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.