Blue Bombers offence must match intensity of defence

Buck Pierce got sacked repeatedly in the second game of the season after throwing interceptions...

Buck Pierce got sacked repeatedly in the second game of the season after throwing interceptions repeatedly in the first game. Those things will have to change for the Bombers to find success on offence.

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:15 AM ET

WINNIPEG - If there was any doubt about the urgency the Blue Bomber offence feels these days, it was erased at the end of the team’s first practice of the week.

That’s when co-ordinator Gary Crowton delivered some fire and brimstone to a unit that’s been a poor cousin to its defence.

Seems the first day of prep for Saturday’s tilt against the winless Hamilton Tiger-Cats was about as crisp as that cotton shirt at the bottom of the laundry hamper.

“I didn’t think we had a very good practice on offence,” head coach Tim Burke agreed. “That’s what had him pretty fired up.”

Burke also agrees it’s time for his offence to begin matching the intensity on the other side of the ball.

Through two games, particularly last week in Montreal, the Bomber defence has done everything short of tying the shoes of the so-called glamour boys on offence.


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