Greg Peach sees plenty of 'dawgs' in Bombers lineup

Greg Peach (90) says the gruelling hours of training camp help separate the 'dawgs' from the pups....

Greg Peach (90) says the gruelling hours of training camp help separate the 'dawgs' from the pups. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency/Files)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:24 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Nobody pretends they like it. Four-hour practices followed by countless meetings and film sessions, with a new crop of talent trying to take your job every year — not a football player’s idea of fun.

But training camp is not just a necessary evil, it’s the smelter that breaks down the iron ore into something usable, a tool that’ll last.

“You have days where you wonder if you can do it,” Blue Bomber defensive end Greg Peach was saying, Thursday. “I’ve had a couple of those days.”

But Peach says that’s when you find out “who the dogs are.”

Dogs — a complimentary term?

“D-A-W-G,” Peach clarified.

And yes, it’s complimentary.

The 27-year-old Peach, a veteran of locker-rooms in Edmonton, Hamilton and last year’s mess in Winnipeg, looks around at the current configuration and sees plenty of “dawgs.”

And when head coach Mike O’Shea says players have to take ownership of this team for it to have success, Peach knows exactly what he means.


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