Mike Reilly an old-school QB by calling plays for Edmonton Eskimos

Quarterback Mike Reilly (left) and slotback Fred Stamps chat during an Edmonton Eskimos practice at...

Quarterback Mike Reilly (left) and slotback Fred Stamps chat during an Edmonton Eskimos practice at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Their next game is against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal on July 25. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

Once upon a time, a long time ago when men were men and centres were nervous, quarterbacks used to call their own plays.

A form of that, your correspondent has learned, happened Sunday in Toronto when Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly went 35 for 46 to put up 511 yards with three TD passes and no interceptions.

Reilly huddled up with head coach Kavis Reed, offensive coordinator Doug Sams and his quarterbacking partners for four hours for four consecutive days after practice to pick his own plays.

The quarterback, who came to the Eskimos with the grand total of four previous starts as a quarterback, essentially put together a concept where he called his own plays for the game.

“During the bye week, we looked at what had happened in our hurry-up offence Bonzai situations where Mike calls his own plays,” said head coach Reed after Reilly revealed to your agent the details of what happened.


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