Winnipeg Blue Bombers new philosophy looks promising

Bombers coach Tim Burke says the team will have a more aggressive attitude when it comes to...

Bombers coach Tim Burke says the team will have a more aggressive attitude when it comes to rebuilding, especially when it comes to free agents

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

In these trying times when all seems so hopeless on the Blue Bomber front, a nugget of promise emerged, Tuesday.

Head coach Tim Burke was talking about the signing of CFL veteran defensive back Bo Smith, a Hamilton Tiger-Cat the better part of the last five seasons.

That’s two discarded veterans picked up in the last two weeks, kicker Sandro DeAngelis being the other.

This was either an exception to the norm or it marked a significant change in philosophy, because over the last few years the Bombers have stayed away from other team’s veteran cuts like they were carrying bed bugs. Or worse.

It turns out this was no exception.

There’s a new, aggressive attitude in the Bomber front office, and it looks nothing like the old way.

“That was somebody else’s philosophy,” Burke said, not naming former GM Joe Mack, but not needing to.

There’s a new sheriff in town, now. Three, actually. And they won’t look down their noses at a player just because som


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