Esks special teams co-ordinator wants fun footballl

Craig Dickenson has worked with head coach Chris Jones in the past and says he was interested in...

Craig Dickenson has worked with head coach Chris Jones in the past and says he was interested in helping Jones build a team. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency/Files)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

EDMONTON - Is fun football back in town?

Despite the fact the Eskimos only managed to win four games last year, there seems to be more buzz in Edmonton about the two trick plays than the two points they produced for openers.

You don’t realize the extent fans have been starving for a little fun football until you see that reaction.

Special teams co-ordinator Craig Dickenson, the man most responsible for putting fun back in football under head coach Chris Jones, picked up on that this week.

“Yeah, I’ve noticed there’s a lot of excitement over those two plays,” said Dickinson.

A gadget play. A gimmick play. A trick play. It obviously can go along way in an entertainment- and success-starved football city, especially when the two plays were essentially the difference between winning and losing.


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