TORONTO - No pain, no gain?
That bromide being the barometer for success, Patrick Watkins’ pain quotient at the moment indicates huge gains.
Nobody is hurting more than Toronto’s cornerback after he got mule-kicked in the most ungentlemanly of places — albeit unintentionally — while making a tackle against Calgary at the weekend.
So, if he’s walking a bit like a saddle-sore bullrider as the Argonauts prepare for this weekend’s game in Edmonton, mankind will just nod knowingly. Then, cringe.
“Physically I’m not where I’d like to be but a lot of guys are nicked up. You just have to know when to back off a bit and when to put on the gas. Football is just a physical game and it demands a lot from a body,” mused Watkins, who remained behind in Calgary to catch up on lost sleep and rest the wounds of war, while several team-mates hit the trails for sight-seeing in Lake Louise.