Blue Bombers get out-coached again

Bombers head coach Tim Burke watches during practice in Winnipeg on June 26, 2013. (Brian...

Bombers head coach Tim Burke watches during practice in Winnipeg on June 26, 2013. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Blue Bombers don't have enough talent on their roster. That much we know.

It's becoming increasingly apparent they don't stack up on the sidelines, either.

The result is a 2-9 record after a 25-7 loss to the equally awful Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

Far too often the Bombers come out looking like they were expecting something else as the opponent runs up the score. By the time the Bombers figure it out, it's too late.

Saturday night was Exhibit A. Everyone and their dog knew the Eskimos would be ready for the blitz, which they were. The Esks countered with quick passes to the flat, draw plays to take advantage of the outside rush and slide protections to move the pocket.

The result? A 17-0 lead after the first quarter for the Eskimos, marking the fifth time this season the Bombers have failed to score a point and the fourth time the opposition has hit double digits in the opening 15 minutes. If you need an example of getting out-coached, that was it.


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