Esks' Davis: 'I've got to get better'

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:39 PM ET

EDMONTON - HAMILTON — If nothing else, Eskimos linebacker Rod Davis has high expectations.

After scoring interception TD’s in back-to-back games, the pick-six master was a force on defence again, with a couple of timely knockdowns.

But Davis demonstrated the nature of his competitive drive when he voiced his disappointment about his inability to hang onto at least one of those knockdowns.

“Individually it means nothing” said Davis. “It’s a team game. I got my hands on a ball and busted it up, but if I want to call myself a playmaker, I should have made the plays.”

Davis even apologized to his teammates along the sidelines.

“I told the guys I owned two picks,” said Davis. “I should have made those plays. Next week, I’ve just got to go out and get better.”

The Eskimos secondary and linebackers already had a league-leading 20 picks going into Friday night’s game.

“If I call myself a difference-maker, I must make those plays,” said Davis, named the CFL defensive player of the week after his performance last Sunday.

“For me, the sky’s the limit. I try to go out each week and dominate and play my best. I know I’m leaving the field with a bad taste in my mouth. I can’t wait until Saturday to play B.C. and try to redeem myself because I didn’t have the kind of game I wanted to.”

Davis had some motivation to continue his amazing performance streak as the game was shown live in the U.S.

“This was the last game for my family back home (in Gulfport, Miss.) to watch,” said Davis. “It was very disappointing. I’ve got to get better each and every day. I’ve just got to get better.”

There’s no question Davis plays the game with passion and an intensity that has seen the defensive unit emerge as the backbone of this woeful Eskimos team.

— Griwkowsky


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