September 8, 2012
Argos' Inman hits the post
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Dontrelle Inman gave new meaning to the term post route on a day when the Argos would rout the Ticats.
The final score would read 45-31 in Toronto’s favour, but it could have been as high as a 30-point differential, perhaps even greater.
Inman, whose toughness has never been questioned, ran a post route in the second half that resulted in the rookie Argos receiver hitting the post, literally.
So fixated on catching the football, Inman was oblivious to the post, which he struck head on.
“I can always feel the goal post,’’ said Inman, a deep threat who ended the day by hauling in two passes for 32 yards. “And I’m never really running out of bounds like that. It’s different, but you got to get used to it. It’s part of the game.
“My focus was on the ball. I didn’t even see the goal post until the last split second. It was like someone driving a car and somebody hits you. You see the car at the last split second. To tell you the truth, it felt like getting hit. I shook it off.”
Indeed, Inman would shake off the confrontation with the post on a play earmarked for any football blooper reel.
Inman has shown flashes all season and recently has been asked to move around on offence as the Argos passing game continues to evolve.
Once the film gets reviewed, only then can one begin to properly dissect Toronto’s aerial game, but on Saturday it was Chad Kackert’s ability to run the ball that fuelled the Argos win.
“We got to continue to build off of this,’’ said Inman. “We’re at the point where we’re feeling each other out and are now comfortable with each other.
“I’m sure we’re going to keep moving forward.”