No excuses, says Buono

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

Wally Buono's assessment of the last-place B.C. Lions' season so far is blunt.

"I'm truly disappointed and disgusted by the start," B.C.'s head coach and general manager said Monday.

The Leos returned to their Whalley lair after Friday's 30-18 road loss to the Hamilton Tiger- Cats and began training for Friday's visit by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Buono said the club would not be 1-4 if the veterans remaining from 2008 had fulfilled their duties.

"I'm not going to use the changes as an excuse, this football club's never made excuses," Buono said. "It's on all of us, the players are the ones between the white lines, the job that I do is I put them there. I've got to get them to do what we want to do which is win games."

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Two new faces and a familiar one were on field yesterday after Buono signed ex-Edmonton Eskimos' running back A.J. Harris and former McMaster University defensive lineman James Edwards and recycled linebacker JoJuan Armour.

Armour, a 2004-2005 Lion, won a Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders last season. Stamps' head coach and general manager John Hufnagel cut Armour in June for being too aggressive in practice.

Armour called it a "B.S. explanation."

"If you're going to go in another direction, you can come to me, man to man and just tell me you're going to go in another direction," Armour said. "It is a business and I understand that, but don't make up excuses."


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