Floyd may be a name to remember

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:18 AM ET

MONTREAL -- The Edmonton Eskimos might have found a key piece to their defensive puzzle for next year.

Although it's very early in his CFL tenure, Anthony Floyd is showing signs he might be the replacement for Steven Marsh at outside linebacker.

In his first-ever game north of the border on Saturday against the Montreal Alouettes, the former Indianapolis Colt had two defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and a pass knockdown.

But his stats don't tell the whole story.

"Montreal runs a lot of motion, adjustments and formations, and the way he handled that is pretty remarkable, because there are some guys that need a whole training camp to figure that stuff out," said defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell.

Floyd was a free-agent signing in late September and was activated on the weekend in place of Gerald Dixon, who was cut to start last week.

GOOD BREAK ...

A report indicates the Eskimo game this past Saturday likely would have been postponed if it had been scheduled for Molson Stadium on the McGill campus.

A problem with the drainage system at the Alouettes' usual home led to some flooding on the field after two days of wet weather.

Thankfully for the travelling Eskimos, they were destined for the once-a-year game at Olympic Stadium.

FINISH LINES ...

Danny Maciocia has invited the entire St. Leonard Cougar team to be his guest at the Esks' game Friday night. Maciocia's old junior team plays in the national semi-final Sunday in Edmonton.


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