2022 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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2022 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
PresidentWade Miller
General managerKyle Walters
Head coachMike O'Shea
Home fieldIG Field
Results
Record15–3
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishLost Grey Cup
Team MOPZach Collaros
Team MODPWillie Jefferson
Team MOCNic Demski
Team MOOLStanley Bryant
Team MOSTJanarion Grant
Team MORDalton Schoen
Uniform
CFL WPG Jersey.png

The 2022 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 64th season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 89th season overall. The Blue Bombers entered the season as the two-time defending Grey Cup champions after winning both the 107th and 108th Grey Cup games. The team qualified for the playoffs following their 12th game of the season after defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Labour Day Classic on September 4, 2022.[1] The team then clinched first place in the division in week 18 following their victory over the Edmonton Elks on October 8, 2022.[2] The Blue Bombers reached the 109th Grey Cup, but were not able to perform the three-peat and lost to the Toronto Argonauts 24–23.

The 2022 CFL season was the eighth season under head coach Mike O'Shea and the eighth full season under general manager Kyle Walters.[3]

Offseason[edit]

Players lost[edit]

Position Player Tag 2022 Team Date
RB Andrew Harris Released Toronto Argonauts February 8
WR Darvin Adams Released Ottawa Redblacks February 8
WR Kenny Lawler Released Edmonton Elks February 8
DT Steven Richardson Released BC Lions February 8
LB Tobi Antigha Released Edmonton Elks February 8
CB Mike Jones Released Montreal Alouettes February 8
K Sergio Castillo Released Edmonton Elks February 9
OL Drew Desjarlais Released New England Patriots January 27
LB Jonathan Kongbo Released Denver Broncos February 13
CB Dee Alford Released Atlanta Falcons February 8
OL Asotui Eli UFA Free Agent February 8
CB Josh Miller UFA Free Agent February 20
CB Josh Johnson UFA Free Agent February 25
LB Kevin Brown II UFA Free Agent February 20
QB Sean McGuire UFA Retired February 25
K Tyler Crapigna UFA Retired February 25

CFL Global Draft[edit]

The 2022 CFL Global Draft took place on May 3, 2022.[4] With the format being a snake draft, the Blue Bombers selected sixth in the odd-numbered rounds and fourth in the even-numbered rounds.[5]

Round Pick Player Position University/Club Team Nationality
1 6 Tom Hackett P Utah Australia Australia
2 13 Souleymane Karamoko DB Laval France France
3 24 Michael Sleep-Dalton P Iowa Australia Australia

CFL National Draft[edit]

The 2022 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2022.[6] The Blue Bombers were scheduled to have the last selection in each of the eight rounds of the draft after winning the Grey Cup in the previous season.[7] However, the team had two fewer selection after acquiring Cameron Lawson from the Montreal Alouettes in a trade for a first-round pick and Sergio Castillo from the BC Lions for a third-round pick.[8][9]

Round Pick Player Position University Team Hometown
2 13 Tyrell Ford DB Waterloo Niagara Falls, ON
4 38 Cole Adamson DL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
5 47 Chris Ciguineau DB Ottawa Montreal, QC
6 56 Jeremy Kapelanski DL Guelph Saint-Jérôme, QC
7 65 Cedrick Lavigne DB Carleton Gatineau, QC
8 74 Konner Burtenshaw FB Queen's Amherstview, ON

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A 1 Fri, May 27 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Elks L 20–30 0–1 None IG Field 20,518 Recap
B 2 Tues, May 31 7:30 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 25–16 1–1 TSN Mosaic Stadium N/A Recap

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Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
yWinnipeg Blue Bombers 18 15 3 0 30 538 370 10–1 W1 Details
xBC Lions 18 12 6 0 24 525 405 8–4 L1 Details
xCalgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 24 533 373 7–5 W2 Details
eSaskatchewan Roughriders 18 6 12 0 12 370 440 3–8 L7 Details
eEdmonton Elks 18 4 14 0 8 354 599 1–11 L4 Details

Schedule[edit]

