Andrus to keep mixing things up offensively

MIKE GANTER

, Last Updated: 2:59 AM ET

At 15 yards a pop, Bart Andrus would have to be a fool to mothball the wildcat formation his team used last week.

And Andrus is no fool.

The wildcat, a direct snap to the running back, came back into vogue last year when the Miami Dolphins scored three times in six possessions when they employed it in a game against the New England Patriots. A number of teams have since added it to their playbook.

For the Argos, the success was almost immediate and for that reason it's going to remain a part of the attack.

"We like to play around with those things and give our opponents something else to prepare for," Andrus said.

"I like it because the number of times we lined up in it, the average was over 15 yards a play so you have to take that seriously."

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Andrus went through the whole spygate thing when he was working in the NFL and, to a degree, in his college days, so he wasn't overly surprised to hear that a Winnipeg Blue Bombers scout recently was caught snooping around a Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice.

Andrus doesn't condone such activity and isn't sure it's even worthwhile.

"To tell you the truth, I don't know how much you get out of that kind of a deal," he said. "There's a lot going on in a practice. I don't know if you would see enough.

"They already have video of previous games so I'm sure you could probably pick up a few pointers, but if this (did happen) it's unprofessional. It's something from a coach's standpoint that you kind of have a gentleman's agreement throughout the league that we'll do this by the rules and we're not going to take the time or go to the expense of doing something like that."

Andrus is pretty sure it has been used against him in the past however.

"We suspected it a few times in the NFL," he said.

INJURY UPDATE

While nothing is set in stone, it appears both slotback Andre Talbot and defensive tackle Adriano Belli will be on the field tomorrow night in Calgary.

Belli's leg is still a mess of bruises where he was stepped on by a Saskatchewan offensive lineman but Andrus said he expects him to play.

Talbot took part in his second consecutive day of practice and will be worked back into the system slowly according to Andrus.


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