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Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #101
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Ghod, please no!

Okay, I'm over it - but yes, this IS big and Tillman better have someone other than Kerry Joseph or Steven Jyles in mind to replace.

That, or we change the team name to Colts ...
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #102
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Looks like the Ricky Ray trade is going ahead:
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Ricky Ray is about to become a Toronto Argonaut.

The Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos have a agreed to a deal that will see the 32-year-old quarterback moving East. The Eskimos have called a media conference today at 4pm et/1pm pt to announce the deal.

Toronto's side of the trade is believed to include quarterback Steven Jyles, kicker Grant Shaw and a first-round draft pick going to the Eskimos.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:56 PM   #103
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Ghod, please no!

Okay, I'm over it - but yes, this IS big and Tillman better have someone other than Kerry Joseph or Steven Jyles in mind to replace.

That, or we change the team name to Colts ...
Couldn't agree more re your Jyles comment, I don't see him as a replacement; maybe a good back up?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:37 PM   #104
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Rumor also has it that the Esks may try to get Henry Burris, who wants out of Calgary.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #105
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I like Ricky Ray and all, but over the last few years, I've thought he has plateau'd as a QB, I'm ok with going for a fresh look at that position.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #106
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I would still rate Ray as one of the top 3 QB's in the league. They better be getting someone other than Jyles to fill the QB position. Don't like this trade at all unless there is a signing or follow-up trade.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #107
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:09 PM   #108
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Burris is NOT the guy we want to replace Ray.

He has won one Grey Cup in 2008, but he has been getting worse ever since. He was absolute garbage this year, and I think his career is almost done.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:04 PM   #109
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Ricky Ray need to let go and get a better QB with strong arm , quick release while gets good reading. I believe it is time to get a good QB who can pass 10- 20 yards every time.
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That was kind of "out of the blue". Not like we have any young QBs of note in development. I really figured Ray would be here until the end of his career.

With the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto next year, i guess Brailey and the Argos are looking to make some kind of impact in the GTA.
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Old 14-12-2011, 08:16 PM   #111
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Not crying over this.

Ray hasn't been much in recent yrs. This year the team was 6th in offense and first downs despite having some of the best weapons in the league for Ray to work with.
Even with a 100K cut in pay Rays contract still represented negative value in a capped league.

Not sure why we ever extended the contract really but I suspect to get some stock in trade. Theres sources saying a deal with Hamilton fell through last year as well but only because the Ray camp wanted to not be moved in exchange for an agreed reduction in salary.
Ray was making 512K/yr as recently as the 2010 season. Thats a huge amount in a smallcap league.

He'll have trouble finding recievers in Toronto. Unless he pays some to play there..
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Old 14-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #112
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Ray threw for about 25 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. Other than the QB in Montreal how many other QB's had better stats? He is going to be very hard, if not impossible, to replace. This was not a move that made the team better. This is about a GM with a huge ego that is putting his own stamp on this team. Time will tell if this was a smart move, I believe it wasn't.
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Old 15-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #113
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Ray threw for about 25 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. Other than the QB in Montreal how many other QB's had better stats? He is going to be very hard, if not impossible, to replace. This was not a move that made the team better. This is about a GM with a huge ego that is putting his own stamp on this team. Time will tell if this was a smart move, I believe it wasn't.
How many 50/50 balls do you think Stamps and Bowman came up with on their own last season?
Any QB is fortunate to have recievers that fight back to the ball and maintain positioning like that.

The 25 TD tosses on their own is really not that impressive. If anything Ray has had difficulty converting in redzone. 6th in production is no illusion. A team with this many weapons should get more.
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Old 15-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #114
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Not to mention, that Ray was getting very predictable. The defense knew that if they could collapse on the pocket, then there would be a good chance they'd come up with a sack. If no play is available from the pocket, he struggles to make most other plays.

Some of this did have to do with the O line at times, but it wasn't always their fault either. Is Jyles the right man for the job? Who knows, but I know I spent many games yelling at the TV because Ray got sacked...again
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Old 15-12-2011, 09:15 AM   #115
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Ray is the type of quarterback who would rather take the sack than throw a bad interception. Sacks suck, but turning over the ball is worse.



Supposing that Ray wasn't the best fit for the team, who is going to be our quarterback next year?

Joseph is too old and he's no good. Jyles is garbage. Unless some unknown steps up and has a stellar season (highly unlikely), the Eskimos are going to do worse than Saskatchewan next year.
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Old 15-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #116
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I would much rather have a QB that can throw the ball then one with nervous feet who takes off like a scared rabbit. Jyles is not the answer. Ray is still in the top 15 percent of QB's in the league.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #117
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Stamps QB Henry Burris going to the Ti-Cats:
http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=384050
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Now what, Jyles is definitely not the answer......
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #119
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They just extended Joseph's contract so he may be the guy. Maybe Hamilton will trade Glen to the Eskimos. Both of those options are not a step up from Ray and they cannot go with Jyles.
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^ Glenn is going to the Stamps in the Burris deal
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #121
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Stubler, gone

Ray, gone

Eskies QB is Stephen Jyles

The fanatics are right. 2012 IS the end of the world ...
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #122
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Esks sign former 1st overall draft pick

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EDMONTON -- It didn't take Simeon Rottier long to land another job.

