Argonauts defence remains a concern

Argos' Marcus Ball intercepts a pass against the Alouettes in the second half of Sunday's East...

Argos' Marcus Ball intercepts a pass against the Alouettes in the second half of Sunday's East final in Montreal. Ball is heading to Florida on Monday for the birth of his child. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

TORONTO - Marcus Ball tends to cut to the chase when dissecting all things Argonauts, someone who doesn't mince his words very often in assessing his team's play on defence.

When a team locks up first in its division and finds itself in that enviable position of evaluating who can use a night off in a game that is virtually meaningless, the big picture becomes more into focus.

Ricky Ray won't play in next Friday's season finale against visiting Montreal, one of many on offence who will rest and not be seen on the playing field until the Nov. 17 East final rolls around.

The way Ray played Thursday night against Winnipeg in leading the Argos to their win, a victory that assured the team of first, there's no reason to worry about points being produced.

The way Swayze Waters is kicking the football, the Argos are in field goal range each time they cross midfield, three points pretty much a sure thing.


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