Day one on the field is in the books, and new Eskimos head coach Jason Maas calls it a success. “It was everything we expected. We executed fast we executed furious, the effort was great and the compete was great and the players came ready to play“
The only down side for the first year head coach was the finish, but he said that will come as they learn a new offence.
“It’s similar to what they have done in the past. Just upping the tempo, just upping the communication. The execution wasn’t as high as we would like, we are perfectionist on offence, we want everything to be perfect and when it’s not we have things to work on. Overall very pleased with the operation, just not the right execution all the time”
The big difference in the offence will be operating no huddle, and probably spreading the ball around more. The guy who gets the ball the most in the Eskimos offence is receiver Adarius Bowman, he feels that this offence has a chance to wow people. “This might be one of the most explosive and elusive offenses I have ever been a part of” high praise from a three time thousand yard receiver and the most dominant receiver in the CFL over the last three seasons. “We did great things last year, I think we are going to be smarter this year. We know how to win now.”
A change this year at training camp. They will hold a mock game on Friday night at from 6 to 8 PM and that will be open to the public. This event was added to the schedule by Maas. “I’m all about simulating game speed as much as possible. We are going to game simulate that day, hopefully the fans will come out”
The Eskimos will be back on the field on Monday morning at 830 and 1030 for two a days