New low for Esks

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:18 AM ET

For what it’s worth, the Edmonton Eskimos are off to their worst start since the 1965 season.

Not like it matters to the current roster of players, who weren’t even born when that crew began 0-5 on their way to a 5-11 record.

The worst they’ve faced

But it doesn’t take years of experience to know that 0-4 is not only bad, but the worst these Eskimos have ever faced in their careers.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been on a team that’s 0-4, so this is new territory,” said Ricky Ray.

“Other than just continuing to work hard and believe in each other and not have that doubt creep in, that’s all we’ve got to do.

“We’ve got to look forward and try and get our first win. We’ve just got to focus on Friday (against the B.C. Lions).

No authority

The law of averages apparently have no authority when it comes to the CFL.

“Four times in a row, you would think at least one of those games we would come out on top,” said Eskimos defensive tackle Dario Romero, who had a tackle and a sack in his first game back since tearing his biceps in September 2009. “But we’re 0-4. I have never been on a team that’s 0-4, so it’s going to be interesting to see what the rally is in the locker-room after this.

“You find out a lot about yourself when you lose, but when you go 0-4 your character is tested. It’s just a matter of coming out here and playing your ass off.”

Each week, it’s getting harder and harder to try and take positives out of the losses as they pile up.

“I’m a positive person, but at the same time I learned a long time ago that you are what your record is,” said Eskimos linebacker Javier Glatt, who had a tackle and an interception in Saturday’s game.

gerry.moddejonge@sunmedia.ca


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