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    1 day - June 8th 10 PM Eastern time.
    I think it was changed to one day for all clubs because of the unbalanced dates for pre-season games.

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    Hope that Colqhoun is paying attention to this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by writfiler View Post
    Hope that Colqhoun is paying attention to this....
    unfortunately i feel as though theres Veteran exemptions to this quote...

    what i will also say is...at this point is....can you even call colqhoun a vet.

    enough is enough with arjen...IMO

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    I am curious...could those words ever be used legally against Maas if a player was to aggrevate a current injury that could end his career?
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    I've been big on this ever since Maas was hired and I think it's been one of his downfalls:

    He can preach this message as much as he wants but until you include the veterans in with that and set a precedent, you're not going to have the proper buy-in needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maas_12 View Post
    unfortunately i feel as though theres Veteran exemptions to this quote...

    what i will also say is...at this point is....can you even call colqhoun a vet.

    enough is enough with arjen...IMO
    Quote Originally Posted by EsksTMac View Post
    I've been big on this ever since Maas was hired and I think it's been one of his downfalls:

    He can preach this message as much as he wants but until you include the veterans in with that and set a precedent, you're not going to have the proper buy-in needed.
    This is the stuff that really frustrates me with people at times. Someone, who hasn't heard or seen the communication that Maas has with the team, expresses a 'feeling' about what is going on, and then it starts getting treated as reality by others.

    I heard most of the speech that Maas gave the team at the end of practice yesterday - there were no veteran exclusions or exceptions.

    He talked about how champions are made, not by beating mediocre opponents, but by beating the next best opponents. They had an MMA fighter in for a visit the day before, and he was drawing analogies between the grind of football and the grind of training for the MMA guy to become a champion. He talked about how everyone goes through things physically, and how it relies on mental toughness to push through and keep going even when in pain or injured. He said something to the effect of, if you aren't doing that, and someone else is, they're coming for your job - they're moving forward while you're standing still. He definitely challenged the guys - all the guys - veterans and rookies alike. If you're a rookie though, every rep is a chance to show what you can do, while for vets, it's proving you can still do it.

    Maas, from my observations of how he communicates with his guys, and from talking to players, falls into the category of being a player's coach - he can relate to them - he will go to the wall for them - he treats them like men. I'm not saying that there isn't earned status by players that have proven themselves - Mike Reilly, for instance, earned the right to not be questioned for his mental toughness when it came to playing through pain. There are also some football hierarchy rules that come with the culture of the game - Calvin McCarty is going to be given more trust that Peter Cender at this stage of his career, but it's because Calvin knows to hold himself to that higher standard and doesn't need the coach to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stamphater View Post
    I am curious...could those words ever be used legally against Maas if a player was to aggrevate a current injury that could end his career?
    That would be the role of the trainers and team medical staff. Where the coaches are the gas, they would work as the brakes, and in theory, it balances out. The fact is, these guys do things to their bodies that differentiate them from the rest of us, and there are times when they do aggravate things by pushing through. They also have access to high calibre staff and equipment to help them through as safely as possible.

    I'm not sure if there are ever cases where a player takes legal action with a team for this sort of thing - obviously, it's sort of the root of the concussion lawsuits, where they weren't well enough advised of the harm they were doing to themselves.

    In the sense of "resource management" and understanding that the goal is all about winning games, coaches have to walk the line between inspiring/motivating, and understanding when it's best to go 2 games without a player rather than risk it being 10 games if they aggravate something. There are a ton of phrases like "there's no tomorrow" or "leaving it all out on the field" or "If it were a playoff game, I'd be playing" that demonstrate a willingness for players to get hurt for the cause when it isn't affecting long-term winning for the team.

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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post

    Maas, from my observations of how he communicates with his guys, and from talking to players, falls into the category of being a player's coach - he can relate to them - he will go to the wall for them - he treats them like men. I'm not saying that there isn't earned status by players that have proven themselves - Mike Reilly, for instance, earned the right to not be questioned for his mental toughness when it came to playing through pain. There are also some football hierarchy rules that come with the culture of the game - Calvin McCarty is going to be given more trust that Peter Cender at this stage of his career, but it's because Calvin knows to hold himself to that higher standard and doesn't need the coach to do it.
    Thanks GWN - Its nice to hear from someone who is there to actually see and hear the whole thing - sometimes those of us "out of town folks" only have a few sound bites to counter the headset killing Gatorade boxing Maas

