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Edmonton Elks plan to ‘Let Tre Cook’ on Thursday vs. Bombers - Edmonton | Globalnews. caTre Ford was a part of a very popular hashtag on social media. #freetreford has been trending on ‘X’ for weeks as the Edmonton Elks are experiencing their worst start in CFL history at 0-8. Tre Ford has now been freed and he will start at quarterback for the Elks as they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium on Thursday night. Ford has seen himself this season as the backup to Taylor Cornelius, to being off the roster, and most recently as the number three quarterback behind Cornelius and Jarret Doege.
There was concern Gainey would be out for months but as it turns out, it was weeks, much to the relief of the veteran defensive back. “It’s year 11 for me and to get injured in Week 2 was very devastating, ” Gainey said. “Being out for the last six games has been really tough so I’m very happy and ecstatic to get out there and compete and just help my team get that edge.
Ford, along with new offensive coordinator Jarious Jackson, will try to spark an Elks offence that has only scored 10 offensive touchdowns in total out of 108 drives and has scored an average of just over 12 points per game. The Elks are last in average net yards per game (290. 3) and first downs (128). They’re eighth in average passing yards per game (229. 6) and average rushing yards per game (79. 6). Story continues below advertisement Ford, the Elks’ eighth overall draft pick in 2022, won his first CFL start last season in Hamilton. He suffered a chest injury against the Calgary Stampeders a week later, which would keep him out for two months. Ford would start the final game of the season for the Elks against the B.
” Elks DB Ed Gainey on his return to the lineup after missing six games with a chest/shoulder injuryhttps://playlist. fm/? e=CORU1595171919Keep your mitts to yourselfThe Edmonton Elks took 13 penalties for 177 yards in their loss to the Lions. Four penalties were for defensive pass interference for which Marcus Lewis was rung up twice. To help curb some bad habits of clutching and grabbing, Lewis along with a couple of other members of the Elks secondary, donned some oven mitts. “Last week, I got some holding penalties so I’m just trying to keep my hands off guys after five yards, ” Lewis said.
Jones says adding Gainey to the mix will be a benefit for the young player. “He’s just another guy with a little bit of experience, ” Jones said. “You got Loucheiz Purifoy, who has been carrying the load as far as the experience level goes. To add Ed and his years of experience, it helps where you have one guy on one side of the field and one guy on the other and hopefully we can make sure we don’t have any missed assignments. ” Story continues below advertisement Gainey was injured after an interception in a Week 2 game against the B. Lions in Vancouver when he was hit by Lions receiver Jovan Cottoy, causing him to lose the football. Cottoy also landed on Gainey when he was on the ground.
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C. Lions. 2:18 RAW: Edmonton Elks Gavin Cobb Interview His numbers from 2022 were not mind-blowing, as he passed for a total 461 yards and threw two touchdown passes and five interceptions. Ford showed why he’s a threat to run as he recorded 149 yards and put up a rushing average of 7. 8 yards per carry. Ford didn’t get the chance to work with the starting offence for much of the season. He is bringing the team a much-needed dose of energy and enthusiasm and also appears to be very confident heading into his first start of the season.
”Elks QB Tre Ford on his excitement level of running an offence led by offensive coordinator Jarious Jacksonhttps://playlist. megaphone. fm/? e=CORU5396329878Ford says Jackson will take feedback well. Ford didn’t like a particular play that was called in practice this week so he expressed his concern to Jackson, who responded by taking that particular play out for Ford. Story continues below advertisement Elks head coach Chris Jones says even with Ford starting, he expects to see playing time for Jarret Doege and Taylor Cornelius, who will now operate short-yardage duties.
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