TORONTO – Scott Milanovich had a lot of questions following his team’s loss to the Als on Sunday but without his starting quarterback and tailback, he was far from disappointed with their effort.
“I was not disappointed with the way we came out and gave effort in this football game,” Milanovich said. “The first half was going our way according to the script and we were winning the way we thought we needed to win this ball game. We weren’t able to sustain that in the second half.
The guys had a great week of work and they took to the details but we just didn’t have the horses today to get it done. I’m not disappointed in their commitment or their focus.”
Although he didn’t come right out and say it, the ‘horses’ he referred to were likely QB Ricky Ray and RB Chad Kackert, both of which have missed the last two weeks, leaving a significant hole in the Argos offence.
With a defence that held the powerful Anthony Calvillo-lead offence in check for the majority of the contest, Milanovich knew that getting more production from his offence was a must against a team that is going to get its yards.
“They are going to score. You know Montreal is going to score and you can’t win the game with just 12 points,” he continued.
Any time you’re starting quarterback isn’t in there, especially a Hall of Famer, you are going to lose something there. Jarious did a nice job for the most part in the first half but it was the third quarter [where we struggled], once they started to get some momentum. Ultimately, the guys that are in there have to get the job done.”