EDMONTON — For as much of an experiment as the Edmonton Eskimos secondary has been over the past three years, cornerback Jason Goss has been the one constant factor in a sea of variables.
“It gets to the point where we’ve been changing up pretty much every year in the secondary but this year, I feel like we’ve got a good bunch where we could stay together all the way to the Grey Cup,” said Goss. “We’ve got a lot of talent all across the board, we’ve brought a lot of guys in that are able to make plays.
“The good thing about our secondary, especially Richie Hall’s defence, we’ve got guys that can run around and make big plays.”
After all, there is no replacement for experience.
“You’ve got to have guys that know this game,” Goss said. “You bring new guys into this league and they don’t know the rules or how to play (against) certain offences.”
The key to any successful experiment – besides a little luck – lies in preparation.
“Being here in Edmonton and wanting to play here is a thing that I want to keep going,” Goss said. “I study film a whole lot, I try to make my job as easy as possible on the field by knowing every assignment, putting myself in bad situations in film study to see what I can do to help the defence.
“I’ve just got to keep working hard, that’s the whole thing. If I keep making plays, I can stick around longer.”
During his time here, Goss has moved from defensive half out to corner, a position he has adjusted to well.
“I enjoy it,” Goss said. “As long as I’m somewhere on this defence playing, I’m happy. Wherever they need me, I can play any position. I’m willing to help this team out anywhere as much as possible.”