The Arland Bruce theme at Argoland was palpable yesterday.
Even placekicker/punter Justin Medlock, who yesterday was honoured by the CFL as its special teams player of the month, made reference to the ex-Argos slotback.
Medlock and Argos head coach Bart Andrus met Saturday, a day after the team lost to Calgary 23-20 when Toronto decided not to attempt a 57-yard field goal with five seconds remaining.
Some interpreted Medlock's post-game remarks as questioning the coach.
"I wasn't trying to call him out like a Bruce thing,'' Medlock said, referring to the very public outburst by Bruce that ultimately led to the Argos trading their top offensive threat to the Ticats.
Medlock has been a revelation and it seems likely an NFL team will offer him a deal this off-season.
In August, he made 10 of 11 attempts, including a club-tying record seven field goals in one game.
Medlock began the regular season on the outs after Eddie Johnson earned the job. Johnson hurt his shoulder in the season opener and Medlock has yet to miss a beat.
Receiver Jason Carter practised for the first time yesterday.
Carter and Reggie McNeal were teammates at Texas A&M. Like McNeal, Carter can play quarterback.
"I thought about it,'' Carter said of trying to secure a job at quarterback. "But I want to play where I can establish myself."
Byron Parker telephoned Dominique Dorsey on the weekend.
"I told him I almost returned one (for a major),'' Parker said of his experience returning punts against Calgary.
Dorsey remains with the Washington Redskins. The NFL's final cuts are this Saturday and Parker believes Dorsey will be in the NFL.