Questionable penalties cost Eskimos

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly is takcled during Monday's game in Calgary against the Stampeders....

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly is takcled during Monday's game in Calgary against the Stampeders. (Darren Makowichuk, QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

They won’t say as much, but for the second game in a row the Edmonton Eskimos believe a non-call contributed to their loss.

And not so much out of fear of being fined by the league for criticizing officials, either, but instead for looking like sore losers.

And it doesn’t get much more painful than Monday’s Labour Day Classic, where the Calgary Stampeders won 37-34 thanks in no small part to a pass intended for Fred Stamps that was knocked down by defensive halfback Brandon Smith, which would have set the Eskimos up in range for a potential game-tying field goal.

But was Stamps held up at all on the play?

“You seen it — what do you think, know what I mean?” he said. “I don’t criticize or anything like that but you guys tell me what y’all think.

“It’s tough but we’ve got these guys on Friday and the good thing is we’re playing them at home.”


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