Constant change is constant in CFL

Argos head coach Scott Milanovich surveys his troops during practice in Toronto on Monday, June 23,...

Argos head coach Scott Milanovich surveys his troops during practice in Toronto on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:02 PM ET

TORONTO - Change. It is as constant to the CFL has breath is to life.

Today’s star is tomorrow’s media guide footnote. It is a place where Cory Boyd can be the league’s leading rusher one week, discarded the next. It is a league where Brandon Isaac is celebrated as a bone-crushing Grey Cup linebacker, and months later left unwanted to join the Argos’ most ardent foe in Hamilton.

Some call it fluidity. Some, mostly fans, deem it frustrating; left to wonder if the guy in their favourite team’s promo ads will last until Thanksgiving.

Some, like Toronto general manager Jim Barker, call it a necessity in a nine-team league dealing with issues like maintaining a Canadian ratio, and staying under a tight salary cap. At the same time, he points out the core of the Argonauts’ offence — Ricky Ray, Andre Durie, Chad Owens and the offensive line — has changed little the past two seasons.


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