Esks two weeks ahead of 2010
By GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency
|Hamilton Tiger Cats' Maurice Mann (L) drops a pass under pressure from Edmonton Eskimos' Donovan Alexander during the second half of their CFL football game in Edmonton July 9, 2011. (REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber)
EDMONTON - Last year, it took the Edmonton Eskimos their first four weeks to score 70 points, and didn’t come up with their win until Week 5.
Heading into Week 3 of the 2011 schedule against the B.C. Lions on Saturday, they already hit that point total and doubled up on victories.
“It’s good to see. These guys have worked hard,” said Eskimos offensive co-ordinator Marcus Crandell. “They’re starting to see how everything works if you’re in the right spots and you’re making the plays. That’s what they’re doing right now.”
While they faced each other as opposing quarterbacks, Crandell and Ricky Ray are finding early success in combining forces.
“We always talk about things. I always ask for his opinion as far as how to do certain things as we implement the game plan,” Crandell said. “If he doesn’t like it, I’m more than willing to take things out he doesn’t like.
“I’ve been in those shoes before.”