Sing the sounds of Stefan

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 1:08 PM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos offensive line is going through some serious audio training this week.

With Stefan LeFors becoming the starting quarterback, the O-line is learning to act on command from a different voice.

It may not sound like a big deal - but it is.

After hearing Ricky Ray bark out signals all year, there is a change with LeFors - who came into the game in relief last week and will start Saturday in Toronto.

"It is a big deal because you get used to a certain cadence," said offensive lineman Raleigh Roundtree.

"Hearing it all week is much better than him coming right out there and not hearing it at all (beforehand in a game)."

The last thing the Eskimos need on Saturday against Toronto - the team that holds the final East Division playoff spot by two points over Edmonton - is offensive linemen jumping offside because they're not used to LeFors' voice.

"It's a different rhythm to the count," continued Roundtree on LeFors' signals at the line of scrimmage.

"Once you get his count down, his rhythm down, it is the same thing as Ricky being in there."

With the exception of the voice, Roundtree believes LeFors has the same personality as Ray in the huddle.

There is also a solid amount of confidence in the new starter.

"The O-linemen have been coming up to me and (saying) we have confidence in you," said LeFors.

The message from the starting five has been simple: "Don't try to do too much. Don't change who you are. Do what you do best. Let's go have some fun," relayed LeFors.


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