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 1 Fri, June 10 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 19–17 1–0 TSN IG Field 26,002 Recap
2 2 Fri, June 17 6:30 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks W 19–12 2–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 TD Place Stadium 22,185 Recap
3 3 Fri, June 24 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 26–12 3–0 TSN/ESPN2 IG Field 23,600 Recap
4 4 Mon, July 4 6:30 p.m. CDT at Toronto Argonauts W 23–22 4–0 TSN/RDS BMO Field 9,806 Recap
5 5 Sat, July 9 6:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions W 43–22 5–0 TSN/ESPNews BC Place 17,603 Recap
6 6 Fri, July 15 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 26–19 6–0 TSN/RDS IG Field 29,746 Recap
7 7 Fri, July 22 8:00 p.m. CDT at Edmonton Elks W 24–10 7–0 TSN/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 22,716 Recap
8 8 Sat, July 30 6:00 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders W 35–28 8–0 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 25,147 Recap
9 9 Thu, Aug 4 6:30 p.m. CDT at Montreal Alouettes W 35–20 9–0 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 17,093 Recap
10 10 Thu, Aug 11 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes L 17–20 (OT) 9–1 TSN/RDS IG Field 31,053 Recap
11 Bye
12 11 Thu, Aug 25 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders W 31–29 10–1 TSN IG Field 30,062 Recap
13 12 Sun, Sept 4 5:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 20–18 11–1 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
14 13 Sat, Sept 10 4:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 54–20 12–1 TSN/RDS2 IG Field 33,234 Recap
15 14 Sat, Sept 17 3:00 p.m. CDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 31–48 12–2 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 22,288 Recap
16 Bye
17 15 Fri, Sept 30 7:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders W 31–13 13–2 TSN/RDS2 IG Field 33,224 Recap
18 16 Sat, Oct 8 6:00 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Elks W 48–11 14–2 TSN/RDS IG Field 27,159 Recap
19 17 Sat, Oct 15 9:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions L 32–40 14–3 TSN BC Place 24,280 Recap
20 Bye
21 18 Fri, Oct 28 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions W 24–9 15–3 TSN IG Field 23,685 Recap

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Post-season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Bye
West Final Sun, Nov 13 3:30 p.m. CST vs. BC Lions W 28–20 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews IG Field 30,319 Recap
109th Grey Cup Sun, Nov 20 5:00 p.m. CST Toronto Argonauts L 23–24 1–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap

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Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Receivers

Running Backs

Fullbacks/Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

1-Game Injured

6-Game Injured

Practice Squad

Suspended

Italics indicate American player • Bold indicates Global player • 46 Roster, 12 Injured, 12 Practice, 1 Suspended, 15 Rookies*
Roster updated 2022-11-20 • Depth chartTransactionsMore CFL rosters

Coaching staff[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Winnipeg Football Club
  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors – Dayna Spiring
  • President/CEO – Wade Miller
  • General Manager of Football Operations – Kyle Walters
  • Senior Assistant General Manager / Director of Player Personnel – Ted Goveia
  • Assistant General Manager / Director of U.S. Scouting – Danny McManus
  • Director of Football Operations – Matt Gulakow
  • U.S. Scout — Cyril Penn

Equipment Staff

  • Head Equipment Manager – Brad Fotty
  • Assistant Equipment Manager – Kevin Todd
 

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Video Coaches

  • Video Coordinator – Josh Burton

Coaching Staff
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombers clinch playoffs with win over Riders in LD Classic". Canadian Football League. September 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Canadian Football League. October 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Canadian Mafia sticking together". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. December 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "CFL aligns Global Draft date w/ CFL Draft on May 3". Canadian Football League. February 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "2022 Global Draft Tracker". Canadian Football League. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "CFL Scouting Bureau: Bull, Richards, Sow headline fall edition". Canadian Football League. September 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Canadian Football League. December 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Winnipeg acquires kicker Castillo in trade with Lions". Canadian Football League. October 19, 2021.
  9. ^ "Bombers, Als swing draft day trade". Canadian Football League. May 3, 2022.
  10. ^ a b c "2022 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Schedule". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "2022 CFL on TSN Broadcast Schedule". TSN. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Nos Émissions" (in French). RDS. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  13. ^ "Horaire" (in French). RDS. Retrieved July 4, 2022.

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