The conditions were cool and windy for the first day of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Offensive Mini Camp at Investors Group Field. But that didn’t stop about a hundred or so die hard fans from taking in the proceedings.
And they were able to catch an early glimpse of Quarterback Drew Willy working on the ground game with several running backs, including exciting newcomer Andrew Harris.
Blue Bomber Mini Camp
And there was also the opportunity to see Willy and backup Matt Nichols work the hurry up offense.
Hurry Up Offense
The Blue Bombers held a pair of one hour sessions in the morning and afternoon and will repeat that on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m & 12:20 p.m. before wrapping up the camp with a single practice Wednesday Morning at 10 a.m. All workouts are open to the public.
Bombers #1 Quarterback Drew Willy was asked if having the likes of Receivers Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith along with Running Back Andrew Harris raised his excitement level just a little. “It felt a little different today,” Willy told a group of reporters following the afternoon workout. “I thought that first group was really rolling pretty well. We have a lot of talent here. It was fun to be out there, just to be in the huddle again, call plays, get up to the line of scrimmage and get it going.”
Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Weston Dressler says the camp is a great way for all the new faces to get used to working with each other before the start of main camp. “Right now it’s trying to get comfortable with the guys,” said Dressler. “Let those situations kinda play themselves out. The leaders will emerge within the locker room, and that kind of thing takes care of itself.”
Offensive Lineman Jace Daniels and Receivers Addison Richards and Kevin Cone did not dress for either session, and aren’t expected to participate on Tuesday or Wednesday either as all three are coming off injures.
One other notable absentee was former NY Giant returner and receiver Jerrell Jernigan who returned home for personal reasons.