Toronto Argonauts’ loss to Blue Bombers an early measuring stick moment

Declan Cross #38 of the Toronto Argonauts carries the ball. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)
Declan Cross #38 of the Toronto Argonauts carries the ball. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images) /

Going up against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Argonauts were shown what it takes to go toe-to-toe against the CFL’s elite.

It was hard not to see the disappointment on the Toronto Argonauts‘ faces following their Week 2 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The team knows they left many opportunities on the field while allowing costly mistakes and penalties something the Blue Bombers were more than willing to take advantage of. Give credit to Winnipeg though, they didn’t make it easy for Toronto as their defence was all over the Argos.

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Head coach Ryan Dinwiddie took the blame for the performance of the offence saying he could’ve done a better job calling plays. At the same time, the execution wasn’t there in key moments especially on a couple of deep throws that led to a quarterback change.

There were some positives to draw from the game like the Argos showing they can run the ball and the defence giving the team chances to get back in the game. It seems like there is a formula to follow and Winnipeg showed them what it looks like when it’s complete.

The Blue Bombers are the team that everyone is measuring up to considering they are the reigning Grey Cup champions. They along with the Saskatchewan Roughriders are the only teams that are 2-0 and have been nearly dominant in both performances which is something the Argos took note of.

"“They let us know where we’re at and where we need to get at,’’ said Dinwiddie after the game Friday. “We didn’t play our best, that’s for sure.”"

Finding the positives in the Toronto Argonauts’ loss to help the team going forward

Argos fans should feel fortunate that the team is 1-1 to start the season considering how tough it is to win on the road against the West Division.

They also haven’t played clean football and if they can find ways to cut down on those mistakes, this team has the pieces to be competitive. The real question is which direction do they go ahead of their home opener.

Will McLeod Bethel-Thompson get a chance at redemption after getting pulled or is Nick Arbuckle going to get his opportunity to start after he was forced to the backup role because of an injury in camp?

This will be something to watch for over the coming days.

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