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some thoughts...

Firstly it appears a few guys have come to camp in better shape ..Harris looks leaner and faster..Poop as well looks more buff and a bit more lean...and still is so damn powerful. Faith too looks much better...Quicker and more agile...and in better game shape for CFL ball...he got knicked up in the one on ones but took turns in team session later so must be ok...3rd and 1.5...I dont see him as still a project...he has improved and is more expolive...i took time to study d-line a bit so more on that later...

Receivers..not gonna focus on the projected starters too much...is what it is but Demski actually impressed me somewhat...he's better than what i recall and if injury free i see him doing good things this year in a Lapo offence

White...cant see this guy not being on the gameday roster and taking significant first team reps...he is just plain good. He is what we use to call a QB enhancer as he can make any QB look good and has the ability to use his speed and fluidness and his uncanny ability to track a ball to make it look like the QB is always on the money..He is Dresslers replacement when that day comes...and if Dress gets hurt this year and misses significant games..he may have trouble getting his spot back...White is that good

Coney and Dye as well impressed..shifty and fast and catch the ball in stride and hit upfield in 5th gear in an instant. Washington has the potential to be an Adarius 2.0 sans the drops...didnt wow in practice too much today, but if used how I think they plan to, may be one of the guys who when lights are on just produce. Lankford to me just looks too unatural as a receiver..too much of a body catcher and has limited route running skills..Seeing as Demski and White can do returns...don't see a need for him to e rostered as a DI and see him as a camp cut

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I went yesterday to the afternoon camp. Didn’t stay for too long, but have a few notes that I took down.

 

take it for what it’s worth 

First thing I saw when they were warming up I saw Demski and Lafrance catching one handed passss. Lafrance caught every pass one handed and made it look machine like. Made me think that Lafrance might be capable of catching passes out of the backfield pretty well, kind of like Harris as a utility - jack of all trades- back.

 

For all the talk about Corey Washington, sure noticed that he wasn’t tracking the ball too well and dropped a couple easy passes. Seemed to settle in later in the practice but I noticed him in a bad way. Regardless, pretty big and seems to a polished route runner. 

 

Tyler Henry made a nice catch in tight coverage. Looked fairly impressive for a Canadian option, was he in camp last year?

Coney is FAST and pretty illusive. 

 

Tony Stevens was the most impressive of the bunch in my opinion.

sam brown got burned bad a couple of times.

thats all I noticed, sorry I don’t have more to contribute. Oh and p.s was nice to see #1 Darvin adams just being around the team. Wasn’t competing but was throwing passes to some of the receivers when they were running drills. Dude has a hell of an arm

some observations...

LB's

Gause ...thick..fast ..agile and looks to be front runner as the MLB..or at the least the DI spot. For a bigger guy very agile and capable of covering sideline to sideline as he showed in skelly...has a powerul jab/punch and would have no issue scrapping along line and shedding blocks to stuff the run...very impressed 

Wilson too..very similar but not as agile...but plays with confidence..as did Gause. Not as quick as Gause but would have no issue covering a back in the flats and playing sideline to sideline...I would say him and Gause are prime candidate for the MLB role and I think Gause is the better,,,he's just darn good

Jones is not as quick and not as agile..but solidly built...practices like this are hard to judge a guys true worth, but he is behind the two I mentioned..though he looks to be a guy who could lay the lumber.

Be interesting TC and if we roll all import at Linebacker i could truly see JSK/Gause and Legget/Fenner with Wilson or maybe Wild as the extra...if we able to roster wise have all those guys that be sweet but one of Wilson/wild i think will be PR'd or cut


DB's

Hate to Roc Carmichale a guy but Earl Wolff will start...smooth..savy pro who has extra greasy swivel to him and can just manouver and adjust at will to put himself in position to just make plays...and he is solid too...I actually wouldn't be surprised to see him at SAM too...he one way or another will be on the roster and a guy who can play..and excell at CB/HB/SAM...not sure why he isn't stlll in the NFL...BUt it's our gain..guy is legit...just knows where he is and where things were headed and has nose for the

Quentin Gause #42 is a very thick guy. Broke up a play in his area. Physically solid.  Was probably the second heaviest guy out there, behind Goosen. 

