A couple of reasons why the Eskimos are winning and why we are struggling and will probably do so for quite a while.
Edmonton is committed to the run game. Although John White is out, the offense didn't lose a beat on the ground game with an Ottawa castoff - Travon Van. Over 100 yards rushing and keeps balance in the attack. Austin is very heavily biased to an almost all passing game and can't disguise the run plays at all. Our top rusher, Ross, sits at number 22 on the rushing yards list for the league with 19 yards.
Receivers for Edmonton are all 6'3" (according to TSN). Our receivers are diminutive by comparison. You can't replace catch radius that the taller guys have. Just look at the most productive receivers league wide right now - all tall, strong guys. Only Weston Dressler (at number 5) is in the top 10 in receiving yards with 9 other tall receivers. Green, Ellingson and Jorden lead the way. This lack of big receivers for the Ticats makes it even harder to justify going away from a balanced ground attack.