Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Bombers know Esks can be dangerous

  • Print

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers held their final full practice at Canad Inns Stadium Wednesday in advance of their regular season CFL game Friday night in Edmonton against the Eskimos.

Edmonton lost 17-1 in a miserable effort last weekend against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and there appears to be an expectation among the public that Winnipeg, although owning a worse record at 0-2 than the 1-1 Eskimos, should handily defeat Edmonton on the road.

But Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice said Wednesday the broader evidence suggests that the Eskimos are a better team than the loss to the Riders might indicate.

"I just know that Saskatchewan put up a ton of points (in beating Hamilton) in Week 1 and in Week 2 they barely moved the ball," said LaPolice.

"And certainly Edmonton Week 1 moved the ball pretty well and made some good plays (in a win over Toronto). Each team has to show up and we’ll have our work cut out for us.

"And we’re 0-2 right now. We need to play a complete game."

Bombers QB Buck Pierce says the secret to the success of the offence this week will be dealing with a formidable Edmonton front-four and making the most of first down.

"For us it's take your shots when you can, but be patient and stay out of the bad situations," said Pierce.

"If we’re good on first down, I really like our chances."

FIELDNOTES -- Expect to see newly acquired non-import RB Nathan Riva in the backup role to tailback Bloi-Dei Dorzon Friday night. Riva said after practice Wednesday that he's been told to expect to dress.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Drew Willy on his team's win over Alouettes

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.
  • BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  070527 The 21st Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Assiniboine Park. The Orlan Ukrainian Dancers perform on stage.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do high-profile endorsements for political candidates influence your voting decisions?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google