#1 three field goals and a convert. von miaowang123 23.03.2019 02:00

In a year where the level of potential quarterback play in Winnipeg remains a relative unknown, establishing a solid running attack will be of utmost importance for both Blue Bombers head coach Mike OShea and coordinator Marcel Bellefeuilles offence. Bellefeuille - in his only media availability for 2014 at minicamp in Bradenton, Florida due to new media policies put in place by the first-year head coach - says his offence has been re-built 100 per cent from scratch. But who will be the feature tailback? OShea says it will not be a backfield by committee. "The roster doesnt allow it to be. But certainly itll give us lots of options," said OShea. "Or, we hope that it continues the way its going that itll give us lots of options by the time we make the final roster." The incumbent starter, Will Ford, is joined by rookies Paris Cotton and Nic Grigsby, and a pair of Canadians in fourth-year Bomber Carl Volny, and 2014 undrafted free agent Errol Brooks. "Its exciting - five different styles of running backs, and it keeps you going," said Ford, a 2013 East Division All-Star selection in his second CFL season. "It keeps you on your toes. Were just competing to make ourselves better. It aint a 1-2-3-4-5. Its just were all competing to make each other better." After taking over starting duties for the injured Chad Simpson midway through the season, Ford finished his standout 2013 campaign by leading the team in rushing yards (594), kick return yards (1,047), and combined yards (1,682), which ranked sixth in the CFL in just nine starts. General manager Kyle Walters must feel confident in the pair of import rookies he has behind Ford - Cotton and Grigsby - as the club did not bring in another back following the release of five-year NFL veteran Kevin Smith after just one day of training camp. Cotton, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound power-pack, has shown soft hands and flashes of explosiveness and escapability in camp. "Speed. Cant beat speed. Cant coach speed," said Cotton when asked what he brings to the football field. "I like my chances. Build it yourself - thats how I see it. Im just coming in, doing everything I can to win a job." With the quickness and speed Cotton has put on display - like Ford - he may be an option in the return game as well. "I want to return. I want to do everything I can to help this team." Grigsby sees the differences in the Canadian game, which he admits he has known about for a long time, as an opportunity to exploit his skill set. An attendee of B.C. Lions training camp in 2012 before taking another crack as a baseball player, it appears he has an advanced understanding of what a CFL running back is despite being a first-year player. "Theyre trying to get the running backs involved more in the pass game," said the 5-foot-10, 190-pound University of Arizona product. "Dumping us out. They want us speed guys to get in space and turn a five-yard play into 60 yards." "Be a great decoy without the football too. A lot of us running backs, we want the ball, we want the ball, but in this offence and in this field its good stretching a defence. So youve got to be a decoy and make sure youre running out your fakes. I mean, its hard. It gets tiring. But youve got to put in that mental effort at that time and make that happen." "Im very fiery," continued Grigsby. "I love when youve got that feeling behind you when youre making a big play to make a spark, you can feel the crowd and bring energy to the big stadium — a nice beautiful stadium like this is. We walked out here (on Day 1 at Investors Group Field) and I was like, OK. Were here." Injury Report The list of those nursing bumps and bruises - all deemed short-term by Mike OShea - is getting quite lengthy. Ruled out for Mondays preseason opener against Toronto are expected Week 1 starters Johnny Sears (groin), Jason Vega (hip flexor), Ejiro Kuale (ankle), Will Ford (hamstring), Donovan Alexander (calf), and punter Mike Renaud (back tightness), as well as Canadian slotback Cory Watson who has sat out of every day of camp since Day 1 when he sustained a hamstring injury. Also out are 2014 draft picks Aram Eisho (hamstring) and Jesse Briggs (shoulder), who has missed the last five days of camp. Safety Dan West (calf) and Paul Swiston (shoulder) have also been ruled out. Swiston, a Canadian offensive lineman, is the only "long-term" recovery as he heals from offseason surgery. Adidas Superstar Wholesale Uk . It was a move of some time in the making. “He hasnt thrown well, clearly some guys are being used more than him right now and the only way to get out of this funk is to pitch,” said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Wholesale Adidas Superstar . 