If this comes down to a “battle in the trenches”, the Argos are in a land of trouble. Toronto’s DLine is terrible and their DEs are the league’s worst. David Lee has no business starting at DE in the CFL - - the Argo coaching staff may realize this around Thanksgiving. That’s what happens when your Canadian talent is so poor.
Really only have to be concerned with Kalif Mitchell, but if Mitchell is having a bad day with meltdowns he’ll take himself right out of the game. Riders DLine is the strongest in the CFL. They don’t need to rely on blitzing to get pressure, the front four can get at the QB on their own.
Toronto’s OLine is also very weak. Especially on the interior where they’re trying to hide a few short armed fatties just to scratch together 7 non import starters. Joe Eppele was so bad at G last year, Toronto switched him over to defence halfway through the season. C Jeff Keeping will be easy to spot - - he’ll be the guy that’s constantly going backwards. Once again, the lack of Canadian talent is painfully obvious in Toronto.
Chad the Fumbler hasn’t put it on the turf yet this season, so he’s definitely overdue for at least one turnover.
George Cortez must be licking his chops waiting to exploit the smoke and mirrors defensive scheme of Ego Jones. Toronto will blitz one or two LBs and that’s going to leave the middle of the field wide open for Dressler and Getzlaf to feast on.