Defensive coordinator Richie Hall to miss crucial Bombers, Riders matchup

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive coordinator Richie Hall won’t be calling the plays for the club’s matchup in Week 17 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea said his team would be prepared for the game without Hall.

“We’ve got a very good staff. Guys who are diligent in their preparation and are all very good coaches in their own right,” O’Shea said.

“But they are really good coaches when they all work together. So we’ll see where that takes us.”

Hall was hired by Winnipeg in 2015 for the defensive coordinator role. There has been a lot of pressure on Hall because of the powerful offence Paul LaPolice has directed the last four seasons in the Manitoba Capital.