Argos offence coming around

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

TORONTO - It didn’t result in a win, but there was a definite change in the Argos offence this past weekend for the better.

No, they haven’t got that penchant for self-distruction under control even now, but the offence did take a step forward this past weekend.

Offensive co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo confirmed there was definitely a change in the offensive game plan this past week that needed to be made.

“I think it was better for the offence, Obviously it was more productive, but I think we still need more,” he said.

All told, the Argos racked up 358 yards offence in the game, just less than 100 yards better than a week earlier in a loss to Montreal.

The playbook was expanded this past week but not a great dea,l according to Elizondo. There was a little more focus on the running game although being up early certainly helped. The other big difference and one Elizondo hopes to take another step with the next time out was getting the ball in Andre Durie’s hands as much as possible whether it’s a pass in the flats or a handoff in the backfield.

“Every time that kid touches the ball he gets us 10 yards at least,” Elizondo said. “He is going to make every first person miss or break that tackle and it continues to be a focus to get him the ball more.”


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