Chamblin's intent is to be more hands on with Argos, despite time limitations

Argos head coach Corey Chamblinis one busy man. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)

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From defensive co-ordinator to head coach, Corey Chamblin has had to juggle so much with a lot more on his plate.

“I can’t be everywhere all the time,” said Chamblin, who serves as head coach and defensive co-ordinator. “If you’re comparing it to 2017, I had more time to spend as defensive co-ordinator. If you’re asking me to spend time with all three sides of the ball plus co-ordinate, there are only 24 hours in a day.

“That’s a part where some of the progress will take a little bit longer with me becoming more hands on. I can’t see everything with one time. We just have to make sure the coaches are reinforcing the message and even have a little greater leadership.

“It’s one of those things where I can only do one thing at a time. Sometimes I can do two things, but it’s hard to do three things at a time.”

The bottom line is Chamblin wants to be more hands on.

Getting directly involved in the James Wilder Jr. saga is a start, but there’s more, much more, that requires his attention.

The one constant in pro football is change.

If the Argos don’t change their fortunes in the standings, there promises to be all kinds of change.

“I can’t say for the rest of the season,” said Chamblin when asked whether Wilder Jr. will be an Argo for the balance of the year. “I may not be coach for the rest of the season. That’s just the world we live in.”

The Wilder Jr. story does represent the first instance of a public issue Chamblin had to deal with and adjust accordingly.

There will be more if the Argos don’t turn this around.

“We’ll do what’s best for both parties, James Wilder and the Argonauts. And that’s where we are right now,” added Chamblin. “We have to find the right fit for everyone and make this a winning situation.”

CAMPBELL IS ALL BUSINESS

A budding entrepreneur, Jamal Campbell has been on a roll as he continues to evolve as an offensive lineman.

When Toronto earned its first win of the season, Campbell scored his first career touchdown.

Last week, he started for the first time in his career at right tackle.

If all goes well, he’ll one day bring Jamal’s Peanut Punch to market, a protein-based drink Campbell says is great following games or workouts.

“It’s protein-filled and I use all natural ingredients,’’ said Campbell. “That’s what I was doing this past off-season, it’s what I’ve been doing after games.”

Campbell’s family is from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

“It’s a Caribbean drink,” Campbell said of his protein concoction. “I found a way to master my own recipe. I’ve been giving it to the guys and they love it. It’s amazing.”

The goal is to bring Jamal’s Peanut Punch to the public.

“Obviously, football is first,” he said. “That’s my priority.”

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