TORONTO - No Chad Owens, no Chad Kackert, no Ricky Ray and no immediate light at the end of the offensive tunnel for the Argos.
Even if they play an error-free game and even if they are somehow able to extract some offence from a unit that is dropping like flies, the prospects of escaping Montreal this Sunday with a win seem very remote.
Stranger things have happened and under such backdrops anonymous players have stepped into the spotlight and performed well, but it’s not looking good for the Argos.
For the second straight day, Owens was nowhere to be found, at least not on the practice field.
To say Owens is banged up would be an understatement.
Even a player such as Owens — who is as tough, both mentally and physically, as they come at any level of football — has a breaking point.
It arrived during Tuesday night’s loss to the Als, who took every opportunity to hit Owens, legally and illegally.