Bottom line? Argos need a victory
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Jordan Younger has seen it all, witnessed all the many oddities the CFL has to offer and experienced the range of emotions associated with winning and losing.
When you’re on a winning roll, every bounce goes your way, every 50-50 official’s call goes in your favour.
Conversely, when you lose, every missed assignment leads to an opponent scoring, every turnover comes back to haunt you.
It’s why Younger understands why a win at any cost must be soon be achieved.
“At this point, it doesn’t matter how it’s produced,’’ the veteran linebacker said on Wednesday. “At the end of the day, what’s important is that we have more points on the board than they do.
“Everything else doesn’t matter.”
Younger produced the Argos’ first sack of the season by a non-down lineman in last Saturday’s 37-32 loss in Hamilton, a play that basically ushered in the team’s new defensive approach under co-ordinator Orlondo Steinauer.
While planning for the Ticats game, the Argos noticed an area they could capitalize on, sending Younger off the edge to record the loss behind the line of scrimmage.
The Argos need more big plays, just like they need to get a win.
“When you’re in a rut like this, you go back to the basics,’’ Younger added. “And you simplify things to make sure you get the most out of your abilities.
“You don’t want to be out there confused or tentative. You want to be aggressive and play fast. Sometimes the easiest way to do that is to simplify things.”