Kevin Glenn is looking for a little love from Brendan Taman before heading home for the winter.
He isn't likely to get it.
Glenn, who became the Winnipeg Blue Bombers No. 1 pivot when Khari Jones was traded in September, plans to talk to Taman, the GM, about his depth-chart status before heading back to the U.S. later this week.
Glenn didn't get a raise on his $85,000 contract when Jones left town, so that is something he was planning to inquire about as well.
"It's only right that you do," Glenn said. "It's still a business. It won't hurt to go talk to him and see what could happen."
Both Taman and head coach Jim Daley would only go so far as to say that Glenn will have a leg up on Stanley Jackson and Tee Martin heading into next year's training camp.
"He was given the opportunity to be No. 1, and he took it and ran with it pretty well," Taman said. "We're not in the playoffs, we're (7-11) and it's not solely on Kevin Glenn, but Kevin's a one-year starter now.
"So do we just give him the flag and let him run with it? Uh-uh. I wouldn't give the flag to anybody on this team right now and let them run with it."
MILT'S THE MAN: Any doubt surrounding the return of slotback Milt Stegall next season has basically been laid to rest.
"Milt Stegall, right now, is our dominant receiver," Daley said. "I sure see no reason why a man of his performance level would not be a guy we would want in the plans. He's been outstanding and (Friday) night was just a tremendous effort again from him."
Stegall, who will be in his option year in 2005, struggled out of the gate this season, but he was magnificent down the stretch with 24 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns in his final four games.
"A lot of the low numbers he had mid-season and earlier were related to Khari's injury," Daley said. "Our whole offence was way behind."
LATE HITS: Taman said yesterday that management's player evaluations began in earnest yesterday and should conclude tomorrow ... Daley will head home to Calgary this weekend before returning Monday to discuss his future with Taman.