Argonauts aim for versatile attack

Argos QB Ricky Ray threw the ball to nine different players last weekend. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty...

Argos QB Ricky Ray threw the ball to nine different players last weekend. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images/AFP)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

TORONTO - No matter what exotic name gets attached to whatever offence, balance is the ultimate end game, besides the obvious goal to score touchdowns.

In theory, teams can’t simply rely on the pass because a run game is required to keep opposing defences honest.

Anyone who recalls last fall’s East final can remember how one-dimensional the Argos became when no gains along the ground could be created, no sustained drives possible.

While the Argos will remain a pass-first offence, rushing the football and spreading the football among the receivers is always preferred.

The blueprint was established in last week’s home-opening win over Saskatchewan, when the Argos jumped out to an early lead, used both the run and the pass to move the chains and score points.

In all, nine players caught at least one pass.


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