Preparation. Attention to detail. Accountability.
These are football’s intangibles that normally play out on game day when players aren’t in their right spots, when penalties are magnified, when losses are produced.
The Argos have had their share of issues in the CFL season’s early stages, dropping three in a row and falling to the basement that is the sink hole of the East Division.
Offensively, the unit has scored one touchdown in three games amid a flurry of inferior execution and, at times, poor play-calling.
When the defence needs to pick up the offence, an inability to make a play or stop a team from scoring a touchdown by settling for a field goal, has resulted in momentum not being seized.
And as well as Swayze Waters has converted on field-goal attempts, his lone miss in a crucial 10-point game-changer against Calgary notwithstanding, there’s been no field-switching or score-producing return on special teams.