Kevin Huntley wants to get up close and personal with Anthony Calvillo on Saturday night.
But whether the Argonauts defensive lineman gets his mitts on the crafty Montreal Alouettes quarterback is another question.
The Als, through six weeks, had allowed a Canadian Football League-high 16 sacks, but the Argos’ defence had just seven in total, the lowest among the eight teams.
“We’re all capable,” Huntley said. “But teams are getting rid of the ball quick.
“I’m going to make it a point to be a pain in the ass. It’s always my goal, but there is something that hurts, something that stings, a little bit from the game we played in Montreal (a 41-10 loss on July 29). We, as a defensive line, have to be relentless.”
Eric Taylor will make his second consecutive start on the line as Adriano Belli recovers from a foot problem.
Argos head coach Jim Barker isn’t too concerned about whether the Argos throw Calvillo to the turf, but in a perfect world, Calvillo would be in for a long night at the Rogers Centre.
“We would like to get sacks, but pushing the pocket and making him feel uncomfortable is important,” Barker said.