July 19, 2012
Bombers coach backtracks on starting QB
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency
WINNIPEG - Twelve hours after saying Alex Brink would continue as Winnipeg’s starting quarterback, Paul LaPolice changed his tune Thursday morning at the Winnipeg airport.
The Bombers head coach said he will evaluate the film before deciding whether Brink or Joey Elliott will be under centre when Winnipeg plays its home opener against the Edmonton Eskimos next Thursday.
Brink completed just nine of 34 attempts for 185 yards and two interceptions in Wednesday’s 25-22 loss to the Toronto Argonauts that dropped Winnipeg’s record to 0-4. Shortly after Wednesday’s game LaPolice said, “Alex is going to be the starter. We’ll evaluate how he plays and see how he does,” but he didn’t recall saying it.
“Did I?” LaPolice asked. “I’m going to see the film. Let me see the film. I got a take a look at it. I don’t want to make hasty decisions. Sorry if I (said otherwise).”
As for the injured Bombers from Wednesday’s game, LaPolice said it's believed defensive tackle Brandon Collier suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time. Safety Ian Logan will miss next Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury, while slotback Terrence Edwards will be evaluated when the team returns to practice on Sunday.