RedBlacks need to learn from mistakes

Edmonton's Almondo Sewell puts pressure on Ottawa's Henry Burris during the second half of the...

Edmonton's Almondo Sewell puts pressure on Ottawa's Henry Burris during the second half of the Edmonton Eskimos' CFL football game against the Ottawa RedBlacks at Commonwealth Stadium on July 11, 2014. (Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:19 PM ET

The Ottawa RedBlacks believe they could be 2-0 out of the gate right now.

In their first two CFL regular-season games, they've led at the half, before falling 36-28 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and most recently, 27-11 to the Edmonton Eskimos Friday night.

Discouraging sure. But they lost those two games not by fluke. Not by a blown call. Not by one tiny mistake. They lost because they didn't play complete football games. There were too many silly penalties, a bad break or two. And they couldn't sustain momentum.


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