Kind of a nice day within the stadium but windy as heck outside. No Durant, confirmed. Notable on the D, #37 Zavian Bingham dB, played the receivers physically and very tight breaking up plays and got a few cheers from fellow D men. He was mugging  L. Washington but Wash still came up with a one handed grab.  #45 Chinedu Oparuku good size and appeared eager. #19 Kylie Wilson looks like he’ll be competing for a LB position, focused. 

#12 not on field but #18 replaced him. Have no idea who #18 is. #16 Tyler Stewart threw the ball the hardest of all four qbs out there. 15 and 13 rounded out the qbs. #13 Nelson looked the most challenged of the qbs.  #32 Cierre Wood RB is enthusiastic, fast, and hustles. Might be his schooling. He sure brought it. 

Receivers, good news bad news. #87 Tony Stevens has presence out there and is going to compete for a job, with Lankford and Washington. #14 Myles White grabbed a long pass and outran a couple dbs for a TD. #12 Adarius Bowman, he’s big, but, oh, hate to say it, he dropped a couple.

#44 Prewitt should go home. Disinterested. 

all numbers on jersey are for mini camp only. 

 

After week 20

Bye, bye - Hamilton, BC, and Montreal

Expect the Heisman Trophy winner @JManziel2 to sign in Hamilton this off-season - @rickzamperin #CFL #Ticats

John Hodge - 3downnation - The Bombers have now started three Canadian offensive linemen in two consecutive games with Patrick Neufeld filling in for an injured Travis Bond at left guard. This is likely a sign of things to come for a Winnipeg club that should look to start three national hogs next season. Neufeld, who has been excellent in place of Bond, is a pending free agent — should he leave Winnipeg this off-season, expect 2015 second round pick Michael Couture to take over his spot in the starting line-up.

👁‍🗨Interesting - Edmonton has beaten every team in the league...except Winnipeg 

👁‍🗨Santos-Knox is fitting in quite nicely..quite a find.

CFL - Friday wire-to-wire defeat was also the first time in 52 contests the Stampeders have not led.

👁‍🗨How do spell trouble? Z_y_l_s_t_r_a       Double trouble - injury to Matt Nichols 

Vanstone - Due to an accumulation of snow on the east-side roof, 800 spectators were relocated in Mosaic stadium. 

Still trying to prove something?  Jones “The tough guy look...”


 

CFL News - Roughriders extend Hus, Thigpen fw.to/wcCVgXD #CFL #Riders #RiderPride  via @TSN_Sports

👁‍🗨Guess they’re not over the SMS

Stampeders.com - “I told the guys,’’ reported Bo Levi Mitchell. “Who’s going to remember this —— when we win the Grey Cup?    “Who’s going to remember these three losses?

Darren Cameron - Update from ticketing - “tickets are moving like crazy”... not surprising and awesome to hear! See you Sunday for the Western Semi-Final!  👁‍🗨Really?

Ed Tait tells us: The Bombers own a .683 winning percentage in 60 home playoff games (40-18-2). Edmonton is 19-29 (.396) in road playoff games.

 
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1 Medlock. 3 fgs monster job punting. 47 yards per punt. 

2 Fogg. Return for a TD, and huge pick return that almost went for another.

3 The DL. Pressure all day on jennings, johnson had a big average but they contained the running game to a long run of 15.

HH Heath with the pick 6 that was a nail in the coffin. 

Honorable mention to our kick cover guys for containing rainey. 
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

WEEK 15

Bye BC

"I've got too much talent to be sitting on the sideline" - @SSKRoughriders Trent Richardson

Dave Naylor - Just my opinion: Chances that Johnny Manziel plays in the CFL? 80 per cent. Chances that Colin Kaepernick plays in the CFL? 5 per cent. #CFL

CFL - "Blue and Gold wins uni madness... only colour left to add is Grey"

CFL - James Wilder Jr. - His 331 yards rushing in the past two games is the most since Jon Cornish rushed for 338 yards in 2013. Wilder Jr.’s 331 yards ranks 17th all-time among two-game rushing totals in CFL history.

Updated - 👁‍🗨James Wilder Jr. carried 13 times for 49 yards. Tamed.

