He'd just thrown an interception for a touchdown that put his team in a 20-3 hole, and close to 25,000 fans were voicing their displeasure. Enough to send a 25-year-old quarterback quivering to the sidelines, right?
Not if his name is Kevin Glenn.
The Blue Bomber starter rebounded to post the team's most impressive showing by a quarterback this season, as Winnipeg beat Toronto 44-34 yesterday.
"It was early in the game -- you've gotta put that kind of stuff behind you," Glenn said of Orlando Steinauer's 49-yard romp in the second quarter. "They get paid on defence, too. They made a play. You've got to put it out of your head. That play's over with ... there's nothing I can do to take it back.
"In everyday life that kind of stuff happens to you. You don't always get everything your way, so you have to fight through it. Just roll with the punches."
Glenn rolled all right, completing 23 of 32 passes for 329 yards -- the first 300-yard game by a Bomber pivot since Khari Jones did it in Week 1.
In a performance coach Jim Daley described as "brilliant" and "intelligent," Glenn directed the Winnipeg attack to a season-high 502 total yards, including 45 yards on seven carries, as the Bombers kept one of the CFL's top defences off balance all day.
"I threw for 300 my second year in the league," Glenn said, shrugging off his numbers. "It was just another game we went out and won."
Improving with each game, Glenn appears to have wrestled the starting job from Jones, even when the former all-star returns from a shoulder injury.
"That's something you'd have to ask the coaches," Glenn said. "It's not my decision."
Indicating Glenn will start next week in Montreal, Daley says he doesn't subscribe to the theory that a player shouldn't lose his job due to an injury.
"You never want to see a man hurt, but if another guy comes in and makes you better by his performance (he'll play)," Daley said, adding Jones is still at least a week or two away from regaining top form.
Daley says the lack of discipline the Bombers showed late in the game is a by-product of the way they've begun to play.
"We are asking our guys, and they are responding, to play with passion," Daley said. "Our bench is vicious. It is a tough environment right now, because it's so intense."
Bomber defensive back Ricky Bell was ejected for fighting, while linebacker Lamar McGriggs took an objectionable conduct penalty, leading to a late Toronto touchdown.
"We took some dumb penalties," Daley said.
"But that's a better problem to solve than having no passion. If you have no intensity, you're in trouble. Now we've got to learn how to do it without the penalties."