Questions like broken record to Stegall

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 10:26 AM ET

CALGARY -- Milt Stegall is about to break one of the CFL's most illustrious records.

And if he weren't so nice, he would be breaking more than that.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers slotback needs three touchdowns to become the league's all-time leader in that category. Mike Pringle and George Reed both scored 137 majors during their illustrious careers.

Stegall knows he's going to face the same question over and over until he sets the record, but that doesn't mean he's going to like it.

"I think about it (only) when you guys ask me. And it's understandable," Stegall told a media scrum yesterday. "I know you're just trying to do your job, but if I was a fighting man all you guys would be knocked out right now."

Stegall, of course, would rather win that elusive Grey Cup than set individual marks.

"It's like you have a chance to get a million dollars or you've got a chance to get $100,000 for the rest of your life. Which one do you want?" Stegall asked. "That record is like getting a million dollars, but winning a Grey Cup is like getting $100,000 for 50 years. It's gonna last forever."

STAYING PUT: Although Bombers LB Kyries Hebert struggled in his first game at linebacker last week against the Roughriders, head coach Doug Berry is staying the course.

Hebert will remain at linebacker, and non-import Shawn Gallant will line up at safety.

"We're gonna make that commitment here for a while, and as long as we can see the progress coming, that's the way we'll probably keep going," Berry said.

HE'S BACK: John Grace, the CFL's 2005 most outstanding defensive player, will return to the Stamps lineup tonight after being benched for the past four games.

AND WE QUOTE: "We have to get (Charles Roberts) before he gets going. He's a guy we can frustrate, though. If we stop him early, he's gonna get frustrated. So that's what we're gonna try to do: take away that aspect of their game and make Kevin Glenn beat us."

-- Stamps LB Brian Clark


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