Head coach Corey Chamblin is optimistic about the progress the Toronto Argonauts made heading into a tough matchup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
It hasn’t been the type of welcome Corey Chamblin was expecting when he returned to the CFL for his second stint with the Toronto Argonauts but he’s not letting it overcome his emotions.
The Argos head coach is looking to get over a personal losing record while the team is in search of their first win. With Carabana taking over Lamport Stadium, Toronto was forced to take their practice to Etobicoke in preparation for another crucial game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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While it is not an ideal situation to be back on the bus and travelling to another area to practice, the Argos weren’t complaining and really it’s not the biggest issue they have to deal with.
They might be in tough to dig themselves out of an 0-6 hole but considering the Ottawa Redblacks are dealing with similar struggles at the quarterback situation and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were dealt a big blow with Jeremiah Masoli, Toronto has a small window potentially available to them.
It all starts with limiting the mistakes especially from the quarterbacks and Chamblin is optimistic about with the work they put in especially their footwork during practice.
"“You talk about keeping the faith, I think it’s more so not just keeping the faith but keep progressing in a way we can help them be successful,” said Chamblin. “I think that’s the biggest thing, whether it be Dakota or whether it be Mac or whatever. It’s about making sure we continue to tune this offence to where we can get some success on the field. That;s biggest thing just making sure we do everything we need to do to get points on the board.”"
Getting shutout by the Edmonton Eskimos was a low point for an offence that turned the ball over seven times the week prior against the Calgary Stampeders. Regardless of that McLeod Bethel-Thompson is remaining confident in himself despite critics suggesting he should be benched.
"“No one in the world will be harder on myself than me. No matter what is said out there. No matter how ridiculous and absurd there are things said about me if you watch football, it’s clearthat I can do it,” Bethel-Thompson said when asked how he’s remained positive through this tough stretch. “So anybody that says I can’t is ignorant but how you do that is one step at a time. And you don’t do it with words you do it with action.”"
Chamblin remains optimistic that the team can turn things around but also knows they need to cut out the mistakes which will be crucial against the Blue Bombers who will take advantage like they did a few weeks ago.
What do the Argos need to do to get their first win of the season? Can they get it done against the Blue Bombers? Let us know in the comments below.