Winnipeg Blue Bombers Pass Defenders: The Best and the Worst

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The Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers mixed up how their pass defenders performed their jobs in 2019. And while potentially on his last chance as the team’s defensive coordinator, Richie Hall had to. The additions of Winston Rose, and later Mercy Maston and Nick Taylor, gave Hall the personnel to play more man coverage […] READ MORE


How the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Went Wrong in Montreal

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It’s not often a CFL team sits atop their division come late September while having multiple blown 20-point leads on their resumé. It reeks of a team that finds a way to lose when it matters; a team that lacks focus in crunch time. Regardless of their 9-4 record, how the Winnipeg Blue Bombers let […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Blue Bombers Vulnerable Heading into Series with Saskatchewan

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Since becoming head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Mike O’Shea’s club has found some irregular ways to squeeze out two points. Last Friday’s victory over Edmonton was a prime example, with sophomore quarterback Chris Streveler rushing for more yards (89) than passing (84). The stat line was a slap in the face to opposing […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Blue Bombers Passing Yards Coming Early, Against the Field

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Opponents may be carving up the field-side against Mike O’Shea’s team, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers aren’t passing on their 4-0 record. After all, they don’t ask how they just ask how many — something that’s spot on for the blue and gold. The Blue Bombers rank first in both offensive points and offensive points […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Blue Bombers Pressure Limits Edmonton Eskimos to Kicks

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While Lucky Whitehead was essential in Winnipeg’s 28-21 win over the Edmonton Eskimos, luck didn’t need to be. Oddly enough, after the game concluded it was difficult to praise or criticize either team due to one bizarre stat: Edmonton scoring zero touchdowns on 445 yards of offence. And there’s more oddity to this game. Edmonton […] READ MORE


Trevor Harris, Edmonton Eskimos Perfect Challenge for Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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Days before the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 10 matchup with the Ottawa Redblacks last season, I predicted that schematically Trevor Harris’ offence would give Winnipeg fits. Numerous Bombers fans let me know before kick-off that they doubted my hunch. Three hours later Harris and the Ottawa Redblacks had stomped the Bombers 44-21. Harris completed 74 per […] READ MORE


Who the Winnipeg Blue Bombers need to step up in 2019

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Roster turnover in the CFL off-season is unavoidable. Young, breakout players will take their shot at the NFL, while the yearly crop of 300-plus free agents are each looking to get paid, and rightfully so. In 2018, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers reached the West Final but came up short, losing 22-14 to the home Calgary Stampeders. […] READ MORE


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Secondary will be Better in 2018

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Despite two-consecutive playoff appearances, including a home playoff game last season, Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive coordinator Richie Hall has faced heavy criticism for his starting 12-man unit’s play since Hall’s tenure began with Winnipeg three seasons ago. Winnipeg finished with a 12-6 record in 2017 which was good for second in the league but managed […] READ MORE