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View Full Post | 08/14/2010 4:01 PM |
The mystery is over: Quarterback Buck Pierce will get the start when the Bombers host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday (7:30 p.m.). The 28-year-old returns to the line up after missing the last three games with a strained right knee. Before his injury – which came against the Tabbies – Pierce was 52-of-79 for 774 yards and five TDs (including 13 carries for 191 and two TDs).
View Full Post | 08/12/2010 1:02 PM |
According to the head coach, Bombers QB Buck Pierce – you remember him, right? – will dress against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this Friday. Yep, that’s what Paul LaPolice told the media today. The coach also put the chance of Pierce starting as a 50/50 proposition, with back-up Steven Jyles still an option to make his fourth straight start. Bottom line from LaPolice: They won’t announce anything until they have to.
View Full Post | 08/11/2010 3:21 PM |
The Dallas Cowboys did the expected and parted ways with wide receiver Titus Ryan today. The Bombers still hold the CFL rights to Ryan, as he went down south using the league’s ‘option year window’ afforded to players with one year remaining on their current CFL deals.
View Full Post | 08/10/2010 9:57 PM |
1. The initial returns on new Bombers K Louis Sakoda after one practice are in. He went 3-of-5 from the 48-50 yard range, bouncing one off the crossbar as it appeared to head through the uprights. His kick-offs were roughly 10 yards deeper than we’re used to seeing. How a player who has never taken a pro field goal attempt will manage under the pressure of both the Winnipeg fans and the winds at Canad Inns Stadium during a game remains to be seen.
View Full Post | 08/10/2010 2:33 PM |
HAMILTON – Some observations just before the Bombers take to the field at Ivor Wynne Stadium on a perfect night in Steeltown...
View Full Post | 08/7/2010 4:48 PM |
HAMILTON – Let’s get to the juicy stuff right away...
View Full Post | 08/6/2010 4:16 PM |
We don’t get the secrecy, frankly. Steven Jyles took all the reps with the Bombers No. 1 offence on Thursday – and for most of the week -- with Buck Pierce periodically throwing and moving around gingerly. But Bomber head coach Paul LaPolice still won’t declare who his starting QB is this week in Hamilton.
View Full Post | 08/5/2010 2:31 PM |
“Back in my day, a football team only practiced when it rained.”
View Full Post | 08/4/2010 2:54 PM |
Sorry, Brady Browne.
View Full Post | 08/3/2010 2:34 PM |
Headline in Sunday's Calgary Herald: 'The Rambo Mambo'.
View Full Post | 08/1/2010 5:40 PM |
CALGARY – Notes from the press box as the Bombers and Stampeders gear up for their Week 5 tilt...
View Full Post | 07/31/2010 8:20 PM |
CALGARY -- Funny what life on the road can teach you sometimes about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers place in the sporting landscape outside of Manitoba.
View Full Post | 07/30/2010 4:37 PM |
Something from the electronic mail bag:
View Full Post | 07/28/2010 3:02 PM |
It doesn’t look like QB Buck Pierce will be able to play in Calgary Saturday. Hmmm…I shouldn’t say it like that. Unless there’s a miraculous recovery by the time of this posting and Wednesday morning, there’s a limited possibility Pierce will suit up against the Stamps. There, that’s better. Pierce was moving pretty slow out there. The team is taking a wait and see approach, but I can’t see it happening. Why rush him back?
View Full Post | 07/27/2010 6:32 PM |
The Bombers aren’t on the field today, but return to work Tuesday in advance of Saturday’s game in Calgary.
View Full Post | 07/26/2010 2:28 PM |
Glass Half Full: “The first thing you notice about Steven Jyles when he takes his turns at quarterback is how he moves the pocket around. The guy can run – that's a big positive. He'll force defence to keep their eyes on him back there. Another plus: His size is deceptive. He's listed at 6-foot 207-pounds, but he looks a little more solid than that. Tough to bring down, I bet. I’m not worried. He was raised on the current offensive system, too. The coaches can’t stop talking about how well he knows the system. That’s another plus. Um, can I get another beer? And a shot of whiskey?”
View Full Post | 07/23/2010 6:25 PM |
Still two days out from the Bombers-Eskimos tilt. For one player, the wait must seems like an eternity.
View Full Post | 07/22/2010 2:41 PM |
Next time you see Jovon Johnson, take a look at his cleats.
View Full Post | 07/21/2010 3:20 PM |
This didn’t take long....
View Full Post | 07/19/2010 5:07 PM |
Some pre-game observances…
View Full Post | 07/16/2010 4:43 PM |
HAMILTON – One of the reasons I love living in Winnipeg is the fact the weather is generally cool for about eight months of the year. I don’t like the heat. So naturally (or unnaturally), the conditions in Southern Ontario are less than ideal for myself. Or any human. How can I describe this soupy air? Imagine practising hot yoga in a reptile exhibit on Venus while wearing a garbage bag under a spotlight; that’s how sweaty it is out here. Right now, at 9:30 a.m. local, it feels like 64 C (OK, not quite. It’s really 35 C when you factor in the heat, the sun, the humidity, and the smog). Regardless, I need a shower after typing that paragraph.
View Full Post | 07/15/2010 9:25 AM |
1. Bombers QB Buck Pierce is the Gibson’s Finest CFL offensive player of the week. Strange, considering that the Blue lost 36-34 to Toronto and No. 4 had two turnovers, but who am I to argue the selection? The 366 yards passing, three touchdowns, and 103 yards rushing (and a touchdown) off-set those criticisms, I guess. Others CFLers picking up awards today include Saskatchewan DE Brent Hawkins (defensive player), Toronto KR Chad Owens (special-teams) and Montreal S Étienne Boulay (top Canadian). As noted last week, the four players don’t get anything from Gibson’s – not even a bottle of hooch – for the honour. I should really look into this more. They should get something, no?
View Full Post | 07/13/2010 6:32 PM |
Team loses a game, changes for next week. That’s how it works.
View Full Post | 07/12/2010 8:39 PM |
Read what you will into head coach Paul LaPolice’s comments immediately following the 36-34 loss to the Argos Friday night, but you have to wonder how safe Alexis Serna’s job is these days. The coach made his feelings pretty clear when asked about how you can prevent an opposition player from returning missed field goal attempts back the other way for major scores: LaPolice expects his kicker to make 45-yard field goals. Simple enough, right?
View Full Post | 07/11/2010 1:16 PM |
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