CALGARY — It’s a rare sight in the Canadian Football League, but the Calgary Stampeders could go all-national in the middle of their defensive line this season.
Traditionally CFL teams roll with one Canadian and one American on the interior, but Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson believes the Stamps’ depth of Canadian defensive linemen could allow them to go off script.
The departure of star tackle Micah Johnson created a giant hole in the middle of the Stamps’ defensive line, opening up one of several position battles this year in training camp.
“Those three guys that are vets push each other and see where it goes, and we drafted Vincent (Desjardins),” Dickenson told Stampeders.com. “We think we’ve got good depth there. What we’re basically trying to say is ‘go win the job’, and that’s multiple spots.
“Instead of looking at it as ‘this is going to be Canadian, that’s going to be American’, just go win the job, and if you do you’re going to be playing.”