July 7, 2005
Copeland licking chops to face Bomber secondary
By KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun
Jeremaine Copeland showed up at Canad Inns Stadium yesterday wearing a loud, blue suit complete with loud, blue shoes.
The Calgary Stampeder slotback plans to make even more noise tonight against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
"Any time I see one-one-one, I'm going to be licking my chops," said Copeland, who spent the past three seasons starring for the Montreal Alouettes. "And they run a lot of man (coverage), so I'm looking forward to being in for a big night.
"I don't know how it's going to turn out, but I am looking for a big one."
HOPEFUL HANK: New Stamps quarterback Henry Burris, who defected from Saskatchewan in the off-season, figures he had his focus in the wrong place last Friday night.
Burris had two interceptions and two fumbles in Calgary's season-opening 22-16 loss to the Toronto Argonauts.
"They're mistakes that can be erased," Burris said. "It's something that I learned from, and I kind of overlooked those things trying to focus on the big picture.
"Really, this is a game about little things."
QUOTABLE: "I'm used to having more than two downs to get a first. So, it didn't really click until the second quarter that we've got to do a lot on first down to even have the slightest opportunity on second down to get the first down."
-- Bombers quarterback Tee Martin, who is feeling much more confident going into his second CFL start tonight.
MAKIN' MOVES: The Bombers have made five roster changes.
Coming on the roster are OL Dan Goodspeed, OL John Feugill, WR Vinny Sutherland, WR Chad Rempel and DB Brad Franklin.
Out are OL Jermese Jones (hand), SB Milt Stegall (concussion), WR Scott Cloman, LB Scott Mennie and DB Tim Carter.
The Stamps, meanwhile, have made six roster changes. In are CB Jacoby Shepherd, LB Cornelius Anthony, LB Marc Mitchell, LB Trey Young, OL John Comiskey and RB Tony Stallings.
The most notable Calgary absentees are LB George White (hamstring) and CB Ben Kelley (hamstring).
LATE HITS: The Grey Cup will be making an appearance today at the Warehouse One store in Garden City's Seven Oaks Square. Warehouse One is partnering with Purolator this year for its "Tackle Hunger" program. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. at 2230 McPhillips St. ... The Bombers had sold 21,495 tickets as of 4 p.m. yesterday.