Argos must be better than 'average'

Argos running back Steve Slaton is tackled by a RedBlacks defender on Friday. (REUTERS)

Argos running back Steve Slaton is tackled by a RedBlacks defender on Friday. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

Scott Milanovich didn’t mince any word when asked to assess the Argos’ receiving unit and its played from last Friday night’s performance in a loss to the host Ottawa Redblacks.

“We’re average at this point,” said Milanovich on Monday, the Argos’ first day back since their 18-17 setback. “We certainly need to improve and they’re (receivers) aware of that.”

It’s one thing to identify an area of deficiency, quite another to fix it.

One thing overlooked during this recent slide is the obvious and glaring talent discrepancy from this Argos unit and the offence that took to the field on most nights last season.

Injuries are never an excuse and departures are never cited when trying to explain a sinking attack, but no team can afford to move forward in a productive way when Chad Owens (foot), Andre Durie (clavicle), Jason Barnes (knee) are injured and won’t be back any time soon and while Dontrelle Inman is auditioning for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.


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