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Bombers' O'Shea sticks to word and uses McGuire over Collaros after Streveler goes down

CALGARY — When a banged-up Chris Streveler finally had to come out of the game in the fourth quarter Saturday, it was rookie Sean McGuire, not veteran Zach Collaros, who went in at quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Bombers coach Mike O’Shea stayed true to his word with his plan for the quarterbacks, sending in McGuire, who has been with the team since training camp, over Collaros, who was just acquired in a trade last week.

“In practice, he’s right and everything like that,” O’Shea said after a 37-33 loss to the Calgary Stampeders. “Also, if we get in a situation where we’ve got to run hurry-up, Sean’s been doing that all year. Zach’s had a week of it.”

McGuire ran two plays — the first a long pass attempt to Lucky Whitehead that fell incomplete — and the second a short dump completion to Andrew Harris which was not good enough for a first down. Streveler came back in for the Bombers’ final two series.

They were the first two pass attempts of McGuire’s CFL career. Collaros has thrown 2,076 passes in his eight-year career.

“I wanted to get (McGuire) in there, get him loose and see what he could do,” O’Shea said. “He was right. He delivered the ball and he just missed that one to Lucky, which was unfortunate.”

Source: calgarysun.com