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Drew Willy may have been named the CFL Offensive Player of the Week following his clubs 45-21 victory over the Toronto Argonauts, but the quarterback got strong support from both his offensive line and another eye-opening surprise in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers offence. Paul Molitor Brewers Jersey . Nic Grigsby was superb in his CFL debut in Week 1, and the 25-year-old feels hes just getting started. "As the game went on my game started to come back," said Grigsby, who ran for 122 yards on 21 carries and added a pair of catches for 17. "It got a little slower. I still got a lot of stuff to get better on — just some little things and detail that coaches got on me about to be a better player and have a better game." The Bombers O-line opened up some wide lanes in the run game against the Argos. Winnipegs young tailback has history with one lineman in particular, who pulled from the right tackle spot to be the lead blocker on a couple big Grigsby gains up the middle. "Me and (Dan) Knapp, we went a long way (back)," said the University of Arizona product of his new favourite blocker. "We played against each other in college. He went to Arizona State, my rival, so when we got here in camp we bumped heads a little bit — not bumped heads — but just, you know, the rivalry-type stuff. But now were on the same team. Were in the same boat, and hes pulling for me and everything. I love them guys up front." The head coach isnt taken aback by Grigsbys impressive debut in the slightest. "Nope, didnt surprise me. Hes been steadily getting better all the way through camp," said Mike OShea. "My concern maybe early on was, he might not have taken advantage of every hole that was there, and now hes through it. It was just a matter of him getting comfortable with his vision, with his reads, and the CFL field — the size of it, I think. But hes done well." OShea is enamoured by Grigsbys ability to adapt and pick things up quickly. That goes double when youre protecting a lead late in the game. "One of the things thats impressive is, when were running that last three minutes and we have the ball and youre asking a guy to stay in bounds and slide, you know? For years and years and years American tailbacks come up here, they get in their first game and run out of bounds when we want that clock to run. You tell them and they still do it. But right away, I tell (Grigsby) once, he was sliding in bounds all the time making sure that clock kept running. Obviously hes an intelligent football player and took that instruction, basically in a three-second conversation, and applied it." With running back Will Ford still working to get back into game shape after a hamstring pull, and Paris Cotton out for a few weeks with a knee injury (hes been wearing a heavy brace in light on-field workouts during practice), Grigsbys fight to stay healthy enough to play has also impressed the coaching staff. "Its as good as its going to get right now," scoffed Grigsby playfully. "Everybody is banged-up and bruised. Nobodys at 100 per cent, I dont care who you are, (even) if youre a quarterback. Its day-to-day of getting better. Get your body in the cold tub, getting the therapy, and come ready to play. "You know youve got to be durable in this league. Its all about growing and depending on yourself to actually do the extra little things thats going to keep you on the field." This week sees another challenge, in that the Blue Bombers will try to prepare for their Week 2 opponent — the expansion Ottawa Redblacks — having minimal game film to study. Ottawa had a bye in Week 1. "Were going out there blind to the eye other than what the base preseason games are. And a lot of teams keep preseason really base," said Grigsby of the "vanilla" offence the Redblacks have shown. "Our coaching staff did a great job putting (video) cut-ups of the (Redblacks) coaches that they have now and what they did in the past, so were going to use that to our ability. Come game time there is that adjust-on-the-fly and be ready to go." NOTES: Eleven-year CFL veteran Korey Banks asked the team for his release this week after not securing a job in the teams starting lineup. The club has placed him on the suspended list indefinitely and flown him home to Atlanta... Mike OShea says he doesnt want to tinker too much with a lineup that looked pretty solid in Week 1. National cornerback Donovan Alexander may be ready to return following a calf injury, but Matt Bucknor will continue to start at field corner... Tailback Will Ford (hamstring) may be ready to go as well after missing both preseason games, but Nic Grigsby will start with the ball... Defensive backs Alex Suber (hamstring) and Marty Markett (high-ankle sprain) both still need time to recover and are again out this week... Slotback Cory Watson suffered a hamstring injury in the first half Thursday night and didnt return to the game. The 30-year-old will miss a week, at least, and it appears fellow national receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino, who hauled in a touchdown pass in Watsons second half absence, will start in his