Argos offence hindered by lack of depth

Argos receiver John Chiles is tackled by an Ottawa RedBlacks defender on Friday night. (REUTERS)

Argos receiver John Chiles is tackled by an Ottawa RedBlacks defender on Friday night. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

With very limited options at their disposal, it’s anyone’s guess where the Argos turned to on offence during a recent stretch of anemic football.

On Friday, the offence was far too conservative for far too long a period, taking shots at critical times when opportunities were presented, but execution was lacking.

In back-to-back losses, the Argos have now accounted for one touchdown and eight field goals with Ricky Ray as their quarterback.

He has had to run for his life in both defeats when no solid running game could be established.

When he did get protection and tried to expose a breakdown in the back end, Ray’s receivers couldn’t make plays in Ottawa as the Redblacks manufactured the franchise’s first win, an 18-17 victory that was hard on the eyes, but it would end in dramatic fashion.

In the aftermath, head coach Scott Milanovich was livid, his body language emitting bitter disappointment and frustration.


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