In analyzing exhibition games in professional sports, teams don’t always win when they actually have more points than their opponent.
There is the health component as well that needs to be taken into account. The team that comes out of the game the healthiest in the extensive evaluation of talent, in my opinion, is the true winner.
On Friday night, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 37-22. However, in the process, according to the Calgary Sun, the Stampeders lost backup quarterback Drew Tate with a dislocated shoulder.
Now, the injury won’t have that much significance in the grand scheme of things, if and only if starting quarterback Henry Burris does not go down with an injury himself.
According to Arash Madani of Rogers Sportsnet, one possibility for Calgary is acquiring the services of Michael Bishop, who has CFL experience with Toronto, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg, but didn’t play in 2010. Another option, according to TSN, is moving third string Canadian rookie quarterback Brad Sinopoli (Stampeders’ fourth round pick in 2011 CFL Draft from the Ottawa Gee Gees) to the backup role.