My bf and I were talking about that and I said "Thank God we signed Gauthier instead of Murphy". We're paying him less than Murphy is making and he's a great leader and doing amazing work on the field.
Murphy is a symptom not a cause.
It would be like plugging Murphy into the Ham. lineup of 2005-07. You cant just throw one or two good O-linemen and surround them with junk and a struggling QB with no one to throw to and expect good things to happen.
Put any O-lineman in the league you can name with that Argo squad and you couldn't tell the difference.
Maybe both but I don’t think at age 32 you go from being a perennial all star to a very ordinary left tackle in less than one season without extenuating circumstances.
Not to belabor the Argos O line problems, but Murphy was being beaten on pass rushes to his outside shoulder earlier in the year. When he “cheats” to the outside, he is being beaten inside and, in the Montreal game at least, the left guard (Jeff Keeping) was not in a position to help out with the inside rush in most cases.
Murphy’s feet and lateral movement seem slow which could relate to the back problem. In any case, left tackle must be a significant concern for the Argos at this point.