Maas musings

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

Q. Do you regret any part of the move to Hamilton?

"I don't regret it.

A. "I'm looking right now at it and trying to understand and trying to believe that there is a reason I am here.

"I thought that reason was to come and win ball games. But right now, I'm not accomplishing that goal.

"Ultimately, I'm doing what I love to do, which is playing football.

"And I wasn't going to be given that opportunity in Edmonton, which is why I came here."

Q. How much have the weekly phone calls with Danny Maciocia helped you?

A. "It has helped me tremendously. "He's a great friend of mine and a mentor. He always has good advice and I am always looking for some in football and life in general.

"So, he's helped me out in a lot of rough times this year.

"It's too bad in these next two games he can't help me out too much."

Q. Critics have wanted Danny Maciocia fired this year for the Eskimos' struggles. Is that fair?

A. "No, not at all. But is it expected? Yes."

Q. Are the expectations in Edmonton unlike any other place probably in the world?

A. "Yes. When I look at their season, the last play has decided the outcome of three ball games. They're not a 4-7 ball club (in Edmonton). Their record indicates that, but they aren't."

Q. How helpful will your knowledge of Edmonton's defensive schemes be on Saturday?

A. "My familiarity with it will help me somewhat, but it's about executing.

"When I line up and I see the secondary take their drop, I'm sure a rush of memories will come back to me and feel like practice.

"But then the D-line and the linebackers will make it reality that it's not practice anymore."


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