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2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

The 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 62nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 87th season overall. This was the sixth season under head coach Mike O'Shea and the sixth full season under general manager Kyle Walters. The Blue Bombers qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season on September 21, 2019 following an Ottawa Redblacks loss.[1] The club later would go on to win their 11th Grey Cup championship and their first since the 1990 Grey Cup championship game, ending what was the longest active Grey Cup drought.

2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coachMike O'Shea
General managerKyle Walters
Home fieldIG Field
Results
Record11–7
Division place3rd, West
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup
Team MOPWillie Jefferson
Team MOCMike Miller
Team MORKenny Lawler
Uniform
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OffseasonEdit

Foreign draftsEdit

For the first time in its history, the CFL held drafts for foreign players from Mexico and Europe.[2] Like all other CFL teams, the Blue Bombers held three non-tradeable selections in the 2019 CFL–LFA Draft, which took place on January 14, 2019. The 2019 European CFL Draft took place on April 11, 2019 where all teams held one non-tradeable pick.[3][4][5]

Draft Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
LFA 1 8 Sergio Pérez RB Dinos Saltillo
2 17 Manuel Hernández S UDLAP
3 26 Gabriel Ortiz K BUAP
Euro 1 2 Thiadric Hansen LB Potsdam Royals

CFL DraftEdit

The 2019 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2019. The Blue Bombers held nine selections in the eight-round draft after acquiring the BC Lions' first-round pick in a trade which included their own first-round pick from the 2018 CFL Draft.[6]

Round Pick Player Position School Hometown
1 4 Drew Desjarlais OL Windsor Belle River, ON
1 5 Jonathan Kongbo DL Tennessee Surrey, BC
2 14 Brady Oliveira RB North Dakota Winnipeg, MB
3 25 Connor Griffiths DL British Columbia Langley, BC
4 34 Asotui Eli OL Hawai'i Kailua-Kona, HI
5 43 Malik Richards WR Mount Allison Brampton, ON
6 52 Tariq Lachance DL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
7 61 Nick Hallett DB Toronto London, ON
8 70 Kerfalla Exumé DB Montreal Montreal, QC

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B Fri, May 31 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 20–3 1–0 None IG Field 19,273 Recap
C Thu, June 6 8:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 35–29 2–0 None Mosaic Stadium 28,706 Recap

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Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 13 5 0 26 487 386 7–3 W3 Details
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 24 482 407 8–2 W1 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 11 7 0 22 508 409 7–3 W1 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18 8 10 0 16 406 400 3–7 L2 Details
BC Lions 18 5 13 0 10 411 452 0–10 L3 Details

ScheduleEdit

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 1 Sat, June 15 9:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions W 33–23 1–0 TSN/ESPN2 BC Place 18,058 Recap
2 Bye
3 2 Thu, June 27 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 28–21 2–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 IG Field 25,336 Recap
4 3 Fri, July 5 6:30 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 29–14 3–0 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 20,429 Recap
5 4 Fri, July 12 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 48–21 4–0 TSN/RDS IG Field 24,187 Recap
6 5 Fri, July 19 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 31–1 5–0 TSN/RDS IG Field 25,350 Recap
7 6 Fri, July 26 6:00 p.m. CDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 15–23 5–1 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,512 Recap
8 7 Thu, Aug 1 6:00 p.m. CDT at Toronto Argonauts L 27–28 5–2 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 BMO Field 12,072 Recap
9 8 Thu, Aug 8 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 26–24 6–2 TSN/RDS IG Field 25,354 Recap
10 9 Thu, Aug 15 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions W 32–16 7–2 TSN/RDS2 IG Field 24,914 Recap
11 10 Fri, Aug 23 8:00 p.m. CDT at Edmonton Eskimos W 34–28 8–2 TSN/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 34,217 Recap
12 11 Sun, Sept 1 2:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 17–19 8–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,356 Recap
13 12 Sat, Sept 7 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 35–10 9–3 TSN IG Field 33,134 Recap
14 Bye
15 13 Sat, Sept 21 3:00 p.m. CDT at Montreal Alouettes L 37–38 9–4 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 19,070 Recap
16 14 Fri, Sept 27 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 13–33 9–5 TSN/RDS2 IG Field 25,086 Recap
17 15 Sat, Oct 5 6:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 6–21 9–6 TSN Mosaic Stadium 31,080 Recap
18 16 Sat, Oct 13 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes W 34–25 10–6 TSN/RDS IG Field 20,907 Recap
19 17 Sat, Oct 19 6:00 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders L 33–37 10–7 TSN McMahon Stadium 26,885 Recap
20 18 Fri, Oct 25 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 29–28 11–7 TSN IG Field 24,460 Recap
21 Bye

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Post-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Sun, Nov 10 3:30 p.m. CST at Calgary Stampeders W 14–35 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 24,278 Recap
West Final Sun, Nov 17 3:30 p.m. CST at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 13–20 2–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,300 Recap
107th Grey Cup Sun, Nov 24 5:00 p.m. CST Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 33–12 3–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 35,439 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

1-Game Injured

6-Game Injured

Practice Roster


Italics indicate American players
Bold indicates Global players
Roster updated 2019-11-24
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 9 One-game Injured,
4 Six-game Injured, 12 Practice

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Coaching staffEdit

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Community owned (non-profit corporation owned by members)
  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors – Brock Bulbuck
  • 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
  • National Scout – Craig Smith
  • Team Services Coordinator – Matt Gulakow
  • Head Equipment Manager – Brad Fotty
  • Assistant Equipment Manager – Kevin Todd
  • Assistant Equipment Manager – Jared Cronk
 

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Paul Boudreau

Coaching Staff
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miracle in Montreal: Als stun Bombers with biggest comeback win in team history". cbc.ca. September 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Dan Barnes (January 11, 2019). "'FUN ELEMENT': CFL set for inaugural draft of Mexican talent".
  3. ^ "Mexico's top talent selected at CFL-LFA Draft". cfl.ca. January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "CFL to hold European lottery and draft in April". 3downnation.com. April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Full results from the first ever European draft". cfl.ca. April 11, 2019.
  6. ^ BC acquires first round pick in swap with Bombers
  7. ^ a b c 2019 Schedule
  8. ^ CFL on TSN broadcast schedule
  9. ^ ESPN+, ESPN Networks to Broadcast 2019 Canadian Football League Season
  10. ^ CFL schedule through October 2019