Feeling at Edmonton Eskimos camp is more positive, expectant than in recent years

Eskimos wide receiver Fred Stamps during training camp at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, June 3,...

Eskimos wide receiver Fred Stamps during training camp at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, June 3, 2013. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:27 PM ET

EDMONTON - When you cover a club like the Edmonton Eskimos, which hasn’t been to or won a Grey Cup since 2005 and only won seven games last year, a scribe ought be careful in dispatching anything other than mild doses of highly guarded optimism.

When you cover a team featuring two guys competing for starting quarterback with a combined total of five previous starts, hope should be issued by the thimble, not by the barrel.

When you chronicle a club that could have as many as 10 new starters this season, you should consider that, prior to pounding every paragraph.

And if Tuesday’s first practice of the second consecutive day of two-a-days was your first day of camp, you’d suspect the Eskimos were going to have another miserable season.


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