Blue Bomber Report Record: 6–3–0

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Bombers unlikely to see any changes during CFL trades

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It is looking increasingly like what you see is what you’re going to get as far as the 2013 Winnipeg Blue Bombers are concerned.

Bombers head coach Tim Burke said the phones at Investors Group Field have been quiet on Wednesday as the CFL trading deadline expires this afternoon at 2:59 CT.

"I don’t think there’s been any feelers or anything," said Burke. "I’m sure (GM) Kyle (Walters) has emailed or talked to other GMs. But I don’t think anything is happening."

The 2-12 Bombers still have four regular season games remaining in the 2013 season but have already been all but eliminated from the CFL playoffs. Winnipeg’s only remaining route to the post-season would require them to win all four of their remaining games and have the Montreal Alouettes lose all four of theirs.

In other Bombers news on Wednesday:

  • Burke said newcomer Patrick Neufeld, the offensive lineman the Bombers acquired in the Alex Hall trade on Sunday, will not likely play this coming Monday in Montreal.

"He’s got a little bit of a shin problem, but probably just can’t get him ready fast enough."

  • Burke also made his first public comments on Wednesday about the trade that shipped Hall -- the CFL’s sack leader this season -- to the Riders in exchange for Neufeld. "I hate to see Alex go -- not only was he a real good player but he was a real good person too. And probably initially, it bothered quite a few guys on the team, specifically in his position group...But for the long-term outlook of the team, I think it’s a good trade."
  • On the injury front, Burke said defensive back Marty Markett sustained a foot injury in the loss in Calgary last weekend and is now done for the season. Burke also said that defensive back Demond Washington and slotback Terrence Edwards -- who both missed the Calgary game -- are also question marks again this week.
  • Burke was asked to reflect on a season that has been an almost unmitigated disaster on the field. "Certainly, I don’t think I will go through anymore adversity than I did this year, so I think if I stayed strong through this, I will be a better head coach in the future."
  • Burke was asked if he felt he’s shown enough as a head coach -- keeping in mind the personnel deficiencies of the team he leads -- to earn the right to lead the Bombers again in 2014.

"I think so. But that’s not up to me to make that decision. But yeah, I do."

  • Burke was asked if he has personally spoken to pending free agent Henoc Muamba, who has thus far resisted all the team’s attempts to re-sign him this year:

"We joke about it, but that’s about it. I say, ‘You’re way too embedded in the community to leave.’ Stuff like that. ‘You’re not going to get a truck like that somewhere else."

Muamba drives a free truck in Winnipeg that has been supplied to him by a local car dealership.

The Bombers return to the practice field on Thursday for the first time since Saturday’s loss in Calgary.

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