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Dunigan: Explaining the importance of "Game Speed"

Game Speed! We often hear that term. What is it and why is it different? Coaches, for all of time, have asked their respective players and teams to practice fast. Why? TSN football analyst and former CFL quarterback Matt Dunigan explains the ins and outs of game speed and why it's critical to a team's success. ...more

Dunigan: Memorable firsts from the Lions-Stamps game

After calling Friday's Lions-Stampeders game on TSN, TSN football analyst Matt Dunigan was able to count 10 firsts involving the two teams. From Kevin Glenn's first win at McMahon Stadium to the return of Martell Mallett, Dunigan counts down all the memorable moments. ...more

Dunigan: Extra time pays off big for Stampeders

The new nine-team CFL means bye weeks will come a little more often. The Calgary Stampeders had a bye in Week 2, and even though it's early in the season, TSN football analyst Matt Dunigan shows that they used the time wisely and it showed in their victory over the Argonauts. ...more

Dunigan: Speed, speed, speed, everywhere speed!

Speed was on full display for all CFL fans to enjoy in Week 2 of the 2014 season. What had CFL analyst Matt Dunigan thinking about this was the 108-yard interception return by newcomer Antwaun Molden. Truth be known, it was his first interception in his first start of his CFL career that peaked my interest. ...more

Dunigan: Looking at all the QB performances in Week 1

With Week 1 of the CFL season in the books, CFL analyst and former quarterback Matt Dunigan offers his insight on the eight pivots who played last week - including they're highs, lows, and strategies going forward into the new season. ...more

Dunigan: Glenn leads stable of exceptional QBs in Calgary

As it should be, Kevin Glenn will start for the Calgary Stampeders when they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium Sunday in the Western Final. Calgary is positioned exceptionally well with such a stable of game experienced, ready to plug and play quarterbacks. ...more

Dunigan: Argos' Ray is a rare talent; playing in the zone

The Professor Ricky Ray has been putting on a clinic just about every time he's been on the field in 2013. The Eastern Final between the Argos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats is surprisingly rare. But it's not as rare as the Argos' Ricky Ray. Go to the game this Sunday and watch this guy connect the dots! ...more

Dunigan: Popp hits it out of the park by landing QB Smith

Let me write about Jim Popp actively going out and doing something about the ups and downs that are intrinsic to our game. It's called managing! He stepped up to the plate once again in 2013 and delivered Big Papi (make that Poppy) Style in signing Troy Smith, the team's starting QB heading into the playoffs. ...more

Dunigan: Austin did a great job managing his QBs this season

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin managed his quarterbacks and did it wisely by removing the veteran Henry Burris from short yardage abuse and inserted a younger and certainly talented rushing quarterback in his own right, Dan LeFevour. Let's see how the "Mad Scientist" attacks Montreal's stout defence this Sunday. ...more

Dunigan: QB Durant needs to run to open holes for RB Sheets

Darian Durant received some much needed and well deserved rest last week. Darian needs to cut it loose with his arm and his legs! If Durant can pressure the edges of the defence with his ability to run the football it will open massive holes for Sheets. Then you can anticipate play action coming into the picture with big play potential. ...more

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