Shockmain to give Blue offence jolt?

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

Quentin McCord is out, and Shockmain Davis is in.

That is one of two changes Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Doug Berry is making for tomorrow's tilt against the Toronto Argonauts at Rogers Centre.

McCord, a slotback, had eight catches for 93 yards in the first three games of the season, but Berry wants to see what Davis, who attended Argonauts camp this year, can do in McCord's spot.

"He's got some speed, he's got decent size, he's got good hands, good abilities," said Berry. "He brings very similar things that we have with Quentin, but we've got him here on the roster and it's early in the season and we don't think we're putting a lesser talent on the field.

"If we felt that, we wouldn't do it."

The other change is DB Gabriel Fulbright in for CB Omar Evans, who's nursing a groin injury. Stanford Samuels will move across the field to start for Evans, while William Fields will take over for Samuels.

FAMILIAR FACE: Bombers left tackle Dan Goodspeed gets up for games against Toronto, because he believes Argos DEs Jonathan Brown and Eric England are two of the best in the CFL.

"They're good players," said Goodspeed. "JB's real athletic and fast, and England's got a great power move and he's got speed. That's a dangerous combination when you're a defensive end. That's why I like to play them."

Goodspeed and England have a healthy rivalry that dates back to their days in the XFL.

"I'm sure there is a punch that gets too high for me or a punch that gets too high for him, but he's a good player," said Goodspeed.

BOMBER BITS: WR Chad Rempel has been released from the practice roster ... Despite limiting the Argos to just 72 yards of total offence in their 16-9 win two weeks ago, the Bombers are one-point underdogs for tomorrow's tilt ... Troy Westwood will placekick tomorrow, while Sam Paulescu will punt ... Berry said RB/SB Henri Childs (knee) might play next week against Montreal ... LB Kyries Hebert continues to wait at a Grand Forks, N.D., hotel after getting turned away at the Canadian border on Monday. GM Brendan Taman may tell Hebert to go home to Texas today if it appears his immigration appeal won't be heard anytime soon.

AS TOUGH AS THEY COME: Chad Faurschou was seriously injured in a car accident nine years ago, but he isn't letting that slow him down.

The 20-year-old from Portage la Prairie is doing a "Bike-a-thon to the Bomber Game" next week, during which he will ride his custom-made bicycle from his hometown to Canad Inns Stadium in time for Winnipeg's Saturday contest against the Montreal Alouettes.

Faurschou is doing the bike-a-thon to repay the efforts of Movement Centre staff and volunteers, who have helped him overcome his massive head trauma.

The Bombers will present Faurschou with a special game ball during a pre-game ceremony.

Donations can be made at the Movement Centre on Henderson Highway, by phone at 489-2679 or at any Royal Bank location in Winnipeg, Portage or Brandon until Aug. 6.


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