Been over-thinking the Bomber prospects without all-star QB Zach Collaros behind centre.
Doesn't look good. Doesn't even look fair.
Bombers with Collaros are obviously the #1 seed as the CFL Grey Cup playoffs draw close.
But without Collaros?
They'd drop precipitously - from #1 to perhaps #5 or #6 and thats being kind.
Even with a decent coaching staff and semi-stifling defense (they still give up yards by the bunch) their offense would bog down like the dickens.
And when things take a turn down, lots of their all-star or hi-level personnel would operate out of spite, rather than the great team situation currently nurtured.
Bombers will still be 5.5 pt favorites over Regina in the WF, 8.5 favorites over Calgary - but a loss in the WF will leave an incredibly bad taste in their (and their fans) mouths. Winning the WF but losing the GC to TO, Mtl or Hammy will won't be as bad as getting dumped in the WF - particularly at home but crushing nonetheless.
With success - come expectations!