I really don’t see Toronto as having improved to the point where they could be Grey Cup favourites.
Their big acquisition is Kerry Joseph, and while he was last year’s MVP, I have never really been sold on him as a starting QB. Let’s face it, he was pretty dreadful in the Grey Cup game, the Riders’ victory is only because Winnipeg had to use a backup with minimal playing time.
Add to that the problems they will have in the dressing room with a Bishop~Joseph controversy, and I foresee trouble ahead. Mind you I’ve never thought too much of Bishop as a starting QB either.
Coaching might be a problem too. The last time the Argos promoted a great defensive coordinator to the head coaching position it was Gary Etcheverry, and he fell flat on his face and had to be canned midway through his first season.
Their defence has been solid for several years, but they are starting to get a bit long in the tooth.
So, rather than being Grey Cup contenders, I think the Argos are going to have a difficult time of it this year.
Now, if Boston can perform up to his abilities, they have added a significant game breaker, but I doubt both Joseph and Bishop being able to accurately get him the ball enough.
As for the Cats, I need to see what the receiving corps and defensive lines are going to look like before I make any predictions.