Bombers gunning for Glenn

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:16 AM ET

HAMILTON — The last time the Bombers faced the Ticats, Kevin Glenn had a field day.

The former Winnipeg pivot torched the Blue and Gold defence on July 16, completing his first 14 pass attempts of the game — the sixth-best mark in CFL history — en route to an easy 28-7 drubbing. The key to Glenn’s success was the quick pass, and it had the Bombers scrambling all night long.

“Our D-line is going to put their hands up, and we’ve got some calls that are going to try to counter that a bit,” Bomber cornerback LaVar Glover said. “As long as we come up and hit ’em, it’ll make quick passes a bit tougher.”

Glenn wasn’t buying into the notion that the Hamilton offence will have a mental edge in that the Bombers will be covering receivers closely, thereby allowing him to go deep.

“It turns into a chess match,” Glenn said. “It turns into who can adjust, and who comes out and executes their game plan early on to make the other team adjust.

“That’s something we did last time. We came out hard and fast, and were able to control the game. That’s what you want to do, especially with a defence like theirs. They have an aggressive defence.”

The man who leads that Winnipeg defence, Kavis Reed, believes the Bombers have to worry about Arland Bruce and Dave Stala as well as Glenn.

“Arland is making the catches, but Kevin is going through the proper read progression and getting the ball there on time,” Reed said. “Everything is working with great timing with those two.

“We have to be aware of Dave Stala, too, because if you look at sheer productivity, Dave is right there with Arland. They have a two-headed monster right now that we have to account for.”

— With files from Ken Wiebe


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