Esks gunning for AC

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:40 AM ET

After opening week, the Edmonton Eskimos defence sits last in the CFL with just one sack.

But that wont stop them from going after Anthony Calvillo.

Were going to try to put some pressure on him, said defensive end Kai Ellis, the only starter on the defensive line from last season who will dress for Sundays game.

He gets rid of the ball quick, but when you get after him and you hit him, thats when you can get to him because thats when hell start throwing the ball short and overthrow receivers.

Sometimes hell duck when hes getting ready to get hit and hell open up opportunities for our DBs, so hopefully we can have one of those kinds of games.

Peach and Romero out

Both defensive end Greg Peach and defensive tackle Dario Romero are out with ankle injuries. While Romero could return as soon as next week, Peach will miss the entire first half of the season at least.

Thats just the way it is and Ive accepted it. Im just trying to recover, said Peach, who is wearing an air cast.

Its just a bad sprain, basically. Its happened to me before but with the treatment that weve got here Im just getting better every day and recovering pretty fast.

As a rookie, Peach made 16 starts last season where he finished with six sacks.

When I first learned about it, it kind of hurt but now Ive got to move on, he said.

Ive got to get past that point and get better. Ive still got to stay in it and make sure Im a part of this team and help out any way that I can.

You try to look at different ways to make the situation better than it is and thats a plus that it happened early and I will be able to come in and finish the season and be able to help out towards our run to the playoffs.

gerry.moddejonge@sunmedia.ca


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