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The Rouge: How should the Stamps handle their QBs?

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Ben Fisher, TSN.ca
12/1/2013 5:44:54 PM
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Quarterback depth is a good thing, especially in the CFL.

Teams frequently turn to a second quarterback for certain situations in-game or simply to give the opposing defence a different look for a period of time.

But when there is no clear cut pecking order on the QB depth chart, confusion can ensue and chemistry and rhythm can be disrupted.

That's the possible conundrum for the Calgary Stampeders.

Although never made official, it seemed the team had settled on an order of veteran Kevin Glenn as starter, Drew Tate as backup, and Bo Levi Mitchell as No. 3. That was of course until struggles arose in the Western Final and head coach John Hufnagel inserted Tate in for Glenn.

And that, in turn, leads to off-season questions on Calgary's quarterback hierarchy.

All three of the Stampeders played in 2013, enjoying varying levels of success with Glenn for the most part appearing top dog. There was no official order however and seemingly a short leash on whoever the starter was at the time.

Would Calgary's QBs benefit from knowing exactly where they stand heading into the season, and moreover having room to make mistakes before being pulled for the next guy.

Should the Stamps stick with the veteran, Glenn, who gives you a solid effort but hasn't ever shaken the notion he can't win it all?

Or should they turn to the younger Tate or Mitchell to see if one of them can eventually grow to become their Grey Cup winning QB?

With the Expansion Draft ticketed for mid-December and the Ottawa Redblacks hungry for a starting QB of their own, at least part of Calgary's decision at the position could be made for them.

The Rouge asks: How should the Stampeders handle their quarterback situation for 2014? As always, it's Your! Call.

Bo Levi Mitchell Drew Tate Kevin Glenn (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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