Andrus set to give one kicker the boot

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:21 AM ET

One has to go back to the days of Dave Mann to find an import kicker who began the year with the Argos.

And man do the Argos have a decision to make this year as they debate the merits of Justin Medlock and Eddie Johnson, both imports.

"It's going to come down to the 24 hours,'' Argos rookie head coach Bart Andrus said yesterday as the Argos put into practice the initial game plan for Wednesday's regular-season opener in Hamilton.

By rule, CFL teams have until 24 hours prior to kickoff to announce their roster.

The Argos will use every minute and every conceivable opportunity in practice to figure out who will serve the dual role.

"The decision will be based strictly on who is the best guy,'' Andrus said.

Under no circumstance, Adrus said, will the Argos have two kickers on their active roster.

First impressions

Offensively, the Argos spent the entire practice working on their first-down plays.

When they gather today, second-down situations will be honed.

On Monday, some second downs and the team's red zone offence will be emphasized.

It's all part of Andrus' three-day work week, which officially began yesterday.

Players meet before they practise, regroup following their workout and leave the facility after watching a video of the just-completed practice.

"The players will have a mental picture before they leave of what they did wrong and what the correction is,'' Andrus said.

Point after

The Argos yesterday added DE Ben Ishola, CB Sammy Joseph, WR Matt Lambros, QB Stephen Reaves, WR Brad Smith and OL Chris Van Zeyl to their practice roster.


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