From this morning's National Post...
Cory Boyd has taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the Toronto Argonauts again.
The Argos’ tailback wasted little time after his team was eliminated from playoff contention Monday, writing a series of tweets complaining about his role with the team.
Boyd, who carried the ball just seven times for 27 yards in a 29-19 defeat in Montreal, wants to be more involved in Toronto’s offence. He is averaging 12.2 carries per game, down from 15.1 last season.
Among his tweets Monday (@KingBoyd03):
•“God giveth and He taketh away … That’s what I’ve learned from this season.?
•“I guess I’m the ugly step child you love to neglect.
• “[Seven] carries this week, 11 carries last week … Welcome to 7/11 my friend … How can I help you? I’m good but take this door to the face.?
•“I think this off-season I’m gonna lose another 20 [pounds] so I can play [wide receiver] … What you think?
•“Don’t call me your Horse if your not gonna take me out the stable … Real talk tweeter world.?
In Hamilton ...Avon is different...
A couple weeks ago, when head coach Marcel Bellefeuille told him that Terry Grant, a younger running back, would also be dressing and getting some carries, Cobourne could have blown up.
“I knew what was going on. I’m not an idiot,? said the 32-year-old Cobourne, who received some good advice from his wife.
“I thought about it and the smartest person in my household was like, ‘That’s less hits on your body.’ And I said, ‘You know what? You’re exactly right.’ So it’s not something I care about at all. I’m happy for the guy. He’s making plays for us. I’m happy, because all I want to do is win.?
“Avon was excited when we stepped in the meeting room the first day after Coach told us what was happening,? Grant said. “The coaching staff was also excited to have new plays we hadn’t done. It gave us energy.?
Cobourne is still contributing. He carried the ball 27 times for 137 yards the last two weeks, and had seven catches for 76 yards.
“Everyone knows the guys can run the ball, but they block for each other as well,? quarterback Kevin Glenn said. “When they set aside their pride and block for each other, that’s huge.?
Cobourne admits that Grant brings something new for opponents to worry about.
“The difference is he runs a 4.2 [40-yard dash] and I run a 4.5. That’s the big difference. I don’t think our styles are any different. He’s just as fast as hell.?
This immature selfishness is one of the reasons why the Argos are 3 and 11 and falling still...