WINNIPEG -- Kito Poblah is ready to show the CFL what he can do. After a slow start in 2011 and then an injury that halted parts of his regular season, the Central Michigan product enters his second year with significant potential and high expectations from both his team and himself.
Expectations were high last season for the Montreal native after Winnipeg forfeited its first round pick in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft for the rights to select Poblah in the league’s Supplemental Draft.
Now completing his second training camp and learning from his second offensive coordinator, Poblah values the very little experience that he has as he looks to become a legitimate threat in the Blue Bombers receiving corps.
“Well, I have a year under my belt”, Poblah said with a smile. “Coach Crowton has done a great job implementing the scheme and making it easy on the receivers so we are off to a good start.”
Crowton, who replaced Jamie Barresi after he was dismissed following the Bombers’ loss in the Grey Cup has a long coaching history, primarily at the NCAA level, and has made it his mission to get the most out of an offensive unit that many argued wasn’t producing consistently enough last season.
“When I was at Central Michigan, we went through three head coaches so I am used to change”, Poblah told CFL.ca, clearly unfazed by the quick coaches changes this early in his career.