Coach focused on trench battles

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:45 AM ET

The concern over the offensive line has diminished in Eskimoland.

Starting left tackle Garrick Jones will play for the Green and Gold tomorrow in the East Division semifinal playoff game after participating in a full practice session yesterday.

It marked the first contact action since last Friday's game when he had his bell rung.

With Jones confirmed to play against Winnipeg tomorrow, it means Aaron Fiacconi will not be forced to start his first game this year.

"That is all I have been thinking about the last couple of days is our O-line versus their D-line, their O-line versus our D-line," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia.

"There is no doubt in my mind that is where the game is going to be won and lost."

While keeping Jones on the roster is a bit of a risk because another serious knock to the head could force him out for the game, Maciocia is willing to roll the dice.

QUICK HIT: MEDIA INTEREST IN THE ESKIMOS HASN'T BEEN THIS HIGH SINCE THE 2005 GREY CUP.

The TEAM 1260 has decided to have a post-game show after the East Division semifinal tomorrow.

Corey Graham will host the program, which will hit the airwaves as soon as the last play is concluded at Canad Inns Stadium.

"We find it quite encouraging to see the interest in the football team picking up on the station since Labour Day," said TEAM 1260 sports director Bryn Griffiths.

FINISH LINES: WINNIPEG WILL HAVE IKE CHARLTON AT OUTSIDE LINEBACKER AND IAN LOGAN AT SAFETY TOMORROW.

Both players were on the bubble this week for injury reasons, but practised yesterday.


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