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


CFL Studs and Duds: Weeks 9 through 12

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It’s post-Labour Day and the CFL power rankings continue to be a logjam, concession items are getting wilder, whether protocols are under scrutiny, PED suspensions are popping up, and the NFL pre-season game in Winnipeg was a bust. Let’s look at August and Labour Day’s CFL studs and duds. CFL Studs Labour Day Rivalries The […] READ MORE


CFL Studs and Duds: Weeks 5 Through 8

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The 2019 CFL season is shaping up to be a combination of the year of the return and the year of the backup quarterback. Or if you fancy the glass-half-full perspective, it’s the year of the next crop of quarterbacks — currently led by Saskatchewan’s Cody Fajardo. July’s CFL studs also highlight some excellent performances, […] READ MORE


Top 20 CFL Pass Defenders: Week 1 through Week 4

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Below are my rankings of CFL defenders against the pass through one month of action, with some additional notes for added context. Nine Observations of the CFL Defenders To start, this chart isn’t the definitive answer to who are the best defensive backs. First, I have to make an educated guess at the play call, […] READ MORE


CFL Studs and Duds: Week 1 though Week 4

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It’s a month into the CFL season and the main takeaway revolves around quarterbacks and the best of their bad situation. Through four weeks, a back up quarterback has needed to replace an injured one five times. Four of those five injured quarterbacks are currently on a six-game injured list. Looking glass half-full, the relief […] READ MORE