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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    I had the chance this morning to chat with Alex Taylor before the team left for Winnipeg. He's a solid interview with the correct NBA Finals prediction haha

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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Ont_Eskfan_TM View Post
    Thanks GWN - Its nice to hear from someone who is there to actually see and hear the whole thing - sometimes those of us "out of town folks" only have a few sound bites to counter the headset killing Gatorade boxing Maas
    There was another conflict that erupted at practice yesterday... this time between Josh Stangby and Jalen Spencer. Stangby didn't like some contact to his facemask - and came up swinging. To his credit (courage or stupidity), he took off his helmet before throwing punches, but unfortunately, didn't get Spencer to do the same. I don't think Spencer threw any punches, but they were both promptly kicked off the field (no blow up from Maas, just a sign - you guys are out of here) and Coach Gass escorted them to the locker room, providing mediation.

    Guys like this can't afford to lose reps, and I like the zero tolerance approach that Maas is consistently displaying with regard to these things. No drama, no screaming, just you do the crime, you do the time.

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    I completely understand that no team typically brings most of your vets to an away game. So I am not bashing the Esks for doing what every other team does. But IMO I think going against the norm and at least giving the starting offense a quarter would have been a good thing. There was a ton of turnover this year on offense. If you think about it, other than the Oline and the running back, almost all the receivers and the QB are new. So they are learning a new system and learning how to play with each other. The first pre season game was early into camp, the starters got in for just over a quarter against back ups and 3rd stringers and they weren't sharp at all. The Esks play this preseason game then don't play for 2 weeks. That is a LONG time. So basically the starting offense will have had a grand total of a quarter and a few mins of game time for basically a month. Doesn't seem like a lot of time to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I completely understand that no team typically brings most of your vets to an away game. So I am not bashing the Esks for doing what every other team does. But IMO I think going against the norm and at least giving the starting offense a quarter would have been a good thing. There was a ton of turnover this year on offense. If you think about it, other than the Oline and the running back, almost all the receivers and the QB are new. So they are learning a new system and learning how to play with each other. The first pre season game was early into camp, the starters got in for just over a quarter against back ups and 3rd stringers and they weren't sharp at all. The Esks play this preseason game then don't play for 2 weeks. That is a LONG time. So basically the starting offense will have had a grand total of a quarter and a few mins of game time for basically a month. Doesn't seem like a lot of time to me.
    U make a great point, maybe for having a 3rd preseason game ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuk View Post
    U make a great point, maybe for having a 3rd preseason game ?
    I am not sure what the answer is. The season already goes way, way too late in the year IMO. If they reduced the amount of regular season games, then you could add in another preseason but I don't think the owners would want that.
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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Until we get a 10th team the preseason will always ben unfair to one team. This year just happens to be the year it's unfair for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtuck09 View Post
    Until we get a 10th team the preseason will always ben unfair to one team. This year just happens to be the year it's unfair for us.
    Agree, no big deal.

    It does seem weird that we drew the short straw two years in a row though lol.

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    I do like the contingent of O-lineman we are bringing. While the targets our QB's are throwing to aren't the #1 guys, the O-line should (hopefully) help keep the pivots upright. I am also interested in seeing more of the new guys. I think there are some that could crack the lineup. Hoping to see good reps from Parker to find out just how much National depth we have at receiver. Hearing Bobo's name a lot as well. Winnipeg will be bringing a very talented defense against these guys, at least in the early portions of the game. I think the first half could be make or break for some of the guys on the bubble.
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    It will be confusing when we play Calgary since our section is always chanting
    Boe!
    Boooooooooooe!

    Boooe!
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    BLM and Bobo might get confused who we're mocking...
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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    Agree, no big deal.

    It does seem weird that we drew the short straw two years in a row though lol.
    Maas and his staff have known about their odd pre-season schedule (Fan Day AFTER the 2 pre-season games??!!) for months. I'm quite sure that they've done their best to successfully deal with this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I completely understand that no team typically brings most of your vets to an away game. So I am not bashing the Esks for doing what every other team does. But IMO I think going against the norm and at least giving the starting offense a quarter would have been a good thing. There was a ton of turnover this year on offense. If you think about it, other than the Oline and the running back, almost all the receivers and the QB are new. So they are learning a new system and learning how to play with each other. The first pre season game was early into camp, the starters got in for just over a quarter against back ups and 3rd stringers and they weren't sharp at all. The Esks play this preseason game then don't play for 2 weeks. That is a LONG time. So basically the starting offense will have had a grand total of a quarter and a few mins of game time for basically a month. Doesn't seem like a lot of time to me.
    I know that Trevor Harris is traveling with the team - just as an extra set of eyes in support of the other QBs and the offence, but your point is taken. With 2 weeks off, there's less concern about an injury (always a chance... and maybe a slightly higher chance when playing against rookies with jobs on the line), and I think it's just that the focus is more on the evaluative aspects. Coaches must figure that Harris and the 1's can get in sync through practice reps rather than playing full speed against an opponent - it's a bit ask in a lot of ways, but hopefully we don't have a steeper climb than other teams will have with the change to start the season.

