August 14, 2014 5:11 pm

No panic for Blue Bombers

Head coach Michael O'Shea of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers looks up at a replay on Thursday in Winnipeg.

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WINNIPEG – Fans might be ready to press the panic button after back to back losses but it’s business as usual for the Blue Bombers.

From the outside looking in there’s the appearance the Bombers are in a downward spiral but defensive tackle Bryant Turner says it was just one bad game.

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“We’ve lost the crowd a little bit,” said Turner. “You know I feel like it’s a good opportunity for us to go back and show that we’re still real. We’re still here and we can still do what we started out doing. It’s just one bad game and you know everybody is kinda going crazy and asking about a downward spiral. It’s nothing like that. It’s just something teams go through and I’m sure we’re gonna bounce right back.”

The big concern on the defensive side of the football is stopping the run after both the Roughriders and the Argonauts ran rampant on them the past 2 games.

Saskatchewan ran for 186 yards against the Bombers while the Argos rushed for 174 yards along the ground. Those are some pretty big numbers after the Argos ran for just 42 yards in their first meeting.

“I’m not concerned at all,” said Turner. “I feel like it’s nothing to go into a panic about. I feel it was just 2 bad games. Just 2 bad games as far as the running game. I’m sure we’ll put more focus towards it and I’m sure Etch (Gary Etcheverry) will come up with something where you know we stop that and do better at that part of the game. It’s nothing to fear about. It’s just something we got to work harder on and we’ll get the job done for sure. I feel like it’s something that can easily be corrected. It’s nothing to go into a panic about for sure.”

Players have been given a few extra days off this week with their next game not until next Friday against the Alouettes.

The team is expected to get back on the practice field on Sunday.

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