Are changes afoot?

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:34 AM ET

Doug Berry is humming and hawing about his kicking game once again, and that is not good news for Troy Westwood.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach is considering a kicking change -- seven days before their first playoff game -- after Westwood made two of four field goal attempts in Friday's 20-17 win over the Montreal Alouettes.

"We've got a couple days to decide that," Berry said. "I haven't thought much about it. All I did was look at the films and see if I could discern something from Westwood's style. I can't. Maybe he can.

"I don't understand how we can be so productive in practice and so unproductive in games."

IN AND OUT OF LINEUP

Westwood, who has been in and out of the lineup all season due to poor play and injury, missed from 49 and 43 yards but connected from 30 and 21 against the Alouettes. Winnipeg has made only three of 15 attempts from 40 yards or longer this season, and their longest is 42 yards, made by both Westwood and Rob Pikula.

The Bombers brought in American rookie Aaron Barret to compete for the placekicking job two weeks ago, but Westwood won the battle and the team sent Barret home.

"I still feel that (Westwood) is a very capable guy in terms of being able to get it done in practice," Berry said. "I know I didn't ask him to do anything that he was not capable of doing (on Friday). I know he felt a sense of pride by being able to go in there and have these opportunities.

"I know that he's as frustrated with himself as I am with his performance, and I know he'll do everything he can to keep competing hard. The bottom line is we're still not getting it done."

Berry was asked if he'd be nervous about going with a rookie placekicker in the playoffs.

"Anybody that's missing field goals makes me nervous," Berry said. "I mean, I can't even, with any confidence, call for a field goal right now outside of 40 yards."

INJURY UPDATE: Berry said he expects running back Charles Roberts, defensive end Tom Canada and cornerback Juran Bolden to be ready for Sunday's East semifinal against the Montreal Alouettes.

"I expect most everybody (to be back)," Berry said. "Some of those guys will be day-to-day. We'll see how they come back, but we'll give them rest. We'll start practising on Wednesday.

"We'll get them as fresh as they can be, and then we'll be able to evaluate them once we see them."

Special teamer Brian Guebert (hamstring) will also likely be eligible to return, but cornerback Ian Logan (groin) is doubtful.

Berry said centre Obby Khan's suspected torn triceps injury hasn't been confirmed and he's done for the season.

That means Dominic Picard, who started the season at centre in Khan's absence, will go back into the starting role for the post-season.

LATE HIT: The Bombers will be playing their first home playoff game since 2003 next Sunday. They are 8-2 in their last 10 home playoff games, which dates back to 1987.


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