    One factor that may influence it a bit is the cost. Previously, teams were allowed to fly in and out the same day for pre-season games. This is now prohibited under the CBA (a good point was raised on the Esk Empire Podcast - what if it were an Edmonton/Calgary pre-season game?), and teams are forced to go in the day ahead. For 56 players, plus equipment guys, trainers, coaches, and other necessary staff, that's likely 40 hotel rooms and a bunch of per diems (I believe vets get paid per diem when they don't travel, but rookies do not), that now get factored into the costs. Perhaps in the big picture, it shouldn't make a big difference, but I'm betting those extra costs coming out of the football operations budget do factor in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I am not sure what the answer is. The season already goes way, way too late in the year IMO. If they reduced the amount of regular season games, then you could add in another preseason but I don't think the owners would want that.
    You're absolutely right - no way that owners would be willing to give up the revenues associated with a week of regular season to get another pre-season game. TSN has showed, through their minimal coverage, that there doesn't seem to be nearly as much appetite for pre-season broadcasts, and the attendance on a near-perfect day in Edmonton last week also demonstrated the challenge of drawing crowds for pre-season. Would be an expensive proposition to make that sort of trade-off. Every year, there are teams that struggle out of the gate at the start of the season - often those that had more change. While another pre-season game may help get things together a little bit, essentially all it would be doing is saying that the first game doesn't count. Currently, to a certain degree, it could be argued that some teams are rewarded early on for maintaining continuity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    I do like the contingent of O-lineman we are bringing. While the targets our QB's are throwing to aren't the #1 guys, the O-line should (hopefully) help keep the pivots upright. I am also interested in seeing more of the new guys. I think there are some that could crack the lineup. Hoping to see good reps from Parker to find out just how much National depth we have at receiver. Hearing Bobo's name a lot as well. Winnipeg will be bringing a very talented defense against these guys, at least in the early portions of the game. I think the first half could be make or break for some of the guys on the bubble.
    I came away from the last game impressed with Parker, and saw some flashes from McMaster in camp too. I believe Adjei is the starter, and Tevaun Smith will continue to carve out more time and role through the year, possibly quite quickly, but that Parker will be involved from game one, and there may be one other NI receiver on the roster at the start of the season, giving them the ability to start two positions between receiver/FB/RB.

    Bobo, Gibson, Batson (all 23 years old) have to likely displace Kevin Elliott (30) and Josh Stangby (28). Presumably, they come cheaper, but with Ellingson, Daniels, Stafford and Collins Jr. likely the front-runners, it's unclear it there's even a 5th roster spot (unless the guy plays STs), so it may be an IR/PR/ or a spot on the 2-person inactive roster. With Smith expected to see a growing role as he adjusts to the CFL, I think versatility and patience will be key for those sticking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    I know that Trevor Harris is traveling with the team - just as an extra set of eyes in support of the other QBs and the offence, but your point is taken. With 2 weeks off, there's less concern about an injury (always a chance... and maybe a slightly higher chance when playing against rookies with jobs on the line), and I think it's just that the focus is more on the evaluative aspects. Coaches must figure that Harris and the 1's can get in sync through practice reps rather than playing full speed against an opponent - it's a bit ask in a lot of ways, but hopefully we don't have a steeper climb than other teams will have with the change to start the season.

    One factor that may influence it a bit is the cost. Previously, teams were allowed to fly in and out the same day for pre-season games. This is now prohibited under the CBA (a good point was raised on the Esk Empire Podcast - what if it were an Edmonton/Calgary pre-season game?), and teams are forced to go in the day ahead. For 56 players, plus equipment guys, trainers, coaches, and other necessary staff, that's likely 40 hotel rooms and a bunch of per diems (I believe vets get paid per diem when they don't travel, but rookies do not), that now get factored into the costs. Perhaps in the big picture, it shouldn't make a big difference, but I'm betting those extra costs coming out of the football operations budget do factor in.



