The Argonauts are going to play fast, get the ball to their playmakers on offence and play an aggressive press-man defence that will force turnovers when executed.

Friday's opponent presents a unique challenge in the wake of Hamilton's change in coaching and philosophy.

Head coach Kent Austin returns to the CFL, but he was last seen in three-down football as a Grey Cup champion in 2007. Orlondo Steinauer has had an entire training camp to implement his defence, but he's never served as a full-time defensive co-ordinator. There's familiarity given Steinauer filled in as an interim DC two years ago when the Argos made a mid-season change.

"I'm not sure,'' Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said of what's in store from Hamilton's defence.

"I've spent time with Orlondo (he was defensive backs coach last year, Milanovich's first in Toronto). I've played against him the in the past. We're preparing for everything and we're expecting in-game adjustments."