Esks O-line new to each other

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:02 PM ET

It’s one massive collective belt that holds well over 1,500 pounds — but now the members of this version of the Eskimos’ offensive line have one game under it.

 

After getting shellacked in an eight-sack performance by the B.C. Lions in their last outing, the Eskimos will need better protection from not only newcomers Devin Tyler and Chris Patrick, who will bookend guards Greg Wojt and Brian Ramsay, but also Kyle Koch, who once again takes over snapping duties for centre Aaron Fiacconi, who’s gone for the season with a torn rotator cuff.

While they have yet to play next to each other in the current configuration, they have all started at least one game this season.

“It’s very important, obviously, because those guys need continuity,” said Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed.

“We can’t keep playing musical chairs with the five guys up front because each time we make a move, it’s going to cost us a setback in terms of getting continuity with that group.

“Hopefully, these five guys can prove that they’re worthy of going the distance.”

Or, at least, that they will help put the wheels back on Edmonton’s offensive wagon.

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