Joseph happy in Argos offence

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

Kerry Joseph is remembering what it's like to be a free man, and he could not be happier.

The Argonauts quarterback, five days into the Bart Andrus era, is enjoying himself.

"(Andrus') offence is geared toward letting players play football, to just be a kid out there and utilize your talent, regardless whether it's me moving around or just dropping back and getting the ball into other guys' hands," Joseph said.

"He's asking a lot, and guys have to think a little bit more. His thing is, on the field, we live with the decisions we make. And that opens up the freedom to let you go out and play football."

Receiver Arland Bruce, usually the Argos quarterbacks' most popular target, said it has not taken long for Andrus to earn the players' respect.

"His swagger is contagious," Bruce said. "He knows what he is talking about. I'm learning a lot. No complaints from me."

One big difference in this camp?

Andrus hired coaches for every aspect of the game. Players aren't standing around much.

Often, they're broken into smaller groups, so few details are being overlooked.

"It's good to hear, that they feel like they are learning something," Andrus said. "I have seen a tremendous response."

Catching on

Part of what Andrus wants out of his receivers is better blocking down the field.

"That's how you get explosive plays, how you change the run-of-the-mill play into a touchdown," Andrus said.

"Overall (when viewing tape from last year), we did not see as much blocking as felt might be needed to win."

One guy who has caught on is James Robinson.

"He's having an excellent camp," Andrus said.

"He is learning receivers have to block to create plays."

Briefly

After watching camp all week as he recovers from a pelvic injury, tackle Adriano Belli participated in some drills yesterday afternoon as the Argos practised without pads ... The Argos will hold their annual fan day on Sunday afternoon from 12-4 at the Erindale facility in Mississauga.Everything is free ... The Argos still have receiver David Boston on their suspended list.


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