EDMONTON - Ricky Ray wasn’t the only Eskimo doing a little chucking on Monday.
Turns out receiver Adarius Bowman tossed his cookies after his 31-yard TD run in the third quarter.
“I was a bit amped up, rowdy, kind of excited about the game,” said Bowman, who had a strong outing in returning from injury. “My stomach was kind of acting up on me a little bit.”
A sprint and the ensuing celebration didn’t help. When the TSN cameras closed in on him on the sidelines, he was already searching for a garbage can.
“I wanted to give shoutouts to players back at the house, talk to everybody, but I felt it coming the whole time,” said Bowman. “I tried to ask the (camera guys) to give me a second but it was too late. It happened. I was mighty embarrassed, man.”
PEACH IS KEEN: That the Esks are 19-11 with Greg Peach in the lineup and 3-12 without him is rather amazing, and probably not entirely coincidental.
“Greg Peach is a great guy, a great player,” said defensive teammate Jermaine Reid. “He works hard and he plays hard, he’s one of the leaders on this team. He helps rally us, so do guys like Rod Davis and T.J. Hill.”
As for the dramatic difference in win-loss percentage, Peach just shrugs his shoulders.
“I don’t know. I can’t really look too far into that, it’s just a nice coincidence,” said Peach. “They were trying to tell me about it the other day. What am I supposed to say? Hey, I enjoy winning, though.”
WAITING GAME: There is no time for benched offensive lineman Patrick Kabongo to play himself back into the lineup, so there’s every chance, after Edmonton’s convincing win in Calgary Monday, that he’ll be out for Friday, too.
“We’ll assess it as time goes on, but I felt it was a good decision at the time and it paid off,” said Esks coach Kavis Reed, whose quarterback was very well protected against the Stamps. “We’ll discuss it with him as time progresses. We’re going to do what’s right for the football team.”... Reed said receiver Fred Stamps is still questionable. “It’s better than 50% but not 100%.”
HE SAID IT: “Good teams like the Stampeders are going to come out and play very good football on Friday. We know that. They’re going to study the film carefully and make adjustments and we have to be ahead of the curve if we’re going to have a chance.” — Kavis Reed.