Labour Day Classic. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Scott Fisher, QMI Agency

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The late Rodney Dangerfield would have understood.

The Calgary Stampeders defence just can’t get no respect.

At least not the respect it feels it deserves.

To a man, members of the Red & White’s stop-unit expressed frustration over the Edmonton Eskimos defence being ranked No. 1 in the CFL in some people’s books ahead of the Stamps 28-13 stop of their Alberta rivals in Monday’s Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium.

But not in Jon Cornish’s.

“People don’t even know how good our defence is,” said the Stampeders superstar running back.

“When you’re able to stop teams at the goal-line and stop teams in the green zone, it’s huge. It really shifts momentum and demoralizes the other team,” Cornish continued.

“I don’t want to play against our defence. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I do not want to play against our defence.”

Well … other than practice, he doesn’t have to.


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