Ted Wyman - Ticats' Eric Tillman on #Bombers QB Matt Nichols: “He has clearly gone from a guy you can win with to a guy who you win because of." #CFL

WBB - Cornerback Roy Bennett - Three years a Bomber, three years on an all-star squad and 26 interceptions in just 51 games. #BombersTBT

CFL.ca -This marks the 13th consecutive season the Calgary Stampeders have clinched a playoff berth.

-56% of games this season have been decided in the final three minutes.

-In the last three calendar years dating back to September 2014, the Calgary Stampeders have lost just nine times. Of those nine defeats, the Montreal Alouettes have accounted for four of them. Montreal beat Calgary in Week 4 this year.

-With six weeks to play there have been 24 defensive return touchdowns, the same amount as all of last season.

-In 13 games, Calgary has only allowed 15 sacks this season (1.2 per game). The next best team is Edmonton and they have allowed 20 sacks (1.7 sacks per game).

-Toronto and Calgary lead the league in sacks with 38 each

-Saskatchewan has the highest average yards on first down with 7.4.

-It’s a four-way tie for the sack lead. Victor Butler, Charleston Hughes, Micah Johnson and Craig Roh each have eight sacks this season.

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THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE

Win one for the Medlock..

👁‍🗨Randle...film study...pick six.

👁‍🗨Love Matt Dunigan’s line with tongue in cheek. “Clearly Winnipeg needs a new kicker.”

👁‍🗨When was the last time a Bomber team held a team to O points in a half?

👁‍🗨0 - That’s the same number of intelligent comments I found on the Riders’ site.

👁‍🗨I saw a player make a highlight reel catch for an incredible TD in tonight’s game. One-handed. That player was a Bomber. That player was new 1000 yard receiver Darvin Adams.

👁‍🗨It’s hard to believe we kept that Edmonton receiver group in check from A to Y. We didn’t do so well on Z

👁‍🗨What I like about this current Bomber team is; when the opposing team scores an important TD or FG, this team responds. That’s huge!

👁‍🗨Bombers shouldn’t go anywhere without their Walker..

👁‍🗨You know TDs scored with seconds left before the half are extra special. Right Matt and Clarence? Happy Birthday Clarence! (Sept 29)

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👁‍🗨‘Tis nice to lead from start to finish in the last 6 games.

👁‍🗨Coates has arms..and soft hands. Nice pivotal reception on that drive.

👁‍🗨He, of the hard to pronounce last name had a decent game with 3 tackles and a sack. Tristan Okpalaugo. There, I pronounced it.

👁‍🗨Heath, flirting with the int again.

👁‍🗨Santos-Knox is evolving.

👁‍🗨D pressure was constant but not overpowering. Johnson seemed like he was still a scratch last night.

👁‍🗨Jeffcoat was menacing.

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👁‍🗨Allowing just 19 points vs that offence? I’ll take it.

👁‍🗨Nichols 112.94 efficiency rating.

👁‍🗨Another clean game by the boys.

👁‍🗨Did you see? Another hands to the face penalty? But it wasn’t by us..

Darrin Bauming - Ryan Lankford can throw... and punt... and return kicks. #Bombers

👁‍🗨Now I know what below average kicking looks like. I don’t like it.

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3 stars + HH deadmonton edition

1 Chris randle. Randle island. game saving pick 6. and game sealing pass knock down.

2 ogopogo. Some great pressures tnite. A big sack, a few big hits on reily and scraped the ball really well a couple times.

3 Jovan santos knox. 9 tackles, all over the field side line to side line. Filled the gap really well a few times and was in the back field all night.

HH It didnt get caught but the sweep to lankford, wicked deep pass. Should have been a TD. The wrinkles are really coming out of our offense now and its getting harder and harder to shut it down.

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"Get on your feet, Bomber fans"
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Blaszko Traded to Saskacthewan
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

Week 14 Bye- Edmonton

David William @TSNDaveNaylor - Point of comparison between CFL rosters in Ottawa and Montreal. Number of players over 30 on active rosters: Montreal 20. Ottawa 3. #CFL

👁‍🗨Average # of QB pressures Eskimos got in 7 wins: 12.7 In 5 losses: 7.6

Rick Zamperin - What a year - The Jones suspension, the Johnny Manziel rumours, the Art Briles disaster, the coaching changes, the 60-1 debacle in Calgary, Will Hill grabbing an official, Demond Washington spitting in the face of an opponent, and the 2-9 last place record.