place... Defensive tackle Zach Anderson has missed some significant practice time this week with a heel contusion. OShea says he should be ready for the game... Another defensive tackle, Bryant Turner, has been excused from practice this week for the birth of his daughter. The 2013 Eastern All-Star is expected to play against Ottawa. If either Turner or Anderson are unable to go Thursday night, Kashawn Fraser is an option to come off the practice roster and dress. Wily Peralta Brewers Jersey . As each game passes (each has played close with the exception of last night) it becomes clearer just how evenly matched these two teams are and how one mistake, or one bad inning, is likely to sway the result. Robin Yount Brewers Jersey . Then again, he really was at his home away from home. "It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night," Shields said after pitching Kansas City past the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Once Tom Brady gets their offence rolling, the New England Patriots are tough to stop.Some of the NFLs top teams — Denver, Detroit, Cincinnati and Indianapolis — all lost to the AFC champions by at least 22 points.Now the Patriots are in the Super Bowl against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, whose four losses were by a total of 22 points.This is an incredible defensive unit, Patriots offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels said. They can take the ball away from you. They can get to the quarterback. They can stop the run. It will be an incredible challenge.The Seahawks, with the NFLs best defence, could stage their second straight Super Bowl blowout, having beaten the Broncos 43-8 last year.Pretty close to the Patriots 45-7 pasting of the Colts in last Sundays AFC title game.It feels great to impose your will on a team, wide receiver Brandon LaFell said in a clubhouse filled with smiles, and thats what we did all night.The route to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 takes the Patriots to Glendale, Arizona, where theyll try for their fourth NFL title and first in 10 years.The coaches prepare us for whatever we need to get the win, said fullback James Develin.Even if it involves him catching a 1-yard touchdown pass, his 11th reception in 37 NFL games, as he did Sunday.Or offensive tackle Nate Solder being eligible in that game to catch a 16-yard scoring pass, the first reception in his four seasons.Or having backup offensive lineman Cameron Fleming line up as an eligible receiver nearly 30 times against Indianapolis.I certainly think its been a staple of our team that when we need a play, different guys have stepped up all year long and weve been able to produce points to win games, said special teams captain Matthew Slater. Its not how you get those points. Its just having them.And theyve had plenty.In consecutive games, the Patriots beat Cincinnati 43-17 and Buffalo 37-22.After a 27-25 squeaker over the New York Jets, the runaways resumed — 51-23 over Chicago, 43-21 over Denver, 42-20 oover Indianapolis and 34-9 over Detroit. Chris Capuano Brewers Jersey. In those 20-plus point wins, the Patriots scored on their first six possessions against Chicago, three of their first four of the second half against Denver, all four of the second half against Indianapolis before running out the clock and four in a row to end the first half against Detroit.Its not realistic for us to expect to continue to blow teams out like that, or, I dont want to say blow out, but win by a large margin, Slater said after beating the Lions. I cant really put my finger on what it is. I think its a culmination of things and preparation, I think, is at the forefront of that.In the next six games, there was just one trouncing, 41-13 over Miami.That was nearly the last one — until they overcame two 14-point deficits to beat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31 in the AFC championship game.That narrow victory gave them a chance for a bigger one.The Colts were about to be crushed again.Leading 17-7 at halftime, the Patriots scored touchdowns on their first four possessions of the second half and had their eighth win of the season by at least 22 points.Wide receiver Julian Edelman credited the coaches for the teams offensive rhythm.They scheme up the plays, he said. They go with what the feel is.The high-scoring roll began with a 43-17 win over Cincinnati the week after a 41-14 drubbing by Kansas City left the Patriots at 2-2. Beating the Bengals launched them on a 7-1 run with five of those games against playoff teams.It seemed like every team was at the top of their division and playing really well. In the end, it probably served us well, coach Bill Belichick said. It was a very competitive schedule. Our guys had to prepare and work really hard every week to be ready for those challenges. They did that.Now theres just one left.There are 32 teams that started. There are two remaining, Brady said. Were trying to be the one that finishes off the season the way you want to.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap Jerseys From China wholesale jerseys ' ' ' 

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