Drew Willy shows toughness, leadership in 2-0 start

Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy throws a pass under pressure from Ottawa RedBlacks LB T.J. Hill...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy throws a pass under pressure from Ottawa RedBlacks LB T.J. Hill during CFL action at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Man., on Thu., July 3, 2014. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:47 PM ET

Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans could be forgiven if they had one of those here-we-go-again moments, Thursday night.

Drew Willy was in obvious pain when his throwing hand collided with a rushing member of the Ottawa RedBlacks defence, and it appeared the game of musical quarterbacks the Bombers played the last few years would fire up once again.

When Willy stayed in the game and struggled, it appeared only a matter of time before backup Brian Brohm would take his turn in the long line of passers to suit up for the Bombers in the last few years.

Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine and Willy’s ability to shake off the injury, the 27-year-old was able to put the finishing touches on his second victory in two starts in blue and gold.

But while he showed some guts in the 36-28 win, he remains short on the glory, his aw-shucks attitude fully intact in the hours after his first fourth-quarter, come-from-behind decision.

“It’ll be all right.


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