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Dunigan: East beats West in experience at quarterback

Matt Dunigan
6/28/2012 11:27:49 PM
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I made the following comment on my Twitter account (@MattDuniganTSN) earlier this year: CFL East is Flush w/Grizzled Veteran QB's Calvillo, Ray, Pierce & now Burris. CFL West Young Guns, Lulay, Durant, Tate & Jyles! #Chunkit!!!

I want to add some meat to that statement through some numbers that our CFL on TSN statistician Jon Perlberg gathered for me.

Here are the numbers and there are some incredible discrepancies!!!

EAST DIVISION

QB Reg Season Starts Playoff starts Grey Cup starts Grey Cup wins
Calvillo 253 13 8 3
Burris 150 9 1 1
Ray 148 9 3 2
Pierce 55 3 1 0
Totals 606 34 13 6

WEST DIVISION

QB Reg Season Starts Playoff starts Grey Cup starts Grey Cup wins
Durant 55 3 2 0
Lulay 27 2 1 1
Jyles 19 0 0 0
Tate 3 1 0 0
Totals 104 6 3 1

All in all, the starting QB's in the East have combined for 502 more regular season starts, 28 more playoff starts, 10 more Grey Cup starts, and five more Grey Cup wins than the starters in the West!

Now here's a bit more to chew on! Stampeders back-up Kevin Glenn has 125 career regular season starts and eight career playoff starts, which are both more than the four starting QB's in the West combined! Now that's crazy!

Perlberg is money and so are these comparisons. I'm really looking forward to how things play out in 2012 starting with this Friday night.

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Western Conference

(1) COL 2, (WC) MIN 1 (1) ANA 2, (WC) DAL 1
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(1) BOS 2, (WC) DET 1 (1) PIT 2, (WC) CLB 1
(2) TAM 0, (3) MON 4 (2) NYR 2, (3) PHI 1


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