well flag, to answer your question, ill refer to bob irving and mitch zalnasky.. when asked if leak could be named backup behind calvillo, both said no.. but then later on in the post game show, said YES. its possible that he could be. mcpherson didnt move the ball at all, ill find the stats for u...
2/4 for 21 yards.
so he really didnt do much. however the bombers and buck owned that first quarter marching downfield at will against mtl there, 105 yard opening td drive followed by a 75 or so yard td drive = mcpherson done.
leak tho looked good 21/32 for 181 and a td.
jyles tho... yes he had some balls dropped but so did buck, so did dimicele, so did brink.. the one thing that stands out to me with jyles is 2/8 for 42 yards.
thats brutal regardless, he underthrew receivers, he overthrew receivers, could be nerves but... for a guy who has been in the league for about 4 5 years now, thats not that great. dimichele looked like he was the guy who has been around for a few years but really that was his first real action in any game and he looked better than jyles.
the interception jyles threw was very bishop like, thrown into double coverage and that hurts because... montreals only td was scored on the next play or the play after.
as for brink, now this is just hardcore speculation but after watson dropped the first pass brink threw, irving mentioned brink staring a hole through him and not looking to happy... so it could just be... they decided to let him chill out instead.
or the other more likely scenario is they wanted to see what else dimichele could do since he is the guy who's stock probably went up the most this game.
most interesting stat this game tho isnt from the qb's or receivers or running backs but the time of possession stat.. if u can beleive it.. BOTH TEAMS HAD EXACTLY 30 MINS with the ball. AMAZING isnt it?