Argos should've sat QB Ray with game out of reach

Argos QB Ricky Ray gets sacked and stripped of the ball by Stampeders' Charleston Hughes during...

Argos QB Ricky Ray gets sacked and stripped of the ball by Stampeders' Charleston Hughes during Saturday's game. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

TORONTO - Scott Milanovich is a very good head coach, one who takes a lot of pressure off his players by putting the attention on himself when times turn difficult.

Milanovich is as tough as they come, offers no excuses and, one day, likely will surface in the NFL.

But every once in a while, a decision gets made that forces one to shake their head in disbelief.

In last fall’s East final, it was shocking to many that the Argos didn’t bother to run any screens or draws to combat the increased pressure the visiting Ticats were throwing at Ricky Ray.

In Saturday’s visit by Calgary, it was alarming to see Ray still on the field when the game was well beyond winnable.

There are always circumstances behind every win or loss, plays that are made or left on the field that go this way or that way, sideways or backwards.

The Argos deserved to lose. The Stamps were the better team that night because they brought more pressure and weren’t as prone to self-destruction in terms of penalties. They were also more adept at throwing deep when plays were there for the taking.


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