Coaching Staff

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Not good news. I am saddened to see Vince Martino leave, I thought he was a real unsung hero last year, for the work that he did with our offensive line. Had Trestman left for a NFL position, Martino would have been the one I would have liked to see promoted, as I believe he was the most deserving.

Losing Martino and retaining Burke and Squires is not what I wanted to see...................

Crap. Crap. CRAP.

This is not good news. Martino IMO was one of the keys to our offensive resurgence. Basically, all the good coaches are gone, and all the mediocre coaches (Burke, Squires) are staying.

I know nothing about the new O-line and linebackers coaches, except for what their bios stated. I really hope they can fill the void.

....Doug Berry is still out there.....He worked well with the Als. at one time.....Maybe Popp should give him a call...

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There is no room for Psychos in Montreal :wink:

How do you guys feel about Scott Milanovich as offensive co-ordinator? I thought that he did a good job or was that the bulk of the work done by Vince Marino? I guess this coming season we will find out. Hopefully Scott had his share of the work in creating these offesive schemes that ran so well last season.

Milanovich and Trestman were the architects of our offense last season. Trestman often called the first few plays and was heavily involved in structuring the offense. Martino, to my knowledge, didn't have any official responsibility beyond coaching up the O-line.

Thing is, we are going to have to change things up this season. A year ago, nobody had any book on Trestman or his CFL offense. Now, the rest of the league has had a chance to see what we're doing. Improvements I'd like to see include a more consistent deep-passing game, more dedicated running plays and not so much of the ball-control, 5-yard pass play, and more effective use of the fullback.

Milanovich did well, everyone did well. I think we are going to see more creativity this year for a few reasons. One of which was Milanovich's comments regarding the need to better integrate the running game this year. The addition of two Jumbo size QB's to the roster, one who can run the ball as well as a running back (Shane Boyd) seems to indicate the Als might want to take advantage of Wildcat formations now allowed. They also have a real tight end Martin Bedard who will long snap and can use a la Teyo Johnson.

Last year's playbook is large to begin with so this year they can focus on adding twists and targeting the matchups they want against various opponents. The Als have brought a bunch of NI fullbacks to camp I think there are five or six and I would not be surprised to see Boyd make the team as a "RB"

The whole concept looks like you won't be able to read much from formations or athletes lining up on offense for the Als.

Glad to see they're aware of the issue. Thing is, we ran the ball so well when we did run it! Cobourne would have easily finished the season with 1000+ on the ground (and probably through the air, too) if he hadn't gotten injured. This is an O-line that doesn't need to be taught how to run-block. I want to see us punishing teams on the ground more frequently to take some of the pass-rush heat off Calvillo.

The addition of two Jumbo size QB's to the roster, one who can run the ball as well as a running back (Shane Boyd) seems to indicate the Als might want to take advantage of Wildcat formations now allowed.
Should be interesting, although to be honest, I don't really think a lot will come of the Wildcat formation in the CFL. There is already so much freedom on offense with unlimited pre-snap motion.
They also have a real tight end Martin Bedard who will long snap and can use a la Teyo Johnson.
This was a subtle but very important draft choice IMO. Not only did we get a quality long-snapper, a position at which we were weak last year, but we got a good player who fills out another roster need (TE). If Bedard can contribute, he'll become a valuable utility part.