Kickers don't do themselves any favours

MIKE GANTER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:13 AM ET

HAMILTON -- Troy Westwood's quest for an 18th season in the CFL remains very much up in the air.

Neither Westwood nor his potential heir apparent Alexis Serna did themselves any favours last night.

With head coach Doug Berry praising just about every area of the Bombers game last night, he saved his only real criticism of the night for his kickers.

"I'm not happy at all with our special teams again, with the kicking," Berry said.

Asked if either of his kickers had separated himself from the other, Berry replied with a curt, "Hell, no."

While kicking opportunities were few and far between for the most part last night, when the Bombers did have a chance, they came up small.

"We went backwards in my opinion," Berry said. "Two punts for singles, a missed field goal for a single, we couldn't punt the ball for distance. It was not a good night for the kickers."

Serna, the rookie and Westwood, the 17-year vet took turns last night with Westwood missing the only field goal of the night for the Bombers, a 42-yard attempt.

The third hopeful for the kicking job, Brian Monroe didn't make the trip as the Bombers travelled with just 50 to Hamilton, but Berry said he will certainly get his chance next week against Montreal.

"I'm really pleased with everything but that one thing," Berry said.

The Bombers have made no secret of the fact that the best possible scenario for them is Westwood would win the job giving them one non import who could handle all three kicking duties, but after last night it's still a question whether Westwood is up to handling those duties.


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