The Argonauts are the CFL's most-sacked team in 2006. Opponents have taken down Argos' QBs 20 times. Lions left Vancouver Thursday wondering whom they would line up against Saturday at Rogers Centre.
Will it be Damon Allen, who is celebrating his 43rd birthday recovering from a broken middle finger on his throwing hand?
Will it be Spergon Wynn? He was taken off Taylor Field midway through last Saturday's 26-23 win over the Roughriders after suffering a blindside hit. He was back at practice Monday.
Will it be Eric Crouch, the ex-NFLer who got action in relief of Wynn and went four for nine with 117 yards in his CFL debut?
Argos' head coach Mike Clemons has until an hour before game time to file his roster.
Lions' sack specialist Brent Johnson is looking to add to his five sacks tomorrow night. Here's his scouting report on the Argos' pivots.
CFL rookie and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner CFL rookie and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner. He signed with the Argonauts as a free agent Feb. 15. Crouch's 94-yard completion to Arland Bruce III led to Jeff Johnson's key touchdown run in last week's 26-23 win over the Roughriders in Regina last week. Drafted 95th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002, he was claimed by the Green Bay Packers on waivers in 2003, retired and returned to the Cardinals in 2004. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2005, but converted to safety in training camp and was sent to Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe.
Reading plays: "Much like 'Sperg.' He hasn't been in this league that long or actually got a lot of playing time. Disguising a lot of things would be something we'd do."
Reading plays: "You're not really going to trick him. What you can do is bring a lot of heat and have him make bad decisions under pressure. It's fun playing against him because he gets really wrapped up in the game, he's confident about his game and is an exceptional player. I hope it is Damon. I always love playing against Damon, he's a great competitor."
Accuracy: "There's times when Damon is dead-on, there's times when Damon is unstoppable and there's other times when you get him on a day when things aren't going his way."
Scrambling: "He still scrambles like he's 18."
Resiliency: "I've laid tons of licks on him and he just keeps getting up. He has a reputation as 'Rubberman.'"
Reading plays: "I'm not a shrink, but he's got to be asking himself, if he looked at their game against Saskatchewan, a lot of the times what he was reading and where the ball was going. He made some great reads, he also made some poor reads."
Scrambling: "He can move well, but if he wants to establish himself as a passer in this league, the way to do that is not so much on the run as it is sitting in the pocket and taking his shots."
Resiliency: "I don't know how much confidence he has with this game and everything that happened last week."