'Dangerous' Blink wants the ball

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:50 AM ET

Suffice to say, he just did not like the offensive game plan.

Or at least the way it was executed.

Winnipeg scatback Charles Roberts was still fuming because he felt the Blue Bombers did not make full use of his talents after the 32-5 loss to the B.C. Lions last night.

"I'm just frustrated, not upset," Roberts started. "I'm not trying to get into trouble but at the same time, I am a little frustrated and I feel like we were supposed to be grinding the ball. I'm dangerous, you know what I mean. Everybody knows I'm dangerous. That's all I've got to say, I'm dangerous."

Roberts finished with 58 yards on 10 carries and had another 78 yards on six receptions. But he felt that the Bombers should have used the ground game earlier to allow quarterback Mike Quinn get a feel for the game.

"Just some plays that get him into a nice flow of the game and get him relaxed out there," Roberts said. "When you're a first-time starter in the CFL, you can't come in and start throwing deep routes and having to make quick decisions reading zones and things. It's kind of tough, and when you find yourself behind in the fourth quarter 20-something to 3. Of course, you've got to throw the ball then.

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"It's frustrating. The No. 1 thing that was preached to us this week was that, to be a good team, we need to protect our home field. Now, we've lost three games at home out of the nine and that ain't good. Now, we're putting pressure on ourselves to go on the road and definitely win some big games on the road in order to try to level these three losses at home. We definitely can't lose again at home. I have the confidence in the coaching staff that they'll figure out what we do best and come out doing it after the bye."

Roberts readily admitted that the Bombers missed both injured slotback Milt Stegall (ribs) and quarterback Kevin Glenn (knee).

"Milt is Milt and when he's on the field, it makes it a lot easier on me," he said. "And not to take anything away from Quinn but Kevin's been playing. He knows how to control the game and we didn't get that tonight.

"I know Quinn will bounce back and I believe in him. I believe he's a good, quality quarterback. I just think he needed a little more practice time before he was thrown in the mix. He was coming off an injury as it was. We'll be better. I think he might be getting one or two more starts because I don't know how Kevin is but it doesn't look like he'll be back for the next game. But Quinn will be ready. We'll be all right."


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