The Argonauts may be the only one of Toronto’s pro sports teams not currently playing, but there’s still lots to do ahead of the new season. Errrr……………..that’s assuming there is a new season to prepare for, what with the ongoing CBA negotiations.
Anyway, www.cfl.ca have released their off-season power rankings, and they’ve placed the Argonauts at number four. Four?! Can you believe that?!?! Don’t the CFL realise the Argos made it to the East Final……………………………(thinking)……………………which means they made it to final four. Okay, scrap that thought.
Here’s what the folks at www.cfl.ca had to say about the Double Blue:
“The off-season has been an interesting one for Jim Barker and the Argonauts, as the team was seemingly saying ‘goodbye’ more often than ‘welcome’ on defence. While Shea Emry was indeed a strong signing, the Boatmen proceeded to part ways with key veterans like Marcus Ball, Khalif Mitchell and Dontrelle Inman, Pat Watkins and Andrew Jones to the Eskimos, and David Lee to the Roughriders.
But perhaps more importantly, the Double Blue was forced to say goodbye to defensive coordinator Chris Jones, who took over as head coach in Edmonton, as well as special teams coordinator Mike O’Shea, who moved to Winnipeg to take on his first head coaching gig. Will the Boatmen be able to to steer their ship to another first-place finish?”
All interesting and fair points. Personally, I’m excited about the addition of Kyle Moore and Kevin Thomas, with both players hopefully providing a welcome boost to the defence.
However, if the Argonauts are to return to the Grey Cup in 2014, health will be key on the offensive side of the ball. They can’t afford to have the likes of Chad Kackert and Ricky Ray missing significant time again, as they did last season.
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- By English Paul
- April 10, 2014