Esks' comment riles Samuels up

KIRK PENTON

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

The Bombers can now turn all of their attention to the Eskimos, one of which may have already provided some bulletin board material for the Blue and Gold.

Moments after Edmonton receiver Kelly Campbell scored a second-quarter touchdown against Montreal on Friday night, he looked into a TSN camera and said: "We're giving Montreal something to think about for two weeks."

The winner of next Saturday's East semifinal advances to meet the Alouettes in the East final on Nov. 15.

Several Bombers saw Campbell's comment, and defensive back Stanford Samuels, who got cut from the Eskimos in June, found it interesting.

"Sometimes you put a lot of food in your mouth, and it's hard to negotiate all of that," Samuels said. "And sometimes you bite your tongue in the process. But Kelly's a cool dude, man. We were real cool when I was in Edmonton.

"I would guarantee you he's not looking past us. They know they have to come in here, and they know they're going to have a dog fight."

Eskimos head coach Danny Maciocia downplayed Campbell's words yesterday.

"He is a confident young man. And I am sure we got a few more just like him," Maciocia said. "I'd like to think Winnipeg has got a confident group, too.

"They have been playing well. They are a quality football team, they are very well-coached."


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