Cocky comment riles Brown

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Big Doug Brown stepped off the team bus, made the short jaunt through the rain to the lobby of the team hotel and got up on his soap box.

Turns out Big Bird was none too pleased about comments made by former Winnipeg Blue Bombers and current Montreal Alouettes cornerback Stanford Samuels, who told the media the Bombers were cocky and arrogant during their 41-24 win over the Als last Saturday.

"Last week, they took us to the woodshed," said Samuels, who didn't play last week. "You saw their arrogance and cockiness ... their lack of respect."

Brown was dumbfounded by the comments and wanted examples of the Bombers' arrogance and cockiness.

"I don't know what you can take from TV," Brown said. "Guys are happy when they win and celebrate, but I didn't know we gave them the crotch shot or anything like that. I didn't know we did anything along those lines that would set the delicate sensibilities of Stanford Samuels off."

Brown said Samuels is simply trying to get himself excited to play his former team.

Then, it was thrown out to Brown that his displeasure with Samuels is his way of getting fired up for today's tilt at Molson Stadium, which has importance but not as much as next week's finale against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that will determine second place in the CFL's East Division.

"It's very meaningful because no one has won in Montreal," Brown said. "That, all by itself, gives the game meaning, when you aspire to do something that no one else has accomplished."

KIRK.PENTON@SUNMEDIA.CA


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