Toronto Argonauts: What they need to do to win the Grey Cup

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 05: Ricky Ray /

It is time for a Grey Cup champion to be crowned in Ottawa and while it will not be an easy game for the Toronto Argonauts, they have the tools win it all.

After a week of waiting, the 105th Grey Cup game is finally here and it should be a good one between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders.

The Argos went from the worst team in the league to making the championship game and on the other end, the Stampeders are looking to avenge last year’s loss against the Ottawa Redblacks.

The constant talk this week is how tough the challenge will be for Toronto to pull off the upset with Calgary being just as dangerous as last season. However, the Argos can pull it off if certain things go their way.

The obvious game plan defensively for the Stamps will be to focus on neutralizing James Wilder Jr in the backfield. It will not be easy considering how the rookie thrives on being physical and bouncing off tackles.

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The Argos will have to be ready for the Stamps to load the box and force Ricky Ray to beat them in the passing game.

Unfortunately for Calgary, this is not the same one-dimensional offence that Toronto was running at the start of the season.

There are many weapons that the Argos can deploy against this defence but their struggles in the redzone are what they need to turn around.

This Calgary defence does not give up a lot of points but Mike Reilly was able to turn up some big plays. This where the depth on the Argos will need to shine and be patient with their game plan.

If the Argos are not able to gain traction offensively early, it will put a lot of pressure on their defence.

Speaking of the defence, the Stampeders are aware of the two headed monster that they have in the run game. Whether it’s the punishing running of Jerome Messam or the speed of Roy Finch, they will be a handful.

The focus on the run game could leave the secondary vulnerable unless Toronto gets pressure on Bo Levi Mitchell. Luckily their defensive line is healthy and had a promising game in the East Final.

With little room for error the Argos have a chance to pull off the upset and considering the amount of pressure on Calgary, it could be the recipe for success

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