From the Montreal Gazette....
[b]"Despite being held to one touchdown, there was plenty for Trestman to be bullish over, including the work of second-year quarterback Josh Neiswander. Neiswander led the Als to their major score on his first series while passing for 124 yards in two quarters. Trestman said Neiswander presents the team with a player worth developing.
As well, all three running backs – Noel Devine, Garrett Wolfe and Victor Anderson – were productive. Veteran starter Brandon Whitaker didn’t face the Bombers, but don’t read anything into that. Many vets received the night off on Thursday.
“Obviously, Brandon is our back,? Trestman said.
What was surprising was the poor performance by quarterback Adrian McPherson, who started in place of Anthony Calvillo. McPherson, now in his fifth season, has practised well at camp but didn’t carry that over into the game, completing only one of seven passes and failing to generate any offence. The Als were held to one first down during the opening quarter, and McPherson was intercepted late in the period.
“He didn’t perform with the efficiency that we wanted, but there are 11 other guys on the field,? Trestman said. “I hate to put too much emphasis on his performance, as it related to (the game). I’m more interested in the consistency of practice. We’ve seen that in him and in his play over the last four years.
“We’ve seen him play enough. We hope, as coaches, we put him in position to have success. We want him to find ways to move the team.?[/b]
For those down on Porter and wanted us to acquire McPherson....HHHMMMMMMMM...