Firing at Gass

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:13 AM ET

Joffrey Reynolds has called out Edmonton Eskimo middle linebacker A.J. Gass.

The league's top running back believes Gass is dipping to a conduct level that is below most defenders.

"He's a real good player and (Edmonton) has a stronger defence with him ... but he does a little bit of the after-the-play stuff too much," said Reynolds, who ran over the Eskimos for 96 yards and two touchdowns during Calgary's 44-23 drubbing of their provincial rival on Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium.

"He's twisting your ankle and stuff like that.

"He doesn't have to do that.

"The game is not about that. You get up and you get ready for the next play."

The Labour Day Classic marked Gass's first game as the Eskimos' starting middle linebacker this year - and he doesn't deny the allegations as he gets set to meet Reynolds again tomorrow night at Commonwealth Stadium.

"I play hard and I will leave it at that," he remarked yesterday afternoon.

"The more physical the better ... and I have never seen a flag come down.

"I am not out there trying to hurt anybody.

"I am just letting him know that I am there and obviously he does (know it)."

And Gass has a return message for Reynolds.

"Nothing gets more ugly than what happens with the O-line," he remarked.

"So, he's lucky he's not a D-lineman.

"He would be shocked with some of the stuff the O-line gets away with."


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