Bombers will be no soft touch for Argos

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

Next up, the potent Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

After one game, anyway.

The Argonauts return to practise on Monday at Erindale after two complete days off and will start to prepare for their game on Friday night in Winnipeg. The Bombers, who will play at home for the second week in a row, took it to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats three nights ago. Led by veteran receiver Terrence Edwards, who had a career-high 191 yards and two touchdowns, and new quarterback Buck Pierce, who completed 17 of 25 passes for 291 yards, the Bombers laid a 49-29 whipping on the Ticats.

The Bombers will go into Week 2 as the only East Division team at 1-0, as the Argos and Montreal Alouettes also lost their openers.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the Argos offence adjusts after getting little done against Calgary. The Bombers held the Ticats to 56 yards of offence in the first half and Hamilton quarterback Kevin Glenn never could get revved up.

Unless Argos head coach Jim Barker has a complete change of heart, Cleo Lemon will start under centre for the second week in a row.

There’s one definite change coming for the Argos. Defensive tackle Adriano Belli is expected to start after missing the season opener because he was suspended by the CFL for transgressions that occurred last season. Adrian Davis took Belli’s place among the starters in Calgary.

The Argos will practise Monday through Wednesday before departing for Winnipeg on Thursday morning. The turnaround after the game will be quick, as the Stampeders will be at the Rogers Centre for the Argos’ opener on July 14.

terry.koshan@sunmedia.ca


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