Toronto Argonauts defence looking for a statement performance
On paper, Toronto has an impressive defence even with injuries to Nevis and Corrado which is not ideal but one strength the team made sure to address was their defensive depth especially upfront.
They have two players with NFL experience in Shane Ray and Kony Ealy who are excited about getting back on the field and having fun getting used to the CFL game. Let’s also not forget that they also have one of the top pass rushers over the last few years in Charleston Hughes.
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As strong a their offensive line is, the real strength of this team is at linebacker led by reigning Most Outstanding Canadian Henoc Muamba. On top of that, they have Cameron Judge who was a finalist behind Muamba, Dexter McCoil Sr. who provides versatility along with Vontae Diggs who probably still needs time to get acclimated with the defence.
The Argos secondary will be challenged by Bo Levi Mitchell who isn’t afraid to test a defence with his arm. Can this defence force the Stampeders offence to make mistakes? They have the players to get the job done but that’s only half the battle.
Expect this game to be a physical affair and considering both teams want to establish the passing game there could be the potential for a lot of explosive plays. The real question is whether or not Toronto can avoid an early deficit that they have to climb out of.
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