I think its time we put to bed :" Way to go Adrian" " what if AC struggles " and "when does Adrian come in if AC struggles." I agree so today I am attempting to reframe these posts and look at these issues from a positive perspective. HFxTc , I believe focused on the issue of AC's status of as does jmk, who notes " the coach will always use his potent weapon" and that, of course has been AC. AC " who does not does deserve to be pulled " will produce and, most important the issue now is what will happen to the Als QB situation now that we have an excellent younger QB waiting in the wings. All of the above posters believe that Trestman must now formulate a plan to utilize these two players in a manner to do justice to Calvillo's status and, give McPh the opportunity to get game playing time. I'm certain this can be accompished while meeting the needs of these two fine QBs. Another note stated that AC earned his starting role now as he has had for years. Rightly so!
I believe the issue is what happens now and, what will Trestman do with respect to both QB's. Now means what will happen in todays game, the play offs and, hopefully the Grey Cup game. Dave Stalla made some interesting remarks earlier in the week when he stated that "the only disappointment in football I have had was getting in seven Grey cup games and never winning the Grey Cup". This reflects on AC's one important issue that he has not been succesful in the Grey Cup game. With AC as QB the team has won two grey Cup games. In 02 the team struggled to win its first GC game. AC was awarded the MVP in that game despite the fact that he really did not shine and, I believe Jeremny Copeland deserved the award for his pass catching and his getting the ball late in the game when the ESKS attempted a shirt kickoff late in the game and ran into the endzone therby winning the game for Montreal. In last year's GC game I thought the Als win was not for their excellence on the field but, for their blind luck when Sask had the 13th man on the field. Mind you, the Als put on an amazing seven minutes of football but the game was lost by SASK because of stupid defending - the 13th man episode.
So, in my thinking, the Als coaching staff now should be planning the use of the two very good QB's in the coming weeks as we approach another Grey Cup game. As noted, this has been an area of concern for Calvillo for several seasons and, we should be examining our strength as we approach the coming Grey Cup game. We have two excellent QBs and we must use both of then. Calvillo should not be pulled, as one posted indicated but, Trestman should devise a plan to use both QBs. Calvillo was horrible, but for the last 7 minutes in 09 he was a part of a team that was quite amazing in those final minutes.
The team rose to the challenge, at that time, but, the game was won a fluke. So it is now up tp Trestman to come up with a plan that will be different in 09. The plan will hopefully involve these two QB's which, in my opinion, will make them a better team than 09.