May 26, 2019

Victory was a ‘good starting point’ for Eskimos QBs

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON — Despite his team getting a win in the first pre-season action of 2019, Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Logan Kilgore knows there’s still room for improvement.

“I thought the operation was pretty good today, for the first pre-season game,” Kilgore told CHED 630AM after the contest. “It’s about getting in and out of the huddle, execute from there. Good starting point, lots of room to go from here.”

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Trevor Harris made his Edmonton Eskimos debut on Sunday afternoon (The Canadian Press)

Kilgore was one of four Eskimos quarterbacks to see action on Sunday afternoon. Projected starter Trevor Harris played the first quarter and then Kilgore, Danny O’Brien and Jeremiah Briscoe all split time under centre.

Harris finished his Eskimos debut with 8/12 passing for 50 yards, O’Brien completed 10 of 16 passes for 69 yards and Briscoe connected on two of his three passes for 24 yards.

Kilgore had two touchdowns on the afternoon, a QB sneak and a passing score to Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith. He also connected on three of six passes for 38 yards.

“It felt great,” he said when asked about his performance at Commonwealth Stadium. “I ran this system for a few years in Toronto, so getting back into it was good. All game long we were in the right spots, we just have to work on finishing a little bit.”

Kilgore and his Eskimos have a quick turnaround before their second and final pre-season game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday. The offence will, of course, be looking at improving on their performance as training camp continues this week.

“I’m seeing everything a little quicker,” Kilgore said. “The film will be really telling so we’ll get back in, watch it and go from there.”