THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO -- Coach Scott Milanovich threw himself on his own sword in the wake of the Toronto Argonauts' 36-10 loss to Saskatchewan on Monday.
"Clearly I didn't have them ready to play tonight,'' the rookie head coach said following Monday's loss. "And I've got to do a better job of getting them ready to go, giving them the chance to be successful offensively.
"The only encouraging thing about tonight is we get to play again next week.''
Quarterback Jarious Jackson, filling in for the injured Ricky Ray for a second week, said his coach's mea culpa spoke more about Milanovich's character than about who actually was to blame.
"I think that's just leadership ... that's Coach (Milanovich) being a great coach,'' he said.
"Whenever your coach can stand in front of the bus and take one for the team, you know as players you can't ask for anything better,'' Jackson added. "You better be willing to come out (and) do your job week in week out when you've got a coach like that because he can only stand in front of that bus so many times.
"It comes down to the players and how we play.''
An 81-yard return by Saskatchewan's Brandon West on the opening kickoff was the first sign that things were not going in Toronto's favour.
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