Today's lesson: Don't get burned

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:41 AM ET

Be careful of spilled coffee.

Using an analogy that people across the country can relate to, Edmonton Eskimo head coach Danny Maciocia has perfectly described what happened to his club last Saturday in Regina and what it has to avoid tomorrow.

Last Saturday the Esks lost 54-14 to a Saskatchewan Roughriders club that seemed to gain momentum every few minutes at Mosaic Stadium.

GOING TO WORK

"It is like you are going to work and you stop by the Tim Hortons to pick up a coffee and you are drinking coffee and you spill it," explained Maciocia.

"Then you head off to work and maybe three kilometers (down the road) you get a flat tire.

"It is just an indicator of what kind of day you are going to have.

"So, there are two ways you can approach it: you can turn around and go back home and say 'I'm just going to pretend that this day never came around.'

"Or you can treat it differently and say, 'Alright, I'm going to get this flat tire changed, I'm going to go to work and I am going to try to make the rest of my day productive.'

"That's basically what happened last week.

SNOWBALL

"I think it just started to snowball and we were just living in the past with the previous play and in between the ears we weren't ready to move on with the next one."

The Esks are going to try to avoid special teams mistakes, bad defensive plays and inconsistency on offence whenthey battle Calgary tomorrow at Commonwealth Stadium.

SHORT HITS: It looks like receiver T.J. Acree will play against the Stamps ... Defensive tackle Ron Warner - a healthy scratch from the roster - has returned to practice after a death in the family.


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