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Morris: Bombers using losing streak as learning experience

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07.08.2019

An air of superiority swirled around the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the first seven games of the CFL season, but the team now heads into one of the toughest stretches of its schedule looking very average following two disappointing losses.

Over the next five weeks, the Bombers host the Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions before going on the road to play the Edmonton Eskimos. After that, it’s the Labour Day game in Regina against the Roughriders followed by the return engagement in Winnipeg.

“We’re going to have an opportunity to be able to separate ourselves or make things interesting,” middle linebacker Adam Bighill said about the upcoming schedule.

The Bombers looked to have all the answers when they began the season with five straights wins. Winnipeg is now facing some questions after losing 23-15 to Hamilton July 26, then blowing a 20-0 lead and allowing Toronto to battle back for a 28-27 victory Friday night that gave the Argonauts their win of the season.

“Any time you lose it poses an opportunity to learn,” said Bighill. “That’s what we have to take it as, a learning experience.

“There are matter-of-fact reasons why you lose. It’s ball security, giving up explosion plays, not getting enough takeaways. It’s poor second-down conversion percentages, it’s missed assignments, execution. There are reasons why you lose. It’s hard to beat teams when you’re also kind of beating yourself.”

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie........

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