WINNIPEG - If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, the 2-10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers would be a hit with kids and squirrels.
Instead, they returned to practice, Monday, as chewed-up in the newspaper pages and on the call-in shows as they’ve been in years, thanks to Friday’s overtime loss to Edmonton.
Head coach Tim Burke, though, chose not to pile on, accentuating the positive, which I guess goes something like this: at least his team had a 20-point lead to blow.
“Everybody was devastated after the loss,” Burke said. “The way to go is to be positive, and feed off the good things we did. And look at the things we didn’t do well and point out where we could have won the game.”
That list is long and varied, Burke touching on part of it: the missed field goal, the dropped interceptions and a curious decision by a quarterback.
“Quarterback decides to put his head down and get a first down would have won us the game,” Burke said. “There’s a lot of things.