Argos have to pull it together

Argos offensive lineman Jeff Keeping puts no more importance on Friday's tilt in Winnipeg than any...

Argos offensive lineman Jeff Keeping puts no more importance on Friday's tilt in Winnipeg than any other game in the CFL season. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:11 AM ET

TORONTO - In football, no game is as important as the next one, no opponent more feared than a wounded one, no game ever taken for granted.

And then there’s the curious predicament of the Argos, a team that refuses to talk about last year’s Grey Cup run, a group committed to being dominant.

A loss Friday night against a woeful Winnipeg side and more questions must be raised in Argoland on both sides of the ball.

In the CFL, it’s not how one starts, but how a team finishes, the latest evidence being provided by a very average Argos team that found its rhythm late last season, ending the year with two wins and carrying the momentum into the post-season.

A loss here on Friday night might not be devastating, but psychologically all kinds of wounds and self-doubts will be opened.

There is no familiarity and inexperience on a rebuilt defence, where the few established players are trying almost too hard to compensate for others.


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