Past is past: Esks’ Reed
By Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency
VANCOUVER - Kavis Reed isn’t interested in history lessons.
The Edmonton Eskimos head coach doesn’t care that a win against the B.C. Lions on Saturday would clinch first place in the West Division for the first time since the franchise went 13-5 in 2003.
Or that the last playoff game in Commonwealth Stadium was held in 2004.
Even that their current 10-6 record is the best Edmonton has done since going 10-8 in 2008 isn’t enough to impress Reed.
Neither does the fact that the last time the Eskimos won 11 games in a season was in 2005, during the franchise’s last championship.
“I wasn’t here in early 2000,” said Reed. “We all say that this is a unique situation. We are all forging our own position in the Eskimos legacy and we can’t worry about what happened in so many years or what we could accomplish.
“It’s basically the 2011 football club. We’re not divorcing ourselves from our history but we are going to make certain that we are part of the history.”