2011 Edmonton Eskimos season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2011 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coach Kavis Reed
General manager Eric Tillman
Home field Commonwealth Stadium
Results
Record 11–7
Division place 2nd, West
Playoff finish Lost West Final
Team MOP Ricky Ray, QB
Team MOC Jerome Messam, RB
Team MOR J. C. Sherritt, LB
Uniform
CFL EDM Jersey 2011.png

The 2011 Edmonton Eskimos season was the 54th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 63rd overall. The Eskimos improved upon their 7–11 record from 2010, after winning their eighth game on October 10, 2011, while also securing a berth in the playoffs in that same game. The Eskimos finished in 2nd place in the West division with an 11–7 record and hosted a playoff game for the first time since 2004, ending the CFL's longest active drought. The Eskimos defeated their Alberta rivals, the Calgary Stampeders, 33–19 in the West Semi-Final, but lost to the BC Lions 40–23 in the West Final.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

The 2011 CFL Draft took place on Sunday, May 8, 2011.[1] The Eskimos had four selections in the draft, with the first coming in the second spot overall. Edmonton was then able to select the number one ranked player in offensive linemen Scott Mitchell. After a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Eskimos acquired the fifth overall pick and selected Nathan Coehoorn, who was described as the most "pro-ready" receiver available in the draft.[2] Edmonton also selected Ted Laurent in the 2011 supplemental draft, and must forfeit a second-round 2012 draft pick.[3]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 2 Scott Mitchell OL Rice
1 5 Nathan Coehoorn WR Calgary
2 14 Hugo Lopez DB Toronto
6 46 Youssy Pierre WR Montréal

Notable transactions[edit]

Date Type Incoming Outgoing Team
March 15, 2011 Trade Delroy Clarke (DB) 4th round pick in 2012 CFL DraftQuincy Hurst (WR) Toronto Argonauts
March 17, 2011 Trade Taylor Inglis (LS) *5th round pick in 2011 CFL DraftCarl Volny (RB)
6th round pick in 2011 CFL DraftLiam Mahoney (WR)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
March 18, 2011 Trade LaDarius Key (DB) Tristan Jackson (KR/DB) Saskatchewan Roughriders
March 21, 2011 Trade Dalin Tollestrup (DB)
**2nd round pick in 2011 CFL DraftMaurice Forbes (DT)
Justin Medlock (K)
Carlos Thomas (DB)
***3rd round pick in 2011 CFL DraftDjems Kouame (WR)
5th round pick in 2011 CFL DraftPatrick Jean-Mary (LB)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
May 6, 2011 Trade Lavar Glover (DB) Future considerations Winnipeg Blue Bombers
May 8, 2011 Trade Zipp Duncan (OL)
1st round pick in 2011 CFL DraftNathan Coehoorn (WR)
2nd round pick in 2011 CFL DraftMoe Petrus (OL)
2nd round pick in 2011 CFL DraftMaurice Forbes (DT)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
May 8, 2011 Trade 2nd round pick in 2011 CFL DraftHugo Lopez (DB) Brian Bulcke (DL) Calgary Stampeders
May 8, 2011 Trade 6th round pick in 2011 CFL DraftYoussy Pierre (WR) Graeme Bell (FB) Saskatchewan Roughriders
June 15, 2011 Trade Stefan Rodgers (OL) Future considerations Hamilton Tiger-Cats
June 18, 2011 Trade Junius Coston (OL)
6th round pick in 2013 CFL Draft - Elie Ngoyi (DE)
6th round pick in 2013 CFL Draft - Shane Bergman (OL) Calgary Stampeders
June 19, 2011 Trade Jerome Messam (RB) 3rd round pick in 2013 CFL Draft - Boseko Lokombo (LB) BC Lions
August 23, 2011 Trade Dylan Steenbergen (OL)
Future considerations
6th round pick in 2012 CFL DraftRyan White (OL)
6th round pick in 2013 CFL Draft - Simon Legare (OL)
Montreal Alouettes
October 12, 2011 Trade Hugh Charles (RB) 5th round pick in 2014 CFL Draft - Matt Webster (DB) Saskatchewan Roughriders

