2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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.

2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coachMike O'Shea
General managerKyle Walters
Home fieldInvestors Group Field
Results
Record12–6
Division place2nd, West
Playoff finishLost West Semi-Final
Team MOPMatt Nichols
Team MOCAndrew Harris
Team MORBrandon Alexander
Uniform
CFL WPG Jersey 2016.png

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.

OffseasonEdit

CFL DraftEdit

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]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team Hometown
1 1 Faith Ekakitie DL Iowa Brampton, ON
1 8 Geoff Gray OL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
2 15 Qadr Spooner OL McGill Brossard, QC
3 23 Abubakar Conteh DB Grambling State Winnipeg, MB
4 34 Felix Menard-Briere K Montreal Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC
6 50 Ian Marouf DL Guelph Fort Erie, ON
7 59 Brendon Thera-Plamondon WR Calgary St. Albert, AB
8 68 Tylor Henry WR Alberta Camrose, AB

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Sat, June 10 8:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders T 25–25 0–0–1 None Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
B Thurs, June 15 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos T 38–38 0–0–2 None Investors Group Field 24,934 Recap

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Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Calgary Stampeders 18 13 4 1 27 523 349 7–3 L3 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 24 554 492 6–4 W1 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18 12 6 0 24 510 495 5–5 W5 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 10 8 0 20 510 430 4–6 L1 Details
BC Lions 18 7 11 0 14 469 501 3–7 L1 Details

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Sat, July 1 8:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 43–40 (2OT) 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
3 Fri, July 7 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders L 10–29 1–1 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 30,165 Recap
4 Thurs, July 13 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 33–25 2–1 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 25,085 Recap
5 Fri, July 21 9:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions L 42–45 2–2 TSN BC Place 21,017 Recap
6 Thurs, July 27 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes W 41–40 3–2 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 25,931 Recap
7 Fri, Aug 4 6:00 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 33–30 4–2 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 23,725 Recap
8 Sat, Aug 12 6:30 p.m. CDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 39–12 5–2 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,517 Recap
9 Thurs, Aug 17 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 33–26 6–2 TSN Investors Group Field 30,554 Recap
10 Thurs, Aug 24 6:30 p.m. CDT at Montreal Alouettes W 34–31 (2OT) 7–2 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 18,564 Recap
11 Sun, Sept 3 3:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 24–38 7–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
12 Sat, Sept 9 2:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 48–28 8–3 TSN Investors Group Field 33,134 Recap
13 Bye
14 Fri, Sept 22 7:00 p.m. CDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 29–9 9–3 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 26,588 Recap
15 Sat, Sept 30 8:30 p.m. CDT at Edmonton Eskimos W 28–19 10–3 TSN/RDS2 Commonwealth Stadium 30,524 Recap
16 Fri, Oct 6 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 13–30 10–4 TSN Investors Group Field 26,204 Recap
17 Sat, Oct 14 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions W 26–20 11–4 TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field 26,434 Recap
18 Sat, Oct 21 3:00 p.m. CDT at Toronto Argonauts L 28–29 11–5 TSN/RDS BMO Field 15,532 Recap
19 Sat, Oct 28 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions L 27–36 11–6 TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field 25,034 Recap
20 Fri, Nov 3 8:30 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders W 23–5 12–6 TSN McMahon Stadium 24,281 Recap

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Post-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 12 3:30 p.m. CST vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 32–39 0–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field 27,244 Recap

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TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Fullbacks

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Pending Free Agents

Coaching staffEdit

Winnipeg Blue Bombers staff

Front Office
  • Owner – Community owned (non-profit corporation owned by members)
  • 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

Coaching Staff
More CFL staffs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bombers edge past Lions to clinch playoff spot
  2. ^ a b Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c 2017 Schedule
  7. ^ 2017 RDS CFL Schedule
  8. ^ CFL, ESPN unveil 2017 U.S. broadcast schedule