Eskimo linebacking crew are tackling machines

Edmonton Eskimos JC Sherritt, centre, gets congratulated by Weldon Brown, left, and Damaso Munoz...

Edmonton Eskimos JC Sherritt, centre, gets congratulated by Weldon Brown, left, and Damaso Munoz after Sherritt broke the record for most tackles in a season by bringing down Calgary Stampeders Matt Walter, not pictured, during second half CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, November 2, 2012. The Eskimos lost 27-30. AMBER BRACKEN/EDMONTON SUN/QMI AGENCY

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:03 PM ET

EDMONTON - There’s no question the Edmonton Eskimos linebacking crew is up for the challenge.

On a defence that’s expected to carry the team in this season’s early going, there’s no reason to change the starters on this unit.

When a team has three starters finish in the top nine on the 2012 tackles list, you could make the case that the Eskimos will start the season with the top linebacking unit in the CFL.

JC Sherritt, Damaso Munoz and T.J. Hill have built a reputation as having a nose for the football.


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