Argos look to clean things up after ugly opener

Argos QB Ricky Ray gets hit by Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Jason Vegas on June 26. (Kevin King, QMI...

Argos QB Ricky Ray gets hit by Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Jason Vegas on June 26. (Kevin King, QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

Once the shock of opening night’s horror show begins to wear off, reality will sink in and the Argonauts will soon know whether the players they hand-picked are good enough or whether changes are necessary.

Once the embarrassment is over, the Argos may find out that it’s their schemes, especially on defence, that require tweaking.

Then again, the Argos may come to the conclusion that it’s virtually impossible to get a handle on this current unit when so many mental and physical mistakes were allowed to play out in Thursday’s 45-21 loss to the host Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Whether it was protecting the football, protecting Ricky Ray, limiting penalties, the Argos failed miserably in each phase, the three areas head coach Scott Milanovich treasures, the basic fundamentals of his philosophy.

It’s staggering how the Argos have seemingly started each of the last three seasons by showing so little discipline.


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