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Drew Willy

The Bombers dropped another game and Drew Willy's last series on offense looked rough. Things are pretty rough in Winnipeg but if you don't follow the CFL closely you might not understand why the Bombers offense is struggling so badly. Here is a nice summary.

Blame Drew Willy all you want - but that blame is misplaced | Metro News
This is how it works in pro football. And no one understands that better than Willy, who has completed 72.2 per cent of his passes with five touchdowns and three interceptions and has the sixth-best quarterback rating among Canadian Football League starters.

But there’s also this: Willy is working with a new offensive coordinator in Paul LaPolice and five new starters on offence in Andrew Harris, Jace Davis, Weston Dressler, Ryan Smith (who is now out and replaced by rookie Thomas Mayo) and Jermarcus Hardrick.

Now, whether Bomber fans are willing to give Willy the benefit of a few more games to find some sort of comfort in the new attack or are among the group clamouring for Matt Nichols to get a shot truthfully matters not to the man whose opinion matters most on the issue – head coach Mike O’Shea.

Naaman Roosevelt

The Roughriders lost their starting quarterback but Naaman Roosevelt is hoping they cna keep the offense going while Darian Durant heals.

Darian Durant’s injury opens door for Riders quarterback Mitchell Gale | Regina Leader-Post
Naaman Roosevelt, who leads the Riders with 22 receptions for 295 yards, appreciates the effort Gale has put in since joining the team.

"I think he will do well," Roosevelt said. "He already knows the offence after coming in from Toronto. He did a good job in the game and I expect him to do well on Friday."

If he keeps making grabs like this the Riders should be ok.

Speaking of UB receivers playing strong in the CFL we can't go a week without someone in Ottawa singing the praises of Ernest Jackson.

13 Thoughts on Ottawa’s Win at BMO Field - 3DownNation
Speaking of the receiving corps, I loved Ernest Jackson’s game. As he has proven time and time again, he’s not afraid to go over the middle and get the dirty yards. His 35 yard catch late in the 4th quarter was the dagger that finished off the Argos.

This weeks games

Date Home Opponent Bulls
21-Jul Winnipeg Calgary Drew Willy
22-Jul Saskatchewan Ottawa Naaman Rosevelt
Ernest Jackson
Jake Silas
23-Jul Hamilton Edmonton Natey Adjei