The Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 51 46 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 10 8 0 20 512 526 W1 3-3-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 315 243 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 197 283 L1 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 277 311 L2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 235 215 W2 4-2-0

Full 2008 League Standings

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (6-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (1-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 12 (6-6-0)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 11 (9-2-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (1-5-0)
After 3rd 7 (6-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (8-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 7 (1-6-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Jun 13 7:00 PM
EDM 14 @ CGY 39 L 27,580  
B
Thu Jun 19 9:00 PM
SSK 7 @ EDM 37 W 33,508  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Jun 28 7:30 PM
EDM 13 @ SSK 34 L 28,800 TSN
2
Thu Jul 3 10:00 PM
CGY 31 @ EDM 34 W 32,706 TSN
3
Thu Jul 10 10:00 PM
TOR 28 @ EDM 47 W 31,707 TSN
4
Sun Jul 20 4:00 PM
EDM 31 @ TOR 35 L 28,522 TSN
5
Fri Jul 25 7:00 PM
EDM 19 @ HAM 13 W 21,402 TSN
6
Thu Jul 31 10:00 PM
BC 24 @ EDM 35 W 35,008 TSN
7
Fri Aug 8 10:30 PM
EDM 34 @ BC 40 L 30,863 TSN
9
Thu Aug 21 9:00 PM
SSK 10 @ EDM 27 W 48,808 TSN
10
Mon Sep 1 4:00 PM
EDM 37 @ CGY 16 W 35,650 TSN
11
Fri Sep 5 9:00 PM
CGY 38 @ EDM 33 L 46,014 TSN
12
Sat Sep 13 7:00 PM
HAM 33 @ EDM 38 W 37,500 TSN
13
Sun Sep 21 1:00 PM
EDM 4 @ MTL 40 L 20,202 RDS, TSN
14
Fri Sep 26 8:00 PM
EDM 23 @ WPG 30 L 29,794 TSN
15
Sat Oct 4 7:00 PM
WPG 22 @ EDM 36 W 40,453 TSN
16
Fri Oct 10 10:30 PM
EDM 27 @ BC 20 W 34,778 TSN
17
Fri Oct 17 9:00 PM
BC 43 @ EDM 28 L 34,342 TSN
18
Sat Oct 25 6:30 PM
EDM 9 @ SSK 55 L 30,945 TSN
19
Fri Oct 31 9:00 PM
MTL 14 @ EDM 37 W 29,911 TSN, RDS
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 8 1:00 PM
EDM 29 @ WPG 21 W 27,493 TSN
P2
Sat Nov 15 1:00 PM
EDM 26 @ MTL 36 L 38,132 TSN, RDS

Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.661 3-2-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.361 4-0-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
BC Lions (4) 0.611
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.722
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.667
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.167
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.611
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.222
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.444

Team Scoring

20082007 +/-
Average Combined Score 57.67 +7.17
Average Winning Score 33.70 +9.30
Average Losing Score 21.88 +1.96
Average Home Score 35.00 +9.11
Average Visitor Score 21.89 +3.33
Average Margin of Victory 12.60 +6.20
Average Margin of Loss 17.50 +5.75

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 5451105 11965184 583896 8443127 315 (35.0)197 (21.9)512 (28.4)
Opponent 9047137 33104137 4753100 7379152 283 (31.4)243 (27.0)526 (29.2)

Coaches

Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
  • Rick Worman – Quarterbacks
  • Ronnie Vinklarek – Offensive line
  • Mike Kelly – Receivers
  • Terry Eisler – Running backs
  • Rick Campbell – Defensive Coordinator
  • Noel Thorpe – Defensive backs
  • Dan Kepley – Linebackers
  • Don Wnek – Defensive line
  • A.J. Gass – Defensive assistant

Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 3 – Ricky Ray
  • 1 – A.J. Harris

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Dario Romero
  • 1 – Jason Goss
  • 1 – Montez Murphy
  • 1 – Siddeeq Shabazz

Canadian Star

  • 2 – Calvin McCarty
  • 2 – Kamau Peterson

Special Teams Star

  • 3 – Tristan Jackson

Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Player Awards and Nominations

2008 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ricky Ray (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Jason Goss (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Comiskey (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Kamau Peterson (Winner)
  • Rookie — Tristan Jackson (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 2008 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
DHB Jason Goss
4 All-Division Selections
R Kamau Peterson
G Patrick Kabongo
DT Dario Romero
DHB Jason Goss

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Edmonton Eskimos 2008 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–3 (11) [CGY] Greg Wojt (OL) Central Michigan
3–3 (19) [CGY] Tim St. Pierre (LB) Saint Mary's
3–7 (23) [BC] Justin Cooper (DL) Manitoba
4–1 (25) [HAM] Sammy Okpro (DB) Concordia
4–2 (26)   Jonathan Hood (DB) St. Francis Xavier
5–2 (34)   Dante Luciani (WR) Wilfrid Laurier
6–2 (42)   Mark Dewit (OL) Calgary

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