Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 07/12/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/12/2013 8:19 AM | Updates
IF he wanted, Tim Burke could rant and rave, scream and yell about his team's giveaways until his face turned every shade of purple imaginable.
Instead, while the Bomber head coach has brought it up this week in practice and the coaching staff stressed how ugly the 10 turnovers and minus-6 takeaway-giveway ratio looks after just two weeks, they haven't exactly fixated on it, either.
"You don't want to beat a dead horse because sometimes if you talk too much about a negative thing that plants a seed and you just keep doing those negative things," said Burke. "You don't want to overdo it."
On a related note, the Bombers will be facing a Ticats defence that is not only dead last statistically, but has only forced one turnover in the first two weeks -- fewest in the league. The timing might not be more perfect for a Bombers offence that was called out by both Burke and offensive co-ordinator Gary Crowton earlier in the week.
"I wasn't happy with their performance on the first day of practice, but the last two days have been much better," said Burke. "This is hopefully a game where we break out of our slump."
DEFENSIVE back Alex Suber and defensive end Kenny Mainor did not practise on Thursday, but will accompany the team to Hamilton and suit up.
The Bombers will be without receiver Terrence Edwards (shoulder) and defensive tackle Bryant Turner (chest).
BOMBERS defensive end Alex Hall, when asked "how much did you drool' when watching Edmonton Eskimos rush end Odell Willis chew up Ticats tackle Mike Ingersoll en route to registering two quarterback sacks a week ago:
"How much did I drool? Like literally? I don't know, but my shirt was a little wet. I get excited going against anybody. (Willis) had a good game, I saw the tape and he's definitely a good rusher and I'll definitely try to take some stuff from him."
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 12, 2013 C3
Updated on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 8:19 AM CDT: corrects typo
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