Berry says Bolden 'should' take field today

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:40 AM ET

TORONTO -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers got some good news on the eve of the East Division final.

Head coach Doug Berry said yesterday that cornerback Juran Bolden (back) "should" play and that right guard Andrew Greene (flu) "will" play today against the Toronto Argonauts.

Both players made the trip to the Ontario capital yesterday, although their potential replacements -- cornerback Greg Moss and offensive lineman Kyle Koch -- tagged along just in case.

Bolden spoke in tongues yesterday when asked why he missed Friday's practice, saying something about taking care of a "little personal thing with the back," but he nodded when asked if he would be on the field today.

Bolden made a key interception in last week's 24-22 East semifinal win over the Montreal Alouettes.

"He's an impact player," Berry said. "If he doesn't make that huge interception at the end of the game, we may not be here today."

PLAY YOUR GAME: Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown has learned a thing or two over his decade in professional football, and not trying to do too much in a playoff game is one of them.

"You can't change your games because of the magnitude of it," he said. "You still gotta play with a little bit of reckless abandon -- on the edge, as coach Berry likes to say -- and you can't worry about making mistakes, because that's when you will."

RUN, CHARLIE, RUN: Bombers tailback Charles Roberts is well aware of the impact he could have today.

"I want to get into a groove early," he said. "It will be beneficial for our team if my early touches can gain some positive yards and have their defence worried about the run."

DANCIN' WITH THE STARS: Winnipeg linebacker Ike Charlton said Friday that he will dance on Toronto's sideline today if the Bombers win.

Argos slotback Arland Bruce III got a kick out of that.

"He better worry about what coverage he's gotta do and quit worrying about what the hottest dance move is in 2007," Bruce said.

TEFLON MAN: Bombers slotback Milt Stegall, once again possibly playing the last game of his career today, deflected all questions about his future from the national media yesterday.

"That's too much to think about," Stegall said, noting his sole focus is on today's tilt.

AND WE QUOTE: "To be that close to the Grey Cup, it makes victory that much sweeter and, unfortunately, defeat that much more agonizing."

-- Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown, testifying to the magnitude of today's contest.


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