HAMILTON - It’s a subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless that forces an adjustment in he way Kevin Glenn delivers the football.
For most of the season, the Ticats have fielded receivers whose height is more conducive for hauling down a rebound on a basketball court.
But when the Ticats experienced two one-sided losses in successive weeks, change was initiated, which saw Marcus Thigpen line up as a starting slotback and Terry Grant activated for the first time.
The results were quite impressive, leading to 55 points being produced.
“It is different sometimes,’’ Glenn said when asked about throwing to a unique makeup of receivers.
“I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but it allows room for error. You don’t have to be perfect and it’s tough as a quarterback to always throw a perfect ball, especially when there’s a defensive back basically covering them (receivers).”
When it comes to throwing to his tall pass catchers, Glenn explains it as follows: “You can throw it like an alley-oop. Put it up in the vicinity and they’ll come down with it.”
When it comes to his smaller-sized receivers, Glenn added: “Put it on them.”
As for his speed demons, Glenn summed it up in this fashion: “Throw it out there and let them run underneath it.”
As well as the offence looked in beating up the Stamps, Glenn said his unit left plays out on the field.
At the end of day, it always comes down to executing the game plan, which is best described as Glenn getting the ball to his playmakers and in turn making a play.
In back-to-back lopsided losses to Montreal and Edmonton, the Ticat offence did not produce a single play of more than 30 yards. In last Sunday’s win over Calgary, the Ticats, which fielded quicker playmakers, had two plays of 30 yards. Here’s a look at QB Kevin Glenn’s passing numbers.
Att. Comp. Yards Long Int TD
23 16 276 66 0 3