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‘Why not two?’: Ray hints at return at Argos’ Grey Cup rally

TORONTO — Lurking in the background of the Argonauts capturing the 105th grey Cup presented by Shaw has been the future of Ricky Ray.

Although he didn’t say definitlivly what his future plan was, Ray did indicate that he may be returning to Double Blue.

While making a speech at the Toronto Argonauts Grey Cup rally Tuesday, fans began to chant “one more year!”  Ray responded by saying “only one?Why not two, huh”?

The Argonauts were greeted by thousands who packed Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto’s city hall for the championship rally after their stunning 27-24 Grey Cup victory Sunday night in Ottawa.

It was the team’s league-leading 17th championship and Ray’s fourth (second in Toronto).

“Man, I tell you what, this team you guys see up here … these guys are awesome,” Ray said at the podium.  “They are the best teammates anyone could ever have.  The work we put in this year.  Each week we talked about playing with effort, dedication, determination and grit so we can be a team that (the city) can be proud of in each game that we played in.  We want to thank each one of you for every cheer, every high five and every positive thought you gave us along the way.

After the rally, Ray was pressed by media about his hint to return but was quick to imply that a complete decision has yet to be made.

“Last year at this time I asked myself ‘did I want to keep playing’ and the answer was ‘yes’.  So I’m sure over the next few weeks or month I guess I will do the same thing.


“It was a lot of fun this year, especially when we go things going.  I don’t know, we will see.  I’m just trying to take some time and enjoy this one.”

Ray and the Argos surged in the second half of the season, going 7-2 in their last nine games including the Grey Cup.

“There is nothing lingering other than just from the game.  I feel really good physically.  I think we did a great job offensively of just being balanced out there and our line did an awesome job in pass protection.  The games were easy for me physically coming down the stretch.”