Rideau top dog on Argos offence

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:04 PM ET

TORONTO - Whether Brandon Rideau has turned the corner, only time will tell.

There’s no question the second-year Argos receiver has the size and the skill set to be a dominant player, but consistency has been an issue.

And now that he’s copped his first CFL honour, it’ll be interesting to see how Rideau reacts when equally inept Saskatchewan visits Toronto on Thursday.

As well as Rideau played in producing a career-high 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns, a more deserving player would have been quarterback Cleo Lemon, who played as well as any quarterback could possibly play.

The Argos aren’t going to argue, not when so much has gone wrong in a 1-6 season.

The thinking is when a player is recognized, in Rideau’s case as the league’s top offensive player of the week, you appreciated it, acknowledge it and move on to the business at hand.

When the Argos took a fourth-quarter lead in Hamilton, Lemon and Rideau hooked up on Toronto’s longest play from scrimmage this season, a 69-yard catch and run that would give the visitors a 32-27 lead.

Earlier this season, Chad Kackert was honoured as the CFL’s offensive player of the week following his 139-yard rushing night in Edmonton.


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