I think Popp is desperate, I guess his strategy is to have as much QB depth possible, and if anybody struggles he'll jsut throw in the nexst guy to play, also competition brings out the best outta everybody, so the QB competition might push each guy to improve.
Popp is just trying to safeguard the team. This is a fine pickup. We get McMahon for a draft pick, so essentially we give up nothing. I think Popp wants to field stiff competition at QB in the event that Calvillo retires at season's end. Also, I wouldn't be surprised to see Maas cut loose in the offseason. So McMahon makes sense. It's not like Toronto gave him a legit shot anyway.
C'mon, they gave him one full game, and then one quarter, after which they yanked him. Marcus Brady has been in the league 6 years and is only just now starting to show what he can do. Ditto Michael Bishop, Kevin Glenn, and Kerry Joseph. I'm not a McMahon supporter or anything. I just feel that 1.25 games is not nearly enough game time to tell whether he can make it in the CFL or not.
I've been an Als fan for 50 years, and McMahon's showing (for T.O.) brought back memories of the 10 year QB derby after Sam & Prince Hal were released.
The worst to dress was Nelson Yarborough, who couldn't hit open receivers, so all our yardage had to be gained on the ground! So, no Grey Cup appearances! It's one thing to collect QB'S because of fear of injury, but they have to be able to play the game!!Please give Brady every possible chance to be No. 1 (if AC can't come back). Montreal's O-Line doesn't need a pocket passer, unless they are both quick-release and accurate, like AC when he's on the top of his game.
you cant sell contracts and transfer players, dude this aint soccer. Also if an nfl team wanted, he would have signed in the off-season, and the QB position in the nfl is weak right now, so that tells you a lot about the talent of mcmahon.
Yeah, this hate-on for McMahon is really unwarranted. In my opinion, Toronto didn't treat him well. Yes, he tanked in 1.25 games, but is that really enough game evidence to conclude that he can't cut it in his league? Calvillo would never have made it if he'd been written off during those horrible seasons in Hamilton.
Excellent point discipline. I am sure that AC does not have very fond memories of Las Vegas or Hamilton. Still though, I wonder if Popp would have still pulled the trigger on the McMahon deal after seeing what Brady did on Sunday.
Ah yes, the wonderful years of Vernon Cole, George Bork, Bubba Marriott, Warren Raab, etc etc.....what memories that brings back. Heck some of the guys we tried in those dark years would throw the ball at the ground and miss.