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Author Topic: "Sky's the limit" | 2019 Bombers Look Talented, Deep  (Read 1068 times)
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« on: June 12, 2019, 02:58:45 PM »

"Sky's the limit" | 2019 Bombers Look Talented, Deep - Ed Tait

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had just put the finishing touches on their first post-cutdown day practice, and Adam Bighill paused for a moment to glance out at stragglers doing extra work.

"Now that we have our roster, I definitely feel like, on paper, we have a better roster than we did last year," began the Bombers middle linebacker and the Canadian Football League?s Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

"That's not a slight on anything on anyone. It's just about the new guys that have come in and the pieces we've added. Now, of course, it all comes down to putting it together on the field. We have expectations of what we want to do. Now it's time to do it."

Yes, there is hope and there is expectation again in Bomberland with the opening of a new season now appearing on the horizon. This is a squad which has taken steps over the last three years - from playoff appearance to home playoff game to playoff win - but was again denied from hoisting the Grey Cup aloft after falling to the Calgary Stampeders in the West Final.

And so while no one associated with the Bombers need be reminded about the longest Grey Cup drought in franchise history - one which dates back to the last title in 1990 -  it hovers overhead like a black cloud, even on the brightest and sunniest of Manitoba mornings.

So, what makes this different than all those seasons since?

The Bombers and their faithful will begin to get their answers Saturday night in Vancouver in the curtain-lifter on the 2019 season against the new-look B.C. Lions. There are questions here, just as there are across the CFL map. The two biggest:

    How will an offensive line that lost Matthias Goossen to retirement and Sukh Chungh to the Lions in free agency manage with new faces in the middle?
    And can the secondary overcome the departures of Chris Randle, Taylor Loffler and Kevin Fogg?

Still, the Bombers didn't just sit on their thumbs in the offseason, either.....

The full article from Ed Tait can be read here!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:22:36 PM »

This has to be the year.....

107th Grey Cup champs and WE ARE LIT
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 01:17:53 AM »

This has to be the year.....

I can see it lasting a few years, we have some major parts under contract long term...

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 01:19:35 AM »

Bombers are as good as we have been in years.  We will be very competitive and should be good for a few years to come.  Consistency, patience and continuity.  The new pillars of this ball club.

I don't watch the No Fun League b/c I live in Canada and love the CFL
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