Tough interview

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:50 AM ET

After a great performance for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saturday, Kevin Glenn stepped up to the mic held by the quarterback he unseated in 2004.

With his trademark smile, Jones conducted himself well, asking the normal questions before throwing it back upstairs for the post-game of Winnipeg's 46-10 win over Edmonton.

The funny thing was Glenn had his best night as a member of the Bombers by channelling a little Khari magic.

The much-maligned Glenn went 15-of-24 passing for 368 yards, 153 of which went to Jones' Making the Connection partner, receiver Milt Stegall. With Jones roaming the sidelines at Canad Inns Stadium -- getting standing ovations from each section of fans as he passed them -- Glenn did his best to silence his critics under a pressure situation. Jones handled himself with class as always.

OPENING DRIVE: There is a distinct advantage in getting the offence on the field to start a game. In each Week 3 game, the team that received the kickoff went down and scored. Calgary, B.C. and Edmonton all marched down the field for a TD, giving their defences a lead before it took the field. In each case, the opposition didn't reply with a drive of its own. Offensive co-ordinators usually script a sequence for getting the ball but the preparation changes with a deficit.

Only the Blue Bombers came back to win after getting down by an early touchdown.

KICK IN THE PANTS: The pressure of a game-winning field goal is intense enough but Stamps K Sandro DeAngelis had to watch Hamilton's Jamie Boreham miss from 42 yards before his attempt from the 45. But the sophomore isn't thrown off by another's mistakes.

"I can't worry about him just as he can't worry about me," DeAngelis said. "It's a tight-knit fraternity but you have to worry about your own job. It's stressful enough."

Meanwhile, the heat is on Boreham as the Ticats brought in import Jonathan Ruffin the day before Thursday's loss. Ruffin was U.S. college football's top kicker in 2001 at the University of Cincinnati.

HALFTIME SHOW: The CFL spirit is still alive in our nation's capital. On Canada Day, which would have been the Ottawa franchise's season-opener, about 20 members of Renegade Nation gathered at Frank Clair Stadium for a tailgate party. No word on whether any Mardi Gras beads were handed out ... For technical reasons, gostampsgo.com was down over the weekend, leaving those of us diehards to search around for CFL chat. Riderfans.com was also experiencing difficulties, making this a true 'long weekend' ... Just wondering: Do the Blue Bombers really need Kyries Hebert, the former Renegades linebacker?

ENDZONE TOSS: The Eskimos have finally admitted they need Joe Montford and brought the outstanding rush end back yesterday. Montford led the Esks with 10 sacks a season ago and should help bring more pressure to a struggling defence. Fans in Hamilton were crying for Montford after the Ticats got off to an 0-3 start but the former defensive player of the year enjoyed his season in Edmonton and the Eskimos have deep enough pockets to satisfy him. Edmonton also released import P Rodney Williams -- an experiment gone wrong -- and traded a third-round draft pick to Montreal for non-import LB Michael Botterill ... DB Tony Tiller was on his way to the airport going home when the Stamps called a couple of weeks ago. After getting cut from the Lions, Tiller stuck around Canada just long enough to get picked up by Calgary, then picked off Jason Maas in his first game in Red and White. He credits Barron Miles with his second CFL chance because the Lions safety convinced him to stay at his place and wait for a call. The good karma went to Miles this week as he picked off Spergon Wynn twice in Friday's game ... No matter how angry Michael (Pinball) Clemons gets, Robert Baker did fumble late against the Lions. The replay system wasn't used and the Argos coach couldn't challenge because the game was in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Officials in the booth had time to view it and didn't need to call down to the field. Curiously, Ricky Williams sat down 'injured' to give the Argos some extra time and would have been unavailable for three plays had the call been reversed.

EXTRA POINTS: Don't get too excited 'Rider fans, but your team is still unbeaten at Mosaic Stadium, formerly Taylor Field ... Great line from Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Province on the Lions-Argos game: "For 30 minutes Friday, it was a bong show" ... If the Esks get to the Grey Cup, check out this stat: Edmonton is 1-7 in its last eight at Canad Inns Stadium, although all those games were against the Blue Bombers. Maybe they would have better luck against someone else ... 'Owe Henry' is the line being spewed this weekend in Regina because the Stamps QB beat the 'Riders twice last season ... Stars of Week 3: Milt Stegall on offence; Barron Miles on defence; Sandro DeAngelis on special teams; Brent Johnson on the line ... Eskimos long-snapper Taylor Inglis bobbled two more snaps against Winnipeg. Could a call to Roger Reinson be far away?


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