Kevin Glenn chirps Bombers after they sign Darian Durant

Veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn took to Twitter Saturday night to throw a little shade at the Bombers after Winnipeg announced the signing of Darian Durant.

It was reported earlier this week that the Bombers were in the mix for Glenn, who ultimately signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. This indicates the Bombers weren’t willing to pay Glenn but ponied up for the 35-year-old Durant.

The Alouettes cut Durant last week instead of paying him at $150,000 roster bonus. In his one season in Montreal, Durant threw for 3,233 yards, 15 touchdowns against 16 interceptions (second-most in the league) and was benched multiple times.

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Glenn was released by the Riders after they traded for Zach Collaros. Glenn started 17 games for the Riders last season, throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. But he was benched several times late in the season in favour of Canadian youngster Brandon Bridge, who re-signed with the club in December, including the East Final loss to Toronto when Glenn went 6-of-13 for 87 yards and was picked off three times.

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56 Comments on Kevin Glenn chirps Bombers after they sign Darian Durant

  1. I’ve always been a KG fan always will be, but… boo [email protected]&$ing hoo

    • Myra Duke // January 22, 2018 at 6:49 am //

      Very sad. I too was always a Glenn supporter. But this is too much. Glenn suck it up! Both Kevin Glenn and Darian Durant should both retire. Childish comments are just that, childish!!!

  2. I am shocked at this turn of events – Glenn is normally 100% class. What will his new Eskimos teammates think that he is chirping that he was not signed in Winnipeg? He may never get to play a down in Edmonton if he keeps this up!

    • He won’t anyway. Reilly is too tough and will probably play every down in 2018. Never was a Glenn fan. Maybe the Bombers were just too polite to tell him he was not worth his asking price. Both of them are career back-ups at best.

      • Well, Durant at least has a couple of rings but might be the lesser q.b. at this stage – likely only got the contract because of familiarity with LaPolice. Maybe both should retire.

  3. It’s not clear why he thinks the joke is on WPG when it’s kind of obvious that the joke is on him.

    It’s like a guy at a bar watching the woman who just rejected him walk out with someone else, and he assumes she must be mixed up. Yeah, that must be it.

  4. Just shut up already Glenn…

  5. Kevin Glenn 50% of Eskimos fans didn’t want you either … don’t go away mad, just go away.

    • brian johnson // January 21, 2018 at 10:39 am //

      Well said. Bad signing unless it was for peanuts.

    • 50% of us eskies fans didnt want glenn more like 90% of us didnt want him and still dont want him please brock release this whining old washed up guy who clearly wanted to be in winnipeg than edmonton

  6. hes gonna be a great fit in Edmonton. Already sounds like an entitled loser!

  7. Not a band wagon jumper // January 21, 2018 at 12:04 am //

    Who knows what the B.B. are paying Durant? Also, they may not feel comfortable with Glenn as backup vs an upside with Durant. Glenn chirping is out of character for him as he really dislikes Winnipeg when he was run off 9 years ago. His disdain was shown when he played for Hamilton and took extra pleasure beating them. No class then or now. Perhaps it’s time for him to put on his big boy panties and be a man.

  8. And maybe his tweet has zero to do with the DD signing.

  9. fannotacoach // January 21, 2018 at 12:32 am //

    His last disparaging comment was at the riders, now the bombers. Seven more to go!

    • Could he be referring to the Riders cutting Durant last year over $$ and now they cut Glenn and add Collaros for lots of $$$

    • Actually 6 more to go. The year after he stunk for us, he commented that at least this year he has a line in front of him (or something to that effect). No rings but it’s never his fault, always someone else’s.

  10. How does Glenn know how much Durant signed for. Maybe he took the money they offered Glenn. Sour grapes if so.

  11. Edward Leslie // January 21, 2018 at 12:52 am //

    I don’t understand all the vile aimed at KG. He’s just being a little outspoken. He did that when Ottawa decided to go with Henry Burris over him too. He’s a proud guy. A lot of what he says is just harmless trash talk, perhaps tongue in cheek anyway.
    He’ll do a great job with the Eskimos, and he’s better than DD too.

  12. Sounds like Glenn is chirping Chris Jones to paying big on Collaros. Regardless Glenn comes across as a whiner. He has nobody to blame but himself, those 3 INTs in the first half in the East Final were inexcusable.

  13. BigRedMachine // January 21, 2018 at 1:46 am //

    KG has always had a hip on his shoulder. Nothing new to see here.

  14. We’ll see which of the 3 new Western team backups come out on top at the end of 2018. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if Durant outperforms both Collaros and Glenn. He’s got 3 wins on Zach(2017) and 3 years on Kevin.

