With 11 games left in the last 12 weeks of the CFL season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had better find a solution—and find it fast.
As the defending Eastern division champions fall farther and farther into the East's basement, the excuses have started to run out and many are starting to wonder at whom exactly the fingers should be pointed.
After the Bombers humiliating 39-11 loss to the Montreal Alouettes last week at CanadInns Stadium, defenseive player Cam Hall let loose on local Winnipeg radio station CJOB 680, saying that the fans haven't been loud enough—that they haven't been doing their job as the "13th Man" on the field.
Maybe Hall has a point. Calvillo was exceptional once again in his older age, completing 25 of 35 passing attempts for 290 yards, including one touchdown. Maybe if the crowd were doing its job, as Hall says, then Calvillo could be thrown off his game.
Or maybe Hall has to get more than his four tackles against the Alouettes.
Or maybe it's just another excuse.
And frankly, Bomber fans are sick and tired and fed up with excuses.
Firstly, Dinwiddie was put in and got the only win and was going strong until the Alouettes game, when Kevin Glenn was put back in. Now, Glenn is back at the helm as the Bombers play host to the Hamilton TigerCats on Thursday at CanadInns Stadium.
And the Bombers and their faithful fans better hope that they get a win soon to turn things around.
With only four of their games after hosting the Ti-Cats this weekend at home, the Bombers surely have their work cut out for them.
Let's hope they can get it done.