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« on: May 18, 2019, 03:12:57 AM »

Main Training Camp starts this weekend with the players taking their medicals on Saturday and players on the field on Sunday.

Comments and observations can be posted here.  If you attend any of the sessions your views would be welcome here as well.

Here is a primer a primer from Ed Tait and his thoughts:

Training Camp Preview


The clock is ticking. Check that... it isn't just ticking, it's clanging loudly and clearly like a three-alarm fire bell.

The veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers returning for the opening of main training camp on Sunday all know they've posted the second-best record in the Canadian Football League over the last three years to the Calgary Stampeders and have made three straight playoff appearances.

Yet, those final moments in the West Final loss to Calgary still resonate, still burn as unfinished business. And yes, they are all well aware they are part of the longest championship drought in franchise history.

Yet, hope also always springs eternal on the eve of the opening of training camp. It's a fresh start, a clean slate, and with so many familiar faces returning, there?s also a heightened sense of expectation both inside and outside the locker room.

"Just seeing the guys staring to filter in here gets you fired up," began Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols Friday, during a break surveying the last day of rookie camp. "During the offseason it always feels like it's forever away and then all of a sudden you blink your eyes and you're full-go here in a couple of days.

"It's always one of the most exciting times of the year when football is back. It should be a heavy presence of vets pouring in now in the next day or two. It's great to catch up with everyone. For us, we have a large group of core guys that are back and it will also be great to pick up where we left off with those guys."

The Bombers took some hits in free agency in the offseason, but also added some key pieces, too. And in a West Division that has undergone a massive makeover (but should still be deadly competitive), there is a hope that continuity could serve the Bombers well.

"We've kept the core group together for a number of years now, which is hard to do in this day and age," said Nichols. "We've taken steps. We went from not being very good here for a few years, to going to a playoff game, to hosting one and winning one. We feel like we've taken steps every year. Sometimes those are necessary things to get where you want to be and we feel like this is that year that we take that next step and reach our ultimate goal."

The first official steps toward that begin Sunday morning. And with that as the backdrop, here is our guide to the Bombers 2019 main camp...

WELCOME BACK

Starters from the 2018 West Final returning to camp:

Offence Cool: QB Matt Nichols, RB Andrew Harris, WR Darvin Adams, SB Nic Demski, WR Drew Wolitarsky, LT Stanley Bryant, LG Patrick Neufeld, RT Jermarcus Hardrick

Defence (9): DE Jackson Jeffcoat, DT Drake Nevis, DT Brandin Bryant, LB Adam Bighill, LB Anthony Gaitor, LB Kyrie Wilson, DB Brandon Alexander, DB Marcus Sayles, DE Craig Roh

Specialists: K Justin Medlock, LS Chad Rempel

Other returnees: QB Chris Streveler, QB Bryan Bennett, FB Mike Miller, FB John Rush, SB Daniel Petermann, WR/KR Charles Nelson, WR Rashaun Simonise, OL Michael Couture, DT Jake Thomas, LB Chandler Fenner, LB Thomas Miles, LB Shayne Gauthier, LB Jesse Briggs, LB Kyrie Wilson, DB Abu Conteh, S Jeff Hecht.

Injured list at season's end and returning: SB Kenbrell Thompkins, WR Corey Washington, CB Chris Humes, OL Cody Speller, OL Geoff Gray, S Derek Jones, OL Manase Foketi

Practice roster at season's end and returning: RB Johnny Augustine, DB Tyneil Cooper, DB Jacob Firlotte, DE Patrick Choudja....

Read the rest of Ed Tait's article here!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 02:42:30 PM »

Training Camp Roster:

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 02:46:17 PM »

Should they not have a legend for:

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 02:51:36 PM »

From bauming:

A bit down the list of forefront storylines, but rookie Tui Eli, who some have described as a potential draft-day steal, appears to be in the process of being groomed as a centre with the #Bombers.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 03:01:37 PM »

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FWIW - Geoff Gray at guard, Michael Couture at centre and Corey Washington at receiver on the #Bombers offence
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 03:07:32 PM »

Our first draft pick is in at guard too, Neufeld doesn't appear to be practicing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 03:18:52 PM »

Our first draft pick is in at guard too, Neufeld doesn't appear to be practicing.
Neufeld got the day off due to 'banked hours' for working as the PA rep.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 03:31:41 PM »

Neufeld got the day off due to 'banked hours' for working as the PA rep.

It's day 1 and there are a lot of new candidates to sort through as well. Not a big deal.

Washington must have moved up the initial depth chart with Thompkins suspension.  He's been with the team for awhile so has that early step of familiarity.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 03:35:10 PM »

Football banked hours, nice. Would be nice to see Gray, Desjarlais, or Elj, come out of the gate an dominate.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 04:44:27 PM »

Who looked good at the skill positions?

Or DB?
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2019, 05:20:42 PM »

What's the deal with Corney?  Must of missed the news but it looks like he retired??
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2019, 05:26:36 PM »

What's the deal with Corney?  Must of missed the news but it looks like he retired??

Health reasons forced retirement for Corney.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 08:56:08 PM »

Corney was a fitness machine. To bad the man had a motor.
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2019, 09:23:06 PM »

Is it just me or shouldn't the player lists handed out be numerical and not alphabetical ? You see a great play on the field and it's crazy trying to find them on the sheets handed out before the next play.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2019, 09:43:53 PM »

Is it just me or shouldn't the player lists handed out be numerical and not alphabetical ? You see a great play on the field and it's crazy trying to find them on the sheets handed out before the next play.

It's just you... Wink

They are numerical by position... so if you see a receiver make a great play, you look under receivers... pretty easy, really...
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