2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Mike O'Shea
General manager Kyle Walters
Home field Investors Group Field
Results
Record12–6
Division place2nd, West
Playoff finishLost West Semi-Final
Team MOP Matt Nichols
Team MOC Andrew Harris
Team MOR Brandon Alexander
Uniform
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The 2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 85th season overall. This was the fourth season under head coach Mike O'Shea and the fourth full season under general manager Kyle Walters.

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The Blue Bombers clinched a playoff berth for the second consecutive season with a win over the BC Lions on October 14, 2017. [1] The team hosted a CFL playoff game for the first time since 2011 (and a West Division playoff game for the first time since 2003) after finishing in second place with a 12–6 record. However, they lost that West Semi-Final game to the Edmonton Eskimos.

Offseason

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft took place on May 7, 2017. [2] The Blue Bombers had eight selections in the eight-round draft after trading former starting quarterback Drew Willy for the first overall pick. [3] They lost fourth and fifth round picks in trades for quarterbacks Kevin Glenn and Matt Nichols, respectively. [3] [4] The Bombers obtained another fourth round pick after trading down in the draft with the Stampeders. [5]

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool/Club TeamHometown
11 Faith Ekakitie DL Iowa Brampton, ON
18 Geoff Gray OL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
215 Qadr Spooner OL McGill Brossard, QC
323 Abubakar Conteh DB Grambling State Winnipeg, MB
434 Felix Menard-Briere K Montreal Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC
650 Ian Marouf DL Guelph Fort Erie, ON
759 Brendon Thera-Plamondon WR Calgary St. Albert, AB
868 Tylor Henry WR Alberta Camrose, AB

Preseason

WeekDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
ASat, June 108:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders T 25–250–0–1None Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
BThurs, June 157:30 p.m. CDTvs. Edmonton Eskimos T 38–380–0–2None Investors Group Field 24,934 Recap

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Regular season

Standings

West Division
TeamGPWLTPtsPFPADivStk
Calgary Stampeders 181341275233497–3L3 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 181260245544926–4W1 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 181260245104955–5W5 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 181080205104304–6L1 Details
BC Lions 187110144695013–7L1 Details

Schedule

WeekDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
1Bye
2 Sat, July 1 8:00 p.m. CDTat Saskatchewan Roughriders W 43–40 (2OT)1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
3Fri, July 77:30 p.m. CDTvs. Calgary Stampeders L 10–291–1TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 30,165 Recap
4Thurs, July 137:30 p.m. CDTvs. Toronto Argonauts W 33–252–1TSN/RDSInvestors Group Field25,085 Recap
5Fri, July 219:00 p.m. CDTat BC Lions L 42–452–2TSN BC Place 21,017 Recap
6Thurs, July 277:30 p.m. CDTvs. Montreal Alouettes W 41–403–2TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field25,931 Recap
7Fri, Aug 46:00 p.m. CDTat Ottawa Redblacks W 33–304–2TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 23,725 Recap
8Sat, Aug 126:30 p.m. CDTat Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 39–125–2TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,517 Recap
9Thurs, Aug 177:30 p.m. CDTvs. Edmonton Eskimos W 33–266–2TSNInvestors Group Field30,554 Recap
10Thurs, Aug 246:30 p.m. CDTat Montreal AlouettesW 34–31 (2OT)7–2TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,564 Recap
11 Sun, Sept 3 3:00 p.m. CDTat Saskatchewan RoughridersL 24–387–3TSNMosaic Stadium33,350 Recap
12 Sat, Sept 9 2:00 p.m. CDTvs. Saskatchewan RoughridersW 48–288–3TSNInvestors Group Field33,134 Recap
13Bye
14Fri, Sept 227:00 p.m. CDTvs. Ottawa RedblacksW 29–99–3TSN/RDSInvestors Group Field26,588 Recap
15Sat, Sept 308:30 p.m. CDTat Edmonton EskimosW 28–1910–3TSN/RDS2 Commonwealth Stadium 30,524 Recap
16Fri, Oct 67:30 p.m. CDTvs. Hamilton Tiger-CatsL 13–3010–4TSNInvestors Group Field26,204 Recap
17Sat, Oct 143:00 p.m. CDTvs. BC LionsW 26–2011–4TSN/RDS2Investors Group Field26,434 Recap
18Sat, Oct 213:00 p.m. CDTat Toronto ArgonautsL 28–2911–5TSN/RDS BMO Field 15,532 Recap
19Sat, Oct 283:00 p.m. CDTvs. BC LionsL 27–3611–6TSN/RDS2Investors Group Field25,034 Recap
20Fri, Nov 38:30 p.m. CDTat Calgary StampedersW 23–512–6TSN McMahon Stadium 24,281 Recap

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Post-season

Schedule

GameDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
West Semi-FinalSun, Nov 123:30 p.m. CSTvs. Edmonton Eskimos L 32–390–1TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 27,244 Recap

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Team

Roster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Receivers

Running Backs

Fullbacks

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Coaching staff

Winnipeg Blue Bombers staff
Front Office
  • Owner – None
  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors – Dayna Spiring
  • President/CEO – Wade Miller
  • General Manager of Football Operations – Kyle Walters
  • Assistant General Manager / Director of U.S. Scouting – Danny McManus
  • Assistant General Manager / Director of Player Personnel – Ted Goveia
  • Director of Football Operations – Matt Gulakow

Equipment Staff

  • Head Equipment Manager – Brad Fotty
  • Assistant Equipment Manager – Kevin Todd
  • Assistant Equipment Manager – Jared Cronk
 

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

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References

  1. Bombers edge past Lions to clinch playoff spot
  2. 1 2 Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  3. 1 2 Blue Bombers ship Willy to Argos; acquire Glenn in trade with Als
  4. "Bound for Bomberland: Esks trade Nichols for pick". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  5. Round 1 Recap: Surprises, star receivers headline eventful first 9 picks
  6. 1 2 3 2017 Schedule
  7. 2017 RDS CFL Schedule
  8. CFL, ESPN unveil 2017 U.S. broadcast schedule