Roberts' four touchdowns has coach Berry smiling

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

Winnipeg head coach Doug Berry checked the stats, then mused aloud: "I wonder if Charlie gets a bonus for touchdowns scored?"

Blue Bomber tailback Charles Roberts scored four TDs, including the one that tied Thursday's CFL game against the Eskimos in overtime 39-39.

"(Bombers GM) Brendan (Taman) will be going, 'There goes the cap,'" joked club director of football operations Ross Hodgkinson.

Roberts moved past James Murphy and Joe Poplawski into seventh spot on all-time Bomber scoring. Berry, however, took issue with one of his failed attempts from the one.

"I told him, 'Put your head down and get the ball into the end zone. You don't have to be standing up,'" he said.

SORRY DEFENCE: Bomber linebacker Barrin Simpson was so upset with the defence's effort Thursday he apologized to the offence.

"It was good not to lose but I was very disappointed in the way we played defensively as a unit," Simpson said. "We didn't play very well as far as assignment football and we didn't make any plays. Our offence played great and we should have won that game. We would have won that game if we had played better defensively."

FINE TIME: Berry took issue with Tom Canada for a piling-on penalty which cost the defence a down and significant field position.

"He'll get fined. You can't do those things. Maybe it's frustration but I don't know what makes guys do that. But you've got to be able to control it. I see two guys running to the player at the same time and one reaches down and tags (him) and the other piles on. You have time to make the reaction and do the right thing. If somebody's doing it the right way, we should all be doing it the right way."


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