Football: Effusive about Étienne; Laval's Légaré making progress at Argos camp

The Étienne Légaré experiment is in full swing at the Toronto Argonauts camp. The Argos used the No. 2 overall pick in the CFL draft on someone who was a meast (half man, half beast) in the middle of Laval's defensive line, but who is old for a rookie at age 26 and also is working in his second language. Légaré is working through it, though:
"It's tough. I have to understand all the football stuff and I have to express myself in English ... It's not my first language, so sometimes the word doesn't come."
Meantime, first-year Argos coach Bart Andrus had some glowing praise:
"We have a little saying around here: 'You're going to be respected in the CFL by the way you play on video,' And when you put the practice video on and you watch him, he's doing the things that veteran players start to do.

"I think that combined with his motor -- he's got a high motor -- is something that's well respected by the team as a whole and by his position group. He's starting to make that transition from college to pro football."

Late bloomer makes impact at Argos camp; Rookie Legare; Lineman has been playing for just six years (Michael Traikos, National Post)
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