BIG BLUE DEBUTS
A look at the contributions of some of the new Blue Bombers in Thursday’s win over Toronto: QB Drew Willy: Became the first Bomber QB in four years to throw for four TDs in a game. Finished 19 of 27 for 308 yards.
RB Nic Grigsby: He battled through injuries to end training camp, but was a warrior on Thursday. Rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries and had two catches for an
WR Julian Feoli- Gudino: Will likely step into the starter’s role with Cory Watson hurt again. Had four catches for 36 yards and his first career CFL TD.
SB Nick Moore: See accompanying story. Two catches for 32 yards, but a beast blocking.
PK Lirim Hajrullahu: They don’t get any easier than an eight-yard field goal, but his kickoffs averaged 68.4 yards.
DB Bruce Johnson: You don’t start games with the Miami Hurricanes and then land a job with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent unless you have game. Finished with six tackles.
CB Matt Bucknor: The Bombers traded WR Giovanni Aprile to Hamilton for Bucknor in late January in trade that drew a collective shrug of the shoulders across the CFL. Stepped in to take the starting CB job when Donovan Alexander was injured, and might not give it back.
LB EJ Kuale: A fumble recovery, three tackles and brought a lot of energy to the Bomber defence.