EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos have won two home games since Aug. 10 last year. Two.
You have to start there. Before you make a case that the Eskimos really need to beat the B.C. Lions Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium because their next two games are on the road in Vancouver and Montreal, etc., you have to deal with a much larger picture.
"We do need to have a good show after that tremendous disappointment at home in Week 1," began coach Kavis Reed of the rancid display in losing the hope opener to Saskatchewan two weeks ago.
"Our fans need a better performance than we gave them
"It's something we spoke about after that game and it's something we spoke about again at the start of the week."
Reed said it's the elephant in the dressing room.
"We need to get our fans excited about out team. We need to have our fans come to the game with more energy.