Neufeld happy being back at tackle on Bombers O line

3 STARS OF THE DAY: Strong side linebacker Moe Leggett was outstanding on Monday, flying around the field and knocking down at least two balls at the line of scrimmage. Defensive back Julian Posey was strong at weakside halfback for the second day in a row, knocking down a pass, and big defensive tackle Nate Collins gets kudos for intercepting a ball that slipped out of Bryan Bennett’s hands and then for running it about 70 yards to the end zone. He needed a rest after that.

CATCH OF THE DAY: It happened on the first play of the opening team session. Weston Dressler raced down the left sideline and dived at the perfect time to haul in a pass from Drew Willy while cornerback Johnny Adams covered him like a layer of dust after a Prairie wind storm.

The move has turned out to be a permanent one, because right tackle is where the 27 year old Regina native found himself when he returned to Winnipeg for last month’s mini camp and when training camp started on Sunday morning.

continuity from last year, Neufeld said. played ten games at right tackle last year, and (right guard) Sukh (Chungh) and I built a lot of chemistry together. We have a really good feel for how we play. Our communication’s really on point, and we kinda just have a good feel for what each other is doing. wholesale jerseys from china It’s been pretty seamless, and it’s definitely a comfortable position to be at. played right tackle in university and during his first two CFL seasons with the Roughriders, so he’s more than comfortable lining up against some of the league’s fiercest pass rushers. Besides, he believes he should be able to best them with his brain as much as his brawn at this point in his career.

going into my sixth year it’s more of a mental side than anything, Neufeld said. recognizing how guys pass rush, recognizing blitzes, kind of seeing more of the picture on defence. former University of Saskatchewan Huskies standout, who was acquired from the Roughriders in October 2013, takes pride in the fact he is once again one of the few Canadians in the CFL who play tackle on an offensive line. Over the years both the left and right tackle spots have been filled slowly but surely by Americans.

Neufeld and Calgary’s Dan Federkeil, who also plays on the right side, are the only Canuck tackles in the West Division. Montreal and Toronto had Canadian tackles on both the left and right sides going into their respective training camps.

maybe three or four Canadian tackles right now, but I just feel like it’s a position that I’ve grown to be comfortable in and have found some mode of consistency with, Neufeld said. yeah, I’d say it’s definitely a point of pride. has recovered from his ankle injury and has been moved to left guard, which is where Neufeld was playing when Daniels got hurt last August.

Paddy Neufeld moved back to his old right tackle position last August when Jace Daniels went down with a season ending broken ankle.

The move has turned out to be a permanent one, because right tackle is where the 27 year old Regina native found himself when he returned to Winnipeg for last month’s mini camp and when training camp started on Sunday morning.

continuity from last year, Neufeld said. played ten games at right tackle last year, and (right guard) Sukh (Chungh) and I built a lot of chemistry together. We have a really good feel for how we play. Our communication’s really on point, and we kinda just have a good feel for what each other is doing. It’s been pretty seamless, and it’s definitely a comfortable position to be at. played right tackle in university and during his first two CFL seasons with the Roughriders, so he’s more than comfortable lining up against some of the league’s fiercest pass rushers.