Esks' Duval remains upbeat
By Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency
Damon Duval wanted to put some points on the board against his old club Thursday, he just didn’t expect to put up the only points against them.
The Edmonton Eskimos kicker had a field goal and punt single against the Alouettes in his first return to Montreal since being released in the off-season.
“Before this, our offence had been moving the ball well,” said Duval. “We’ve been putting touchdowns on the board and having to kick field goals once in a while. But, unfortunately, we weren’t able to move the ball and we weren’t able to get in the end zone.
“We had a couple chances there at the end, we dropped a couple balls, but that happens. It’s a long season and you can’t win them all.”
Duval comes from a previous dressing room where rallying back from losses is habitual, while his new one is still establishing its identity.
“I don’t think there’s any difference. Being a football team, you hate to lose,” Duval said. “It’s get back, watch film, see what you can correct and get better and come back next week and get that ‘W’.
“Especially with a West opponent next weekend going into the bye.”