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Zach's not back: Injured Ticats QB will miss Saturday's game against Eskimos

The good news for Zach Collaros is he won’t have to leave early in yet another game against the Edmonton Eskimos due to injury.

The bad news for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback is he’s not even expected to play. 210 more words

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Esk-citement the name of the game under Jason Maas

It’s not supposed to be this exciting.

Not all the time, at least.

After all, Jason Maas is not contractually obligated to ensure that Edmonton Eskimos games are offence-filled thrillers that go right down to the wire. 516 more words

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Eskimos new-look defence a work in progress so far

Forget the old grey mare, this Edmonton Eskimos defence ain’t what it used to be.

Not yet, anyway.

Especially compared to that ol’ Grey Cup championship one from last year, which dominated the CFL in surrendering just 18.9 points a game, only to come out of the gates this season averaging a league worst 40.5 points-against. 468 more words

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Sidelines: Maas getting storylines out of the way

It was either mercifully quick or cruel and unusual for the CFL schedule makers to give Jason Maas the start he’s had to his first season as a head coach. 819 more words

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Roughriders defensive ends moving on without Shawn Lemon

Not much has changed for Jonathan Newsome and A.C. Leonard following the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ trade of fellow defensive end Shawn Lemon.

Newsome and Leonard were both rotating at the defensive end spot during Monday’s walk-through at Mosaic Stadium. 615 more words

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Being a defensive lineman is more than a rush for the Roughriders

Chris Jones is asking more from the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive linemen than to simply rush the quarterback and stop the run.

The Riders’ head coach and general manager, who moonlights as the CFL team’s defensive co-ordinator, has installed schemes that feature fronts with tackles lining up as defensive ends and vice versa. 645 more words

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Dan Barnes: Edmonton Eskimos braintrust sounds confident, comfortable heading into CFL season

New coaches outnumber rookies in the Eskimo locker room, and that might be a strange source of comfort and confidence for GM Ed Hervey and the highest profile newbie, head coach Jason Maas. 804 more words

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