Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers at season opener

DeVone Claybrooks knows there’s a big question hanging over his B.C. Lions as they enter the regular season.With so many new pieces, can the Lions come together as a single, cohesive unit?For Claybrooks, who’s in his first year as a head coach, there’s no other option.“We don’t have time to not mesh, with the schedule that we have, with the road games and the teams that we’re facing,” he said on Friday. “It’s important that you hit the ground running.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: Bomber season preview: What to expect from…

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Bomber season preview: What to expect from the Blue and Gold this year

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hope their winning ways will continue as they kick-off their 2019 CFL season Saturday against the BC Lions.The Bombers went 2-0 in their exhibition games.680 CJOB’s Voice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Bob Irving, and colour commentator Doug Brown feel some key changes will help them.Story continues below“On the defensive end Willie Jefferson, who was a free agent from Saskatchewan, is a dynamic player that can really added to their defensive game,” Irving said.READ MORE: ‘Friday night was a long night’: Blue Bombers GM explains final…

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Are the Blue Bombers Best in the west?

June 13 2019 1:36pm CJOB’S Bob Irving and Doug Brown explain why the Blue Bombers may very well be the best team in the west this year. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Paul LaPolice Interview – June 12

June 12 2019 7:13pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice talks about their upcoming game against the BC Lions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Media Briefing – June 12

June 12 2019 7:08pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea talks about their upcoming game against the BC Lions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Adam Bighill Interview – June 12

June 12 2019 7:06pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill talks about their upcoming game against the BC Lions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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On 40th birthday, quarterback Kevin Glenn retires after 18-year CFL career

Longtime CFL quarterback Kevin Glenn has retired.The Detroit native announced the decision on his 40th birthday Wednesday.Glenn was the first player to be a member of all nine CFL teams, doing so in an 18-season career. He retires as the sixth-leading passer in league history, throwing for 52,867 yards with 294 touchdowns and 207 interceptions.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Kevin Glenn throws TD pass, scores another to lead Roughriders past RedblacksGlenn, who never won a Grey Cup, was the backup to Mike Reilly with Edmonton last season, but did not see…

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Expectations are high for new look Winnipeg Blue Bombers

With training camp now in the rear view mirror, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had their first practice on Tuesday with the new-look squad.“Waking up today, it was just a lot of excitement,” quarterback Matt Nichols said.“To get in here with the official team for this year, and get to work, and start normal work weeks, and get back on that routine.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: ‘Friday night was a long night’: Blue Bombers GM explains final cutsThe team is coming off a 10-win season that saw them win their first playoff game…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Media Briefing – June 11

June 11 2019 6:04pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea talks about their expectations for the upcoming season following practice on Tuesday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!!…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Matt Nichols Interview – June 11

June 11 2019 4:07pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols talks about preparing for Saturday’s season opener against the BC Lions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); //…

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