Argos looking for little revenge

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

BURLINGTON -- Like an intense game of poker, players and coaches won't tip their the cards to the opposition.

But the Toronto Argos could show the Edmonton Eskimos a four-man defensive line at some point in this afternoon's game - differing from the regular three-man front line.

The addition of Ron Flemons to the roster this week gives them that flexibility.

And while the defence will likely give new looks to the Eskimos, there is a certain element of revenge on the mind of the Toronto offence after last week's 47-28 loss at Commonwealth Stadium.

"It's a grudge match," said Argos receiver Arland Bruce.

"You get the opportunity to come back and redeem yourself. We definitely want to let (the Eskimos) know (that) last week that is not who the Argonauts are. We don't lose like that."

QUICK HITS: STUBLER DEFENDED HIS MUCH-MALIGNED DEFENCE YESTERDAY, CLAIMING TORONTO GAVE UP 30 POINTS ON 13 YARDS OF EDMONTON OFFENCE LAST THURSDAY.

Stubler's memory is pretty good, but not exact.

Edmonton scored 30 points on 20 yards of offence last week.

That total comes from a Toronto safety, a Tristan Jackson punt return major, a Jackson interception return touchdown and two offensive majors on short fields.

FINISH LINES: IT TURNS OUT THE ESKIMOS GOT SOME KEY ADVICE WHILE TRYING TO DECIDE IF THEY SHOULD BRING ROOKIE RUNNING BACK AJ HARRIS TO TRAINING CAMP THIS SPRING.

"When I interviewed a coach in Cleveland for the receiver's job in Edmonton, he happened to be the offensive co-ordinator with an NFL Europe team. He said if you had to pick and choose (running backs), you got to go with AJ Harris. That is what made us go out there and sign him," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia, who had already watched and graded Harris to that point.

Harris had spent time in NFL Europe last spring.

He rushed for 89 yards on 14 carries in his Eskimos regular-season debut last week. The encore performance is today.


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