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"Im excited - Its everything you could ask for as an athlete," the New England Patriots quarterback told WEEI Radio in Boston on Monday.Kevin Glenn ended the B.C. Lions touchdown drought in fine fashion. Glenn threw for 261 yards and two TDs as the Lions downed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26-9 on Saturday night at B.C. Place Stadium. "It feels a lot better coming out of the game scoring touchdowns than not scoring touchdowns," said Glenn. The Lions failed to score a touchdown in their 7-5 win a week earlier over Ottawa. And the game before that — a 20-16 loss to Saskatchewan on Aug. 24 — the Lions only touchdown was on a punt return by Tim Brown. Glenn, filling in for an injured Travis Lulay, delivered a solid, albeit unspectacular, effort as he completed 20 of 27 passes without tossing an interception. Glenn was playing his first game back as B.C.s starter since Lulay dislocated his shoulder against Ottawa. The Lions (7-4) posted their second consecutive win and took sole possession of fourth place in the West Division. The Bombers (6-6) were relegated to last place following their third straight loss. The Lions evened their home record at 3-3 in front of 27,754 fans at B.C. Place. It was the Lions first game back home since club president Dennis Skulskys guaranteed win was spoiled in last months loss to Saskatchewan, resulting in fans getting free tickets to another game. Despite the Lions using Jermarcus Hardrick, their fifth different starter at left offensive guard this season, Glenn went 14-of-15 in the first half and was only sacked twice. The Lions finished with 398 yards in net offence while never trailing and only being tied once, 3-3, in the early going. "The guys up front, Im really impressed," said Glenn. "They were challenged at the beginning of the week, and they took the challenge and they pursued it, and they came up on top." Andrew Harris and Emmanuel Arceneaux caught Glenns touchdown passes while Paul McCallum had three field goals and a convert. B.C.s remaining points came off a safety conceded by Winnipeg and a missed field goal as the hosts led from start to finish, avenging a home loss to the Bombers in July. Harris also had a strong night on the ground, rushing for 101 yards thanks to a late surge. He had produced only 55 yards in his previous two games combined. The Lions produced 163 rushing yards, which fell short of the 250-yard goal that Harris set for his squad during the week. But the Winnipeg native felt his public airing of the intention made a difference, because, he claimed, it resulted in steady trash talk from the Bombers. The Blue Bombers could only manage three field goals from rookie Lirim Hajrullahu. They lost starting quarterback Drew Willy to an undissclosed injury late in the first half.dddddddddddd "At the end of the day, its a big loss, because hes our leader," said Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January. Willy was replaced by rarely used Brian Brohm, who struggled amidst constant pressure from the B.C. defence and completed just six of 13 passes for 33 yards. January said the Bombers committed too many little mistakes that cost them. "B.C.s a very good team," he said. "Theyre a team that you dont want to play from behind on. Defensively, theyre like a pack of rabid dogs when theyve got the lead on you. We had the good start and we should have continued that the whole game." Glenn said he was "really impressed" with his offensive line. "They were challenged at the beginning of the week, and they took the challenge and they pursued it, and they came up on top," Glenn said. "They did a hell of a job blocking (on) the pass and runs." Winnipeg had only allowed a total of four first-quarter points in its previous seven games combined and had never trailed after the opening 15 minutes. The Blue Bombers remained true to form as the first quarter ended with the clubs tied 3-3. Just when it looked like they would have to continue a trend of settling for field goals, the Lions caught a break with an offside call on Winnipeg. Three plays later, Glenn connected on a four-yard touchdown with a wide-open Harris, who walked leisurely into the end zone untouched with only 45 seconds left before halftime. It was B.C.s first offensive touchdown since an Aug. 17 win in Toronto, leading to a 15-3 half-time lead. The Bombers lost Willy as he was injured while being sacked by Alex Bazzie. B.C. defensive lineman Khreem Smith also got his arms on Willy as he helped bring him down. Notes: B.C. lost receiver Courtney Taylor to a foot injury in the first half. He said it resulted after a Winnipeg defender stepped on him one play before he went out. …The Lions posted their 502nd franchise win and put their all-time record above .500 for the first time ever. … Willys injury means that starting QBs from all five West Division teams have been injured this season. Calgarys Bo Levi Mitchell was hurt earlier Saturday. … Lions general manager Wally Buono made the opening coin toss in recognition of his entry into the CFL Hall of Fame later this year. ... Jason Arakgi recorded his 150th career special-teams tackle on B.C.s first punt. He became the 12th CFLer to reach the milestone. ... Arceneaux stood out after he was questionable earlier in the week due to a finger injury suffered in practice. ' ' '

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