Penalties addressed

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 6:53 AM ET

Lamar McGriggs was called for both roughing and objectionable conduct. Orlando Bobo was flagged for roughing, Markese Fitzgerald took an objectionable conduct call and Ricky Bell was kicked out.

Winnipeg may have beaten Toronto despite those Blue Bombers taking such ill-advised penalties but head coach Jim Daley is determined to nip that stupidity in the bud.

"The penalty problem, which is obviously a concern from (Saturday) night, is also something that's solvable," Daley said yesterday. "If you're playing an individual sport and you take a foul, you're damaged by it. When you're playing a team sport and you take a foul, we are all damaged by it. It's a whole different set of repercussions. So, I think our guys understand that. We've addressed that and I don't think our guys will have that type of problem."

But Daley has not resorted to fines for such infractions, just painted the picture for his players with bold strokes.

"It's not fair to our team to retaliate if you feel that someone's taken a shot or something," he said. "You've got to walk away. The retaliation is always something that's noticed. I think we had four of those. So, walk away. Don't hurt our team's chances. This group of guys is a mature, smart group and it will get solved."

BREAK-INS: Some idiots broke into two vehicles owned by Bombers by smashing their windows outside of the club's office while the players were in meetings between 10 and 11 a.m. yesterday. Quarterback Kevin Glenn lost some CDs while cornerback Markus Howell lost CDs and some luggage.

"It's one of those things where you just shake your head," said Bombers GM Brendan Taman. "It's one of those things where thugs were out in force and had to take care of business, I guess. Fortunate enough, nobody got hurt and there wasn't a lot of damage, just an inconvenience."

The Bombers will consider installing a surveillance camera.

"We're going to have to do something," Taman said.

STODDARD STARRED: Bombers SB Jamie Stoddard led all receivers with 102 yards on five catches against Toronto, only the second time in his career that he has cracked the century mark.

"I'll take it, for sure," he said. "Obviously, they have been few and far between. Hopefully, it's not that long until the next one.

"To put up a 100-yard game feels very nice. It's always nice to contribute. Getting into a game half the time is one thing. But getting to play every play, and getting into a rhythm, it's much easier to play football that way."

HASHMARKS: Bombers long-snapper Chris Cvetkovic (shoulder) was wearing a sling yesterday while Bell has sore ribs. Neither injury is believed to be serious ... With 199 combined yards versus Toronto, Bombers RB Charles Roberts passed James Murphy for third place on the club's all-time list.


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