Argos attack can't get going

Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray sends a pass out in the flat to receiver Jason Barnes during...

Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray sends a pass out in the flat to receiver Jason Barnes during Thursday night's game in B.C. The Argos offence never got going and, had the defence not kept things close, the 24-16 loss would have been a lot worse. (Reuters)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:01 AM ET

It says a lot about the Argonauts offence when its best drive comes on its final possession.

 

It speaks to inconsistency when the unit’s biggest play from scrimmage amounts to just 25 yards and comes on that final drive of the night.

A lot went wrong in Thursday night’s 24-16 loss in Vancouver, a lot will have to be addressed in the days leading up to next Thursday’s visit by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

If there is any consolation, it remains with how Chris Jones was again able to make the necessary adjustments at halftime as he moulds a new defence into one that will hopefully peak at the right moment, just as it did last season.

Big plays were yielded, breakdowns occurred and one questionable penalty led to the game-clinching major by the Lions. But Toronto’s defence played well enough to at least give the team a chance.


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