2. A little balance
This isn’t rocket surgery, as Don Cherry would say, but one of the most effective ways to keep Willy upright is to establish — or, in the Bombers’ case, re-establish — a consistent run game. Winnipeg is averaging 93 rushing yards per game (fifth best in the CFL), but it’s a number that needs to be considerably higher to provide some balance. In the season-opening win over Saskatchewan, Willy threw for 325 yards, but the run game chipped in with 145 yards — its best total to date. The Bombers have two capable backs in Paris Cotton and Cam Marshall, but their touches need to reach double digits.