Argos target Glenn

FRANK ZICARELLI -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:19 AM ET

Kevin Eiben has seen the video evidence and noticed the pressure and pain.

For the first time in three weeks, the Argos have been preparing for an opponent not named the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

From the moment Eiben and the rest of his Argos defenders reviewed game film of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the tackling dynamo was drawn to Kevin Glenn.

Glenn is considered one of the CFL's more enigmatic quarterbacks, alternating from sublime to sub-par on any series, and was kicked around by the Montreal Alouettes last week.

"He took a lot of hits last week," Eiben said of Glenn. "He's going to be pretty sore. He's going to want to get that ball off quickly."

In a league where the quarterback position is so pivotal, one of the story lines heading into tomorrow's matchup in Winnipeg involves the players lining up under centre.

Glenn already has been scolded by new Bombers head coach Doug Berry for poor play in Montreal, while Spergon Wynn will make his starting debut as an Argo.

"We'll be coming with different coverages and different blitzes," Eiben said. "Every guy has to rally around the ball."

In two games last season, the Argos and Bombers put up some huge offensive numbers. While the Argos won both contests, the combined margin of victory was 10 points.

Charles Roberts rushed for a total of 269 yards for Winnipeg and again will be the featured back tomorrow.

"We have to take care of him," Eiben said of the tailback, who racked up 176 rushing yards in a 35-32 loss during Week 15 in Winnipeg.

"That team is coming off a loss and it's Winnipeg's home opener. We're going to have to be at our best," Eiben said.

Wynn, meanwhile, was a Bomber last season but never played in any game.

He has taken every snap during practice this week and will replace Damon Allen as the Argos' starter.

Allen, who underwent successful surgery to repair a broken finger on Tuesday, has a history of healing quickly. He believes he could be back within a month.

"Spergon has looked very sharp in each practice," receiver Arland Bruce III said. "We're looking forward to going to Winnipeg. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Like Allen, Wynn brings a calming influence.

"He's very calm and collected in the huddle," veteran centre Chad Folk said. "We have complete faith in him."

Keeping Wynn healthy has become an absolute necessity in the wake of Allen's injury. At least for tomorrow's game, the Argos have CFL rookie Eric Crouch as the backup and punter/kicker Noel Prefontaine as the third-stringer.

ARGOS NOTES

Veteran OL Jude St. John is not expected to make the trip to Winnipeg when the Argos depart today. St. John played through a knee injury against the Ticats and did not practise this week ... SB R. Jay Soward (suspension) will dress.


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