After a number of days off, the Edmonton Elks returned to apply on Friday as they put together for a uncommon Tuesday night time CFL recreation in our nation’s capital towards the Ottawa Redblacks.
The Elks’ final recreation was Sept. 18 on The Brick Discipline at Commonwealth Stadium, a 37-22 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Elks managed to erase a 14-0 deficit, and at one level, had the lead towards the CFL’s greatest crew. The sport turned within the second half when two turnovers by the Elks resulted in two defensive touchdowns by the Bombers.
The Elks are 2-4 on the season and head coach Jamie Elizondo says the errors his crew are making proper now are proving to be very pricey.
“We’ve to learn the way to not lose earlier than we are able to win,” he mentioned. “These penalties (we’ve taken) have confirmed to be essential. You return to the Ottawa recreation and we take a chop block penalty that takes factors off the board, a missed area aim the place we take a penalty which retains the drive alive for the opponent.
“It simply looks like the errors we’ve been making have been essential and are turning out to be difference-makers.”
Lisren beneath: Edmonton Elks head coach Jamie Elizondo seems again on his crew’s 37-22 loss to the Bombers.
Within the loss to the Bombers, 26-year-old quarterback Taylor Cornelius made his first CFL begin instead of Trevor Harris who’s at present on the crew’s six-game injured listing with a neck harm.
Cornelius accomplished 19 of 33 cross makes an attempt for 243 yards passing and threw three interceptions — together with one returned for a landing — and recorded a misplaced fumble which become a defensive landing for the Bombers.
Cornelius will get the beginning once more this coming Tuesday in Ottawa towards the Redblacks. Within the leadup to the house recreation towards the Bombers, Harris took nearly all of reps earlier than pulling himself close to the top of Day 2 apply.
Cornelius solely had one full day of reps with the first-team offence. He’ll begin on Tuesday and mentioned realizing that firstly of the prep week will assist.
“Simply getting these additional reps clearly with the receiver too and getting that timing down,” Cornelius mentioned. “Getting to truly run all of the performs we’ve for in that week goes to be useful.”
Constructing some extra chemistry with likes of Greg Ellingson and Derel Walker might be on the prime of the listing for Cornelius.
Ellingson caught three passes on 4 targets for 58 yards. Walker didn’t get pleasure from an excellent night within the loss to the Bombers. He caught simply two passes for 34 yards and was focused 9 occasions. He was focused twice in two of Cornelius’ three interceptions and dropped a certain reception.
“It’s all the time powerful everytime you catch a ball and then you definitely’re attempting to get additional yards and your ball safety isn’t as much as par, then any individual hits you after which it comes out,” Walker mentioned.
“It’s devastating and it’s a drive and momentum killer, so from that time it trickled down so far as turnovers. So I’ve to restrict that in my recreation.”
LISTEN BELOW: Edmonton Elks receiver Derel Walker on his two-catch recreation on 9 targets towards the Bombers.
The final time the Elks performed the Redblacks was in Week 1 of the season on Aug. 7 in Edmonton, a 16-12 loss to the Redblacks which occurs to be Ottawa’s solely win of the season.
Eilzondo mentioned he expects to see an edge to his crew on Tuesday in Ottawa.
“If we don’t, then I’d be shocked,” he mentioned. “I feel all of us look again on the Ottawa recreation and say we gave that one away.
“You possibly can have a look at the Montreal recreation, the Calgary recreation and the Winnipeg (at house) and we really feel like we gave two video games away, with Ottawa being considered one of them. I feel everyone remains to be somewhat pissed off by that so I’d anticipate us to come back out full steam with a full tank of fuel on Tuesday.”
Harris did some gentle work on the sector on Friday after apply. Elizondo mentioned there may be nonetheless no timetable for a return for his No. 1 quarterback.
Defensive finish Kwaku Boateng was restricted throughout Friday’s apply due to a leg harm. Fellow defensive finish Mathieu Betts didn’t participate as he’s coping with a leg harm. Thomas Costigan, who performed in Boateng’s place final Saturday, was restricted in apply Friday with a shoulder harm.
The Elks made some roster strikes on Friday by transferring newly signed Nationwide defensive again Josh Woodman and Nationwide receiver Chris Osei-Kusi to the apply roster after each accomplished their obligatory quarantine. Nationwide defensive again Jermaine Gabriel was launched after enjoying 5 video games this season.
The Elks will go to the Ottawa Redblacks on Tuesday and you may hear the sport on CISN Nation (103.9 FM) beginning with Countdown to Kickoff beginning at 4:30 p.m. The opening kickoff might be at 5:30 p.m.
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