Lowell Ullrich - Triple whammy for #bclions : Micah Awe, David Menard & Chris Rainey all fined by #CFL for hits in Calgary loss

Ed Tait - Since opening in 2013, Investors Group Field has drawn 1,149,565 fans to 41 home games – an average of 28,038.

👁‍🗨This gif and the runner, represents the Eskimos 7-0 start, and the wham!

It's



CFL.ca - Since 1970, seven Canadian quarterbacks have started a game: Eric Guthrie, Gerry Dattilio, Luc Tousignant, Greg Vavra, Bob Torrance, Giulio Caravatta and Brandon Bridge.

West Division Streak: Calgary has won 16 games in a row versus West Division teams. it's the longest divisional win streak. Toronto won 15 consecutive games in 1996-1997.

The longest pass play this season was from Mike Reilly to Vidal Hazelton for a 108-yard touchdown versus BC in Week 6.

Will Kevin Glenn get his 100th win against Calgary? Answer - NOPE

Roy Finch now has 1,009 punt return yards to become the first Stampeder in history to accumulate more than 1,000 punt return yards. The CFL record is 1,440 by Edmonton’s Henry ‘Gizmo’ Williams in 1991.

Brad Sinopoli leads the CFL with 36 second down conversion receptions. He is on pace for 50, which would break the CFL record set by Ben Cahoon at 45 in 2004.

Winnipeg is the only team this season to average more than 100 rushing yards a game (104.9).

👁‍🗨 Reportedly, this is the dance that O'Shea did for his team on his birthday...
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THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE

Matt brought up a point when Harris scored a TD...then got hit after the fact. Player safety. If they're serious, that should have been a penalty

👁‍🗨Noticed blocks by Lankford and Adams, Gudino and Flanders. Really, I can't remember when we had as capable blockers in our receivers..for the most part.

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👁‍🗨If you're getting tackled by Leggett..you're getting tackled, he doesn't let go.

👁‍🗨Well, I guess only Nichols can throw in the rain...pretty good performance.

👁‍🗨Super quick Moe Leggett on the fumble..

👁‍🗨Mug and catch anyways. Darrin Adams gets mugged, but refuses to drop the ball. Darvinism, at its best!

👁‍🗨How valuable are those snaps for Dominique Davis?

👁‍🗨7 catches 195 yards up and Adams!

👁‍🗨Flanders - this double dual RB situation is awesome!

👁‍🗨The ever innovative Justin Medlock. Always looking to make the right punt/kick. I seriously underestimated this guy when he wasn't a Bomber

👁‍🗨Field position....Bombers. And if they didn't get it initially, they worked for it

👁‍🗨Agree on O'Shea's yellow flagging that PI...to keep momentum, even though it didn't result in points. But then again, how would you know?

👁‍🗨No way Lindley was going to beat us.

👁‍🗨553 yards offence

👁‍🗨Only 6 penalties for the clean Bombers, and the turnover battle was won again.

👁‍🗨That Strike to Harris by DDavis..could have been a TD.

👁‍🗨Loffler is back...noticeably

👁‍🗨The secondary looked like...a secondary. Well, at least against a thirdary QB

👁‍🗨Hurl with the hold, Jeffcoat with the strip...nice. Wouldn't be a stretch to say that was the play the Bombers needed to get going

👁‍🗨LaPo really mixing things up in there. A nice variation in plays.

👁‍🗨What's domination without a little Dom?

👁‍🗨Dom - deserved that TD pass to Harris..that he dropped - cut Harris 😉

👁‍🗨What comes after a strong Harris run? A trail of defenders in his wake

👁‍🗨Wow, that is some rain..💦☔️

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Well friends, The Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to the field tonight after a mid-season respite of 13 days to continue their quest for a home playoff date, something that has not been seen in these parts since the days of Buck Pierce and Paul LaPolice. I wonder where they are at now? Hope they are doing well.

