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Quinn told the AP this week.

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Hosting the Grey Cup game was often the kiss of death for CFL teams. Prior to 2011, only three clubs had ever won it as the host city -- the 1994 B.C. Lions, 77 Montreal Alouettes and 72 Hamilton Tiger-Cats. But B.C. and the Toronto Argonauts have bucked that tradition with convincing Grey Cup victories in their home stadiums the past two seasons. This years Grey Cup will be played Nov. 24 at Mosaic Stadium. But recent history has convinced Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin that his team is destined to reap the benefits of home-field advantage playing the big game before its rabid fans. "If it was guaranteed like that, then Id start playing the 6-49 and find a pattern there," Chamblin said with a chuckle. "If I had to put a percentage on it, Id say Ive thought about that (continuing recent Grey Cup trend) maybe one per cent. "I honestly think it just happens that way, I dont think guys play with any extra juice or anything like that. Now, it would be great being at our house but I dont think about whats happened the last two years." The 2013 season kicks off Thursday night with Winnipeg hosting the Montreal Alouettes at Investors Group Field. The Bombers were scheduled to move into the new stadium last year but construction delays forced them to remain at Canad Inns Stadium. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit Toronto on Friday night to renew their long-standing rivalry. The Argonauts are scheduled to unfurl their 2012 championship banner prior to the contest. Later on Friday, the B.C. Lions are at Calgary in a rematch of last years West Division final won by the Stampeders. The Edmonton Eskimos host Saskatchewan on Saturday to cap the opening week. Saskatchewan last won the Grey Cup in 2007 but came agonizingly close in 2009 when Damon Duvals 33-yard field goal on the final play earned Montreal a 28-27 victory. Duval had missed from 43 yards out to seemingly give the Riders a 27-25 win, but a too many men penalty gave Duval a reprieve from 10 yards closer. The Riders will look to improve last years 8-10 record that left them third in the conference before losing a 36-30 semifinal decision to Calgary. GM Brendan Taman took steps in that direction this off-season, signing defensive back Dwight Anderson, linebackers Rey Williams and Tristan Black and defensive linemen John Chick and Ricky Foley as free agents while trading for defensive lineman Jermaine McElveen. But his biggest move was acquiring slotback Geroy Simon from B.C. in January. The six-foot, 198-pound Simon is the CFLs all-time receiving yards leader and needs just 29 catches to break Ben Cahoons league mark of 1,017 career receptions. "Theres definitely a sense of excitement around here with all the additions that have been made," said Foley, the top Canadian in Torontos 35-22 win over Calgary in the 100th Grey Cup last year. "As a veteran, I know you dont win the Grey Cup on paper and every team made moves in the off-season to put themselves in a position to win it. "But I think its known around the league what this team has done, the guys theyve brought in and what theyre trying to do and theyre making that push for the hometown Cup." Simon was a two-time Grey Cup champion and six-time all-star over 12 seasons in B.C. but missed five games last year with hamstring ailments. He finished with 54 catches for 700 yards and two TDs, the first time in 10 seasons Simon hadnt cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau. Saskatchewan is counting on the 37-year-old returning to form and taking some heat off speedy Weston Dressler (94 catches, 1,206 yards, 13 TDs). "Obviously, his on-field play speaks for itself," said Taman. "His value to our team on and off the field is going to be immense. "Geroys got some points to prove to a lot of people he still can play so I think theres a lot of bonuses to doing it." The addition of Simon certainly boosts Saskatchewans experience level, but Chamblin said a successful squad needs a blend of veteran savvy and youth. "If I was a position coach, Id just take the younger guy because Id want to mould him my way," Chamblin said. "But as far as being a head coach, youve got to have a balance of both." Getting out of the West Division wont be easy for the Riders as B.C. (league-best 13-5 record last year) and Calgary (defending conference champions) both look strong. New Edmonton GM Ed Hervey takes over a team that despite its 7-11 record still made the playoffs last year. Meanwhile in Toronto, quarterback Ricky Ray and CFL MVP Chad Owens both return to help the Argos defend their title. But gone are defensive linemen Foley, Ron Flemons and Kevin Huntley (both released), Armondo Armstead (New England Patriots, NFL) and Adriano Belli (retired), linebackers Black and Ejiro Kuale (free agent, Montreal), defensive backs Jordan Younger (retired), Pacino Horne (released) and Evan McCollough (free agent, Hamilton) and kicker/punter Noel Prefontaine (released). Two East Division clubs will sport new head coaches in 2013. Kent Austin, who guided Saskatchewan to its 07 title, returns to the CFL sidelines with Hamilton while Dan Hawkins takes over in Montreal. Austin takes over a Tiger-Cats squad that finished tied with Winnipeg with a league-worst 6-12 record. Austin, a Grey Cup champion as a player, assistant coach and head coach, faces two big challenges with the Ticats. Theyre minus big-play receiver Chris Williams, who remains embroiled in a bitter contract dispute, and must play their home games in Guelph, Ont., while a new facility is being built where venerable Ivor Wynne Stadium once stood. The Ticats are scheduled to move into the new stadium, which will host the 2015 Pam American Games soccer competition, next season. Hawkins, 52, begins his first season in Canada with huge shoes to fill. He replaces Marc Trestman, who guided Montreal to a 59-31 regular-season record and two Grey Cup titles in five years before becoming the Chicago Bears head coach. Hawkins spent the last two seasons as a college football analyst at ESPN but possesses an extensive NCAA coaching resume. He has little familiarity with three-down football, but Trestman also had no previous CFL coaching experience when he arrived in Montreal. Fortunately for Hawkins, quarterback Anthony Calvillo, 40, returns for a 20th CFL season. Pro footballs all-time passing leader flourished under Trestman, winning two Grey Cups and two CFL outstanding player awards while being named a league all-star three times over their five seasons together. But Calvillo isnt the leagues oldest player. That distinction belongs to B.C. kicker Paul McCallum, 43, who is gearing up for his 20th CFL campaign. Ironically, with Ottawa slated to return to the CFL next season, McCallum is the lone remaining active player to have played for the former Rough Riders franchise, which folded in 1996. The CFL wont have RONA as a national sponsor this year and Scotiabank is scheduled to leave at seasons end. But its new TV deal should soften the blow. League sources say the CFLs five-year agreement with TSN/RDS is worth about $43 million annually, almost triple the existing deal which expires at seasons end. This years 77 league games (72 regular season, four playoff and Grey Cup) will be televised. The 2014 broadcast schedule will expand to 84 contests with Ottawas expected return. Hyun-jin Ryu Dodgers Jersey . Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon; a brief, poor outing that served to highlight two trends that have developed this season. Los Angeles Dodgers Store . And former Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson certainly knows his pain. "Its pretty hard to coach there without allowing some of these things to kind of affect you," Wilson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun in his ESPN. https://www.cheapdodgersonline.com/. "I never commented to anyone that I wanted out," he explained. "My heart is with this group and making the playoffs." Kesler added that the rumours are "completely false" that he asked to be traded - recently or ever. Los Angeles Dodgers Gear . Jets head coach Paul Maurice made the announcement Saturday following the morning skate and confirmed Al Montoya will start in goal against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. A. J. Pollock Dodgers Jersey .Y. - Major League Soccer is prepared to start its season this weekend even if there isnt a labour deal with its referees and other on-field officials.When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules.The New England Patriots were creative and intentionally deceptive, but using four offensive linemen isnt illegal.The tactic worked and angered the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh. Theres no telling what wrinkles Belichick and the Patriots (13-4) are planning for Sundays AFC championship game against Indianapolis (13-5).Its a situation that I saw another team use, kind of, Belichick said, explaining the unique formation. Then we talked about it and thought about ways maybe to put some pressure on the defence with that concept of having more receivers on the field than were actually eligible. To make them ineligible instead of making an ineligible guy eligible, to go the other way around. We came up with a few ideas.Got that?OK, heres a simple summary of what the Patriots did for three plays against Baltimore:(asterisk) Right guard Josh Kline came off the field.(asterisk) Backup tight end Michael Hoomanawanui entered and lined up where the left tackle traditionally plays but declared himself eligible.(asterisk) Left tackle Nate Solder moved inside to left guard.(asterisk) Running back Shane Vereen entered and lined up in the slot, but was technically the right tackle and therefore ineligible.That created confusion because the defence covered Vereen, thinking he was going to run a pattern. Hoomanawanui was allowed to run freely down the seam.Hoomanawanui caught two passes for 16 yards and 14 yards Harbaugh drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for going on the field to argue that his defence shouldve had more time to identify eligible receivers before the snap.After the penalty, Tom Brady tossed a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski to cut the Ravens lead to 28-21.Nobodys ever seen that before, Harbaugh said. Its not something anybodys ever done before.Belichick said he expanded on another NFLs coachs idea, but didnt say who it was. Philadelphias Chip Kelly is known for his innovative strategies and he introduced a few of these formations right away in his first game in 2013.Kelly has used a three-man line with tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnnson both split wide to opposite sides.dddddddddddd Hes used a formation where both tackles are on the same side. And, hes had Johnson line up in the slot.Kelly and Belichick are good friends and the Eagles and Patriots have practiced against each other the week leading up to their preseason games each of the last two seasons. Maybe they shared secrets.Oregon, Kellys former team, uses strange formations often, especially on extra-point attempts.The Detroit Lions ran a similar play in Week 6 where they lined up six offensive linemen with one of them split wide. It didnt work and Matthew Stafford was sacked on the play.Perhaps Belichick and offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels watched the Alabama-LSU game on Nov. 8. The Crimson Tide ran the same formation on the first play of overtime and 304-pound offensive lineman Brandon Greene caught a 24-yard pass to the 1. Greene lined up in the same spot the Patriots put Hoomanawanui.Hardly ever see only four offensive linemen in the game, former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn told the AP this week. And to put an ineligible player who wears an eligible number out at a wide receiver position is unique. On top of that, the play was well-designed where Vereen stepped back and acted like he was running a screen. Nothing illegal about it.Earlier last week, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula referred to Belichick as Beli-cheat in an interview. Thats a label Belichick has heard since the coach was fined $500,000 and the Patriots were fined $250,000 and stripped of their 2008 first-round draft choice by the NFL for videotaping New York Jets signals during a 2007 game.But trick plays arent cheating or even unusual. The Patriots tied the score later in the game on wide receiver Julian Edelmans 51-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola.Belichick doesnt expect anything to prevent the Patriots from using their new formation against the Colts.Id venture to say I couldnt remember the last time that I havent seen an eligible receiver report as an ineligible player in the NFL, Belichick said. I would say it happens in every game on the punt team. Youre allowed to do that. We did it.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddi ' ' '

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