Walls wants wins more than QB sacks

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:15 AM ET

He just shrugged his shoulders at his mild quarterback sack drought.

When Winnipeg defensive end Gavin Walls returned from last week's bye, he suddenly found himself tied for sixth spot with five sacks in that CFL race.

"I'm not worried about no race, man," he said yesterday. "I'm just worried about us winning. Sacks as an individual is always good but that stuff will come. That's not the biggest issue. I'll just do my assignment, do my thing and the sacks are going to come.

"What's the head guy got, seven? I mean, I can get that in one game. I'm just focusing on getting this W most of all. I'm pretty sure the sacks are going to come."

The Blue Bombers take on Toronto at Canad Inns Stadium tomorrow night and Rocky Butler is expected to start at quarterback for the Argos.

ROCKY SNUBBED: Bomber head coach Doug Berry was singing Butler's praises again yesterday.

"He has a very strong arm and is very good with his feet," he said. "Rocky Butler has demonstrated in the past that he is very capable of winning football games as a starting quarterback. He's an excellent quarterback and he blends well with their offence."

Yet, the Bombers passed on Butler, who has CFL experience, when Hamilton cut him in training camp.

"We talked about it but it would have been to bring him as a No. 3 or 4 at the time," Berry said. "I also felt at the time that it's not the same offence here that he'd been used to running."

BRAZZELL TO SIT: Although non-import DB Ian Logan (hip flexor) will return to the roster, import WR Chris Brazzell will sit out his second straight contest.

"I've talked to Chris, it's not going to happen for him this week," Berry said. "That doesn't mean it won't for next week. This is a week to week thing in how we're playing this thing out."

Logan will likely replace DE Shawn Mayne.

TOP GUNS: Calgary QB Henry Burris, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for another three in the 45-45 draw with B.C., was named the CFL's top offensive player of the week ... Lions DL Aaron Hunt, who had three quarterback sacks, was top defensive player ... Calgary RB Joffrey Reynolds was the top special teams player while B.C. SB Jason Clermont was the top Canadian. Burris, Hunt and Clermont were unanimous selections.

HASHMARKS: Berry has been told that RB Graeme Bell, who was attacked by a thug with a baseball bat, will not play football this year ... The Bombers were closing in on 27,000 tickets sold to tomorrow's game yesterday ... Kelly Malveaux's wife gave birth to a baby girl, Brooklyn Amara, on Tuesday.


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