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Taking our moral victories where we can find them

If you went to the bathroom for about 25 minutes during the second quarter of Saturday's home opener...well, you should probably see a doctor about that. But also, you might have come away with the impression that the Argos played a pretty decent game, the final score notwithstanding.

Granted, it's a little hard to ignore what happened before halftime, which was among the worst implosions we've ever seen. But we're still feeling...encouraged might be too strong a word, but at least not totally discouraged.

It's probably a sign of diminished expectations when you find comfort in how your team lost. Be that as it may, we see some cause for optimism. The offensive line is vastly improved. Not coincidentally, the Argos now have an actual running game. The secondary still has some holes, but the run defence doesn't seem as porous as in past years. And on the evidence of two weeks, the team is certainly well-prepared to start games; it's just, you know the stuff afterward that's in need of a little work.

That, and team discipline. And special teams. And Kerry Joseph's ability to hit receivers inside 15 yards. But we won't fuss, so long as some of those things are fixed by Aug. 1. Because if we have to watch anything resembling today's second quarter on the day the Rogers Centre goes dry, we might be a little less charitable.

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:45PM by Registered CommenterA-Rad | Comments1 Comment

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I think it is time that the Coaches realize Cleo Lemon is not....I repeat is not.... a first string quarterback. He continues to throw timely interceptions and make bad decisions at critical junctures of a game.....The Montreal game was all but won, except he had to become the "BRETT FAVRE" of Canada and throw a ball on first down off his left foot rolling left as a right handed quarterback....of all the inane asinine things he could have done....He cost us the GAME !
November 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRon.bentley@afa.tc

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