    • I wouldn’t judge the stats for last season and project them to this year.
      Ricky Ray had a terrible 016 but a great 017.
      Burris had a terrible 014 but an MOP 015
      It’s also going to depend on protection, great receivers.

      • Durant and glen will likely not play

        • True green // January 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm //

          If Durant gets to play Nichols may not have a job. Bombers have a good team and proved decent protection. 2016/2017 Durant was easy bait for any D with the crap lines he had to play with.

      • True green // January 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm //

        Your comment is the only sensible comment about these QBs performance. DD is certainly not the most accurate QB but he played like a stud 2008-2014 and after comeback from Iminjury he was thrown to the wolves in 2016. He should have signed for less money a year ago and stayed but that wasn’t the case.

    • The funniest part of your comment is that you put Collaros in with Glenn and Durant. Zac will not be backing anyone up on opening day.

      • Unless you know something’s about to happen before opening day with Brandon Bridge, there’s no chance that Chris Jones wants to start the season against the Grey Cup champs with a loss and for Collaros to continue where he left off… another zero!

  15. Just a bunch of jibber jabber that does not mean a bo didley by Glenn and everyone else commenting on it. The way they PLAY means a whole lot more than how much they are paid. Most likely the last hurrah for Glenn and Durant before they hang em up.

  16. Bombers sign Durant? I couldn’t find the story on 3downnation.

    • Stubblejumper // January 21, 2018 at 9:39 am //

      Of course not. There is more clickbait by putting the word Riders in the headline.

      And yes, DD signed a one year deal with the Bombers.

  17. If the Bombers paid more than $175K for DD than they overpaid. His mechanics are messed up now

  18. CfLcircuit // January 21, 2018 at 10:27 am //

    Mr. Glenn, if you think you deserve elite quarterback money, you simply cannot make game changing mistakes in the most crucial times, in the biggest games. With that being said, I hope you finally get a ring this year.

  19. – KG makes a lot of statements with a smile. That is his style. Doesn’t work well Twitter and gives ‘love to hate QBs’ ‘fans’ opportunity to jump.
    -Jones alternated QBs when the O line couldn’t contain the rush. Give KG protection and he is very good backing anyone.
    -If DD still has legs (no you don’t know) he can do a change-up if Nichols is getting killed.
    – Both signings are good moves for all concerned.

  20. Didn’t Glenn ask to leave the Bombers so he could get a starting opportunity elsewhere? that again he only got due to injury. Poor sport. You had your opportunity. you burned that bridge. goodluck with the Eskimos.

  21. My guess is that bothKG and DD are really insurance policies. They will compete at camp against a rookie backup. If the rookie shows promise these guys won’t make either team.

    • EXACTLY. The only reason they are there is because the teams involved, AT THIS POINT, do not have a valid #2 guy who give you a half decent chance to win if the #1 goes down. Like you said, IF at camp…

  22. LaPolice and Dressler have relationships with Durant and obviously have gone to bat for him and as such – Durant is now a Bomber. Kevin Glenn doesn’t have those same Wpg connections to LaPo and Dressler, so he was at a disadvantage in any negotiations with the Bombers – before they even began. I’m actually surprised at KGs response to this, it’s sorta unreasonable.

  23. Edm has the only CFL QB in the west Bo can’t win the big games, Collaros is a career back up, Nichols is not is not a starter, Jennings is eratic tough year in the west for all teams

    • Angelina in the West // January 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm //

      I’m not sure TC where you get that Nichols is a career back up or that Bo Mitchell can’t win the big game.
      FACT # 1… Zack Collaros as the starter in Hamilton took his team all the way to the Grey Cup. If not for a real bogus holding call away from the play on a punt return. Brandon Banks had scored the go ahead TD in the Grey Cup game with approx 2\3rds of a minute left in the game.
      Zack Collaros has had MOP numbers in a couple years. Yes even after his injury. If Ricky Ray can sustain a very serious injury. Then need a couple seasons to get his ting back and win a few more Grey Cups. There is no reason that Collaros will not find his Mojo again. We all know that the coaching staff in SK will do everything possible along with their state of the art training and rehab facilities in the new stadium. Zack will find his Greek Mojo once again. Whether you hope the Riders fall flat in their faces. They proved last year that time is gone! You can like em or hate em. The Riders will be a dominant force in 2018
      FACT #2… Bo Levi Mitchell has in fact won a Grey Cup. So stating that Bo can not win the Big game just sounds a little ridiculous. Ironically the Grey Cup Bo did win. Was the same one that Collaros lost in a horrible call on Speedy B’s Punt return TD.

      Lastly as tough as Reilly is and he is tough. Mike has proven that he can be knocked out of the game then sitting in the IR list for several more games. Either he changes his style of play or Kryptonite will in fact find Mike and make him powerless. At least the EE have a stellar back up. Unlike the Bombers who just have a sad situation after Nichols.