In any event, they returned to action this evening facing the Ottawa RedBlacks, who we should not forget are the defending Grey Cup champions, so they were prepared for a stiff test. Also stiff was the wind, as the conditions were not the  most ideal to hold a football contest, but then again a little rain never hurt anyone, at least that's what the sailor Noah said all those years ago, if I am quoting him directly....the transcript of that conversation is a little spotty, I must confess. But the inclement weather did not dissuade many thousand faithful supporters in blue and gold attire from coming out to support their hometown squad as they attempted to secure a winning record at Investor's Group Field for the first time since this shiny new building opened some 5 years ago.

And it was a night of celebration, as we got to see the unveiling of a new statue honouring the late great kindly Cal Murphy, the crusty old Irishman with a heart of gold so big he needed two of them to fill his life's work [Ed. note: not sure if that is "politically insensitive" in this day and age, but Cactus would have said that with nothing but affection], who returned Lord Grey's silver mug to our beautiful province after so many years, and who was befitting of such recognition. And we recognized the accomplishments  of our local baseball heroes, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, before the game, saluting them for their victory in the championship game a couple of nights ago, adding to the sports lore of River city. And we even got to see the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band at halftime, always a treat, although I must admit I was a little disappointed not to see their back-up singer...

Odds and Sods - Ottawa RedBlacks at Blue Bombers
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3 stars + HH red black and blues
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WEEK 12

Bye - Toronto

Bob Irving - Re the Riders faking injuries, I will just say this: In all things in life there is a high road and there's a low road; we all choose

As reported on TSN post game show. A league mandate was sent out telling teams they want the pace of the game maintained and any shenanigans would be frowned upon. 

CFL News - #Ticats GM Eric Tillman confirms on @TSN1200 that the Johnny Manziel workout was impressive and that "he's a special talent." #CFL

-Offensive-tackle Xavier Fulton, who has played for both #Riders and #Ticats, was signed on Monday by #AlsMTL. - @HerbZurkowsky1 #CFL

-#Redblacks add 5 to practice roster mailchi.mp/oseg/redblacks… #CFL via @OSEG_Media

👁‍🗨5 of the six players Hamilton has just signed are Nationals…due to injury.

CFL News - Eskimos release national defensive back Chris Rwabukamba. #CFL #Esks via @EdmontonEsks

CFL Headlines - Fired CFL coach drives traded player’s belongings over 2,000 miles from… goo.gl/fb/pz33Kn via @thecomeback  - Jeff Reinebold drove John Chick's belongings to make a cross-country move easier for Chick's wife and eight children.

Herb Zurkowsky - Montreal now has a record of 2-15 in Vancouver since 2001, and they remain third in the East Division, with a 3-8 mark. The Als have lost four consecutive games, outscored 145-59.

👁‍🗨Kyries Hebert at MLB. There's nothing the Bomber Defence couldn't do if we had this guy on D

Derek Taylor - Westerman's get-off is so good I would swear he's offside on 1/3 of the plays. Amazing quickness/anticipation/reaction

👁‍🗨The Riders response to all the din over the 'fake injuries' was that they believe in player safety first. Honest.

Ed Tait - 97: The length of Moe Leggett’s punt-return TD, the longest in Bombers history. Dexter Dawson and Eric Blount had shared the record for the longest previously, at 92 yards.
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👁‍🗨This game was directly opposite of what I wrote last week - we won all phases of the game this week AND, 

👁‍🗨We didn't get out Coached this week.

👁‍🗨I loved the arrogance of Duron Carter on taking the ball out of the end zone, thinking what? That he could out maneuver everybody?

👁‍🗨Saskatchewan's Plan to loose a moose in the IGF area only worked to lessen the opening kickoff metre reading. Nice try though.

👁‍🗨How about that QB of ours? Mr Nichols doesn't like losing, does he?

👁‍🗨Well, it looks like the Riders did come up lame for real this game...

👁‍🗨Was just thinking how nice it is to watch the game nowadays. It just seems less challenging..

👁‍🗨Looks like we got the right Knox in this time.

👁‍🗨Walker - a couple of rookies errors...but forgivable. He's in the right spots..

👁‍🗨I'm really glad the Riders spent so much time on their TD celebrations...