*Later traded back to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
**Later traded back to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
***Later traded to the Toronto Argonauts

Preseason[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record
A Fri, June 17 Edmonton Eskimos 22–23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 29,130 0–1
B Fri, June 24 Calgary Stampeders 37–22 Edmonton Eskimos 32,796 0–2

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-BC Lions 18 11 7 0 511 385 22 Details
X-Edmonton Eskimos 18 11 7 0 427 401 22 Details
X-Calgary Stampeders 18 11 7 0 511 476 22 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 13 0 346 482 10 Details

Season schedule[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Pts
1 Sun, July 3 Edmonton Eskimos 42–28 Saskatchewan Roughriders 30,048 1–0 2
2 Sat, July 9 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10–28 Edmonton Eskimos 26,059 2–0 4
3 Sat, July 16 BC Lions 17–33 Edmonton Eskimos 32,297 3–0 6
4 Sat, July 23 Edmonton Eskimos 24–19 Calgary Stampeders 29,910 4–0 8
5 Fri, July 29 Toronto Argonauts 25–26 Edmonton Eskimos 32,478 5–0 10
6 Fri, Aug 5 Edmonton Eskimos 16–28 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29,533 5–1 10
7 Thurs, Aug 11 Edmonton Eskimos 4–27 Montreal Alouettes 24,448 5–2 10
8 Fri, Aug 19 BC Lions 36–1 Edmonton Eskimos 35,216 5–3 10
9 Bye 5–3 10
10 Mon, Sept 5 Edmonton Eskimos 35–7 Calgary Stampeders 35,650 6–3 12
11 Fri, Sept 9 Calgary Stampeders 30–20 Edmonton Eskimos 45,672 6–4 12
12 Fri, Sept 16 Edmonton Eskimos 38–23 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22,654 7–4 14
13 Fri, Sept 23 Montreal Alouettes 34–21 Edmonton Eskimos 40,274 7–5 14
14 Fri, Sept 30 Edmonton Eskimos 24–33 BC Lions 50,213 7–6 14
15 Mon, Oct 10 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1–17 Edmonton Eskimos 38,054 8–6 16
16 Sat, Oct 15 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10–24 Edmonton Eskimos 30,734 9–6 18
17 Fri, Oct 21 Edmonton Eskimos 31–24 Toronto Argonauts 19,176 10–6 20
18 Sat, Oct 29 Edmonton Eskimos 20–29 BC Lions 29,749 10–7 20
19 Fri, Nov 4 Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–23 Edmonton Eskimos 30,845 11–7 22

Total attendance: 311,629
Average attendance: 34,625 (58.2%)

Roster[edit]

2011 Edmonton Eskimos roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Slotbacks

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List

Practice Roster


Italics indicate Import player
Roster updated 2011-11-22
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active

More rosters

Coaching staff[edit]

2011 Edmonton Eskimos staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning Trainer – Mike Cook

Coaching Staff
More CFL staffs

Playoffs[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Result
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 13 Calgary Stampeders 19–33 Edmonton Eskimos 30,183 Win
West Final Sun, Nov 20 Edmonton Eskimos 23–40 BC Lions 41,313 Loss

Bracket[edit]

  November 13:
Division Semi-Finals
    November 20:
Division Finals
    November 27: 99th Grey Cup
BC Place Stadium – Vancouver
                           
  East     E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3  
  E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 52*     E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19    
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 44         E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
      W1  BC Lions 34
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 23    
  W3  Calgary Stampeders 19     W1  BC Lions 40  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 33  

*-Team won in Overtime.

West Semi-Final[edit]

Calgary at Edmonton
1 2 3 4 Total
Stampeders 8 1 6 4 19
• Eskimos 3 22 1 7 33

West Final[edit]

Edmonton at BC
1 2 3 4 Total
Eskimos 0 3 6 14 23
• Lions 6 20 7 7 40

References[edit]