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Lions' Argos as Nathan Rourke sets Canada's QB pass record

Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Chad Kelly looses the ball while getting sacked by BC Lions' David Menard during second half of CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Toronto Argonauts Quarterback Chad Kelly loses the ball while being fired by BC Lions' David Menard later in the CFL football action on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia.Photo: Rich Lam /Canadian Press

Argonauts wasn't just beaten by British Columbia .. Lions late Saturday night on the west coast.

They were devoured and exposed.

If Argos missed a short field goal and didn't shoot in the second half of last week's opening, Argos would look at the 0-2 record and tackle some more difficult questions. Would have been. Shameful and pathetic 44-3 beatdown awakening to Lions.

Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke was touted for leading Leo's attack, scoring at will against the embarrassed Argos defense. It was good.

For Ryan Dinwoody, this was the worst defeat of the head coach's tenure in 17 games, including the horrific eastern final defeat to Tiger-Cats last fall.

Argos has never seemed so out-coached or out-played. And while Dinwidy can't bear the full blame for this blunder, he simply has to be held liable for the terrible Argos team.

Boatman never gave a chance to compete with the Lions team on Roke's hot hand, which was lit out as he guided British Columbia. It surpassed the opponent 103-18 and started 2-0.

Toronto playcalls aren't very good, and that's the case with Dinwiddie. Argos' attack recorded a touchdown once every 12 quarters, dating back to Toronto's defeat to Hamilton in the East Finals. A veteran backed by Andrew Harris couldn't provide a spark on his second start in Toronto, and QB McLeod Bethel Thompson went into the end zone after being intercepted in the remaining seven minutes of the game and before being given a hook. I couldn't find it.

MBT is a competitor and, like a veteran quarterback who wants to get out on the field, he expressed his anger on the phone. Unfortunately, I didn't have the same passion that Argos showed in the 53 minutes before the game.

Chad Kelly made his CFL debut with 1:37 remaining in a 41-point match, and in his third play from Scrimmage, it wasn't a problem, but behind him. I was able to drill a hole from. Kelly was chosen in the final play of the game, but it wasn't that important.

Meanwhile, the defense under the new coordinator Corey Mace was unable to get off the field. The failure of the secondary, one of the many problems that plagues Argos' defense, has led to a simple touchdown of Leo. Leo won the TD on the opening drive and led 20-3 in the half.

It didn't make any difference as the Lions rolled up a 583-yard attack to 242 in Toronto along the line of scrimmage.

"It's completely embarrassing," Dinwiddie later said. "It was a horrifying exhibition of football, and coaches were reaching for it.

" We all found a way to look in the mirror and find a way to improve. Must. It was a huge loss, it's terrible, I hate it, but we can't allow it to ruin our season. "

Dinwiddie was asked if he was surprised at what he had just witnessed.

"A little," he added. "I thought we had a good game plan ... everyone was reaching for it."

BC Place has recently become a horror home for Double Blue. A last visit to Vancouver in 2019 resulted in a 55-8 erasure, at the expense of the job of general manager Jim Pop.

It's unlikely that you'll lose work as a result of Saturday's terrible retreat, but before the two undefeated Gray Cup champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers play again on July 4th. A deep soul quest is needed. To the town.

Unless Argos can put together their actions, Saturday's dire efforts may be the beginning of a futile extended series.

For some time, Argos actually seemed to be competing with the Lions. After Roke raised B.C. to 7-0 on the opening drive, Bethel Thompson immediately marched the visitor towards the field, highlighting it with a 48-yard catch and run to Davaris Daniels. However, there are three cracks in the TD connecting games from BC. One — two by the short-range QB Austin Simmons and the other by Harris — Argos was packed every time.

That will be the turning point of the game. When Argos is rejected, an onslaught begins.

Rourke achieved an almost perfect 39-45 pass with four touchdowns and 436 yards. This is a CFL record by a Canadian quarterback in one match. Jerry Dattillion held the previous mark of 427 yards, founded in 1981. But in reality, a decent QB would have prospered against Argos this evening.

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke throws a pass during first half of CFL football action against the Toronto Argonauts in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke Throwing a Pass Saturday, June 25, 2022, the first half of the CFL football action against the Toronto Argonauts in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadian Press / Rich Ram

To find a way to improve, "Dinwiddie said. "You can't ruin the season. The good thing is that it's the second week, but we're not playing good football right now.

" We're drafting I have to go back to the board. I'm humble. Maybe we're not as good as we think, maybe this is a good learning lesson for us. "

Former quarterback Dinwidy understood the frustration of a 15-21 MBT at 178 yards in the air.

"It's ridiculous to leave him in the game and he gets hurt," Dinwidy said.

"I lost the tackle on the left. How do I lose the quarterback? He wanted to play, I understood that, but at the same time dangerous the quarterback Can't be exposed to. "

MBT didn't punch when asked how Argos turned the page.

"We kicked (his ass)," he said. "We need to look deep into the mirror to find out who we are."

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