OFFENSIVE LINEMAN PRAISES QB
Bo Levi Mitchell makes it easy to pass protect.
Just ask the offensive linemen, those tasked with having his back, his front and every other body part exposed to those hunting the Calgary Stampeders superstar quarterback play after play after play.
“I love blocking for Bo,” said CFL West Division all-star tackle Derek Dennis. “He’s always shown confidence in me, especially in my first game, because I basically just walked in off the street and started playing. So for him to come to me and say, ‘Hey, I believe in you, big dog,’ helps me.
“For offensive linemen, the biggest thing for us is to know that our head coach, our quarterback and our position coach have confidence in us to do our job.”
It helps that Mitchell doesn’t panic, owns a quick release and, more often than not, executes with precision. “Bo makes my job extremely easy,” Dennis added. “I know I just have to give him four seconds — maybe sometimes five if he wants to take that deep throw like he likes to do. He always makes us look a little better sometimes when we are in blocking for him. Bo’s got great rhythm — he’s never wavered from pressure, he’s never wavered from anything he sees from the defence … whether it be blitzes or bodies that come close to him. “He’s always extremely confident he’s going to make any throws he takes.”