Cory Boyd doesn't have an off switch.
You send one tackler his way, he'll run through him. You send a second, he'll step over that one. A third might get a stiff arm but often-times a fourth and fifth are necessary if you have any hope of getting him down.
There is some exaggeration there, granted, but anyone who watched Boyd run through multiple would-be tacklers last night wouldn't object too strenuously. There's a slew of Calgary defenders who wouldn't.
Boyd was just that good.
"I fight for every yard," Boyd said after finishing with a game-high 142 yards on 20 carries. "It's a game of inches and every yard counts. My thing is I am not going to let one person take me down. That's what all the off-season training at 3 a.m. in the morning, 4 a.m. in the morning is all about. I just thank my O-line for the little bit of (space) they gave me, that's all I ask, and from there I just play the way I always play."
Boyd had eight carries in the season opening loss in Calgary. He bumped that up to 19 in a win over Winnipeg in which he rushed for 109 and then got one more last night in his best game of the season to date.
In Boyd's mind, you can never give him the ball enough.
"Any time they want to give it to me," is Boyd's personal threshold. "This is something I have been waiting for since college. I played both ways in high school and got the ball pretty much every time. I got to college and I was with a passing coach both times. I just had to wait my turn so I guess it's better late than never."
Boyd did come out of the game with about three minutes left following a 19-yard pickup. He was feeling some dizziness and having already suffered one concussion back on the first day of training camp, the Argos weren't going to take any chances.
Even then Boyd fought them tooth and nail to get back in.
"I'm good now," Boyd said waving off any question of further dizziness. "It was just one play. I was really eager to get back in the game. I got a little down (when they wouldn't let me come back in) but that's just me. I didn't want to let my team down. I want to play in rain, sleet, snow, whatever. I want to play if I'm hurt, it don't matter. I just wanted to be out there, but they pulled it out anyway."