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WINNIPEG — They put points on the board, now the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have to put fans back in the seats as they opened the CFL season with a convincing 45-21 win over the Toronto Argonauts Thursday night. Gerardo Parra Rockies Jersey . It was a welcome change from the past couple of seasons as they dominated the Argos on both sides of the ball, although coach Mike OShea said they made enough mistakes to show more work needs to be done. Drew Willys debut as Winnipegs starting quarterback was nothing short of stunning for fans who have known little but disappointment the last two seasons. He threw four touchdown passes. “He just ran a good game. The No. 1 thing quarterbacks have to do, what theyre in charge of, is winning,” said OShea. “He went out there and he helped win the game for us.” OShea said it probably surprised some people. Willy had started only four games and won just one as a backup in Saskatchewan for the last two seasons. But the players, including Willy, said they werent surprised. The team has changed a lot from the one that went 3-15 last season. “I kind of thought I could do it but Im a confident guy,” said Willy. “I knew if I went through my reads and did everything possible things would go right . . . We got off to a good start. It was nice on the first drive to score.” Even Argos head coach Scott Milanovich praised Willys efforts on the field. “They protected the passer well and Drew made the throws that were there,” Milanovich said. “Give him a lot of credit, that was an excellent first start for him.” Aaron Kelly at wide receiver caught two of those touchdown passes as he opened his first full season with the Bombers with a 100-yard game. “Im going to change his name, Big Play Kelly,” said OShea, who saw in a game what Kelly showed in camp. He joined the Bombers midway through last season. “I feel Ive got a good opportunity here,” said Kelly, who entered his fourth season in the CFL and won an opener for the first time. He spent 2011 and 2012 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “I worked hard to win the starting spot here and just wanted to come out and start fast and help the team win.” Penalties crippled the Argos, who had 22 to just seven for the Bombers, and 16 in the first half alone. OShea said they were a huge part of the game and noted one of Winnipegs, for too many men, led to one of Torontos touchdowns. Milanovich said his team needs to learn from the mistakes it made on the field Thursday. “Theres three things we point to that win or lose football games: protecting the football, penalties, and protecting the quarterback, and we lost every phase of that …” Milanovich said. “We simply cant win with that many penalty flags.” After a couple of poor seasons, Winnipeg has some work to do to bring back the crowds at Investors Group Field. There were almost 9,000 empty seats Thursday night and at 24,872, only barely beat the 24,000 who attended the Bombers pre-season tilt against the Argos three weeks ago. Bombers president Wade Miller could be seen walking through the stands personally greeting fans Thursday night. “As much as the players that have been here the last few years need this win, so did the fans and our players appreciate that,” said OShea. “This community needs this. The players needs to understand that its bigger than them too.” Cory Watson caught another touchdown pass, backup quarterback Robert Marve ran for a fourth, and defensive back Demond Washington carried a fumble in for a fifth. Canadian receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino, a former Argo, made it six with a seven-yard catch in the fourth quarter. CFL rookie running back Nic Grigsby ran for 122 yards on 21 carries for the Bombers. A 77-yard return by Brendan Smith set up Torontos only touchdown in the first half when Ricky Ray hit Jason Barnes for nine yards. They got another on a five-yard pass to Jeremiah Johnson in the second and picked up a single on a kick. Chad Owens carried a kick back 83 yards late in the second half for another Toronto touchdown to make it 45-21. Marves touchdown was set up by a successful pass interference challenge from coach Mike OShea, payback for a similar challenge from Toronto coach Scott Milanovich in their exhibition game June 6, the first time the new league rule saw action. Torontos defence couldnt put any serious pressure on Willy for much of the game and their offence was hammered by the Bombers, with sacks, forced fumbles, and intercepted or blocked passes. Ray and Willy both threw 12 for 18 in the first half but Willy turned that into 246 yards and three touchdowns. Ray had to settle for 141 and one. Willy finished the game going 19 for 27 for 305 yards to Rays 27 for 38 and 283. Trevor Harris came in for Ray late in the second half and Brian Brohm replaced Willy, although Willy returned for a few plays after Owens touchdown. Custom Colorado Rockies Jersey . The outfielder hasnt played since April 26. Braun was hitting .318 with six homers and 18 RBIs when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 3. Braun took batting practice before the teams game Wednesday afternoon against Arizona. Jake McGee Jersey . But it isnt. That has been done, many times, including by myself in January. For similar reasons I had a year ago, I believe Ronaldo should win it this year, but a year is a long time in sport and, although my opinion on who should win it hasnt changed, my opinion on the award certainly has.The Houston Rockets made a big offer for a free agent point guard, big enough that the New York Knicks let a potential rising star move on. Numbers Game looks at the Rockets signing of Jeremy Lin. The Rockets Get: PG Jeremy Lin. Lin, 23, burst onto the scene with the Knicks last season, going from seldom-used reserve to star point guard. In 25 games as a starter last season, Lin averaged 18.2 points, 7.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, shooting 44.5% from the field. Admittedly, those numbers were generated over a small sample, but Lins career to this point is a small sample and those thresholds (18-7-3-2) arent easily achieved. Over the last 10 years, there are only four players (Shawn Marion three times, LeBron James, Caron Butler and Gerald Wallace) that have put up those numbers over an entire season. While there are no assurances that Lin will be able to carry those numbers over a full season, he should have a tremendous opportunity to produce in Houston, a team that doesnt have a lot of options. There are no proven bigs that can score for the Rockets, so that could pose problems for Lin, but that also should assure that hell have no shortage of touches in the offence. Lin returns to Houston (where he was on the roster for two weeks before getting waived last December) to replace Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic, the Rockets point guards last season. Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors and Dragic signed with the Phoenix Suns. After their other offseason moves (largely about clearing space in a longshot effort to land Dwight Howard), the Rockets have one returning player, shooting guard Kevin Martin, that had more than nine field goal attempts per game last season. Lin averaged 13.8 field goal attempts per game as a starter with the Knicks, more than any Rockets last season, so its not unnreasonable to expect Lin to have a major role in the Rockets attack. Jose Reyes Jersey. At the same time, Lin has areas in which he can improve. His turnover rate (4.7 per game as a starter) is far too high — the Nets Deron Williams had the leagues highest per-game turnover rate last season at 4.0 per game. Furthermore, despite strong steal numbers, Lin can be taken advantage of on the defensive end. While that can improve as he matures as an NBA player, the turnovers and defensive shortcomings are prime areas to be exploited by opponents who arent going to be surprised by the underdog any longer. Add to the mix that Lin is coming off knee surgery and its fair to at least question whether hes going to reach his full potential. Signed to a three year, $25.1-million contract, Lin has parlayed his brief shining star performance into a big-money payday, one that the Knicks werent willing to match, even though they had that option available to them. Instead of keeping a potentially overpriced Lin, the Knicks have decided to turn their point guard duties over to 39-year-old Jason Kidd and 28-year-old Raymond Felton, who had the most productive stint of his career in 54 games with the Knicks in 2010-2011, but struggled in Portland last season. It is a controversial decision, no doubt, so the Knicks are going to need a long-term strategy to address the point guard position. Maybe Chris Paul — going into the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers — is the eventual solution for the Knicks and, while that is a risky strategy, it might ultimately be that best way to make fans forget about the 23-year-old point guard full of potential that they just let leave town. Scott Cullen can be reached at and followed on Twitter at For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