Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dressler Ready For Labour Day

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Weston Dressler was thrilled to be back on the field with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Wednesday and you can be sure his teammates feel the same way.

“I’m sure if you ask some of the guys in the locker room, they’ll tell you I was getting a little cranky, not quite myself the last few weeks,” the veteran receiver said after practice at Investors Group Field.
“It’s a lot better than watching from the sideline.”

Dressler missed four games with a lower body injury, but he’ll return to the lineup on Sunday when the Bombers travel to Regina for the Labour Day Classic against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
While a player of Dressler’s stature is always missed, the Bombers went 4-0 in his absence and finished off the first half of the season with a 7-2 record.

“We’re a fun team to watch, I will say that,” Dressler said. “It’s frustrating as a player when you don’t get to be a part of it on gameday and on the field but I felt like we’ve done a lot of good things throughout the last few weeks here.”

Dressler’s first game back will fittingly be against his old team. The Roughriders cut him in the off-season of 2016 after eight stellar seasons in Regina.

He still lives in the Saskatchewan capital in the off-season.
He’s glad to be back for this game, but would rather have returned to action a while ago.

“It never feels like you are getting back soon enough,” Dressler said. “I’d have liked to have been back a couple weeks ago. Fortunately, it wasn’t a serious injury and there’s no long-term damage or anything like that and I’m able to get back on the field this week.”
Dressler was leading the Bombers with 342 receiving yards when he got injured in Week 6 against Montreal.

“It speaks for itself what he’s been able to do in his career and I thought he was playing well early this season,” Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols said. “He’s a guy that draws a lot of attention and is a difference-maker and a guy I have a very good relationship with on and off the field. There’s a lot of times when I’m completing balls to him and I can barely even see him down there but I know where he’s going to be against every coverage in the league. He’s always in the right spot.
“He’s a big part of this team, whether he’s in (the lineup) or not.”

(Winnipeg Sun)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The LDC just got better.