Eskimos' new O-line boss Himebauch giving each player an even shot

Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch says his approach to each player will be...

Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch says his approach to each player will be different. (CODIE McLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

EDMONTON - Jonathan Himebauch got his first taste of the spotlight that has been shining on the not-so-bright Edmonton Eskimos offensive line.

OK, it’s more like a pressure cooker or a heat lamp.

But the team’s new offensive line coach and run-game co-ordinator — the two main areas that provided constant concern on the way to a 4-14 finish last season — was cool as a cucumber made in the shade during an introductory press conference Friday afternoon.

Heck, the former offensive line coach for the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes even cracked a joke when asked what he thought about quarterback Mike Reilly packing on 25 pounds in efforts to become more durable.

“Oh, I thought you were going to say we’re in the same position because I’ve put on 25 pounds … I’m trying to work on that,” said a grinning Himebauch.


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