    You're absolutely right - no way that owners would be willing to give up the revenues associated with a week of regular season to get another pre-season game. TSN has showed, through their minimal coverage, that there doesn't seem to be nearly as much appetite for pre-season broadcasts, and the attendance on a near-perfect day in Edmonton last week also demonstrated the challenge of drawing crowds for pre-season. Would be an expensive proposition to make that sort of trade-off. Every year, there are teams that struggle out of the gate at the start of the season - often those that had more change. While another pre-season game may help get things together a little bit, essentially all it would be doing is saying that the first game doesn't count. Currently, to a certain degree, it could be argued that some teams are rewarded early on for maintaining continuity.



    I came away from the last game impressed with Parker, and saw some flashes from McMaster in camp too. I believe Adjei is the starter, and Tevaun Smith will continue to carve out more time and role through the year, possibly quite quickly, but that Parker will be involved from game one, and there may be one other NI receiver on the roster at the start of the season, giving them the ability to start two positions between receiver/FB/RB.

    Bobo, Gibson, Batson (all 23 years old) have to likely displace Kevin Elliott (30) and Josh Stangby (28). Presumably, they come cheaper, but with Ellingson, Daniels, Stafford and Collins Jr. likely the front-runners, it's unclear it there's even a 5th roster spot (unless the guy plays STs), so it may be an IR/PR/ or a spot on the 2-person inactive roster. With Smith expected to see a growing role as he adjusts to the CFL, I think versatility and patience will be key for those sticking around.
    Well if the coaches are more worried about evaluating, they should have played all rookies the first game even though it was at home. I wouldn't have played any of the potential starting receivers, Harris or Gable in game 1. Harris is the starter. You don't bring in Ellingston at I am sure a high price to cut him. T. Smith being in the NFL for years and a Canadian and you need a Canadian starting receiver. You have had Adjei for a few years so I assume their jobs are safe. Daniels another free agent signing with experience. So he's probably safe. You brought back Stafford for a reason and he know the offense so he's safe. Are they going to cut Gable coming off a 1000 yard season who knows the offense and is a decent blocker? I doubt it. So I basically listed off most of the starting offense.

    So I would have played as many rookies as you could game one. That would have given Harris and the starters almost 2 weeks to take in and practice the playbook. Then I would have took most of the starters to Winnipeg and played them at least a half so they can get some REAL game action. I don't care how hard you practice and considering you don't get a lot of padded practices anymore, there is no chance you can duplicate the physicality and speed that comes in a game. When the Dline in practice is rushing the QB, even if they are going hard, are they really looking to pile drive Harris to the turf like they would in a game? No way. Is a DB in practice going to light up a receiver like he would in a game? I doubt it. So when the first game of the regular season happens, the majority of the Esks starting offense will have barely a quarter of game action under their belt in a month. They are lucky that game 1 of the regular season is against Montreal but I would bet that the offense is going to struggle that game because it's a little different when someone is hammering you trying to take your head off vs playing hard touch in practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Well if the coaches are more worried about evaluating, they should have played all rookies the first game even though it was at home. I wouldn't have played any of the potential starting receivers, Harris or Gable in game 1. Harris is the starter. You don't bring in Ellingston at I am sure a high price to cut him. T. Smith being in the NFL for years and a Canadian and you need a Canadian starting receiver. You have had Adjei for a few years so I assume their jobs are safe. Daniels another free agent signing with experience. So he's probably safe. You brought back Stafford for a reason and he know the offense so he's safe. Are they going to cut Gable coming off a 1000 yard season who knows the offense and is a decent blocker? I doubt it. So I basically listed off most of the starting offense.

