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2016 Training Camp

Paring down the roster

June 18, 2016 | Ed Tait
The axe came down hard on some would-be Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday, and it cost three veterans dearly. The Bombers released nine players outright, including Canadian cornerback Matt ...

Greener on the Canadian side

June 17, 2016 | Ed Tait
There is the obvious stuff to like about Shayon Green; the stuff that jumps out and grabs hold, like his explosive speed off the edge and his dogged tenacity on every single snap. The former ...

Veteran presence

June 16, 2016 | Ed Tait
Victor ‘Macho’ Harris has been around the game of pro football – ‘survived it’ might be a better term – long enough to know how this all works. Even so, when a 29-year-old gets a text from a new ...

Making progress

June 15, 2016 | Ed Tait
They chase perfection, knowing that even at their most dominant, there will always still be flaws. A football team could absolutely eviscerate an opponent on offence, defence and special teams, ...

Bombers release six, place three on IR

June 15, 2016 | Rhéanne M.
WINNIPEG, MB., June 15, 2016 –   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released the following players: International receiver Kevin Cone International defensive back Johnny ...

OTT 18, WPG 14 Game Recap

June 13, 2016 | Ed Tait
OTTAWA – Pass around the hard hats and bust out the ‘under construction’ signs – the Winnipeg Blue Bombers remain very much a work in progress. The Bombers became the first Canadian ...

Training Camp Journal – Pregame June 12th

June 12, 2016 | Trent Corney
Trent Corney’s Training Camp Journal June 12 OTTAWA – This is going to be a fun one. I’m from Brockville, which is 15 minutes from here and I’ve got a lot of family and friends coming. I’m ...

A long time coming

June 11, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 11, 2016 It had been awhile – almost four years, to tell the truth – and so you can only imagine how nervous Thomas Mayo must have been prior to kickoff last Wednesday. “Oh, man… the last ...

Upon Further Review – WPG vs MTL

June 9, 2016 | Ed Tait
presented by: June 9, 2016 It was during the final moments of Wednesday’s preseason win over the Montreal Alouettes – heavy emphasis on ‘preseason’ – when some dudes in the north end zone broke ...

BLOG: Preseason preamble

June 8, 2016 | Darren Cameron
Training camp is often a bane for many veteran players. While walking through the suite level to lunch the other day, a player who has gone through many training camps told me “every year, they ...

Tait’s Take – WPG vs MTL

June 7, 2016 | Ed Tait
Tait’s Take is presented by Anderson’s Hitch ‘N Post June 7, 2016 It’s one of those philosophical ‘If-a-tree-falls-in-the-forest’ questions that often gets tossed out at this ...

Keeping faith

June 6, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 6, 2016 He is in the fight of his life, trying to secure a spot with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and earn a living playing the game he loves. On the good days, defensive back Kevin Fogg must ...

Week one in the books

June 5, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 5, 2016 It’s about the work. It’s always about the work in football, where every rep is counted, recorded and watched over and over again. But training camp is also primarily about trying to ...

Return Game

June 4, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 4, 2016 They don’t always grab the headlines or pull down the big dollars of the Canadian Football League’s marquee players. And yet the numbers scream out the value of these part-time ...

What a Rush

June 3, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 3, 2016 John Rush had ample reasons to walk away from the game that meant everything to him. And do so with a toxic mix of seething anger and crushing disappointment. Rewind to 2013 and a ...

Checking in on the new kids

June 2, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 2, 2016 There’s nothing really subtle or simple about the transition. One day Michael Couture is a college player. And the next, from the moment he stepped onto the field as a member of the ...

A long road

June 1, 2016 | Ed Tait
June 1, 2016 The first thought is to push 2015 out of sight, out of mind. And then to mercifully have that nightmarish season just fade quickly in his own rear-view mirror. Onward and upward… you ...

The Teacher

May 31, 2016 | Ed Tait
May 31, 2016 Paul LaPolice steps in front of a Winnipeg Blue Bombers backdrop and looks into a row of television cameras and reporters. He is sporting what looks to be a three or four-day growth ...

Competition welcomed

May 30, 2016 | Ed Tait
May 30, 2016 Matt Bucknor has been around too long and had too many doors slammed in his face to take anything for granted in this game. It’s that foundation – a combination of ...

New Faces & Renewed Expectations

May 29, 2016 | Ed Tait
May 29, 2016 No truth to the rumour that just before the opening of Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2016 training camp, a swack of those ‘Hello, my name is…’ name tags were passed around to everyone in ...
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