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The former quarterback, who is now the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders, said he doesn understand why people assume cold and snow inevitably leads to low scoring games.know where they going and DBs don Dickenson said. always thought snow was not a negative thing as long as it not that wet snow, which is causing ball security issues. Receivers probably don catch the ball as well when it colder but that the reality of playing in Canada. forecast for Friday night game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Stampeders calls for temperatures of 10 C and falling and snow, which could make the field conditions treacherous.You might expect that will lead to both teams using their ground game extensively especially with both teams starting backup quarterbacks (Andrew Buckley for Calgary and Dan LeFevour for Winnipeg but it seems nobody is going to be afraid to air it out.Bombers coach Mike O who was a Hall of Fame middle linebacker in the CFL, believes the defence can still have an advantage in slick conditions.first cut would always go to the offence but it does on a dry field too, O said. if you are trying to counter that, you look at ball security and an opportunity to create takeaways. OF THE WORLDHe may not play at all this week but Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell still feels like a winner.Mitchell grew up in Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and has been an Astros fan all of his life.The Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5 1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 to win their first World Series.was going crazy, Mitchell said. my brothers, phone was blowing up.been a long time coming for us as Astros fans and being hometown boys. Me and my brothers were texting the entire game and we were like is it this is gonna happen, it gonna happen. You don want to say it too much because all of a sudden you feel like you jinxing it and you the reason the Astros lose the World Series. But it was definitely a huge moment. and his brothers grew up playing baseball in Katy and their dad was a baseball coach.STAY TOUGHO was asked if it hard to evaluate a team during and after a game in which weather conditions are playing a key role. Surely the cold and snow can skew a team performance?can evaluate grit, O said. being able to do it, be successful in this weather, in tough conditions. They can let it be a distraction. ADVICEMitchell was trying to do his best to offer advice to Buckley and did so by telling a story from his first CFL start, which also came against the Blue Bombers.telling you think too much, don try to do too much, use your legs, Mitchell recounted Thursday.brother texted me the day of the game and said just go out there and don suck. It a brotherly thing but it made me laugh, made me clear my head and I could just go out there and do what I been doing my whole life in playing football. didn offer the exact same words to Buckley but hoped the story would ease the tension.didn want to say it personally to him but I told him the story just to kind of make him laugh, Mitchell said. told Buck to go out there, have fun, play football. You won two player of the year awards (at the University of Calgary) for a reason, you here for a reason. This isn any kid of gimmick. You a dude. WARMLYMitchell was asked what he expects it to be like not playing in Friday game, when the temperature is expected to dip below 10 C.he said. on the sidelines will be cold. When you out there playing the games, you come in at half time and (Buckley and Ricky Stanzi) are sitting there putting on extra clothes. I like are y doing? and they like freezing out there, and I say not cold at all. When you out there moving around it not so bad. I going to have to go through that tomorrow, putting on a couple of extra layers. for the decision to sit him on Friday, Mitchell said he understands why it important.don want the game off but it smart, he said. what we need to do to be as healthy as we can be for the playoff game. Do I need it? No. But it the right thing to do. Lions running back Tyler Davis last week. Lions linebacker Dyshawn Davis was fined for the same action on a hit to Bombers running back Andrew Harris, which forced the Winnipeg player out of the game.