Wait and see
It remains unclear who will get the start at quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders tonight in Hamilton.
Veteran pivot Kevin Glenn, who leads one of the top offensive clubs in the CFL this season, has been resting a bruised hand all week. He will be a game-time decision for the matchup with the TigerCats.
Head coach Chris Jones said his decision hinges on if Glenn “tells me that he’s ready to go and he’s able to throw. Again, right now, we’re waiting to see if that’s going to happen or not.”
Glenn, who’s third in the CFL with 21 touchdown passes (and tied for second with 10 interceptions), injured his hand in last week’s 48-28 loss to Winnipeg. He was replaced by Brandon Bridge and has yet to participate in team practices this week.
Bridge, who has been taking firstteam reps, was the one who showed up for the team’s media availability Thursday. However, he said he doesn’t know who will get the start, adding he thought Glenn “looked good” when he saw him throwing Thursday.
Bridge also noted that Saskatchewan’s solid group of receivers makes it easier for any quarterback to step in.
The Roughriders are tied with Ottawa for the league lead with 24 touchdown catches. Glenn’s favourite target is Duron Carter, who leads the CFL with eight TD receptions with teammate Naaman Roosevelt close behind with six.
“They make plays,” Hamilton head coach June Jones said of the Saskatchewan receivers. “Plus, they’re big bodies. They get the ball around them, they come down with it. I’m very impressed with those guys. And they run after the catch.”
Hamilton free safety Courtney Stephen said the defence is going to have to stick to its game plan and force the Roughriders to adjust.