Glenn rules out start

Although Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Doug Berry was hoping that Kevin Glenn could somehow answer...

Although Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Doug Berry was hoping that Kevin Glenn could somehow answer the bell this week, the QB ruled that possibility out himself. (Winnipeg Sun File/Jon Schledewitz)

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:48 AM ET

Mike Quinn denied spending the bye week re-living the nightmare that was his first CFL start.

Replacing injured quarterback Kevin Glenn, Quinn completed 13 of 26 passes for only 147 yards and no touchdowns, was intercepted four times and lost two fumbles, one returned for a TD in a 32-5 loss to the B.C. Lions. Before that night was over, the Blue Bombers had already started pursuing other quarterbacks, finally landing Ryan Dinwiddie.

'UNCHARACTERISTIC'

"After watching the film, there were some plays that I made some bad decisions on, which was uncharacteristic of me," Quinn said yesterday. "But it was just one of those games. Montreal had one of those games (Saturday) night, so it happens. The true test is whether you can put it behind you and move on. And that's what we all have to do, not only myself."

Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo threw a career-high five picks in a 31-6 loss to Toronto on Saturday.

"We would have liked to have gotten that week off with a much better feeling in our stomachs than the game that we had," Quinn said. "But it is what it is and you get another chance to go out against Toronto this week, and that's the focus. We can't worry about what happened against B.C."

Although Bombers head coach Doug Berry was hoping that Glenn could somehow answer the bell this week, Glenn ruled that possibility out himself.

"I won't be playing this game but I'm shooting to get back as fast as I can," said Glenn, who had his left knee scoped on Aug. 10. "I don't want to put a time frame on it ... I don't want to rush it. When the doctors feel I'm ready to go back out there, that's when I'll go back out there."

ENCOURAGED

Berry, however, was encouraged by the way that Glenn spent yesterday's practice on the sidelines rehabbing the knee.

"He's hopping, jumping through the ropes and planting," he said. "He's carrying weight on that (knee) and he's building up a sweat. That's why I'm carrying the optimism that there's an outside chance that he could be ready (this week), but we'll find out (today)."

Doctors will re-evaluate the knee today.

"It felt good but we're still trying to get the strength and the lateral movement back," said Glenn, who wore a knee brace during his workout. "It's been coming along very well, a lot faster than what I expected. But maybe that's because I expected the worst going into the situation, just so I wouldn't get disappointed."

With quarterback Russ Michna released, Quinn, Brad Banks and Dinwiddie got equal time during yesterday's workout. But Berry declined to say which way he is leaning if Glenn is indeed unavailable.

"I may not even decide that until (tomorrow) -- if it's not Kevin," he said.

But speculation is that it could be either Banks or Quinn.

"If they give me an opportunity, I'll try to make the most of it," Quinn said. "I'm going out each day to try to improve. If they decide I'm the man for the job, then so be it. Then, I'll go out there and fight with these guys and try to move us to 6-4."


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