Bombers leaning on impressive defence for hope

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:29 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- When the 6-foot-8, 295-lb. guy suggests you do something, the least you can do (for your physical well-being, anyway) is listen.

Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown had a request following Winnipeg's 13-12 win over the Toronto Argonauts Saturday at Rogers Centre.

"Here's the media challenge for Week 6 in the CFL: Focus on the positives from this game, which is the defence, which played really well, and not things that you don't think were up to par," Brown said. "Give the boys some props, man."

OK. The Bomber defence was spectacular. Forced six turnovers (special teams had a seventh). Made Argos quarterback Kerry Joseph wish he was selling insurance in Baton Rouge. Won the game for the Blue and Gold.

There. Now back to the offence.

New QB Michael Bishop completed 16 of 30 passes for 213 yards but had just four days of practice.

With the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes up next for the Bombers, the defence would need to perform miracles to win the next two games, but head coach Mike Kelly has faith.

"They're as good a group as I can remember," he said.

That should make Doug Brown happy.

(We hope.)

KIRK.PENTON@SUNMEDIA.CA


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