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Dave Dickenson still haunted by 2004 Grey Cup loss – CBC Sports – Football

Time has actually done little to reduce the frustration of Dave Dickenson’s last Grey Cup check out to Ottawa.

Dickenson was the shock starter for the B.C. Lions in advance of organization MVP Casey Printers in the 2004 national championship. Dickenson, a 3- time Grey Cup champ, played the whole video game, yet the Lions lost in a 27-10loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

” I keep in mind the losses greater than the victories … as well as ’04 hurts,” Dickenson stated Wednesday throughout the Grey Cup trains press conference. “When you shed you recall in a various light as well as absolutely desire we might’ve done points various.”

That win was redemption for Toronto starter Damon Allen, that had actually been dealt by B.C. to the Argos the previous period after the Lions authorized Dickenson as a freelance. Allen was called the video game MVP after masquerading 299 lawns as well as a TD.

Dickenson, currently Calgary’s head train, go back to TD Area Arena on Sunday when the Stampeders encounter the Toronto Argonauts in the ’17Grey Cup video game.

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Dickenson started the ’04 period as the Lions’ starter prior to experiencing a knee injury. Printers actioned in as well as was merely dazzling, finishing 325- of-494 passes (658 percent) for 5,088 lawns with 35 TDs as well as simply 10 interceptions.

Yet Printers wounded his tossing shoulder in B.C.’s 27-25 overtime West last gain Saskatchewan. That required Lions going train Wally Buono to begin Dickenson versus Toronto.

” I keep in mind Wally making the appropriate choice beginning me,” Dickenson stated. “That was an odd week, an odd, unusual week.

” Casey was the MVP that year, he tossed the round underhand throughout technique to conserve his shoulder. Since I’m a head train … I wish to see just what I’m getting in the video game in technique. When you cannot do that it makes it really hard to have belief that individual is getting the task done.”

Dickenson, a participant of the Canadian Football Hall of Popularity, completed 18- of-27 masquerading 201 lawns as well as a TD while running 8 times for 36 lawns.

” We did a great deal of points incorrect,” Dickenson stated. “We had a battle on the bus the day prior to the video game.

” It had not been the sort of circumstance that I would certainly wish to occur for our group this year.”

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