Bombers 'ran out of gas' in loss to Edmonton

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Julian Feoli-Gudino can't pull in a pass which would've went for a...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Julian Feoli-Gudino can't pull in a pass which would've went for a first-quarter touchdown against Edmonton Eskimos during CFL action at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Man., on Thu., July 17, 2014. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

To say the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive dozen spent too much time on the field in Thursday's loss to the Edmonton Eskimos is a massive understatement.

Even Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea conceded that the defence wore down and eventually got tired during the 26-3 loss to the Eskimos during his post-game address.

"We ran out of gas," said O'Shea. "They worked pretty hard and held them to a lot of field goals."

That much is true. Despite being on the field for more than 38 minutes on Thursday, the Blue Bombers' defence allowed only one touchdown.

That's impressive, but it doesn't mean there weren't a few issues that need to be cleaned up.

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly used his legs to rush 10 times for 96 yards against the Blue Bombers, which was an impressive feat when you consider how he was able to elude many would-be tacklers throughout the contest.


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