Buck Pierce sad to say goodbye to Winnipeg

Buck Pierce says he feels like he had a positive impact on the Bombers organization and the...

Buck Pierce says he feels like he had a positive impact on the Bombers organization and the Winnipeg community and hopes to be back someday with the club in some capacity. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Buck Pierce stepped down from the podium, stopped to shake hands with several members of the media and walked off into the drizzle, leaving his tattered Winnipeg Blue Bombers legacy behind.

The quarterback who arrived in early 2010 to so many questions about his health left nearly four years later with all of them answered.

Traded back to the B.C. Lions, back to Wally Buono, the man who deemed him too injury-prone to continue paying, Pierce knows exactly what this could mean.

“Who knows what the future will bring for me?” he said. “I don’t know if I’ll play one year, two years, three years — if I’ll ever take another snap again.”

Barring calamity at the position in Vancouver, or elsewhere, his days as a starter appear to be over, at age 31.

More likely, he’ll end his career as a sounding board, a coach in pads, all that competitive fire smothered under the blanket of practice and meeting rooms.


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