Argos' talent base under microscope

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:07 AM ET

Argonauts head coach Bart Andrus has been criticized for some in-game decisions, and with merit, but has he been supplied with enough talent?

The Argos, last in the CFL at 3-9, are destined for their second consecutive autumn without a ticket to the playoff dance.

"I think you're always wanting," Andrus said. "I think you always should be looking at how you can be better."

One major decision for Argos ownership at the end of the year will be determining whether Andrus was not a good coach or general manager Adam Rita and assistant Greg Mohns didn't get the personnel required for success.

A is for Argos

Coaches and players are loathe to give the opposition bulletin-board material, but Alouettes coach Marc Trestman went ridiculously far in the other direction yesterday.

Trestman suggested there is not much difference between the Als, the Grey Cup favourite, and the Argos, who are not the Grey Cup favourite.

"We are trying to stay focused on the fact that we have a great opportunity to play professional football against a team that is simply as talented as we are across the board," Trestman said.

"If not as talented, then very close. Our guys are very aware of what they are getting themselves into, and that is a three-hour matchup where they are going to play as hard as they can.

"If we are not ready, we will see a result we are not going to regret."

Poole on the corner

Andrus threw a wrinkle into his team's starting lineup for this afternoon.

Rookies Dovonte Edwards and Sammy Joseph practised this week at the cornerback positions with injuries to Willie Middlebrooks (neck) and Jordan Younger (turf toe), but Andrus said yesterday that safety Will Poole will start at the corner instead of Joseph.


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