Joseph takes the blame for Eskimos loss

Quarterback Kerry Joseph during Edmonton Eskimos practice at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton,...

Quarterback Kerry Joseph during Edmonton Eskimos practice at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, June 24, 2013. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:03 AM ET

Seven days shy of his 40th birthday, Edmonton Eskimos third-string quarterback Kerry Joseph looked almost half his age Saturday.

For nearly two full quarters, anyway.

Coming in for starter Mike Reilly, who sat out for concussion protocol after building up an 8-1 lead in the opening quarter, Joseph leap-frogged second-stringer Jonathan Crompton to extend Edmonton’s lead to 22-1 over the Toronto Argonauts in the third quarter.

But from there, Joseph began looking every bit of his near 40 years. Along with the rest of the beleaguered Eskimos, as Toronto put up 33 unanswered.

“They made some halftime adjustments,” Joseph said. “They challenged us in the second half and we just didn’t make any plays.

“I’m going to put this one on me.”

Two interceptions led to 14 of those Argos points

“I feel all right, just a little rusty at times,” Joseph said. “I got into a groove and then I got off of it. But I’m not making any excuses for that. I’ve been arou


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