Older, wiser Glenn January finding success on Blue Bombers offensive line

Glenn January has been a good offensive lineman for many years but his best seasons may have been...

Glenn January has been a good offensive lineman for many years but his best seasons may have been the last two.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

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It was last Wednesday in the Montreal Alouettes’ expansive locker-room, deep in the bowels of Olympic Stadium, when defensive end John Bowman said something interesting about Bombers left tackle Glenn January.

“He’s really rounded into a good tackle in the last two years,” Bowman said.

That says something when it comes from the man who has sacked the most quarterbacks over the last three seasons, and while it doesn’t mean January was chopped liver before that, he has become as solid as a rock when protecting Buck Pierce’s blind side.

“It’s always nice to have one of your opponents say nice things about you,” January said. “I just try to work hard every day. He’s a hell of a competitor, and Lord knows we’ve had our battles over the years.

“I think I’ve gotten wiser and smarter just in the Canadian game over the course of the last few years. And under the tutelage of (offensive line coach) Pat DelMonaco I think that my technique has picked up a little bit.”


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