Bombers believe they'll pick up where they left off

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:54 AM ET

WINNIPEG - They made up the CFL’s hottest outfit over the first seven weeks.

So as they come off their bye week to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Friday, have the 6-1 Blue Bombers retained their edge?

“We’ve got a number of players with a real competitive edge, a real chip on their shoulders and fire, in terms of their spirit,” D-lineman Doug Brown, who’s on track to play after a toe injury, was saying, Tuesday. “I don’t think that’ll be a problem, but we’ll find out Friday night whether there’s a lull. It seems to me in practice this week we’ve been able to pick up right where we left off.”

That was the hope of head coach Paul LaPolice.

The second-year boss Tuesday brought in a Canadian fighter pilot to talk about the importance of preparation.

“He’s got a checklist of 50 things before he can take a flight,” LaPolice said. “He has to do the same routine every week to be successful. Very similar situation. Hopefully, it was a good message for them.”

ON THE LIMP: Receiver Terrence Edwards turned his ankle in Tuesday’s practice, leaving early.

“It’s nothing serious,” Edwards said. “Just making sure I’m all ready for the game.”

Edwards said he spent much of the break on his couch in Atlanta, resting his 32-year-old bones.

“The body is rested pretty good,” he said. “I’m glad I didn’t do anything. It’s a long season. Once you get back out there and get going, it’s like you didn’t leave. We don’t lose anything. You gain. Because you’re rested for the stretch run, with all your guns loaded.”

BLUE NOTES: Receiver Kito Poblah (knee, nine-game injured list) is not likely to be activated for another two weeks. CB/KR Jovon Johnson (ankle) returned to practice, while LB Marcellus Bowman (foot) did not ... All 500 temporary seats are sold for Friday’s game, pushing ticket sales past 30,000.


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