Als won't take Argos lightly

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:35 AM ET

Complacency can be the enemy of a winning team, and Marc Trestman knows it.

But the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, a well-oiled machine that will roll into Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon to take on the Argonauts, has not experienced it with his 10-2 club.

"I discuss the element of it because it's part of what happens with success," Trestman said during a telephone interview yesterday. "The players are only human. But I have not seen it yet and I hope that continues, but who knows?"

There's little to suggest the Argos, at 3-9 and at the bottom of the Canadian Football League, will stand a chance of beating Montreal.

In their previous meeting, on Aug. 7 in Montreal, the Alouettes shut out the Argos 25-0.

"The score of that game was just 2-0 in the second quarter," Trestman said. "They have among the best front sevens in the league, a great running back, a quarterback they have confidence in, and a returner who is a difference-maker. We look at it like we have not played yet and neither have they."

Middlebrooks out

Cornerback Willie Middlebrooks (neck) is expected to be miss the game on Saturday, which means Byron Parker might have started had he not been traded to the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday. Dovonte Edwards likely will fill in for Middlebrooks.

And though receivers Reggie McNeal (knee) and P.K. Sam (shoulder) are practising, it's probable that only one will play. Head coach Bart Andrus wants to keep fellow imports Chad Lucas and Jason Carter in uniform, which means Jerome Mathis would sit.

Home debut for Dorsey

Dominique Dorsey will make his 2009 home debut after averaging 6.2 yards on punt returns and 19.5 yards on kickoff returns in two home games.


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