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KEN WIEBE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:27 AM ET

Stefan LeFors understands he needs to be much better and if that means he has to take a seat this week, he'll deal with it.

On a day when all the focus was on incoming quarterback Michael Bishop, LeFors took time to weigh in on where he stands in the wake of Friday's disappointing 19-5 defeat to the Toronto Argonauts.

"I've talked to Coach Kelly and from what he told me, he still has the belief in me," said LeFors, who was pulled after leading the offence to only one first-half first down and just 30 yards passing in his last start.

"But with the way we're struggling, you've got to start at the top and I understand that. It's the nature of the business. If he wants to make a change and go somewhere else with it, I understand that.

"I'm not saying that I did a good job and I should be in there. Obviously, I've got to do a lot better. It's just how it goes. I can take it and we'll just try to learn from this."

When asked for his initial reaction when he heard the Blue and Gold were bringing in Bishop, LeFors didn't shy away from the question.

"I had kind of heard the rumours circulating and when coach Kelly told me (Sunday), I wasn't really surprised," said LeFors. "If he wants to go in that direction, I hope Mike can come in and help this team win. That's what it's all about and I'm all for that."

'Reasons make sense'

LeFors was asked point-blank if he felt a bit more comfortable in the shotgun formation -- something he isn't doing much, if at all, in the Blue Bombers offensive system.

"For me, being in this league, shotgun was all I've done (with the Edmonton Eskimos) and we did it quite a bit in college, so I'm not going to lie and say I'm not more comfortable in the gun -- because I am, at certain times," said LeFors.

"But this offence calls for the quarterback to be under centre more and (head coach Mike Kelly) has a reason for that and the reasons he gives make sense. We just have to get used to that and execute from under centre."

Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly re-affirmed his belief in LeFors' abilities during his meeting with the media but also admitted Bishop is under consideration to start Saturday's rematch with the Argos.

"I still want Stef around here and he's still going to prepare himself as the starter," said Kelly. "He still has those inherent qualities that I'm looking for. Maybe having a more veteran presence in here with him, somebody to be a sounding board and somebody who has actually experienced it and done it, is a little more helpful. I'm hoping this (move) helps Stef out as much as anybody."


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