10/22/2012 2:38:00 PM
Just like last time, signing of running back Cory Boyd makes sense. Back in August, the Eskimos were down to one running back and Hugh Charles needed a back up. Boyd became available and his resume made him a pretty good pick up, especially when you don’t have to give anything up for him. Boyd became an Eskimo, and conducted himself professionally, even after he was released in early October. Space was the issue. The Eskimos didn’t have space on the depth chart, with Jerome Messam back from the NFL, or the salary cap to keep him.
Now, with Hugh Charles injured, (the severity of that injury will be finalized in the next couple of days) Boyd is back, and again it makes sense. Jerome Messam is likely to take over as the Eskimos feature back, and he needs a back up. Boyd is available, comes at the right price, and knows the system, and will be able to step right in and dress on Sunday in Montreal, and might just get more of an opportunity to play this time around.
The Eskimos did not practise today, they held meetings this morning, and will be back on the filed tomorrow preparing for the Montreal Aluettes
The Eskimos control their own destiny in the playoff race. They need a win in Montreal, or home to Calgary in the final two weeks of the season and they are in, probably heading east to play Toronto in the East Semi final. The Eskimos can also make the post season if both Hamilton and Winnipeg lose one game each. That will happen for one of them on Saturday when they play each other. If they play to a tie, that will also clinch for the Eskimos. (Yes, you can still tie in the CFL)
A west playoff spot is also still up for grabs, the Eskimos are two points back of Saskatchewan with 2 games to go. Edmonton holds the tie breaker.
The Kavis Reed Show goes tonight from 8 to 9 on 630 CHED
630 CHED has Eskimos football , for Your Alberta Ford Dealers, from Montreal on Sunday. 11 AM game time, 930 for the Challenge Insurance Group Pre Game Show.