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Edmonton Eskimos defence looking to build on end-zone shutout

TORONTO — The Edmonton Eskimos figured out how to shut the door last week, now they need to see if they can lock it.

After keeping the Montreal Alouettes out of the end zone on the way to a 23-12 win, the defence that has allowed the second most points in the league so far this year is looking to improve on the 28.4 points-per game they’ve surrendered. 285 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos will miss injured defensive end Marcus Howard

When Marcus Howard is healthy, there is no question of what he brings to the Edmonton Eskimos defence.

And that’s precisely what makes it so hard for them to see him back on the six-game injured list with what’s suspected to be a knee injury following last week’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. 313 more words

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Defensive co-ordinators crying foul on CFL rule changes

OTTAWA – It’s challenging being a CFL defensive co-ordinator at the best of times.

Especially during a season where 300-yard passing performances are quickly becoming the new norm and long-standing offensive records hang in the balance. 544 more words

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Herb Zurkowsky: Wally Buono, pro football's elder statesman, remains heart and soul of Lions

He arrives in the lobby of the downtown hotel with his entourage — family, mostly — as he should, because Wally Buono was raised in Montreal and later went on to play with the Alouettes. 1,082 more words

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Dan Barnes: Eskimos lose another half-hearted effort

We would have taken Mike Reilly at his word.

Really.

There was absolutely no need for the Eskimos to prove their starting quarterback’s point. And certainly no need for Reilly to have such a big hand it. 838 more words

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Dan Barnes: After giving away a win, Eskimos own up

When it’s so bad and so obvious for so long, there’s nowhere to hide, no spinning any of the statistics in your favour.

Better to just admit your culpability, give some credit to the opponent, and move forward. 821 more words

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Eskimos defensive effort more familiar in 20-16 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG – You could say the Edmonton Eskimos defence looked a lot more familiar on Thursday.

Coming into Investors Group Field having surrendered a league-worst 40.5 points a game, a 20-16 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers looked much more like the group that led the CFL with just 18.9 points-against on the way to last year’s Grey Cup championship. 553 more words

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