Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hope Consistency Can Last

Matt EichelSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2008

Where did the blue and gold come from?

Forget about splitting a home-and-home with the Edmonton Eskimos.  Forget how awful the seasons started.  Forget the quarterback controversy between Kevin Glenn and Ryan Dinwiddie.

The Bombers (5-9) have a golden chance to give themselves some breathing room in the East Division and possibly host a home playoff game come first round of the playoffs when they host the struggling Toronto Argonauts (4-10) in their own barn.

Or Don Matthews can finally get his crew over the top and win.

Toronto and Winnipeg both have seemed to be bitten by the inconsistency bug.  Kerry Joseph and Michael Bishop both were not consistent in the start and eventually Joseph forced Bishop out, who has flourished in Saskatchewan.  Now, Joseph has been contending his job with back-up Cody Pickett.  Pickett hasn't brought the Argos any success, yet there's controversy.

Both teams were favoured to be on the top of the East and so far, both have underachieved.  Meanwhile, the top seeded Montreal Alouettes (9-5) can only look up and don't feel like looking back at the fleeting East Division teams.

With inconsistency hopefully not setting back in coming into Week 16, the Bombers can only hope that Glenn finds that groove again that he had coming into Week 15.

The Bombers hopes have risen by the play of both Glenn and the elevated play of their receiving core of Arjei Franklin, Milt Stegall, Derrick Armstrong, and Terrence Edwards, arguably the best receiving corps in the CFL when they're on.

They're not out of the woods yet, but man did they surprise many and made many eat their own words.

Let's hope for a win, or even the 3-11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats may be knocking at our door come Week 19.