Last season both General manager Adam Rita and at the time new head coach Jim Barker had great hopes when they brought former NFL quarterback Cleo Lemon who was the starter when Trent Green went down when Miami was 1-15 back in 2007. In his rookie season with The Boatmen, he threw for 3433 yards, 285 completions, 15 td passes in 17 games and leading them within one game of the Grey Cup.
While exceptations were greater for the 2nd year CFLer, his team was struggling yet he was showing great improvements. After last week's unusual Labor Day encounter with the Lions in which he was pulled after going 11 for 15 for 57 yards, he was released. His replacement is sixth year vet Steven Jyles who will be making his Argo debut this Saturday in a rematch vs. the same Lions.
Now with Jyles under center who brings more CFL experience then Lemon did, he does have a chance of helping Toronto make the playoffs, except it would be crossing over to the west because yes the Als have struggled with injuries, they still have veteran Anthony Calvillo at QB while both defences for Hamilton and the Bombers have been playing great football. If the Argos do make the playoffs and crossover to the west, this will be the first time that it has ever happened because only the teams from the west like the Eskimos, the Roughriders and the Lions have crossed over to play in the Eastern playoffs.