Lions, Eskimos QBs owe credit to Tavis Lulay

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay throws the ball against the Calgary Stampeders BC Place in...

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay throws the ball against the Calgary Stampeders BC Place in Vancouver, Nov. 18, 2012. (BOB FRID/QMI Agency)

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:29 PM ET

EDMONTON - Whatever quarterback emerges victorious from Friday’s game between the Edmonton Eskimos and B.C. Lions, Travis Lulay probably deserves a little bit of credit.

Although the Lions starting pivot has sat out the past five weeks with an injury to his throwing shoulder, he had a hand in the development of both Mike Reilly, who is suiting up for the Eskimos this season, and Lions backup Thomas DeMarco.

“I would love to take credit for their success, but I won’t,” said Lulay, who had both quarterbacks backing him up last year in B.C. “I think you learn stuff from the guys you’re around, I think that goes both ways.

“I know for a fact that Mike helped make me a better football player and vice-versa. I’d like to think that I had a little bit of an influence on Mike — by no means am I taking any credit for Mike’s success, he’s thrown those yards on his own.”

In just his second CFL season, DeMarco will be making his sixth start — twice as many as Reilly got after spendi


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