Armstead promises drop stop

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

Jason Armstead is doing what he does best.

He's moving forward, fast.

The speedy Renegades wideout claims he has erased all memories of his performance against Calgary last week, specifically the two dropped passes (including one in the end zone) and the fumbled punt.

"I forgot all about that already," said Armstead, who earlier in the week declared the game against the Stamps his worst. "I can't change things. It's past, it's over, it's done with. I missed the ball. That's not even me. It's totally out of character with the way I play. I harped on it for a second, but that's that."

Armstead now owes his mother two touchdowns, however.

"She called me before (the Calgary) game and said, 'You owe me one because you didn't get one (the week before) in B.C.," he said. "That was the worst thing. I let my mom down. Now I owe her, and I owe myself."

That could be bad news for the Eskimos. In Ottawa's 41-16 loss to Edmonton on June 24, Armstead scored both his team's touchdowns -- one on an 87-yard punt return and the other on a spectacular 54-yard catch and dash.

"You always want to measure yourself against teams that reporters and experts say are better than you," said Armstead. "As a team, I feel we know what we can do. From defence to offence, everyone knows their job."

ONE TO WATCH: Making his CFL debut for the Renegades tonight will be RB Ka'Ron Coleman, who takes the roster spot of SB Sean Bennett. Coleman is small (5-foot-8, 198 lbs.) but very quick and should offer a change of pace from Josh Ranek, who usually runs through rather than around opponents. He could get a chance to return punts and kicks. When it came to performing kick returns as a collegian, he was one of the best in the U.S. Coleman, whose father Ronnie was a teammate of Earl Campbell's with the Houston Oilers, has spent the past five seasons kicking around the NFL. He had a strong training camp and looked good in the pre-season with the Renegades, but was sidelined by an ankle injury.

EXTRA POINTS: DE Anthony Collier will be in the Renegades' lineup for the first time since his CFL-record tying five sacks against B.C. in Week 3. Collier steps in for DE Kai Ellis, who is out with a sprained ankle ... Other roster changes: DB Sean Weston replaces Da'Shann Austin (concussion) and OL Jean-Francois Roy fills for Ibrahim Khan (right knee) ... Despite the 2-0 home record and a chance to move above the .500 mark, the Renegades are expecting another small crowd in the 16,000-17,000 range ... As part of the Purolator Tackles Hunger program, wives and girlfriends of Renegades players and coaches will be collecting canned goods and money for the Food Bank tonight. Also, the Grey Cup will be present for photo opportunities to those making a donation.


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