Tough for Eskimos' Hugh Charles to watch from sidelines

Hugh Charles says it was tough to watch the final drive agaisnt the Alouetes on Thursday from the...

Hugh Charles says it was tough to watch the final drive agaisnt the Alouetes on Thursday from the sidelines. (Pierre-Paul Poulin, QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:08 PM ET

EDMONTON - Having the title of Edmonton Eskimos starting running back must be starting to wear a little thin with Hugh Charles.

After all, the offence has been running around in circles on the way to a 1-4 start to the season — and that’s when they’re running at all.

The fact is the Eskimos have gotten away from running the ball, coming into this week’s schedule dead last in their division with 448 rushing yards in four games — which isn’t good, considering they were last place overall in passing yards.

But it’s the ground game that needs to take off in order to get the rest of the offence off the, err … ground.

“It isn’t where we want it to be,” said Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed. “It is something that we’ve talked about a lot. Hugh Charles is a very capable back, John White is a very capable back. We have to put ourselves in a situation where we’re not down late in the games.

Post-game analysis following a heart-breaking 37-22 loss to the Montreal Alouettes — wh


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