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Dunigan: Argos in great shape at QB with Ray behind centre

Matt Dunigan
6/16/2013 11:29:52 PM
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Toronto Argonauts QBs

# Name Status Ht Wt D.O.B.  College
15 Ricky Ray Import 6'2 205 1979-10-22 Sacramento State
17 Zach Collaros Import 6'0 218 1988-08-27 Cincinnati
7 Trevor Harris Import 6'3 209 1986-05-31 Edinboro
3 Josh Portis Import 6'3 204 1987-07-14 California PA
0 Mitchell Gale Import 6'2 225 1990-01-07 Abilene Christian

Hey Toronto Fans, how's life with Ricky Ray at the helm?

Not long ago it was Steven Jyles, Dalton Bell, Ken Dorsey, and Cleo Lemon. My oh my, how things change in a hurry!

Chalk up the 16th Grey Cup Championship for the franchise and some SWEET new hardware and I'd say life is pretty good!

Ray was rightfully awarded a brand new contract extension through 2015 after he set a single season club record for completion percentage (68.6%) and threw for 4,059 yards and 20 touchdowns in 14 games. The unflappable and clutch QB was at his best in the post-season and shouldered his team reminiscent of Jackson, Parker and Flutie. In all my years in the CFL, with all things considered, Ray's play, performance and ability to deliver last season is the best I've ever witnessed! Having a year under his belt within Scott Milanovich's offensive system, you would think the Argo "O" is only going to get better and it will!

I'm sure QBs Trevor Harris, Zach Collaros, Mitchell Gale, Josh Portis and Will Finch know how fortunate they are to be in Toronto, in this scenario. To be able to learn under and draw on Milanovich's experience as a QB and coach in this league; Ray's pedigree, poise and leadership; and the addition of Marcus Brady as offensive coordinator and Jason Mass close by with the receivers this season and BANG, you have a incredible environment to grow and develop.

One area of concern is the experience factor behind Ray. With Jarious Jackson going to the B.C. Lions to begin his coaching career all of a sudden you are one play away from major inexperience. You have promising talent in Harris, Collaros, and a kid that has caught my eye at training camp, Gale. He and Portis are pushing Harris and Collaros. There is solid competition at the Argo practices vying for the back up roles behind the Professor, Ricky Ray!




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