👁‍🗨That punt return...the whole routine was brilliant. Fogg, playing his part, and Leggett..that guy is smart. Didn't think he'd make it all the way but...

👁‍🗨Nothing fake about that win...

 


 

👁‍🗨Chris Jones's veins are popping out again. He sure loves to actively demonstrate his displeasure with a player..

👁‍🗨Theres a deep down, underlying feeling that the Bombers should have broken the 50 point margin...just because

👁‍🗨How many points did the Bomber's D allow in the 2nd half again? Oh yeah 8 They owned every quarter

Blue Bomber Talk - #Bombers have now won 4-straight home games. Longest winning streak in IGF's history. #Riders #CFL

👁‍🗨Santos-Lucia 1st great play of the Game, on that interception ....Santos-Knox!

👁‍🗨You know what's really good about that Bomber game? EVERYTHING

👁‍🗨Last week, we were out coached. Certainly not this week. Good reversal by LaPolice and his play calling. 

👁‍🗨Nichols is pushing to be recognized as a top starter.

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Well friends, it was another glorious late summer day here in Manitoba, and everyone was excited for the re-match between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers. And everyone was curious to see how the Bombers would bounce back from that defeat last week in the annual Labour day classic. And everyone wanted to see how loud the fans could be, and if they could surpass the noise last week. And we even had a moose sighting today, which held things up a bit. So we certainly had a lot of excitement even before the opening kickoff. But once the game started the two teams got down to business and traded blows before the Bombers pulled away in the second half, or just before the second half, in fact, before a packed house, who all will be seen in a magnificent panoramic photo I'm told, to preserve this moment for posterity. In any event, the Bombers came out on top to maintain their grip on the second place position in the always tough Western division.

And there were many outstanding moments and performances in this game, to be sure. You had Clarence Denmark making a couple of big catches for touchdowns, one in each end zone so all the fans could see him up close. And then there was Matt Nicholls throwing for 3 touchdowns, and scampering for 41 yards on a quarterback run, although his coach may not like him going head first into that defender rather than  slide, and we'll pretend like we didn't notice that fumble at the end. But then we had Chris Randle, getting the ball right back after that play with an interception that salted the game away, certainly Happy Honker worthy. And Andrew Harris once again stepped up, especially in the fourth quarter with some solid running. And let's not forget Justin Medlock, who despite missing one of his two field goals, continues to be automatic on those new long converts, and added three singles on huge kickoffs and that one punt, which may or may not be a Bomber record [ED NOTE: it isn't - .....

Just made it for kickoff......something about the Manitoba Moose....
Santos Knox picks off Glenn's first pass......
Medlock misses 48 yd FG attempt...
Carter with bad decision to run it out of end zone....
Good Fogg punt return has Blue set up deep....
Nichols still telegraphing some throws......
...but then looks off, and hits Denmark in middle of end zone...
DE Jeffcoat back to early season form....
Glenn finds wide open Cartier, who completes 85 yd pass and run TD....
Better push inside on DL.....Glenn sacked couple of times, already...
Fogg back to field punt, on one side....while Leggett suddenly appears on the other...
Rider punt  coverage pulled to wrong side....Moe beats one man....
.....and is off to the races 95 yds for punt return TD.   Some MOS trickery.
Medlock bombs punt over Carter's head for 85 yd single.....
Glenn has Roosevelt open past Heath, up the middle......
...Walker pinballs right off of the receiver.....who takes it the distance.....
The long pass plays given up on D.....continues.  15-13 Bombers.
Crapinga tries surprise short kickoff.....but Blue recover..
Nichols putting mustard on the passes, today.....
Matt then throws to corner of end zone......
Nothing wrong in the state of Denmark.   Denny has his 2nd TD.
Glenn completes 5 passes.....the last to Bagg, down to the 1.
Lafrance punches it in.......22-20 Bombers
In last minute....Adams falls down, untouched in end zone.....
.....and draws phantom "accidental" penalty......
No idea why Jones does not challenge that one.
29-20 Bombers at the end of a wacky first half....
A. Harris not a factor, at all.....so far...
Bomber D on pace to give up over 500 yds passing.....
Medlock pounds long kickoff single......
Rider ST unit, not having a good day....
Mr. Leggett outfights Holley for 50/50 ball......
....then breaks Roosevelt's tackle.....and takes it all the way.....
38-20......comfortable lead....but with our D, one never knows....

