JONES: Eskimos winning turnovers battle

Hamilton quarterback Zach Collaros lays on the field after taking a hit from Edmonton's Odell...

Hamilton quarterback Zach Collaros lays on the field after taking a hit from Edmonton's Odell Willis. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:35 AM ET

Two games normally are not enough of a sample size to make many valid observations, especially when the two teams the Edmonton Eskimos beat by a touchdown or less, lost their other games 24-9 and 31-10.

But small sample size or not, there most certainly are stats to track going forward which suggest last year’s 4-14 team is on a dramatically different track.

Like giveaway-takeaway.

There’s already a considerable difference there.

Last year the Eskimos were dead last in the league at a minus 15 in the turnover tracker. This year after two games they lead the league at plus six.

There’s little question that’s the biggest reason Edmonton is 2-0 instead of 0-2 and having already won half the number of games they did last year is new head coach Chris Jones aggressive attack defence.

The Eskimos were a plus four in the opener in B.C..


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