They will not be contenders for years to come unless they can get a solid quarterback. Bishop is terrible! I don't care what is record was, he is a terrible quarterback. The Argos have a great defence, but a horrible offence.
I think a lot of Argo fans and the Toronto media were fooled by their winning streak that ocurred at the end of the season. It gave them a false sense that the Argos were actually a good team. They were not.
Think about it, in that winning streak stretch of games at the end of the season they played Hamilton twice (need I say more), Edmonton twice (playing their backup QB), Montreal twice (Calvillo on the downturn in one game and a backup QB in the other) and Winnipeg twice (injuries have hurt them and Glenn is not playing like he did in the first half of the season). The only difficult game was against B.C. and they lost 40-7. Do you see what I'm saying?
The only good game they played in that stretch was the last game of the season against Saskatchewan. However, the Riders were playing many backups so the win is a little tainted.
Look at the game stats if you don't believe me. They were outplayed in almost every game this season including some games against Hamilton.
To me it was obvious that the Argos were not a very good football team this year. They were highly overrated.
Their luck finally ran out. You are not going to win big games against good teams with a great defence and no offence.
I think Argo fans and the media need a huge dose of reality. They were not an elite team in the CFL this season.
If Toronto had played teams in that stretch that were healthy and playing well and still won I would be singing a completely different tune. But, unfortunately that was not the case. Think about it, half way through the season they were fighting Hamilton for last place.