      • FACT # 1… Zach is NOT Zack.
        FACT # 2… There was no bogus ‘holding’ call on Brandon Banks GC punt return. It was a legitimate ‘illegal block’ call and unnecessary stupid play by Tank.
        FACT # 3… Prior to this illegal block, Zach had first downs on 3 different occasions within the Stampeders 25 yd line and failed to generate a TD each time. If he’d earned his ‘MOP’ numbers and gotten a major just once in the 4th quarter, the Banks return and subsequent penalty would be moot.

  24. Johnny Blumpkin // January 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm //

    Poor reporting by 3DownNation.

  25. Ur right Angelina Bo won a cup on a bad call but we’re heavy favs to win Collaros has not been the same since his injury, he’s injury prone Bo is not a team player his 2 grey cup losses we’re directly his fault Edmonton looks solid at QB

  26. Bombers reaction “Chicken Little” // January 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm //

    The reason Glen would have been a better Bomber than Durant is Glen would have known his place. Where as now if I’m Nichols I’m thinking just a minute here. Your telling me this is my team. Yet you just signed a guy who has stated over and over that unequivocally he still wants to be a starter. Not even once has the word back up been used in Darian Durants Vocabulary. Maybe other people’s words but not Durrants. Plus Darian had a working relationship with the OC! If I’m Nichols I’m thinking… What a croque of Shitz! Now I am going to be psychologically effected from this decision. Wondering what is the real ideas behind this signing.
    I say it here and now that the Bombers have made a HUGE MISTAKE signing Durant. On top of all of this. In SK Durant publically stated several times that he completely dislikes Bomber fans. An exact time when Durant stated how much he despised Bomber fans was when Bomber fans covered the Saskatchewan #1 highway sign that welcomes you to Saskatchewan with “Welcome to Swaggerville”. You could see it and hear it in his voice. Durant hated everything to do with Winnipeg. He never ever spoke that way about any other team or fans!
    Glen has a way better arm than Durant. Glen never has and never will be anything but a supportive team player. Instead Winnipeg now has a super sucky egotistical non supportive me 1st player.
    Bad, bad, bad, bad choice.

  27. I seen somewhere Durant signed a one year deal worth 150 grand plus incentitives. He not worth anything more as far as I’m concerned

  28. Provemewrong // January 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm //

    KG is and will always be a 3rd rate QB. I hope he never see the field as an Eskimo.

  29. So glad Ottawa has a class act quarterback like Trevor Harris. Great signing! Redblacks Grey cup champs 2018. Will beat Edmonton in the finals!! Harris will throw for two TD’s and Powell will rush for two.

    You heard it here first!!

  30. Well, at least he’s not claiming to have been hacked again.

  31. Rider on Cowboy // January 22, 2018 at 10:10 am //

    It looks to me like he’s going to bat for Durant against Chris Jones ie what Collaros is getting paid is against the theory Jones had when he came to Riderville.

  32. Interesting comments from both fan and Kevin Alike. The west is shaping up to be a very interesting division for 2018. Qb questions all over the place. Will Jennings regain his rookie form? Will BLM recover from injury and play well not scared/ineffective? That latter point applies to Zac in Sask as well. ( Plus the Bridge factor ). Will Kevin play well if Riely gets hurt ( I believe he will ), and finally Winnepeg just got very dangerous if DD finds his s wager once again — DD can be dangerous and in the right cirumstances can dominate a game still. Plus DD is Calgary’s krytponie in playoff games!!! No Matter WHAT !!! THis indeed is shaping up to be a very very interesting year!!! Any club in the division could place worst to first for the first time in a long time , simply based on Qb play alone in my opinion.

  33. No wonder workers real incomes have basically flatlined for 3 decades and have tracked downward with the decline of labour union strength globally. Why? Kevin Glenn is commenting on how the CFL works and it’s a fair comment here.

  34. Tiger man // January 23, 2018 at 9:20 am //

    First the slight in Ottawa and now this….Does this guy EVER stop whining….if you’re not happy about it…go back to managing your coffee shop….

    Geeeeesh….

  35. I think people should not be putting Glenn down he still is a great quarterback and is still doing it at his age.not too many guys can play like he does at his age and he should still get a good buck because he is still great.Its too bad he did not play much for the bombers the last time he was here because Nichols was not playing that great in a game against Ottawa in Winnipeg in 2016 and they should have played Glenn when they left in Nichols and they lost when they had to win.

  36. We’re talking about Darian Durant. A total bust in Montreal after giving him an opportunity to keep playing as a starter. Geez GM Reed even brought in his old coach to get him to play better. WTH is he going to do in Wpg? Retire already because you’ve shown you’re done.

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