Eskimos get earful from coach Kavis Reed

Kavis Reed's mood registered on his face on Saturday during the Eskimos loss to the Roughriders....

Kavis Reed's mood registered on his face on Saturday during the Eskimos loss to the Roughriders. (Perry Nelson, Edmonton Sun)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:46 PM ET

Just when the Edmonton Eskimos thought it couldn’t get any hotter …

Still feeling the heat from last Saturday’s 39-18 loss to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders in the season-opener, the Eskimos hit the field at Commonwealth Stadium in 30-degree conditions, only to end things off with a pressure-cooker of a pick-up or pack-up speech at midfield by a hot-under-the-collar head coach.

“It’s hard to read me sometimes. And my wife says the same thing,” Kavis Reed said afterward, downplaying his R-rated script. “I’m about this football team executing at a high level and using Saturday’s experience as a positive experience.

“I was very happy with (Tuesday’s practice). There are obviously some things that we are not pleased about based on the results of Saturday, but I wasn’t unhappy, I was just wanting to make some statements.”

While the message was received loud and clear, something was definitely lost in translation.


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