Bombers need extreme makeover, not just a touchup

Winnipeg Blue Bombers acting chief executive officer Wade Miller is seen on the sidelines during...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers acting chief executive officer Wade Miller is seen on the sidelines during the team's game against the Toronto Argonauts in CFL action at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Man., on Sat., Oct. 19, 2013. Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:55 PM ET

The worst thing that happened to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last year was winning four of their last seven games.

It gave those in charge a false sense of security, that things were on the right track. Whenever GM Joe Mack spoke about the Bombers last winter, he always brought up the strong finish -- if you can call it that.

Mack's off-season of standing pat didn't help the situation, and he was fired before the midway point of this campaign. He thought the team was in better shape than it was, and he didn't feel the need to upgrade the quarterback situation.

Which brings us to the present. The Bombers won last week in Montreal and then produced a decent but mistake-filled effort against Toronto on Saturday and fell 26-20 to finally get knocked out of playoff contention. Things are looking better now than they have all season, but it should not hide the fact that the Bombers need a complete makeover. Do not let a late surge fool anyone.

 


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