Mike Reilly facing sack-happy Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders defenders Juwan Simpson and Cordarro Law bring down Esks QB Mike Reilly. (DARREN...

Calgary Stampeders defenders Juwan Simpson and Cordarro Law bring down Esks QB Mike Reilly. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 PM ET

If anyone deserves a day off, it’s Mike Reilly.

The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback has absorbed an inhumane amount of shots this season.

And it’s only gotten worse in recent weeks, as he’s been on the receiving end of more than a few helmet-crunchers that have drawn flags.

Fifteen yards is all well and good.

But Reilly represents the future of the Eskimos.

So a quiet week sans teeth-rattling contact would be just what the doctor ordered — probably literally.

Unfortunately for the first-year starter, he’s facing the sack-hungry Calgary Stampeders Friday (7 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770).

Stamps defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell has done an admirable job of moving his playmakers around with the goal of getting to the quarterback.

“They confuse offensive lines with all their movement,” Reilly said. “But they also have guys who are very athletic and talented.

“We know all about those guys. They’re tough to deal with. They can do a ton of


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