Too little, too late, too pathetic early and too much of a hole to overcome.
And so begins the plight of the Argos Saturday night, a tale of two halves that would end in a 41-27 loss to the Eskimos and the loss of Chad Owens, who just returned to the lineup following a month-long foot injury.
Edmonton recorded a defensive touchdown and made life so miserable for quarterback Ricky Ray in the opening half that is was near embarrassing at how wretched the Argos offence functioned.
Toronto made it a game in the third quarter when it played with better discipline and poise, but its first-half deficit proved fatal.
Dreadful for most of the first half, the Argos’ play was truly regrettable, trailing 31-10 at the break when so much appeared to broken. Ray was making bad throws, inexplicably throwing across his body and into coverage, which in football is a recipe for a turnover. Pass protection became an afterthought, a deficiency that turned E