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Landry: Argonauts air attack in need of a deep threat

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12.07.2018

The good news for the Toronto Argonauts is that they got their big running back fired up in Week 3. The bad news is that the team’s aerial game, a major threat out of the gate and throughout most of last season, still needs its signature, “try and stop us” game.

Heading for the backside of a home and home set against the Edmonton Eskimos, the Argos can be pleased with the 20-17 win they took over the visiting Eskies last Saturday night, and with the performance of tailback James Wilder Jr., along with that of the big bulldozers up front on the offensive line.

120 yards Wilder ran for, with a substantial amount of the gains coming during a couple of critical, late game drives that helped the Argos first seize and then protect the lead.

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Receiver Jimmy Ralph talks to S.J. Green during the Argos Week 4 matchup against the Eskimos (John Sokolowski/Argonauts.ca)

After Wilder had been held to a measly 76 yards total in losses to Saskatchewan and Calgary, there had to be concern in Toronto, as the 2017 Most Outstanding Rookie was held to mostly non-factor status.

There was concern, obviously, for the health of quarterback Ricky Ray, who suffered a neck injury during the third quarter of the loss to Calgary and it was, of course, the primary concern, as it should have been.

However, prior to that injury, the concern was more about an Argo offence that looked out of sync in Saskatchewan and over-matched against the Stampeders.

Now that the Argos have found an answer to their running game woes – at least for........

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