"I'm kind of a level-headed individual, I guess, " the second-year QB said. "Being out there, it's a little bit different. It's an emotional game and obviously you want to stay level headed the whole time. But there's also times to be spontaneous and have fun and celebrate and kind of ride with the emotions.
" All of the Bombers' quarterbacks are athletic and the Lions will need to limit deep shots, no matter who's passing the ball, said defensive back Marcus Sayles. "They're being coached the same way, " he said. "We've just still got to come in, make sure he doesn't extend plays just like Collaros does, because he's learning from an experienced quarterback so he probably has something in his bag as well. " The Lions are coming off a frustrating 23-20 loss to the Argonauts in Toronto last week, and the defence will need to be at its best to earn a win this week, Sayles said. "I think we've really just got to get back to making our take-aways.
We haven't had as many picks as we had back when we first started and I feel like that's just where it starts, " he said. "When you get an interception or forced fumble -- just the energy of the stadium and the team just rises. " Winnipeg trounced the Edmonton Elks 48-11 last week, the latest in a series of lopsided scores the Bombers have posted this season. B. 's already been on the wrong end once this year, having dropped a 43-22 decision to Winnipeg back on July 9.
19 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders that required surgery. He had thrown for 3, 281 yards and 25 touchdowns with 10 interceptions over nine games (8-1) up to that point of the season. Winnipeg’s defence doesn’t need any reminders about the challenges Rourke presents. “We’re going to have to get after him, ” said Jeffcoat, Winnipeg’s veteran defensive end who’s returning to action after missing the past three games with a hip injury. “He gets the ball out fast. He’s real smart. He’s good at managing the game.
"So we've just got to put our best foot forward and try and beat these guys. " Winnipeg's rejigged roster will see quarterback Dru Brown make his first CFL start, slotting in for star Zach Collaros. Several veteran offensive linemen will also get the night off, including Jermarcus Hardrick, Patrick Neufeld and Stanley Bryant. A need to rest players prompted the moves, said Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea. "You're hampered by a (salary) cap and by the number of bodies you have available to you, so you can't switch everybody out, " he said.
Blue Bombers defence won't let Lions QB Rourke get comfortable - TSN. caWINNIPEG — Jackson Jeffcoat and Brandon Alexander don’t want B. C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke to continue where he left off. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (14-3) host the Lions (12-5) on Friday in the regular-season finale for both CFL clubs, which doesn’t affect playoff positioning but is notable because it marks Rourke’s return from injury. Watch and stream Lions vs. Blue Bombers LIVE Friday at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT on TSN1/4, TSN. ca and the TSN App. The Victoria native was making headlines before suffering a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot late in an Aug.
"And there's probably some guys playing that you may have liked to rest or they may have wanted to rest. "But, for the most part, these guys all love playing football and if they're able (to), they're going to be out there. " Though Brown is getting his first CFL start, the 25-year-old Oklahoma State product, has suited up in all 16 of Winnipeg's games this season and completed five of seven pass attempts for 127 yards. Prepping for Saturday's game isn't any different than any other week, he said.
” Rourke will have a familiar target to throw to as receiver Lucky Whitehead returns after sitting out the past three games with an ankle injury. Winnipeg is also getting back receivers Greg Ellingson and Drew Wolitarsky. Ellingson missed seven games with a foot injury, while Wolitarsky was out the past four (knee). Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros, who’ll likely play at least the first quarter, is glad the pass catchers are back. “Both are great players, great security blankets for lack of a better term, for a quarterback, ” Collaros said. It’s also “awesome” Rourke is back from injury. “He’s a person, he’s a football player and this is what our jobs are, is to play, ” Collaros said.
Even without QB Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers present challenge for B. C. LionsVANCOUVER -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers may be swapping their lineup this week, but the B. Lions know they're still in for a tough test against the CFL's top team. With first spot in the West locked up, the Bombers (14-2) are opting to rest several stars when they face the Lions in Vancouver (10-5) on Saturday. For B. head coach Rick Campbell, it doesn't really matter who's on the other side of the field. "You take a look at their roster, there's a whole bunch of really good football players and I know they're gonna play hard like they always do, " he said.
CFL Streams - Reddit Quarterback Dru Brown gets the start while Zach Collaros rests, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers begin navigating their unique finish to
He knows where to put the ball, so we’ve got to get back there and get pressure on him. ” Both Jeffcoat and Alexander stressed the team’s mantra of treating the match as just the next game they want to win, but it could be a playoff preview. The Bombers are hosting the CFL West Division final Nov. 13. Their opponent will be the winner of the semifinal between the Lions and Calgary Stampeders. “It could be B. later on, but it’s just about this game (Friday) and put our best foot forward, ” said Alexander, the team's veteran safety, after a walk-through on Thursday. He’s aware Rourke’s presence brings a different dynamic to the Lions, who will also play now-backup quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.
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“I know for them they rally around that guy for sure, ” Alexander said of Rourke. “That’s their guy so they’re going to come out here and play with more enthusiasm and things like that. ” Lions head coach Rick Campbell said he wants Rourke to get some quality reps. He expects him to play about the first quarter, depending on the flow of the game. Rourke said he’s excited and feeling pretty relaxed. “Just try to gain some confidence back and get in the groove of things, get in a rhythm and feel good about the week of prep heading into a big game against Calgary, ” he said of his goals for Friday’s game. Fans shouldn’t expect him to continue where he left off. “Maybe this is not the week to go to those expectations, right? ” Rourke said with a smile. ”I’m just trying to get healthy and this is just a stepping stone in that direction.
If the Bombers pick up their 15th win of the season, it’ll be a franchise record. “I wasn’t aware of that so, no, we haven’t talked about that, ” Collaros replied to a reporter’s question. “Fifteen is better than 14, though. ” B. LIONS (12-5) AT WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (14-3) Friday, IG FIELD SETTLING THE SERIES — Winnipeg and B.
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