Bomber brass back to work

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:43 AM ET

Members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers management returned yesterday from their long weekends to continue the evaluation of their disappointing 2004 season.

Bombers GM Brendan Taman said the information has been compiled. Now it's a matter of making decisions based on that data.

Taman said those determinations won't be as simple as deciding to keep a player or let him go.

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"Probably not quite that basic," Taman said yesterday, "but ultimately that's what it eventually gets to. There's a few more factors that play into it right now."

Meanwhile, the CFL has mandated that teams make no major announcements until after the Grey Cup is played in Ottawa next Sunday. That gives Taman plenty of time to talk to head coach Jim Daley about a new contract.

"That'll be an issue we'll examine at some point here in the next week, I would think," Taman said. "I wouldn't say it's on the back burner, because it's a very important issue. It's very high on our priority list, let's put it that way."

Taman said he won't press to have a head coach officially in place prior to Grey Cup week, although it would be nice.

"If possible," Taman said when asked if he wants his decision on Daley to be made before the rumour mill hits its peak next week in the nation's capital. "I'm not going to rush into something just because I say I need one by then.

"... Ideally, yeah, for sure, I'd like it to be done, but we have to make sure. It's a very important step. Things are on track."


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