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Landry’s 5 takeaways from Week 4

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Hello, all you defensive linemen who dramatically and frantically point at an offensive lineman who’s flinched. Hey, man, no one likes a tattletale.

Here are this week’s takeaways.

Did you think the Calgary Stampeders were in trouble because Bo was out and they had to go with a relatively inexperienced newish guy?

Then you’ve arrived late to the story of the Calgary Stampeders. You should really go back and binge their earlier episodes and catch up.

All the Stampeders do is replace guys with competent people – sometimes better – and have been doing that for years. Whatever position.

If Nick Arbuckle’s comeback heroics against BC in Week 3 had you thinking “yeah, well, the Lions didn’t have film on him, really, so….” Well, that was fair enough. Arbuckle, though, survived the madhouse at Mosaic as well as a pretty good defence that knew he was coming.

More than survived, really.

One full game as a solid starter – a very, very solid starter – doesn’t mean Arbuckle will be the next great thing, it is true.

However, his side-arm sling to Markeith Ambles while on the move and under pressure… his Ricky Ray-like corner route toss to Michael Klukas… his nimble-minded shovel to Ante Milanovic-Litre… his smooth-sailing bomb to Reggie Begelton… all of that suggests that Arbuckle can be the guy to steer the Stamps’ offence well until Mitchell returns.

They’ve done it, again, folks. Found another one.

BONUS TAKEAWAY: Running back, Ka’Deem Carey is also an example of the Stamps finding another one.

BONUS BONUS TAKEAWAY: Linebacker Nate Holley is also an example of the Stamps finding another one.

Not all touchdown runs are created equal.

William Stanback’s epic, 21-yard opus, late in the fourth quarter of the Alouettes’ win over Hamilton, was one of those unequal ones.

First, he runs smack dab into the back of teammate Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, who was systematically manhandling a charging Simoni Lawrence (nice final night,........