Eskimos GM explodes at press conference

Edmonton Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey speaks to the media in Edmonton, Sept. 3, 2013. (QMI...

Edmonton Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey speaks to the media in Edmonton, Sept. 3, 2013. (QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:57 PM ET

EDMONTON - Do something, Ed Hervey?

Say something, Ed Hervey?

After more than a month assuming the three-point ostrich stance while those calls kept coming from your correspondent and a significant percentage of Edmonton Eskimos fans, the first year general manager turned into a volcano Tuesday.

When he did he erupted like a volcano!

Hervey imploded and exploded at the same time, signifying by the time the score reached 37-7 when the team failed to appear prepared to play on Labour Day, he’d had enough.

Hervey more than made up for more than a month of self-imposed silence, refusing to talk to media with a long list of compelling questions about the Eskimos’ seven-game losing streak and 1-8 start.

“I will improve this team,” he vowed Tuesday.

“I don’t care who I have to go through to do it.”

You’d say it’s about time. Except it’s long past time.

To his credit, however, Hervey did not allow a near-miracle comeback to end up losing 37-34 to keep his lips zipped and remain without action any longer.

He insisted that several changes be made and put everybody, including his head coach Kavis Reed, on notice.

“Kavis will coach the rest of the season. And then we will evaluate.

“At critical times the coaches have to make the right calls,” he added, without pointing out that Reed had made the wrong ones four games in a row with the game on the line.

Specific other changes — and Hervey indicated there will be several — will be revealed by Reed when he returns his team to practice Wednesday.


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