Blue receiving corps on hot seat

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

CALGARY -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers cut slotback Wane McGarity earlier this week.

Fans are probably wondering if wide receiver Kamau Peterson is next.

The Bombers receiving corps was on the hot seat going into last night's game against the Calgary Stampeders, but now it's a five-alarm blaze after their 30-21 loss.

Peterson, who's has a long history of dropping balls since joining the team last year, dropped another sure first down last night and later got pulled from the game in favour of Gilles Colon.

"He dropped that pass, and then his play on an interception later, we didn't like his route there and then we didn't like his finish there," Bombers head coach Jim Daley said. "We'll see how Gilles did at it, and we'll see if that's a direction we should go.

"We'll certainly consider Gilles Colon as a possible starter."

Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown said every member of the 1-6 team should be worried about their jobs.

"It's just a matter of whether we're the right guys to do the job right now," a disgusted Brown said.

QB QUESTION: Depending upon the condition of Kevin Glenn's thumb, there could be a burning question in Bomberland this week: Tee Martin or Russ Michna.

Martin completed just four of 13 passes for 64 yards and two interceptions in the second and third quarters, while Michna was good on 10 of 17 attempts for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

"Russ played well," Daley said. "He had the wind at his back, and he's a good strong quarterback.

"The one thing that happened differently in the fourth quarter than in the second was the guys caught the ball better.

"... But sometimes there's a difference in playing the fourth quarter and playing the second and third."

BY THE NUMBERS: Rookie Calgary placekicker Sandro DeAngelis booted 44- and 45-yard field goals but missed a 27-yarder, while Winnipeg's Troy Westwood was good from 40 and 21 yards but flubbed a 31-yarder ... Calgary linebacker Brian Clark tackled Bombers running back Charles Roberts in the end zone for a safety midway through the third ... Winnipeg punter Jon Ryan had a single ... Keith Stokes led all Bomber receivers with six catches for 87 yards ... Roberts had 76 yards on 19 carries ... Winnipeg's Omar Evans and Calgary's Anthony Malbrough both had two interceptions ... Stamps running back Joffrey Reynolds had just 47 yards on 14 carries ... Westwood is 3-for-9 on field goals from 41 yards or longer ... The Bombers are 0-5 against the West Division.


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