In an important East Division game against the Montreal Alouettes, the Toronto Argonauts didn’t put their best foot forward.
If there is one thing the Toronto Argonauts have shown this season, they know how to learn from a tough loss and that’s what they will need to do after a disappointing effort against the Montreal Alouettes.
Between William Stanback rushing for 203 yards and Matthew Shiltz making the most of his 18 pass attempts, the Argos defence couldn’t find an answer to what the Als threw at them. It was easier for Montreal to control the pace of the game when they held the lead for most of it.
This was a game where the offence needed to get off to a strong start but the offensive line couldn’t handle the pressure from the defensive front. McLeod Bethel-Thompson didn’t have much of a chance and it lead to a 21-10 hole going into the second half.
"“We’ve got to figure something out there,’’ head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said after the day. “That was a tough day, tough to watch. We couldn’t block them at all. Poor Mac was back there and got the crap beat out of him. He battled. He’s a tough sucker. We can’t block like that and expect to win football games. That was a tough performance by the O-line.”"
The Argos’ play at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball is something they will need to address as the team tries to rebound as they try to reclaim first in the East Division.
Toronto Argonauts add defensive depth with Canadian addition
With the unfortunate injury to Arjen Colquhoun which required a stretcher to be brought out, the Argonauts signed defensive back Dondre Wright.
This is a group that lost Jamal Peters who suffered an injury in practice and needed some national depth. Wright was a third-round pick by Montreal back in 2017 playing in 27 career games.
Not only will the Ajax, Ont., native provide some experience in the backfield but he can also play on special teams as well. The Argos could look to make more moved ahead of the CFL Trade Deadline as they try to improve the offensive line and maybe look for more help in the secondary with all the injuries they’ve had this season.
What do you think about the Argos chances to turn things around and make a push to reclaim first in the East Division?