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Landry’s 5 takeaways from Week 3

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Hello, CFL place kickers. Nice weekend. Sean Whyte, known for a love of curling as well as his booting abilities, came soooo close to an eight-ender in that game against Winnipeg. And you, Rene Paredes. I had some delicious, delicious Canada Day meals but that onside kick of yours was tastiest morsel of the entire long weekend.

Here are this week’s takeaways.

#Bombers QB Matt Nichols’ reaction after the Lucky Whitehead 41 yard TD off a screen pass was incredible. pic.twitter.com/AnC2yaQ82d

— Michael Remis (@mremis) June 28, 2019

Favourite image from Week 3? Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols looking over to his team’s sideline after receiver Lucky Whitehead had just taken a swing pass at the Edmonton 44-yard line and turned it into a major.

Nichols was smiling and he just kept shrugging as if to say “I don’t know… guy does his thing, is all. Tee-hee-hee.”

Whitehead got fine seal blocks off the top from Chris Matthews and Drew Wolitarsky to set things in motion but after that it was all Rodney Darnell as the first-year Bomber flicked the toggle on some nitrous oxide boost and blurred his way to the end zone, with a “now you see me, now you don’t” shift thrown in for fun and artistic merit.

Nichols’ reaction kind of said it all. Don’t question the talents, don’t try to figure it out.

There’ve been some great, dependable credos over the years like “those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” Or “We have nothing to fear but fear........