Bombers bully Stamps behind brash quarterback

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:29 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- Mike Kelly's Winnipeg Blue Bombers appear to be taking a page out of the Broad Street Bullies playbook.

Basically, it's no coincidence the head coach hails from Philadelphia.

Through two CFL games, the Blue and Gold have thrown almost as many punches as passes.

So we posed the question to the head coach: Just who is the Bombers enforcer?

"I don't know. I think I've got more than one," Kelly said with a sly grin. "After seeing it last night, we've got some spunk. I like spunk."

In Friday's win over the Calgary Stampeders, there were several instances where fists were thrown.

The most significant donnybrook occurred in the third quarter after Bombers quarterback Stefan LeFors took a helmet in the head from Stampeders cornerback Brandon Browner. He got up and shoved the first Calgary player he saw, which happened to be linebacker Shannon James arriving late to the party.

Chaos ensued.

"It got blown out of proportion a little quickly there," LeFors said. "I got up, and I let my emotions get the best of me right there at that time. I didn't think it would escalate into something like that, but now I know that if that's what's going to happen, I might need to refrain from doing it."

Even mild-mannered slotback Terrence Edwards joined the fray, grabbing Milton Collins' face mask, trying to use it to slam him to the ground.

"It started with our quarterback," Edwards said. "If our QB shows that fire, then everybody else has gotta follow."

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