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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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Veteran linebacker figuring out playbook, cross-country move as he joins Eskimos

Alex Hoffman-Ellis drove his car from Portland, Ore., to Ontario, expecting to settle in for a long CFL season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Yet, two weeks into the year, the linebacker was shipped to the Edmonton Eskimos for an eighth-round draft pick, forcing him to leave his vehicle and most of his belongings behind for the time being. 681 more words

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Former Lion in familiar system under Benevides at Edmonton Eskimos camp

Cord Parks is getting back to where it all began for him, CFL-wise.

Back when he first arrived on the CFL scene in 2013, the five-foot-11, 180-pound Northeastern product led the West Division with six interceptions as part of a B.C. 559 more words

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Deon Lacey's versatility a strength on Edmonton Eskimos defence

He’s already got the best thousand-yard stare in the CFL.

And he had plenty of looks on the way to racking up six sacks, four forced fumbles and two recoveries in limited, situational work on defence last year. 575 more words

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Edmonton Eskimos defensive co-ordinator inherits championship corps

A lot has been made of the Edmonton Eskimos shifting focus from defensive-minded head coaches, like the last three, to an offensive one in former quarterback Jason Maas. 632 more words

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