Diedrick told to keep working

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

It's a tale of two different running backs in the Edmonton Eskimo locker-room.

Troy Davis, the new star tailback in town, is thrilled to be with his new team after being dealt from Hamilton last week.

Dahrran Diedrick, the rookie backup with plenty of potential, wasn't exactly thrilled Monday when he didn't get a single carry in a 17-13 win in Toronto against the Argos.

"I wished I had an opportunity to play in front of my family," said Diedrick, who has Ontario roots.

"I felt before the game that I was going to get to play a little bit. The more the game went on the more I realized I probably wasn't going to get in there - and it started to frustrate me a little bit."

Davis rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries.

"The fact of the matter is we had a tailback that had the hot hand. What are you going to do? Pull him out and play someone else?" said Danny Maciocia, the head coach.

Maciocia has told Diedrick - a former Nebraska star - to keep working in practice.

"He knows he has a place here and he'll do some damage here along the way," continued the coach.


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