Glenn gets last laugh

Ticats QB Kevin Glenn prevented the Blue Bombers from playing in the CFL playoffs on Sunday. (Sun...

Ticats QB Kevin Glenn prevented the Blue Bombers from playing in the CFL playoffs on Sunday. (Sun Media/Chris Procaylo)

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:02 AM ET

Vengeance was served with a chest thumping and a radiant smile here yesterday.

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Kevin Glenn led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 39-17 thumping over the team that cast him adrift last winter.

Hamilton earned the right to host the CFL East Division semifinal next week and prevented the 7-11 Bombers from qualifying for the playoffs. The B.C. Lions will cross over from the West to face the 'Cats this Sunday.

"We've got a good home playoff game," said Glenn, who completed 28 of 42 passes for 316 yards and one touchdown. "We eliminated an Eastern team and the only way we could host a playoff game was for us to beat Winnipeg, so, like I said, that was the icing on the cake. The cake was for us to get into the playoffs and the icing was to beat Winnipeg and make sure we get a home playoff game. It feels real good."

After Bomber defensive end Odell Willis was flagged for a late hit on Glenn in the first quarter, Glenn turned to the Bomber bench and thumped his chest.

"Some people say I don't like to get hit so I was telling them to keep on hitting me," said Glenn, who pointed at the Winnipeg bench and cupped his ear towards the crowd after scoring on a 16-yard run.

'LAMBEAU'

"Kevin feels good," said Hamilton linebacker Otis Floyd. "It was like Brett Favre going back to Lambeau.

"Mike Kelly's stupid! He let him go!"

Glenn was asked if the Bomber head coach made a mistake when he released him.

"That's for them to decide," replied Glenn, who completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to receiver Arland Bruce III. "I'm just trying to take advantage of the opportunity that I've got that's been given to me."

Glenn had been named the Most Outstanding Player of the East in 2007 when he guided the Bombers into the Grey Cup, which he missed due to injury. But he did have an off-year last season.

Glenn still does not why the Bombers lost confidence in him.

"That's a very good question," he said. "I had confidence in myself and I think the Hamilton Tiger-Cats had confidence in me, too, and picked me up in the off-season. Some people didn't have confidence in me so I'll just leave it at that."

Other former Bombers now with the 'Cats include offensive lineman Dan Goodspeed and defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall.

"That was the gods of football smiling on the spurned," suggested Bomber defensive tackle Doug Brown. "They played like they had something to prove to this organization and to the fans, and we couldn't stop them."

jim.bender@sunmedia.ca


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