The league is all about adjustments and game film. The CFL defenses have seen a good 2 to 3 years of Trestmans offense. The ALS are not really changing much on offense and defenses are changing how they play the ALS.
The ALS seem to almost disrespect defenses and think they can take those 20 yard out patterns or skinny posts. They are simply predictable at this point. Calvillo is left hanging onto the ball when a deep route is disrupted.
When the ALS play a ZONE defense like BC or SASK employed Calvillo has more time in the pocket and receivers are running into open areas.
When montreal plays Hamilton, Hamilton DB's are jamming receivers, playing really physical and they are bringing heat on CALVILLO- They understand what Montreal is doing, and feel that by playing tight aggressive man, the long Calvillo 15-20 yard throws are off target or contested or incomplete.
When a team is playing as much man as Hamilton is, you have to run pick plays, or deep ins, the ALS run too many guys deep, they should run a few guys short, and one receiver on a deeper IN ROUTE-
Montreal is running everyone on deeper patterns and they keep Whittaker in for the dump off last option.
As I stated before the Dbs of Hamilton have Calvillos timing down- He throws from the same spot in the pocket, he throws the ball on deeper patterns around the same time, there is no variation in depth of pass patterns.
Also Calvillo's deep ball is not there, and defenses know where the ball is going, and does not have to cover the deep ball.
Defenses have adjusted to Montreals offense, now Montreal must adjust on offense by revamping their offense- A 17 yard IN our OUT is good to RICHARDSON but you have to call a mix of patterns and plays-
It has become too much of Richardson and not enough of other receivers--- Watkins and London are non factors, look at the good teams, they all throw it equaly to all receivers. Calvllo has fallen in love with Richardson of late and that is not a good sign as a QB--