Blue Bombers better be special teams demons this year under O'Shea and Co.

Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea has been a special teams co-ordinator in the CFL and should be able...

Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea has been a special teams co-ordinator in the CFL and should be able to get the team working well in that area. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

Paul Friesen, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The head coach was a special teams demon as a player, and quickly developed the rep as an innovative special teams coach.

The general manager’s last job was as a special teams coach.

And the president/CEO made his living as a pain in the rear covering kicks.

So the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ poor excuse for special teams last season, heck, the last several seasons, had better be a thing of the past.

In fact, those are three pretty good reasons this group should field the best kicking units in Canadian football this season.

“That’s our plan,” head coach Mike O’Shea said. “Our plan is win all those battles.”

As offence starts with the quarterback, special teams start with the kicker. Not coincidentally, the two positions have been about as stable as Red River Valley clay around here lately.

Where you used to be able to use decades to keep tabs on the guys splitting the Winnipeg uprights — Trevor Kennerd handling the 1980’s, Old Lefty, Troy Westwoo


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