Here are some various video clips with comments as posted in many other threads to make more vividly the point on where the improvement on offence with the Argos would when a system QB like Lemon is surrounded by far better receivers as well as can keep his head to not commit avoidable turnovers:
Jim Barker seems to be using the tight end for certain plays and more successfully than any other coach in the CFL. These two throwback plays did wonders:
3:40 -- Here is it not like I did not warn the Eskies -- double tight-end screen pass to Boyd at LOS T42 to set up the mismatch against TJ Hill with hardly a chance against Boyd. First down Argos. Most credit here goes to Barker well over Hall's head for this great call.
4:13 -- Key converted 3rd and 2 on the winning drive off the double-tight set.
Consider this familar-looking formation to any serious CFL fan as evidenced in this NFL game:
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At 2:12 check out the formation and execution of the screen pass with the bunch receiver formation off tackle left instead of a tight end, and it should remind you of such a play as you had seen regularly in the last season from the Stamps, Argos, and/or Riders for the most part. The formation works largely as well only if the teams have deep threats as do in fact the Packers more than one with an excellent receiving corps just as they have in Calgary and in Saskatchewan.
From the Grey Cup as the Argos are equipped to run but would be better with receivers who genuinely can stretch and spread the field:
Check out starting at 2:37 the finest execution of a screen pass by the Riders that I ever remember in any league. The pass went from Durant to Koch for big yards.
Stop the tape at 2:39 and notice the following:
- All five interior lineman downfield ready to block
- Two receivers, one on each side, also in line ready to block
#20 Wes Cates providing not only a second option for the play to the right of Durant that probably would have netted a similar result, but also providing a distraction or freezing the entire front seven of the Al's defence!