Blue Bombers keeping positive outlook

Justin Goltz hurt his ankle and may not be able to play Monday in B.C. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

Justin Goltz hurt his ankle and may not be able to play Monday in B.C. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:03 PM ET

VANCOUVER - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are doing their best to block out the noise that surrounds them.

Although much of the outside world is expecting them to slip to 1-5 after Monday’s game with the B.C. Lions, the Blue Bombers are trying to rally around new full-time starting quarterback Justin Goltz.

“(Goltz) has put a little more pressure on himself this week, which we’ve tried to talk to him about,” said Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke. “Really nothing has changed from last week to this week, other than probably more media scrutiny, TV scrutiny and the focus will be more on him from the outside of the team point of view.

“You’re still the same player, it’s still the same plays and we just want to get better week in and week out.”

Goltz made his first CFL start last week in a 37-24 loss to the Calgary Stampeders, but officially took over from Buck Pierce when the Blue Bombers returned to the practice field on Thursday.


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