Esks coach likes players resolve
By Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency
|Edmonton Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed speaks to the players during Esks Fan Day at Clarke Park on Saturday. (Perry Mah/QMI Agency)
Kavis Reed went into the first rundown of Edmonton Eskimos training camp with the specific intention of running his players down.
But instead of seeing which ones didn’t get back up, he saw the first real signs of teamwork and camaraderie as teammates cheered each other on, running alongside those who weren’t quite finished their shuttles and coming together for the loudest cheer, so far, in training camp when it was all over.
“(Sunday) morning brought them together and it’s early in training camp. I walked away with the good feeling that trying to run them to death — like I did — and trying to break them, I couldn’t,” Reed said.
“I saw guys running with other guys, refusing to let them quit.
“There are defining moments in seasons, good or bad. This was a defining moment for this team and I truly believe there is a special group we’re going to put together.”