Itís not that easy, which is why to even begin to simplify what needs to be done to get the Argos moving along the right offensive path would be foolish as it is myopic.
Certainly the timing of passing guru John Jenkins was curious when the former Argos assistant began the week by appearing at the teamís practices.
Head coach Jim Barker assured everyone willing to believe him that Jenkins was merely asked by a friend to tag along and provide some insights.
Itís Barkerís prerogative to do whatever he feels is right at a time when so much has gone wrong.
Jenkins can mention how certain receivers arenít executing the right angle when engaged in route running and a myriad of offensive intricacies that are often overlooked, even at the pro level.
We doubt Jenkins drew up any plays for fear of compromising the current staff, but Jenkins must have wondered how some of the teamís athletically gifted players arenít living up to their end of the bargain.
Even if Jenkins just happened to be in the area to catch up on past relationships, his presence does underscore just how far off the Argosí passing offence remains.
A work in progress can no longer apply because the cast of characters is essentially the same, save for injured running back Cory Boyd, who will miss his second straight game this Saturday against Winnipeg, the same opponent that nailed Boyd two weeks ago on a third-down gamble that resulted in a Toronto turnover and the tailback spraining his knee.
Whether it was all of last season or three weeks into the new season, very little progress has been made when it comes to the passing game, an issue that simply must be resolved for the Argos to consider themselves as serious players for the Grey Cup.
Whatever the Argos have in store for the Blue Bombers, avoiding second and long has to be the first priority.
Winnipegís strength on defence has been its front seven, a unit that forced seven sacks when the Bombers played host to the Argos, a unit, when itís able to impose its will, that makes the secondary more effective than normal.
Whether itís getting Chad Kackert more involved in the ground game, getting the ball quicker into the hands of Andre Durie or Chad Owens in the flat, only the Argos know.
Whatís known is that the teamís passing game cannot continue to function as it has in the last two losses.
Every coach will tell you his preference is for a balanced attack, an offence that can mix in the run with the pass and when successful it keeps opponents off balance.
With the Argos, there is no balance because no play is assured that results in meaningful yards, let alone scores.
If a quarter provided evidence of whatís wrong with the Argosí offence it was provided in Winnipeg.
In the second quarter, the Argos had five possessions.
In five possessions, the Argos ran 12 plays from scrimmage and produced one first down.
More damning were the four penalties committed, two sacks and one turnover on down when Torontoís short yardage offence was exposed.
Lemon, given his position, gets all the blame, but there are many players who line up on offence who must shoulder more of the burden and the responsibility.
Fumbles can be corrected by exercising better security and discretion, schemes can be designed that allow for opportunities and dominating the line of scrimmage will go a long way in taking the pressure off the passing game.
But thereís a mental element that has slowly risen to the surface, a mindset that has to be eliminated.
Veteran slotback Jeremaine Copeland refers to the penalties, fumbles and dropped passes that have plagued the offence in the last two weeks as ďaccidents.íí
ďMentally, we have to overcome those accidents,íí Copeland said. ďAnd we created them. What theyíve done is kick us in the butt.
ďItís not just the passing game, but as an offence weíre not where we need to be. We definitely need to get better and everyone in that locker room knows we need to get better.Ē
And the sooner the better.