Tags » Mike Benevides

O'Brien the only remaining member of Eskimos primary field-goal trio

Danny O’Brien has gone from the new kid on the block to the most veteran member of the Edmonton Eskimos kicking trio in the span of one week. 780 more words

Football

Odell Willis, athlete: Eskimos defensive end does it all

He’s on the roster as Odell Willis, but he might be better known as Jack.

After last week’s game, it’s hard to pin a single position on the Edmonton Eskimos defensive end, who showed he can do more than rush passers. 714 more words

Football

Eskimos D-line focused on pressuring quarterbacks

It almost looks like Jekyl and Hyde the way the Edmonton Eskimos defence got out of the gates on the 2017 Canadian Football League season. 821 more words

Football

Maas always the bridesmaid in budding Eskimos-RedBlacks rivalry

Jason Maas isn’t looking for sympathy.

Just a win.

And he’s probably about due for one, too, when it comes to the budding interdivisional rivalry that’s been shaping up over the past two years between the Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa RedBlacks. 873 more words

Football

Edmonton Eskimos relying on Odell Willis for leadership in absence of key starters

The injury bug has bit the Edmonton Eskimos hard in the early part of the season.

Running back John White is out for the season with a knee injury and the Eskimos are down two veteran linebackers in Cory Greenwood and J.C Sherritt. 401 more words

Sports

Eskimos looking to get out of the gates from the ground up

The CFL is a passing league.

Right up until it’s not.

And that typically starts happening right around the time when games matter most.

That much was evident in the Edmonton Eskimos playoff run last year, when both games were decided by a big rushing performance that took control, one way or the other. 755 more words

Football

Edmonton Eskimos season preview 2017

The Edmonton Eskimos are changing things up this season by not changing at all.

At least, when it comes to how they line up in the secondary, which has been the biggest area for concern ever since losing key pieces from the club’s last championship in 2015. 745 more words

Football