Argos show their depth in pre-season win against Blue Bombers

Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce barely gets the ball away before getting taken down by Toronto...

Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce barely gets the ball away before getting taken down by Toronto Argonauts' Bryan Payton during Wednesday night's pre-season game in Winnipeg. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:31 AM ET

WINNIPEG - There are many battles to be won, many players positioned to earn themselves a roster spot and decisions that must be made in the coming weeks.

One area where the Argos appear to be set, both in the short term and potentially the long term, is at quarterback.

Ricky Ray remains the incumbent, a three-time Grey Cup champion who was among a swelling number of veterans who did not accompany the team to Winnipeg for Wednesday night’s inaugural game at Investors Group Field, a playpen that is as media-unfriendly given its hideous press box setup, as it is fan-friendly.

When the home side made a rare big play, the joint erupted with an ear-splitting sound that is sure to force foes to operate out of a silent count.

For the record, the Argos won the game, 24-6.

From an Argos perspective, the depth of talent caused those who did dress to leave virtually everything out on the turf, running to the ball on defence and playing with a second effort when breakdowns, be it physical or mental, unfolded.


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