Bombers coach sticks with changes

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice made several moves for the team's last game against...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice made several moves for the team's last game against the Montreal Alouettes. (CHRIS PROCAYLO/QMI Agency Files)

Jim Bender, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:19 PM ET

The changes will remain the same.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made several moves for the last CFL game against the Montreal Alouettes and plan to stay that course.

Brendon LaBatte moved from guard to centre to replace veteran Obby Khan and Chris Greaves replaced LaBatte. Jamie Boreham replaced punter Mike Renaud and the Bombers decided to sit CFL sack leader Odell Willis for first-down plays because he has not played well against the run.

Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice said Sunday that he will stick to those plans as he was relatively pleased with the results after the 26-25 victory over Montreal.

The biggest surprise was benching Willis for first-down plays.

‘”We had made a change early in the week," said Willis, who suffered a rib injury early in the game. "Coach felt I wasn’t getting the job done on every play, so we made some changes. I just look at it like a little challenge to overcome. It’s nothing to be sour about because I know we got other players on this team that can play at a high level, too. So just play my part and do what I can do to help the team win.”

LaPolice said Willis is questionable to play when the Toronto Argonauts come to town this Friday due to that injury.

“It shouldn’t be nothing to keep me out," Willis said after the game.

The Bombers sacked Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo six times without Willis.


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