New Argo Gibson looks great

Thaddeus Gibson seen here during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AFP)

Thaddeus Gibson seen here during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AFP)

Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

When the dust eventually settles, when it’s time to line up and field the best 12 players on defence, the name Thaddeus Gibson will be front and centre.

At long last, the Argos have found a rush end who will actually pressure quarterbacks, disrupt opposing backfields and free up others when the inevitable double-teaming or chip blocking is in effect.

Anyone who attends any workout at York University can’t help but marvel at Gibson’s speed, size and presence along the line of scrimmage.

The few holdovers on defence are left shaking their heads in disbelief when Gibson lines up at end and takes aim on the backfield.

At times, he has to slow down when bearing down on Ricky Ray.

There was a stretch in recent Argos history when no receiver would be developed, where no quarterback could be groomed.

In the last few years, no legitimate rush end could be secured, even as the franchise trotted out some NFL has-beens and retreads looking for that final shot


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