New QB Drew Willy goes wild as Blue Bombers hammer Argos in CFL season opener

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy threw for 309 yards on 19 completions in his debut Thursday night....

Bombers quarterback Drew Willy threw for 309 yards on 19 completions in his debut Thursday night. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

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WINNIPEG - Raise your hand, all three of you who don’t work for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who saw that coming.

Drew Willy threw four touchdown tosses in his first Bombers start and looked like the second coming of Khari Jones. Aaron Kelly, who was on the bubble to even make the team, did his best Milt Stegall impression and hauled in two touchdown passes. The defence swarmed like a pack of bees, forcing three turnovers and scoring a touchdown. The Bombers won the turnover battle and were extremely disciplined. Mike O’Shea coached like Mike Riley in his first game as a head coach.

In other words, the Blue and Gold were nothing like the 2013 version, and the fans went home happy — and likely a little bit shocked — after the Bombers pummelled the hapless Toronto Argonauts 45-21 Thursday night at Investors Group Field in the first game of the CFL season.

O’Shea couldn’t do anything wrong in his head coaching debut.


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