Argos stumble to loss against Alouettes

Argos quarterback Zach Collaros takes off running as he's pursued by an Alouettes defenders last...

Argos quarterback Zach Collaros takes off running as he's pursued by an Alouettes defenders last night at the Rogers Centre. Collaros was underwhelming. (STAN BEHAL/TORONTO SUN)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:40 PM ET

TORONTO - At the midway point of their season, the Argos’ glass is half-empty with the potential to get even worse.

A healthy Ricky Ray makes the Argos Grey Cup contenders, but Ray isn’t healthy and the team is barely hanging on.

At 5-4, the Argos remain in first place in the East, but there’s a different feel to this team minus Ray, who makes everyone around him better.

The Argos defence continues to tinker with personnel and the unit played well enough to win Tuesday night.

But it’s on offence where the Argos are a mess, an attack that can’t dominate the line of scrimmage, run the football or make enough downfield plays.

Zach Collaros is easily defended when contained in the pocket and ball security became an issue in the aftermath of a wretched 20-9 loss to visiting Montreal.

Like any quarterback, he has no chance when pressure is applied and no run game can get established to take pressure off a young quarterback.


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