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


CFL West Final A Storyline Machine

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While neither party would admit it, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the preferred opponent for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Final for both the Riders and the CFL. Either way, the Roughriders were going to welcome a rival to Mosaic Stadium on Nov. 17, but Bombers-Riders for a trip to Calgary the following Sunday […] READ MORE


Top 20 CFL Pass Defenders of 2019

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For the time being, this is what I consider my CFL masterpiece. I’ve attached a name to every single pass thrown in the CFL in 2019, ranking the best defenders. Is this perfect? No. Does it paint a damn accurate picture of who is doing their job right? You bet. My logic is easy: base […] 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


Top 20 CFL Pass Defenders After Week 8

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While it provides a good indication, this chart isn’t the definitive answer to who are the best defensive backs. I have to make an educated guess at each play call, which becomes harder when it’s a zone look. The below chart also doesn’t factor in pass breakups, inaccurate throws that count as a target, or […] 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


Winnipeg Blue Bombers Free Agent Signings from Last Four Months

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Kyle Walters and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed 33 free agents since their 22-14 loss in the West Final on November 18. Here’s some context to each free agent signing the blue and gold have made since then, according to CFL.ca. Free Agent Signings 2018 November 20, 2018 Winnipeg signs Patrick Choudja and Kenny […] READ MORE


Five Free Agents the Winnipeg Blue Bombers should Sign

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With 14 players set to test the open market, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have some sizable positional holes. General manager Kyle Walters should look to upgrade positions such as receiver, cornerback, and safety. With CFL free agency kicking off in less than 24 hours, here are five players Walters should go after to fill such needs. […] READ MORE