Argos don't fear Bishop

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

The Argonauts know that Michael Bishop can throw the football.

But do so accurately? Well, there's the rub.

"He has a really strong arm, but has medium accuracy," Argos head coach Bart Andrus said. "He can throw the ball a long way, but once in a while he's off-target."

Bishop took approximately 65% of the snaps in practice with the first-team offence yesterday in Winnipeg and probably will start against the Argos at the Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. It would be Bishop's first CFL appearance since he finished last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he was sent by the Argos after a simmering controversy that involved fellow quarterback Kerry Joseph.

"Last year is last year," Joseph said yesterday. "I'm not playing against Bishop. I'm playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. But you know what, I'm glad to see him getting the opportunity to play the game."

The Argos realize that Bishop could pose a new set of problems. But they wonder how much of the Winnipeg offence Bishop will have learned.

"Time is in our favour," Andrus said. "You can't re-design the wheel in a week. (But) he is very good and mobile and can extend the play. The best thing for us is to prepare for their scheme and what nuances they will create for him."


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