 
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1 Mo. The mo-st out standing bomber today. 

2 Denmark. Caught every thing thrown near him, 2 big tds when the game was close.

3 Santos-knox. Some great kick cover, a few big tackles scraping to the ball. Great quality from a position thats been weak since wild went down. 

HH, Mo with the pick 6. 
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👁‍🗨This is what it's  like to get beaten in all 3 phases of the game. 

👁‍🗨We got out coached today. I'm disappointed in LaPo. Everybody saw what Jones does with his D,  in these last few weeks, and that's what we devised to counter it?

👁‍🗨I bloody well knew it the first time Sask pulled it off. The Rider version of designated fake injury. That wasn't the difference in the game, but "win classy" is still only an expression to Jones.

👁‍🗨Turning point - Nichols, throwing that int..at that time...in that position on the field.

👁‍🗨At least we kept the penalties down...4

👁‍🗨We couldn't match Sask big plays - Roosevelt 54 yards, Demski punt return 63 yards, Bakari Grant 44 yac yards, Marshall 48 yards. No answers

👁‍🗨There are lessons to be learned here..let's hope we learn them.

👁‍🗨That franchise is now officially unbearable...again

 @CaptainKirk - Boy these timely #Rider injuries. He seems ok after he got the time out.  @CFL #RidersSuck #Bombers

Derek Taylor - Roosevelt to the field side for the TD. 13th TD to the field side against the Bombers this season (5 to the boundary) #Details

👁‍🗨2 TDs in a minute 50 seconds..deflating

👁‍🗨By the way, it was a great 34 yard reception and run by Flanders...and then the penalty? Really? JFG must be wondering what to do. Crappy call

👁‍🗨That perfectly executed draw play to Marshall was something the Bombers were supposed yo do

👁‍🗨I see more and more comments about the fake Rider injury tactics...

Scott Billeck - Nichols on the alleged fake injuries: "I think everyone can see what is going on. If you want to play soccer, go play soccer". #Bombers

- Nichols also said that the alleged fake injuries weren't the reason why the #Bombers lost.

👁‍🗨Just can't have stretches like this - Last six #Bombers possessions: 2 plays FG, 2&out, 3 plays FG, 2&out, 2&out, 2&out.

👁‍🗨You know you ain't winning when you drive 88 yards and suffer a turnover on downs at the opposition's 5 yard line..

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Not an easy game to pick stars. But here goes.

1 Mo.  Allways money. Bad games, bad systems, bad teams, or every thing great. He allways brings it and does his job.

2 Nichols. Couple ugly tosses, sask D really left him reeling when looking for more then dump passes. But still a bright spot in a bad game.

3 Flanders. Showed great versatility catching some big passes out of the back field.

HH, the entire sask D for diving on the field every time the bombers went hurry up. They made the CFL look like the worst parts of soccer. Atleast the loop hole will be closed after this game im sure.  
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Thorpe running with second team.

Coates in. no sign of D'Costa Rican (or Palliser)

C. Johnson  off to the side with Focketi. Didn't see him scrimmage at all, but may have missed it, or with second team.

Dressler looks as crisp as an autumn day. Arms fully extended and pulling in darts. Nil evidence of any loss of step.

Loffler sitting out much of practice. He did manage to make it into scrimmage long enough to jump a route on Denmark.

Hardrick wearing one of those wide brimmed Tilley hat things chasing Loffler around the field was a sight. He looked like a very large, but insane beekeeper.

Beautiful INT. by Fogg. Very similar to Randle's OT snag against Mont.

Dbs. flying around.

Westerman, Okpalaugo, and Jeffcoat working the crowd.

This team is LOOSE.

An aside: #82 (?) gained some reps with second squad as did #80 Wolitarsky. 

They were also periodically pumping in the  crowd noise.... Loud, unrelenting, but with no substance or purpose other than to be distracting.....A perfect simulation for all things Priders. 

Wasn't able to stay for the whole practice as the wasps were wicked in the stands. I finally got nailed at the 45 min mark.
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