2015 Edmonton Eskimos season

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2015 Edmonton Eskimos season
Head coachChris Jones
General managerEd Hervey
Home fieldCommonwealth Stadium
SMS Stadium (Preseason)
Results
Record14–4
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup
Team MOPMike Reilly, QB
Team MOCSean Whyte, P/K
Team MORDerel Walker, WR
Uniform
CFL EDM Jersey 2014.png

The 2015 Edmonton Eskimos season was the 58th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 67th overall. The Eskimos finished with a 14-4 record and in first place in the West Division for the first time since 2003.[1] The team won the franchise's 14th Grey Cup championship 26–20 over the Ottawa Redblacks in their first Grey Cup appearance since 2005.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

The 2015 CFL Draft took place on May 12, 2015.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Danny Groulx OL Laval
2 16 David Beard OL Alberta
3 25 Adam Konar LB Calgary
4 34 Andrew Johnson WR Fort Lewis College
7 60 Blair Smith LB Angelo State

Notable transactions[edit]

Date Type Incoming Outgoing Team
May 11, 2015 Trade Cory Watson (SB)
*2nd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Trent Corney (DL)
Jorgen Hus (LS)
3rd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Quinn van Glyswyk (K)
Saskatchewan Roughriders
September 2, 2015 Trade **Conditional 7th round pick in 2017 CFL Draft Matt Nichols (QB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
September 3, 2015 Trade Brian Simmons (OL) Conditional 7th round pick in 2017 CFL Draft Hamilton Tiger-Cats
September 9, 2015 Trade Christopher Greaves (OL) Selvish Capers (OL)
2nd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Trent Corney (DL)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
September 21, 2015 Trade Conditional draft pick in 2017 CFL Draft Skye Dawson (SB/KR)
Conditional draft pick in 2017 CFL Draft
Calgary Stampeders

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

Preseason[edit]

On June 14, 2013, it was announced that the Edmonton Eskimos would host their 2015 preseason game at the new Shell Place in Fort McMurray against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 13, 2015.[2] As part of the deal, the game was broadcast nationally on TSN. The game was played here due to scheduling conflicts with the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium and to broaden the Eskimos' fanbase.[3] The Eskimos' second pre-season game, against the BC Lions, will also be displaced from the team's usual home stadium due to the Women's World Cup.[4] That game will instead be played at Thunderbird Stadium on the main campus of the University of British Columbia.[5]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B Sat, June 13 8:00 p.m. MDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 31–24 1–0 TSN Shell Place (in Fort McMurray) 11,825 Recap
C Fri, June 19 8:00 p.m. MDT at BC Lions W 18–13 2–0 None Thunderbird Stadium 6,117 Recap

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 14 4 466 341 28 Details
Calgary Stampeders 18 14 4 478 346 28 Details
BC Lions 18 7 11 437 486 14 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 5 13 353 502 10 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 3 15 430 563 6 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Stk TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sat, June 27 3:00 p.m. MDT at Toronto Argonauts L 11–26 0–1 L1 TSN SMS Stadium (in Fort McMurray) 4,900 Recap
2 Bye
3 Thurs, July 9 7:00 p.m. MDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 46–17 1–1 W1 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 29,904 Recap
4 Fri, July 17 5:00 p.m. MDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 23–12 2–1 W2 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 21,078 Recap
5 Sat, July 25 5:00 p.m. MDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 32–3 3–1 W3 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 27,895 Recap
6 Fri, July 31 7:00 p.m. MDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 30–5 4–1 W4 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 37,842 Recap
7 Thurs, Aug 6 8:00 p.m. MDT at BC Lions L 23–26 4–2 L1 TSN/RDS2/ESPN2 BC Place 20,316 Recap
8 Thurs, Aug 13 5:30 p.m. MDT at Montreal Alouettes W 15–12 5–2 W1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Molson Stadium 21,170 Recap
9 Fri, Aug 21 7:00 p.m. MDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 20–49 5–3 L1 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 28,858 Recap
10 Fri, Aug 28 7:00 p.m. MDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 38–15 6–3 W1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 31,573 Recap
11 Mon, Sept 7 2:30 p.m. MDT at Calgary Stampeders L 7–16 6–4 L1 TSN McMahon Stadium 35,400 Recap
12 Sat, Sept 12 7:30 p.m. MDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 27–16 7–4 W1 TSN/RDS2 Commonwealth Stadium 38,906 Recap
13 Sat, Sept 19 2:00 p.m. MDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 25–18 8–4 W2 TSN Tim Hortons Field 24,300 Recap
14 Sat, Sept 26 2:00 p.m. MDT vs. BC Lions W 29–23 9–4 W3 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 29,148 Recap
15 Sat, Oct 3 2:00 p.m. MDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 24–23 10–4 W4 TSN Investors Group Field 24,179 Recap
16 Sat, Oct 10 5:00 p.m. MDT at Calgary Stampeders W 15–11 11–4 W5 TSN McMahon Stadium 32,211 Recap
17 Sat, Oct 17 5:00 p.m. MDT vs. BC Lions W 26–23 (2OT) 12–4 W6 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 28,517 Recap[permanent dead link]
18 Sat, Oct 24 5:00 p.m. MDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 35–24 13–4 W7 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 30,488 Recap
19 Sun, Nov 1 2:00 p.m. MST vs. Montreal Alouettes W 40–22 14–4 W8 TSN/RDS Commonwealth Stadium 31,014 Recap
20 Bye

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Total attendance: 283,656
Average attendance: 31,517 (56.0%)

Post season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Bye
West Final Sun, Nov 22 2:30 p.m. MST vs. Calgary Stampeders W 45–31 1–0 TSN/RDS Commonwealth Stadium 34,414 Recap
103rd Grey Cup Sun, Nov 29 4:00 p.m. MST Ottawa Redblacks W 26–20 2–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 36,634 Recap

Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015 Edmonton Eskimos roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List

6-Game Injured List

Practice Roster

Suspended


Italics indicate International player
Roster updated 2015-11-23
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 5 Injured, 7 Six-Game Injured,
8 Practice Roster

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Coaching staff[edit]

2015 Edmonton Eskimos staff
Front Office
  • President and CEO – Len Rhodes
  • Director of football operations – Ryan Wagner
  • General manager – Ed Hervey
  • Executive director of player personnel – Paul Jones
  • Manager of football operations and Canadian scouting – vacant
  • Head scout – Chris Jones
  • Head Canadian scout – Rob Ralph

Head coach

Offensive coaches

 

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning trainer – Mike Cook


Coaching staff
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walk-ing on sunshine: Esks officially best in the West". Archived from the original on 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  2. ^ "Esks announce pre-season game in Fort McMurray". Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  3. ^ "Northern Kickoff FAQs". Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  4. ^ "The 2015 schedule is here!". Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  5. ^ "Lions announce pre-season game". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  6. ^ a b "2015 Schedule". Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. Retrieved 2015-02-14.