Fumblin' Flemons needs to get a grip

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:51 AM ET

VANCOUVER — Ronald Flemons needed to get a grip.

Instead, he wound up reaching for a paper bag to put over his head.

The Argos defensive end made a gaffe that was blooper-reel gold, dropping the football within a yard of the end zone and a touchdown after recovering a fumble against the B.C. Lions.

“I was using my left hand and it slipped out,” Flemons said. “I was trying to re-position it and trying to get a better hold on the ball. That’s all it is. It’s weird, stuff like that happens, you move on.”

Had Flemons scored on the play just after the fourth quarter started, it wouldn’t have made a big difference. The Lions were ahead 34-16 and the Argos weren’t in comeback mode. As it was, though, the play brought into focus the comedy of errors that the Argos unveiled at Empire Field. The Lions recovered the fumble in the end zone and regained possession of the ball.

Flemons was so ticked that not even the eight sacks recorded by the Argos — just two less than the league-low 10 they had in their previous nine games combined — mattered to him.

“I don’t give a damn about the sacks,” said Flemons, who had a team-best three. “I would rather have wins.”


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