November 18, 2018

Winnipeg
-10° C, Light snow

Full Forecast

Record: 10–8–0

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Logo

Blue Bomber Report (10–8–0)

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

No clear leader in punting dogfight

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 4/6/2013 (1992 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

IT has all the makings of a decent reality show: The vet vs. the legend's kid vs. the Aussie vs. the forgotten man.

Welcome to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers punting battle, featuring incumbent Mike Renaud, Brett Cameron, Tim Hutchison and Billy Pavolpoulas. And the fight for the right to kick has become one of the more intriguing battles at camp.

In the morning session, Renaud showcased some serious hang time and length while Cameron struggled on several attempts.

In the afternoon, Hutchinson, the Australian, and Pavlopoulas, a former UBC kicker, were strong. Pavlopoulas, in particular, showed off a mighty leg.

Get the full story.
No credit card required. Cancel anytime.

Join free for 30 days

After that, pay as little as $0.99 per month for the best local news coverage in Manitoba.

 

Already a subscriber?

Log in

Join free for 30 days

 

Already a subscriber?

Log in

Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,
not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 30 day free trial.

Log in Create your account

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Mon to Sat Delivery

Pay

$34.36

per month

  • Includes all benefits of All Access Digital
  • 6-day delivery of our award-winning newspaper
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 4/6/2013 (1992 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

IT has all the makings of a decent reality show: The vet vs. the legend's kid vs. the Aussie vs. the forgotten man.

Welcome to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers punting battle, featuring incumbent Mike Renaud, Brett Cameron, Tim Hutchison and Billy Pavolpoulas. And the fight for the right to kick has become one of the more intriguing battles at camp.

In the morning session, Renaud showcased some serious hang time and length while Cameron struggled on several attempts.

In the afternoon, Hutchinson, the Australian, and Pavlopoulas, a former UBC kicker, were strong. Pavlopoulas, in particular, showed off a mighty leg.

But as with many battles, the assessments go up and down.

"I didn't really notice today," Burke said in the morning, asked about Cameron specifically. "Up to this point, I thought he's looked pretty good. Really, all of them have done a pretty good job. Certainly Mike has picked up his pace and has been more consistent."

Burke said it's possible two punters could remain with the team, one of them on the practice roster.

GOING TO SCHOOL: Regarding the pressure on the Bombers' top DBs, Burke was asked if he might be too critical of his defence, given that defence has been his career specialty.

"I've really spent a lot of the off-season and mini-camp and rookie camp and training camp, in the offensive rooms," Burke said. "I haven't spent much time with the defence in meetings because I want to know exactly what's being taught and how the offence works and all that. I'm getting a pretty good education."

SAD NEWS: Marion Gaines, wife of former Bomber coach and hall of famer Gene Gaines, who had friends all across the CFL, recently passed away in Harbor City, Calif., after a short illness.


— Tait and Campbell

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital 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 The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The 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 January 2015.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us