At present mired in a four-game shedding streak, Edmonton Elks head coach and offensive co-ordinator Jamie Elizondo made a daring transfer on Monday.
He’s sitting his primary quarterback Trevor Harris for Friday’s return match towards the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Taylor Cornelius and Dakota Prukop would be the quarterback duo on Friday; Harris is not going to costume.
Elizondo says quite a lot of elements went into the choice.
“We’re not getting the play that we’d like from the quarterback place,” Elizondo stated.
“It’s not simply (Harris). Any time you’re 2-6, it’s everyone. We simply really feel proper now that (Cornelius and Prukop) give us the most effective mixture to have the ability to get the ball down the sector, get into rhythm, after which do some issues.”
Harris struggled in a 30-3 loss to the Bombers final Friday in Winnipeg, going 9 of 21 for simply 87 yards passing. Harris was pulled for Cornelius within the fourth quarter and says the loss was a low level for him and the Elks this season.
“It simply wasn’t a terrific efficiency for us on offence,” Harris stated.
“We couldn’t get something going, we couldn’t get into rhythm, and all of us made our errors. I have to be accountable for the errors I made and have to be higher. Clearly, we’re going to do every thing we will to repair some stuff on offence so we will get this factor going. Now we have an excessive amount of expertise on our roster to be stagnant.”
Cornelius took the vast majority of first workforce reps on Monday with Prukop taking the opposite reps whereas Harris solely took half in particular person drills. Harris isn’t injured, so him being taken out of the combination for Friday’s sport is strictly a coach resolution.
Cornelius will begin in his third sport of the season. He got here off the bench in reduction of Harris throughout final Friday’s loss in Winnipeg. To date this season, Cornelius has handed for 624 yards and has thrown three landing passes to 6 interceptions.
Cornelius is wanting ahead to being underneath centre once more this Friday.
“You by no means dream of being the backup quarterback,” Cornelius stated.
“Clearly, I’ve a great alternative now to play, and hopefully, we’ll play nice.”
In six video games this season, Harris is fifth amongst quarterbacks in passing with 1,568 yards. He has thrown six landing passes to 5 interceptions.
These numbers should not on the degree we’re used to seeing Harris at, however Jamie Elizondo says together with his workforce’s backs towards the wall at 2-6, the desperation degree is at its peak.
“Actually powerful with particularly how a lot I care about Trevor and the connection that goes again years,” Elizondo stated.
“It’s not a straightforward resolution, however at this level, it’s a workforce resolution which means. Now we have to place the wants of the workforce first apart from my emotions for him and my relationship with him.”
In different information, the Elks signed 11-year CFL veteran long-snapper Martin Bedard as common long-snapper Chad Rempel is coping with an harm. The 37-year-old Bedard is a two-time Gray Cup champion (2009, 2010), has performed in 179 profession CFL video games and has recorded 68 particular groups tackles. Bedard had introduced his retirement on July 1.
Additionally, defensive finish Chris Casher has been faraway from the Elks’ suspended listing and has been positioned on the workforce’s apply roster. Casher spent the 2019 season with the Calgary Stampeders and recorded 34 defensive tackles and 7 quarterback sacks. He was launched by the B.C. Lions throughout their coaching camp this season.
The Elks will host the Blue Bombers on Friday night time on The Brick Area at Commonwealth Stadium. Kick-off will probably be at 7 p.m. 630 CHED may have dwell protection beginning with Countdown to Kick-off beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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