2012 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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2012 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Paul LaPolice (2–6)
Tim Burke (4–6)
General manager Joe Mack
Home field Canad Inns Stadium
Results
Record 6–12
Division place 3rd, East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Team MOP Chad Simpson
Team MOC Henoc Muamba
Team MOR Chris Matthews
Uniform
CFL WPG Jersey 2012.png
Timeline
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The 2012 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season is the 55th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 80th overall. The Blue Bombers looked to continue on the success of the 2011 season, in which they made it all the way to the Grey Cup game. However, the team slipped to 3rd place in the East Division and missed the playoffs, finishing with a 6–12 record. The team was supposed to play their first season in their new stadium, Investors Group Field, but ongoing construction delays have moved its opening to the beginning of the 2013 season.[1][2][3] The Blue Bombers started the season with four straight road games, which was due to speculation that the stadium would be opened in time for a home opener in week 5 at the earliest. The Blue Bombers started the season 0–4 for the first time since 2008, which was also, coincidentally, a year after they had an appearance in the Grey Cup game.

After a 2–6 start, head coach Paul LaPolice was fired on August 25, 2012 after three years of employment. He was replaced by defensive coordinator Tim Burke.

The low point of the season occurred on September 2, 2012, in which the team suffered a 52–0 shutout loss to their biggest rivals the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Labour Day Classic. It was the Bombers first shutout loss since they were blanked 33–0 by the Edmonton Eskimos on July 29, 1969. It was also their first shutout loss to Saskatchewan since October 15, 1949.

With a 28–18 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 27th, 2012, the Blue Bombers were eliminated from playoff contention.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

The 2012 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2012 live at 2:00 PM CDT. The Blue Bombers had five selections in the six-round draft, including the loss of their first-round pick after selecting Kito Poblah in the 2011 Supplemental draft. The traded back into the first round by trading two of their second round picks for the third overall selection.[4]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 3 Tyson Pencer OL Washington State
3 16 Johnny Aprile WR Queen's
3 21 Christo Bilukidi DE Georgia State
4 23 Rene Stephan LB Harding
4 29 Jake Thomas DL Acadia

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A Thurs, June 14 at Montreal Alouettes 22–10 Win 20,005 1–0
B Wed, June 20 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26–25 Loss 28,300 1–1

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Montreal Alouettes 18 11 7 0 478 489 22 Details
X-Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 445 491 18 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 6 12 0 376 531 12 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 6 12 0 538 576 12 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 Fri, June 29 at BC Lions 33–16 Loss 29,351 0–1
2 Fri, July 6 at Montreal Alouettes 41–30 Loss 21,016 0–2
3 Fri, July 13 at Edmonton Eskimos 42–10 Loss 32,067 0–3
4 Wed, July 18 at Toronto Argonauts 25–22 Loss 22,485 0–4
5 Thurs, July 26 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 23–22 Win 29,533 1–4
6 Fri, Aug 3 vs. Montreal Alouettes 36–26 Loss 29,533 1–5
7 Bye 1–5
8 Thurs, Aug 16 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32–25 Win 27,039 2–5
9 Fri, Aug 24 vs. BC Lions 20–17 Loss 29,533 2–6
10 Sun, Sept 2 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 52–0 Loss 33,427 2–7
11 Sun, Sept 9 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 25–24 Loss 30,077 2–8
12 Fri, Sept 14 at Calgary Stampeders 44–3 Loss 28,247 2–9
13 Fri, Sept 21 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34–12 Win 26,577 3–9
14 Sat, Sept 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts 29–10 Loss 27,169 3–10
15 Mon, Oct 8 at Montreal Alouettes 27–22 Win 23,201 4–10
16 Sat, Oct 13 vs. Calgary Stampeders 32–21 Loss 25,462 4–11
17 Fri, Oct 19 at Toronto Argonauts 44–32 Win 23,419 5–11
18 Sat, Oct 27 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28–18 Loss 29,722 5–12
19 Sat, Nov 3 vs. Montreal Alouettes 19–11 Win 26,907 6–12

Roster[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Slotbacks

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List

Practice Roster


Italics indicate Import player
Roster updated 2012-07-24
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active

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Coaching staff[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Community owned (non-profit corporation owned by members)
  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors - Bill Watchorn
  • President/CEO – Jim Bell
  • Vice President and General Manager of Football Operations – Joe Mack
  • Director of Football Operations – Ross Hodgkinson
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ken Moll

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches


Coaching Staff
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References[edit]

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