Argos' Younger saw TD pick coming

FRANK ZICARELLI -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

Jordan Younger reacted like any accomplished defensive back would in a similar situation.

Having watched the Eskimos on film, Younger knew Ricky Ray liked to throw a quick out to Ed Hervey on second and short.

As fate would have it, Younger found himself in that precise scenario in the opening quarter of the game yesterday at Rogers Centre.

What ensued was a perfect read by a defensive back, an interception return for a touchdown and a catalyst for the Argos, who rode the play to a 28-23 win.

LOOKING FOR IT

"They run a little route right to the sticks," Younger said."I was looking for it and I couldn't believe (Ray) threw it."

Younger would get burned on a deep route on which Ray and Hervey combined to score a touchdown, but it was Younger's interception return, a play that covered 72 yards, that set the tone.

On virtually every play, Younger checks the opposing team's formations, keeping tabs on his receiver while taking a peek at the quarterback.

What Younger produced on that one play was clinical.

"You look at a receiver's body language," he said. "His body language told me it would be a quick out and I jumped it."

As a unit, Younger admits the Argos defence has to play better.

Ray, when he had time, was able to dissect the CFL's leading defence. When he wasn't passing the ball, Ray was handing the pigskin off to Troy Davis, who ran roughshod.

"We have got to do better," Younger said. "We had a chance to close that team off and we didn't.

"Our offence bailed us out."


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