No Boreham, not a problem

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

No Jamie Boreham, not much of a problem.

With the five-year CFL veteran on the shelf with a herniated disc in his neck, the Argonauts’ rookie kickers didn’t blink on Sunday.

Grant Shaw and Robbie Dehaze supplied all of the scoring in a 13-10 victory against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, with Shaw booting field goals from 41 and 39 yards and Dehaze providing the edge with a 13-yard field goal in the final minute.

Dehaze also had a 17-yarder and had a 50-yard single in the first quarter.

Boreham, who would handle the punting duties, is scheduled to visit a doctor on Monday for another look at the injury that he suffered in Week 13 last season when he was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It still is unclear when the Argos expect him on the field.

As the Boatmen inch closer to their opener on July 1, Shaw and Dehaze quietly have gone about their business.

“Grant has been a bit inconsistent, but you get into a game and some players just turn it on,” head coach Jim Barker said. “He punted the ball well and his field goals were very good. And Robbie came in and made that (13-yarder). For an American, he has not had that kind of angle before. It is not as easy as it looks.”

“(Shaw) has a tremendous leg with great lift on the ball, so if he can continue to progress, we will be happy with that.”

Shaw, the Argos’ second-round pick in May out of the University of Saskatchewan, averaged 39 yards on seven punts; Dehaze, signed as a free agent in April, averaged 43 yards on five punts.

“It was a good start,” Shaw said. “Hitting the first field goal helped with my confidence. But I’m not going to lie. I was nervous at first.”

Dehaze hadn’t played in a game since 2008 when he was at Northern Arizona.

“The short angles mess with your head a little bit,” Dehaze said. “And I know I could have punted better. I’m still understanding the width of the field, but overall, I felt I did all right.”


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