Bishop might get another start

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

Michael Bishop's days as the Argos' interim starting quarterback may not be over just yet.

Following the team's 22-16 win over the B.C. Lions on Monday, head coach Pinball Clemons intimated veteran Damon Allen won't necessarily be reinserted into the starter's role this Saturday in Calgary against the Stampeders.

Allen returned to the lineup on Monday for the first time since cracking his left tibia in a game against Montreal on Aug. 12 but did not play against the Lions.

Bishop made his seventh successive start in place of Allen and recorded his third consecutive win to improve to 4-2-1 since the third-year Argo filled in for the veteran Allen.

Against the Lions, the often-criticized Bishop completed only 50% of his 34 passes, but was the victim of some dropped balls and penalties.

Combined with a low-percentage pass that was picked off late in the first half and a throw-away attempt at the end of the game, Bishop played reasonably well.

He cut down on his turnovers for the second consecutive game, giving the Argos cause to at least consider starting Bishop for one more game.

"We'll talk about it and get a plan for this week," Clemons said. "(Allen) will continue to get some work, get some reps. He and Bish will probably take even reps this week, partly because Bish will be sore and partly because (Allen) needs a couple more (reps). They'll probably share the reps pretty evenly during the week.

"If we have a chance we'll probably play both of them. We'll set a plan, but we'll probably start Bish but we'll be closer to playing (Allen) some. We're just going to make a plan for each week."

The Stamps are expected to start Khari Jones, who was acquired late last month from Winnipeg in a multi-player swap. Jones hasn't played in some six weeks because of a combination of tendinitis in his throwing shoulder and the trade to Calgary.

ARGO NOTES

Slotback Tony Miles, who suffered a badly sprained ankle against B.C. on Aug. 29, is expected to return to the lineup this Saturday. He has been practising with more efficiency and will likely be given reps with the starting unit today and tomorrow to fully test himself.


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