LeFors gives glove thumbs up

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:05 AM ET

Stefan LeFors is going with the glove.

The Bomber quarterback jammed his left thumb in the season-opening loss to Edmonton, and it continued to bother him at practice the following week.

"When I catch a snap, it's like a jammed thumb that easily gets jammed over and over again," LeFors said.

He saw fellow passer Bryan Randall wearing a glove on his throwing hand, so he followed suit and liked how it felt. He hasn't taken it off since.

"I felt I didn't have to grip with my thumb as hard," he said. "Since then it might be getting a little better, but I still like having that sense of grip with my thumb."

LeFors doesn't believe the glove is the reason for his struggles through three games.

"I'm pretty comfortable with it," he said.

NO GUIDANCE? Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown is the only player wearing Blue and Gold who was Arland Bruce III's teammate in Winnipeg back in 2001.

He has a theory as to why Bruce has been acting out so much with the Argos.

"I love the guy," Brown said. "He's very theatrical, but it's funny. When Milt was here and he was here, he wasn't that guy. He's changed.

"(Back then) he wasn't the guy. He wasn't the lead actor when he was on this team. He wasn't the A-list guy. He was in a supportive role. Things have changed."

AND WE QUOTE: "Two weeks ago we were mapping out a Grey Cup route, and this week we all need to be fired. We all understand that schizophrenia."

-- Mike Kelly, discussing the last roller-coaster ride that his team has been on in the course of the last 14 days

AND WE QUOTE II: "They've got a good offensive game plan in terms of the way they protect, and it's very difficult to beat that protection. So we're going to do our best. LeFors, he used to play for Edmonton, so we understand what he's about, and we're going to try to ruffle his feathers, that cute little sucker."

-- Argos defensive tackle Adriano Belli, discussing his team's game plan for getting after the Bomber quarterback

LATE HITS: As of 3 p.m. yesterday, more than 26,000 tickets had been sold for tonight's game ... The Winnipeg Football Club will celebrate the 25th birthdays of mascots Buzz and Boomer tonight ... Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item to tonight's game for the Purolator Tackle Hunger program ... The Bombers are last in the CFL with four sacks.


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