Argonauts aim to put end to dumb penalties

Argonauts' Andre Durie loses the ball as Johnny Sears of the Bombers puts pressure on him last...

Argonauts' Andre Durie loses the ball as Johnny Sears of the Bombers puts pressure on him last Thursday in Winnipeg. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/AFP)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:13 PM ET

TORONTO - The Argonauts on Monday walked through their game plan for Saturday’s home-opener against the Roughriders.

As players weaved through patterns, with head coach Scott Milanovich pacing near midfield at York University, there was nary a football to be seen.

Which, obviously, is one way to avoid fumbles.

Now, if they can just figure out how to stop the dumb penalties, perhaps they won’t look completely out of their league in front of an already diffident home audience.

The Argonauts are coming off a horrid season-opening loss to Winnipeg. There were fumbles. There were interceptions. There were brain cramps, leading to a mind-bending 22 penalties.

If that can add up to a 45-21 loss to what last season was the worst team in the CFL, it could get unimaginably ugly against the defending Grey Cup champions.


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