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IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:27 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Craig Dickenson was hoping for some spare time to pal around during his Grey Cup homecoming.

Tough luck.

With four special teams touchdowns in the East final, Dickenson may just be the busiest man in Montreal this week breaking down film for the Calgary Stampeders' third unit.

"Seems like I am," said Dickenson, the Stamps' special teams co-ordinator the past four seasons and one-time Montreal Alouettes coach. "That was quite a game. I haven't seen many times where there are two special teams touchdowns, let alone four."

Shortly before the Stamps did a great job in the special-teams battle against the B.C. Lions in the 22-18 West final win last Saturday, the Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos put on a show.

First, Eskimos rookie defensive lineman Justin Cooper blocked a Damon Duval punt and recovered it in the endzone for a touchdown.

Alouettes returner Larry Taylor replied with a 64-yard punt-return major right before halftime to give the homeside a commanding lead. Taylor did it again in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 94-yard punt return before Eskimos returner Tristan Jackson scored a late 78-yarder.

So Dickenson has spent extra time figuring out a plan.

"Taylor looks good, he's playing with a lot of confidence and the guys in front of him are playing well," Dickenson said.

"We've looked at a lot of film already and we have our work cut out of for us."


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