Gaylor not over butt-kicking

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

Trevor Gaylor hasn't forgotten the butt-kicking in Saskatchewan.

The Eskimos receiver still has the bitter taste in his mouth from the 54-14 loss in Regina on July 28.

"I try to get over it," said Gaylor of that loss. "But, personally, it hurts. They pretty much gave it to us last time.

"That is embarrassing."

Trying to be a leader and ensure his team is ready to go for Saturday's rematch in Regina against the Roughriders, Gaylor was visibly unhappy at practice - and let his thoughts be known after practice.

He's clearly trying to send a message to his teammates.

"I felt like we weren't fired up," said Gaylor.

"Arguably we have (to face the CFL's) best defence this week, so we should be at our best all week long in practice.

"I notice that with this football team when we come off a loss we practice hard - everybody is doing the right things.

"We come off a win, I see a little bit of complacency."

SHORT HIT: Forget the notion that head coach Danny Maciocia is going to use the club's long list of injuries as an excuse this week.

"It is not a crutch," stated the coach. "It is easy for us to come out here and have everyone feel sorry for us. But we don't expect anyone to feel sorry for us.

"We expect to compete (on Saturday in Regina)."

FINISH LINES: Offensive lineman Kevin Lefsrud is still suffering from his concussion last weekend in the win over Hamilton. The headaches intensified overnight to yesterday morning. He was wearing sunglasses because of sensitivity to light while watching yesterday's practice ... Rookie Michael Jean-Louis and veteran Tim Bakker had a brief scrap at practice yesterday. Jean-Louis was caught taking a punch at Bakker.


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