With the CFL abandoning its stars of the week and going with performers of the week (or offensive players of the week it would seem since defensive and Canadian players haven't been nominated yet), I give you my stars of the week
OFFENCE: Shakir Bell -- EDMONTON
The rookie running back had a nice CFL debut running for 144 yards on 18 carries in the Eskimos win in Ottawa. Who's John White? It may be a little early to make that comparison, but Edmonton may have found a guy to carry the mail this year which is good news for them as Mike Reilly recuperates from his knee injury.
DEFENCE: Marcus Howard --EDMONTON
Howard had two sacks in the win against Ottawa and in a year where sacks are at an all time low across the CFL, that's an impressive enough feat.
CANADIAN: Jon Cornish -- CALGARY
Cornish basically owned this award when they handed out and like him or not, he is the best Canadian----I mean national--- player there is in the CFL. With the Stampeders having problems on the o-line, Cornish took it upon himself in the 2nd half to get rolling and he did picking up over 100 yards and maybe getting his game back on track after a slow start.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Grant Shaw --EDMONTON
5 field goals on 5 tries in the 23-12 win over the REDBLACKS. This one is a no-brainer.