Eskimos preview for 2014 CFL season

Seeing doubles. (left to right) Jonathan Crompton (8) and Mike Reilly (13) take part in an Edmonton...

Seeing doubles. (left to right) Jonathan Crompton (8) and Mike Reilly (13) take part in an Edmonton Eskimos team practice at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton Alta., on Monday June 16, 2014. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

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The Edmonton Eskimos are coming off their worst season in 49 years, finishing 2013 with a 4-14 record and missing playoffs for the fourth time in the eight years since their last Grey Cup championship. But the last time they hosted a home playoff game was even longer, in 2004, making for quite the drought for a fan base built on a history of success. New head coach Chris Jones and his staff are tasked with turning those fortunes around, beginning with the journey back to respectability for a franchise that has had just three winning seasons (2005, 2008 and 2011) in the past 10 years. The thing is, this year's Eskimos edition could more than double its victories from last year and still not end up with a winning record. But at least they'd be headed in the right direction.


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