A sound decision

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:32 AM ET

The bottom line is something had to be done.

Whether you view Michael Bishop as the King of Interceptions or, at the other end of the spectrum, the guy who was once ahead of Tom Brady on the New England Patriots depth chart, something had to be done.

And kudos to Lyle Bauer and Mike Kelly for realizing this and, more importantly, actually doing something about it.

Yes, you can roast Kelly all you want for dumping Kevin Glenn and replacing him with an unproven commodity in Stefan LeFors, but that would be too easy and somewhat unfair.

First of all, Glenn had to go. More than 80% of Bomber fans wanted him out. His expiration date had passed in this town.

Secondly, people make mistakes. Then again, you can't yet say LeFors was a mistake. Who's to say he won't be a good quarterback one day? He's had only four starts in Kelly's new and complex offensive system.

However, there was no way the Winnipeg Blue Bombers could continue with their offence the way it was, so the head man should be commended for swallowing his pride and agreeing with this move.

We say "agreeing" because this move has Bauer's fingerprints all over it.

BUMBLING BOMBERS

The president and CEO is apparently a big Bishop fan, and it was easy to tell during a Saturday interview with the big Blue boss that he wanted change and he wanted it now.

Bauer, like everyone else who bleeds Blue and Gold, couldn't take watching the bumbling Bomber offence any longer without throwing up in his mouth a little bit.

Another interesting fact about the call for Bishop is the Bombers are 1-3. They are only two points out of second place.

You could argue LeFors has plenty of time to improve before a playoff spot vanishes. Yet these guys aren't waiting.

You might say change is and well and good, but Bishop is going to be a bust.

Absolutely he could be.

But the guy has won five more games in the CFL than he's lost, and he showed in 2007 with the Argos that he has the ability to manage the offence while the defence and special teams win the games.

Sound familiar?

Bishop threw 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions two years ago, and he was 11-1 as a starter in guiding them to first place in the East Division.

He is also athletic enough to run from trouble, as his 5.8-yard average per carry attests.

The 33-year-old has also started more than twice as many games as LeFors, Bryan Randall and Richie Williams put together.

Should he start on Saturday in Toronto? Why not? Throw him in there and see what he can do.

He'll be fired up to play against his former team, and the Argo defenders will be backpedalling like mad knowing how far he can fling the pigskin.

Kelly said three weeks ago during the Derick Armstrong incident that no one is bigger than the team.

That includes Kelly, and that includes LeFors.

Even if the Louisiana Lefty was the coach's chosen one, he appears willing to make a move in an effort to improve.

For those of you who don't like this move, just remember one thing: It can't get any worse than it was last Friday.


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