Inside the CFL

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM ...

There is no doubt that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had to trade Kamau Peterson last season.

The non-import receiver had lost his confidence wearing Blue and Gold, so GM Brendan Taman sent him to Hamilton for import pass catcher Chris Brazzell.

Last season it looked like a great deal for the Bombers.

Now, however, Peterson and Brazzell are headed in opposite directions.

Peterson has 47 catches for 514 yards and one touchdown, including a seven-catch, 102-yard, one-touchdown performance on Friday night against the Eskimos.

Brazzell, meanwhile, has just 33 catches for 491 yards and five touchdowns. He had a superb outing against the Eskimos in July, making four catches for 181 yards and two touchdowns, but there hasn't been much razzle dazzle lately, as he has hauled in only one major in his last six games and is now out with an ankle injury.

In addition, Brazzell's recently signed replacement, Derick Armstrong, had seven catches for 70 yards on Sunday in Montreal.

Aside from the Edmonton match and the July game against the Alouettes in which he had 88 yards, Brazzell's highest yardage output this season has been 36 yards.

Peterson, meanwhile, has five games with at least 50 receiving yards.

So who is winning the trade now?

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1,969

Receiving yards Lions slotback Geroy Simon is on pace to collect this season, which would leave him just 67 yards shy of Allen Pitts' record of 2,036.

3

Wins the Roughriders recorded against the Lions in four meetings this season.

4

Losses the Lions have suffered overall this season. The Stampeders have the other.

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QUOTES ...

"Some played the way you want them to play and the way some others played, it's a wonder they found their way to Commonwealth Stadium."

Eskimos head coach Danny Maciocia, offering an assessment of each player's performance against the Tiger-Cats last Friday

"I'm still trying to figure out a lot about this league. I don't even know the head coach's name. It's not very classy."

Lions offensive lineman Rob Murphy, who claims Roughriders head coach Danny Barrett grabbed his face mask during a pre-game fight on Sunday.

"Ask me who the most outstanding player should be this year and I'd say hand it to Joffrey Reynolds right now."

Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris.

"I'm here for the long term because I know some great things are about to happen here. I want to be a part of it."

Ticats running back/returner Corey Holmes, after signing a contract extension last week.

"We're not good friends."

Roughriders offensive lineman Charles Thomas, talking about Bombers defensive end Tom Canada. Thomas was ejected from the Banjo Bowl for rough play against Canada and later fined by the CFL.

"We'll finish the season, win the Grey Cup and then go on our honeymoon."

Argos running back Jeff Johnson, who got married during his team's bye week but didn't have time for a honeymoon.


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