Nothing to celebrate yet - Reed

Con Griwkowsky, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:36 AM ET

Kavis Reed would have none of that.

Put an immediate stop to it.

Some defensive players put together an impromptu celebration during Saturday night’s win.

The Eskimos head coach wasted little time, letting the players know in no uncertain terms that type of conduct had no place on this team.

“Plain and simple, in Edmonton we expect to make big plays,” said Reed. “When we make them, it’s not a surprise. When you do things to highlight them, it’s a surprise to you.”

In other words, act like you’ve been there before.

“Maybe I’m probably too old-school that way,” said Reed. “There’s a time and place for that. When you hoist the Grey Cup, you can have those types of celebrations. Right now, we expect to make big plays and that’s part of our routine.”

In Saturday night’s game, B.C.’s Geroy Simon struck the pose after scoring his touchdown and Akeem Foster fired the football into the south end zone boxes after scoring his.

Apparently, the Eskimos have sent the Lions the bill for the ball.

LIKES AND DISLIKES

Upon further review in the film room, Reed liked most of what he saw of Saturday.

“I saw a team that played fast and created some chaos for the opposition,” said Reed. “That allowed us to take advantage of some turnovers. We executed at a high level and a fast level.

“What I didn’t like is we didn’t seize all the opportunities we had. We want to be at about a 75% success rate in the red zone. We were under that. Defensively, we gave up a couple of big plays.”

Red zone woes? Sure beats recent history.

con.griwkowsky@sunmedia.ca


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