Kevin Glenn took snaps from the backup centre and played a little catch, but showed no indication if he was able to throw well enough to play in Friday’s game in Hamilton.
In meeting with the media afterwards, he was equally as coy.
Asked if he would would be able to play tonight (Wednesday), Glenn danced around the answer.
“It would be one of those game-time decisions, so if the game was tonight, seven o’clock, right before the game I’d tell you whether or not I can play,” he smiled.
Overall he said the hand feels pretty good, but he’s having a slip issue gripping the ball.
“It’s just the strength and actually being able to hold on to the ball, you just want to make sure it’s all the way there before you make a decision,” he said.
If Glenn can’t go, Brandon Bridge said he’s had a great week of practice and he’s up for the task. Bridge said he’s expecting a lot of pressure from the Hamilton defence if he is in the game as defences often try to shake up young quarterbacks.
However he’s also noticed that’s been a hallmark of their defence lately.
“The last two games they’ve been bringing a lot of pressure and we really want to protected that and get the ball out and put the ball in the play makers hands,” he said after practice on Wednesday.
Bridge said he knows they’ll be doing everything they can to knock him off his game, so he has to stay calm.
“I don’t have to be Superman, just got to go out there and lead (the offence),” he said. “We got a lot of play makers out there so just go out there and lead the team.”
Glenn said he’s confident that Bridge will be able to do just that. Glenn has been on the same team as Bridge for the better part of his career and watched him develop.
“If Brandon’s the guy then I think he’s more than capable and ready to go. He’s played in some games, he’s studies the game (and) he’s coachable,” Glenn said.
“You have to have faith and confidence in your backups,” he continued. “I think he’s ready. If so be it that he’s the guy then I will support him 100 per cent .”