Calgary Stampeders without Jon Cornish? Argos wouldn't mind

Toronto's offensive line jokes around at practice on Wednesday. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Toronto's offensive line jokes around at practice on Wednesday. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:12 PM ET

“We have to stop the run. There’s no question. If we don’t stop Jon Cornish it will be a tough night.”

So said Argonauts’ coach Scott Milanovich on Wednesday, as the team practiced at the U of T Erindale campus for Friday’s Grey Cup rematch with the Calgary Stampeders.

As it turns out, fate may have done Job 1 for them.

Later in the day, word came from the west that Cornish is a “questionable” participant. He hasn’t practiced the past two days and is nursing a sore thigh.

If he doesn’t play, it will be a huge factor in favour of the Argonauts who are trying to extend a winning streak to five games. Not that they’re taking anything for granted.

“I feel there’s going to be a lot of smash-mouth football out there,” said Edmonton native and Toronto defensive end, Cleon Laing. “I think they’ll try to establish the run against us and it’s up to the D-line to stop that. So guess we’ll have to be ready to hit them in the mouth.”


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