Winnipeg – Football returns to Investors Group Field on Wednesday night, and after three days of mini-camp, another 3 days of rookie camp, and 9 consecutive days of main training camp, Blue Bomber head coach Mike O’Shea is anxious to see what the 2016 edition of his football team looks like in game action as they host the Montreal Alouettes in the opening game of the CFL Pre-season.
O’Shea says he wants the players to be loose and have fun. That is, after all, the essential reason that they play the game. But he also knows there is tremendous pressure on the newcomers to make an impression.
“This is a tough situation for them. They understand the business and it’s a very small window to make it in this game. It’s tough for rookies to displace veterans in a short amount of time but they are going to get an opportunity to do that” said O’Shea.
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