Mobley can't bear to watch

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:50 AM ET

The frustration still lingers for Singor Mobley.

Cut by the Edmonton Eskimos in March, Mobley still has very little desire to watch his old team play.

"I have only watched one (Eskimo) game and that was last week (Sept. 7 vs. Calgary) because a client wanted me to go to the game. If it wasn't for a client, I wouldn't have went," said Mobley, who is now in sales for Acklands-Grainger.

"I am not ready to watch football yet.

"I know I can still play. It is just frustrating.

"It was my decision to retire. I didn't want to play with anyone else (besides Edmonton).

"I am happy with where I am at.

"But on the other hand I am not ready to watch it yet."

Life after football seems to be going very well for the former Eskimo linebacker.

An account manager for Acklands-Grainger in their Roper Road branch, there seems to be a true sense of enjoyment in his voice.

"It is great. I get to meet new people every day," he remarked on the job of selling industrial supplies.

MYSTERY SOLVED: THE LOST IS FOUND IN THE ESKIMO DRESSING ROOM.

After Kamau Peterson's golf trophy disappeared last week, it has returned to its perch beside his locker.

Peterson won the Playmaker Open - a four-day golf tournament against Eskimo receivers during the bye week - in an apparent landslide.

"We are talking 20-some strokes," said Peterson. "I had guys conceding. It got ugly."

Peterson's victim list includes Andrew Nowacki, Jason Tucker, T.J. Acree and Trevor Gaylor.

Peterson is now pointing the finger at a portion of that group for his trophy disappearing.

"Behind every success there is a group of haters behind it," charged Peterson.

"And that is what happened.

"Some of my fellow competitors decided to conspire to take it."

The good-natured jabs during the whole process last week proves the dressing room is still together during a very rough season.

EXTRA POINTS: Concerned about a possible spy in the Clarke Park stands last week, the Montreal Alouettes politely asked an unknown individual to leave his seat during the club's practice the day before the Eskimo game. The individual - apparently an old acquaintance of Montreal running back Jarrett Payton - was allowed to return at the end of practice ... Watch for quarterback Marcus Brady to get the start again for the Alouettes against Edmonton on Sunday in Montreal.

THE HOT SEAT

SEAN FLEMING, EDM K VS. SANDRO DEANGELIS, CAL K

1. Favourite road stadium to play in:

Fleming: "I would say probably Calgary. I have a lot of good memories (at McMahon Stadium)."

DeAngelis: "Regina. It's such an intimate atmosphere because the fans are so close to you. They drive around in that crazy truck with the siren blaring (when the Riders score)."

2. Worst road stadium to play in:

Fleming: "That is a tough one - probably Ottawa. I never liked the field there."

DeAngelis: "SkyDome (now Rogers Centre). It's such a big place with so many distractions, the Hard Rock Cafe and the huge TV screen."

3. Best game in football career:

Fleming: "The 1996 Western Final against Calgary. I went 5-for-6 and a 40-yarder on the last play of the game to get us to the Grey Cup."

DeAngelis: "In high school, we were playing the No. 1 ranked team in the state at the time and I had about 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns."

4. Worst game in football career:

Fleming: "My most disappointing game would have been the Western Semifinal here against B.C. (in 2000). I missed a 29-yarder with a minute left to tie the game. We lost."

DeAngelis: "In Hamilton during my rookie year. It was my first time playing back home in front of everybody. I threw up before the game I was so nervous. I went about 1-for-3 on field goals."

BY THE NUMBERS

6.1

Edmonton running back Tyler Ebell has a 6.1-yard average per carry this season. That is higher than B.C.'s Joe Smith (5.7-yard average), Winnipeg's Charlie Roberts (4.9), Calgary's Joffrey Reynolds (5.9), Saskatchewan's Wes Cates (6.0) and Montreal's Jarrett Payton (5.8).

30

Number of penalties called last Friday during the Montreal-Edmonton game.

28

Yards gained by Montreal quarterback Marcus Brady on just two carries against the Edmonton defence last week. Expect Brady to run more in Sunday's tilt against the visiting Eskimos.


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