Rottier signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, just two days after being released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"Being able to return to Alberta and play for the Eskimos in front of their incredible fans fulfills a lifelong dream of mine," Rottier said in a statement. "The Eskimos have a very bright future and I'm excited to be part of it.

"I'd also like to thank the entire Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization for their support during my time there."

The six-foot-six, 295-pound Rottier, a native of Westlock, Alta., played his college football at the University of Alberta before being selected first overall by Hamilton in the 2009 CFL Canadian college draft.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #123
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Stubler, gone
That is going to hurt. The defense was awesome last year, largely due to Stubler.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #124
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Messam to the Dolphins?
http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=387601
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #125
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Not good, we have no runningback, no quarterback, it's going to be a long season. The only thing to look forward to will be the new seats (if they even go in this year).
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #126
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Hilman, Give Eskimos GM time to rebuilt the team especially offence but for the defence, no worries about it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #127
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I have given them time, I am tired of them rarely making the playoffs which is tough to do when 3 teams make it out of 4. Now we have no running back and a horrible quarterback, it's going to be another long year of going to their games
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Jason Barnes to sign in T.O.
http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=387814
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Messam have signed with Dolphins today.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=387834
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Old 23-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #130
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Esks have traded punter-kicker Eric Wilbur to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for future considerations.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=388639
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Old 29-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #131
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Edmonton Eskimo Special Teams Coordinator Rick Campbell has resigned, the club announced today.

Campbell stepped down to accept a job with the Calgary Stampeders.
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April 10, 2012

Eskimo fans will be draped in the club’s colours when the much anticipated replacement of the seats at Commonwealth Stadium is completed.

At today’s ”Kickoff 2012” media luncheon, Edmonton Eskimo President and CEO Len Rhodes unveiled samples of the new seats and the overall design of the stadium ‘makeover’ that will start this summer. It’s expected to take close to two years to complete the project.

Most rows in the stadium have been reduced by one seat to accommodate the new seats which are wider and feature individual cupholders. Executive suites will be outfitted with a highbacked padded seat, while the current bench seating in the north and south end zones will be replaced with a half-back seat.

Rhodes says, “The new seats will greatly improve the game day experience for our fans and the creative design leaves no doubt that Commonwealth Stadium is the home of the Green and Gold!”

Rhodes also announced a number of other fan pleasing initiatives this season, including the return of the popular Green ‘n Go program which gives Eskimo ticket holders a ride on regular transit, LRT or Park and Ride services to and from each home game. As well, the Jackie Parker and Quarterback Clubs, located on the West and East sides of the stadium respectively, will now be open to all fans. The Green and Gold Club will return to the newly refurbished gymnasium at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (CCRC).


http://www.esks.com/article/esks-unl...ok-for-stadium

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Those seats look nice.

Now all we need is a good quarterback, a good running back, and a good defensive coordinator, or the Eskimos will suck.
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Got an email from the Esks about a few special parties after the games hosted at the Fieldhouse, can't wait for some Ice Ice Baby

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Finger Eleven - June 30th
Dallas Smith - September 22nd
Oom Pah Pah Band, DJ Harmon B and the Shuplatters Dance Group - October 13th
Vanilla Ice - November 2nd

The Edmonton Eskimos are pleased to present a 2012 post game cabaret series. Cabarets will be held in the Field House at Commonwealth Stadium.


Rockin' Season Opener with Finger Eleven Saturday, June 30th

Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 9:00 pm

Presale Price: $19* for Season Seat Holders, Presale starts May 30th at 2:30 pm and ends June 1st at 5:00 pm

Price - $29.00* - Public onsale June 1st at 10:00am


Country Night with Dallas Smith Saturday, Sept 22nd

Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 9:00 pm

Presale Price: $19.00* for Season Seat Holders. Presale starts June 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am and ends June 15th at 10:00 am,

Price - $29.00* - Public onsale, June 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am


Pinktoberfest with Oom Pah Pah Band, DJ Harmon B and the Shuplatters Dance Group Saturday, October 13th

Doors open at 5:00 pm, show starts at 6:00 pm

Presale Price: $19.00* for Season Seat Holders. Presale starts June 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am and ends June 15th at 10:00 am, Price - $29.00* - Public onsale, June 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am


Fan Appreciation Night with Vanilla Ice, Friday, November 2nd

Doors open at 9:00 pm, show starts at 10:00 pm

Presale Price: $19.00* for Season Seat Holders. Presale starts June 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am and ends June 15th at 10:00 am, Price - $29.00* - Public onsale, June 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am


For further information, please contact the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club at (780)448-3757
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