Run 'D' gets reminder with honour

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:37 AM ET

They are still stinging from last week's pathetic performance.

Winnipeg's front seven allowed Hamilton running back Jesse Lumsden -- the CFL's offensive/Canadian player of the week -- to run roughshod over them, galloping for a total of 211 yards and a pair of long touchdowns on just 12 carries.

B.C. running back Joe Smith must now be salivating as he waits for those Bomber pylons to arrive in Vancouver to play tomorrow night.

"We didn't play well," Bomber defensive tackle Jerome Haywood readily admitted yesterday. "We didn't execute the way we needed to execute ... All I know is, as a unit, we didn't play well when it came to stopping the run.

"Whether they out-schemed us or outplayed us, or whatever the case may be, we're going to do all of the above a lot better."

Smith sits third in CFL rushing with 488 yards, 21 behind Winnipeg's Charles Roberts and 66 behind Lumsden.

"Last week is over and done with," Haywood said. "We know what happened and it's over and done with. This week, we face a real good back and we've just got to go out there, play our game do what we know how to do."

CH-CHANGES: Bomber head coach Doug Berry confirmed that non-import WR Arjei Franklin will play, replacing injured WR Jamie Stoddard (knee) while import DB Davin Bush will return from injury, most likely replacing import WR Chris Brazzell on the roster. It also looks like non-import DL Shawn Mayne will draw in for injured LB Brad Newman (knee) and non-import WR Adam Eckert will make the trip, possibly replacing DB Ian Logan. That means LB Corey Jenkins will get more action than he did last week ... DB Robert Bean (knee), who was back at practice yesterday, said he will be ready to return after next week's bye ... Buck Pierce will start at quarterback for B.C. tomorrow.

QUICK RECOVERY: Long-snapper Chris Cvetkovic was in uniform while rehabbing his dislocated elbow on the sidelines yesterday.

"I'd like to be back sooner but they don't really want to give me a timeline," he said. "They want to see how my body adapts to the rehab ... I don't play that much as it is but it really is frustrating watching."

Meanwhile, Cvetkovic got married last week.

"I got to spend a little more time with my wife and our daughter (Payton), who's only four months old," he said.


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