    So I would have played as many rookies as you could game one. That would have given Harris and the starters almost 2 weeks to take in and practice the playbook. Then I would have took most of the starters to Winnipeg and played them at least a half so they can get some REAL game action. I don't care how hard you practice and considering you don't get a lot of padded practices anymore, there is no chance you can duplicate the physicality and speed that comes in a game. When the Dline in practice is rushing the QB, even if they are going hard, are they really looking to pile drive Harris to the turf like they would in a game? No way. Is a DB in practice going to light up a receiver like he would in a game? I doubt it. So when the first game of the regular season happens, the majority of the Esks starting offense will have barely a quarter of game action under their belt in a month. They are lucky that game 1 of the regular season is against Montreal but I would bet that the offense is going to struggle that game because it's a little different when someone is hammering you trying to take your head off vs playing hard touch in practice.
    This was a challenging preseason schedule for sure but I think its pretty rare to play your starter on the road and your backups at home, as they have the home crowd to consider but I may be wrong as I actually haven't done any research on it. As far as players being safe, I would suggest if a guy like Bobo comes in and lights it up tonight that the vets "safety" could be at risk. There always seems to be at least one surprise cut, who will that be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    This was a challenging preseason schedule for sure but I think its pretty rare to play your starter on the road and your backups at home, as they have the home crowd to consider but I may be wrong as I actually haven't done any research on it. As far as players being safe, I would suggest if a guy like Bobo comes in and lights it up tonight that the vets "safety" could be at risk. There always seems to be at least one surprise cut, who will that be?
    I know usually you don't play starters on the road in the preseason but as you said, this schedule is challenging so that means you need to do things that aren't the norm. Having your starters barely play for a month is not a good thing. Going into the first regular season game, the defense will need to be real good because I am anticipating it could be a real struggle for the offense the first game. When you have 250 + lbs D Ends running past Kelly trying to pound you into the turf vs just tapping you on the shoulder pads like they do in practice, that's a little different. OR when a throw is not perfect and you as a receiver have a DB trying to take your head off vs pulling up and grabbing you like they probably do in practice, things are a little different especially if you haven't experienced getting hit for real very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I know usually you don't play starters on the road in the preseason but as you said, this schedule is challenging so that means you need to do things that aren't the norm. Having your starters barely play for a month is not a good thing. Going into the first regular season game, the defense will need to be real good because I am anticipating it could be a real struggle for the offense the first game. When you have 250 + lbs D Ends running past Kelly trying to pound you into the turf vs just tapping you on the shoulder pads like they do in practice, that's a little different. OR when a throw is not perfect and you as a receiver have a DB trying to take your head off vs pulling up and grabbing you like they probably do in practice, things are a little different especially if you haven't experienced getting hit for real very much.
    you may be right but this may have been the case even if we played them tonight as there is still a 2 week gap till the first game. Good thing about the CFL season is that it's not won or lost in the first week, so you might as well mitigate the veteran injury risk by limiting their hits as they are going to get them as the season goes.
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    I personally like having our games in weeks 1 and 2 of the 3 week preseason. Definitely a con not having a lot of time to learn schemes before game one. The time after game two does gives you the ability to assess performance in those games in more detail. It also gives you time to heal up from the nicks and scratches before the regular season begins. I look at teams like BC & Calgary that have a game with cut downs the following day. Doesn't give them much time to weigh and evaluate a surprise performance they may have seen in the game.
    I guess the only thing that surprises me about this new 3 week pre-season schedule is that in the two years it's been in place, we've played weeks 1 and 2 both years (plus we've been the home team both opening weeks). Seems odd. I know we have some say in scheduling. I would think we'd have a solid argument to decline doing this two years in a row if we (as an organization) didn't want it. Perhaps we did?
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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    I personally like having our games in weeks 1 and 2 of the 3 week preseason. Definitely a con not having a lot of time to learn schemes before game one. The time after game two does gives you the ability to assess performance in those games in more detail. It also gives you time to heal up from the nicks and scratches before the regular season begins. I look at teams like BC & Calgary that have a game with cut downs the following day. Doesn't give them much time to weigh and evaluate a surprise performance they may have seen in the game.
    I guess the only thing that surprises me about this new 3 week pre-season schedule is that in the two years it's been in place, we've played weeks 1 and 2 both years (plus we've been the home team both opening weeks). Seems odd. I know we have some say in scheduling. I would think we'd have a solid argument to decline doing this two years in a row if we (as an organization) didn't want it. Perhaps we did?
    Len would have still been around when the scheduling requests were done. His reasoning was probably that the first 2 games should be home games because they’ll get the best crowds due to good weather (just like he didn’t like Oct/Nov home games because he tho the weather adversely affected the crowd numbers — building momentum be darned). If that was most important to them, then they would have to give on something else.

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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Winnipeg's live stream director favors portrait mode for some reason.
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    I still maintain my stance that Streveler will take over as the starter in Winnipeg by year's end.
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    Re: 2019 Edmonton Eskimos Training Camp

    Boy our very green defense looks pretty decent against the WBB starters for the first couple of series anyways.
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