Position battle of the day ... Quarterback

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:52 AM ET

KEVIN GLENN

The incumbent No. 1 was the most impressive pivot on the field -- by a mile. The second-year starter had lots of zip on the ball and was dead on most of the day. He delivered long bombs to Casey Allen and the impressive Andrae Thurman, which drew cheers from the crowd. "Kevin made real good progress, showed good leadership, and it's obvious that he's been a starter before," said head coach Doug Berry. "Guys are responding to him."

RUSS MICHNA

The incumbent No. 2 was a little shaky during the rookie camp earlier this week, and it wasn't all that much better on the first day of main camp. "What I want Russ to do is get a little bit quicker on his release, knowing where to go with the ball just a hair sooner," said Berry. "He knows where his receivers are. It's a matter of just getting it out of his hands a little quicker and having a little bit more anticipation, which Kevin does have."

MIKE QUINN

The 32-year-old, who spent the bulk of the past eight years as an NFL third-stringer, threw several wobbly, off-the-mark passes yesterday, which might be the reason he sat out the second practice. Berry said Quinn had some slight pain in his throwing arm at the release point, so they decided to park him. Quinn has shown he can deliver the ball with speed and precision, but those instances need to occur with more regularity.

BRAD BANKS

The former Ottawa Renegades backup yesterday had the nicest ball flight of the three passers battling for Glenn's job, but Berry instead wants to see his QBs proving they're learning the system. "Brad is struggling a little bit," said Berry. "It's a newer offence, he's a new guy on the block, and it's coming a little slower to him."


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