Bombers' Chad Simpson goes after coach at practice

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Chad Simpson, seen here against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Chad Simpson, seen here against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Guelph earlier this season, lost his cool at practice and tried to get at one of his coaches. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

It’s not something you see every day at Bomber practice, but then again it’s not every day the Blue and Gold are on a five-game losing streak and have fired the CEO, the general manager and the offensive co-ordinator before the season is eight games old.

That would probably explain why Bombers running back Chad Simpson absolutely lost his lid on running backs coach Steve Hladio during one of the offensive team periods of Thursday’s practice at Investors Group Field. Not long after a play ended, Simpson had ripped off his helmet and was trying to get at Hladio.

Simpson, who was celebrating his 28th birthday on Thursday, had to be held back by teammates as he screamed and pointed at the first-year assistant. Players fight at practice on occasion, but the team’s starting tailback needing to be stopped from physically going after a coach — in public, no less — is quite rare.


Videos

Photos