I have just been thrown my first "curveball" of the Als training camp. I have followed a few training camps, and usually, when the coach asks a player to change positions (a big change, like from offense to defense), it means that the coach no longer wants the player. The coach can then release the player, and he can admit he gave the player every chance to make the team.
It reminds me of the guy who was listed as a QB by the Als for 2 years, and then he tried his hand at being a wide receiver at last year's camp (Robison?). He was cut in the first week.
Ok, maybe it is not really a curveball...
I was just really surprised that Avon Cobourne was asked to become a linebacker and Patrick Dorvelus a corner!
Are the Als that secure at RB (Edwards is a lock, he is the man), that they trust Jarrett Payton and the guy from Concordia (Hamilton?).
But, it is the news about Dorvelus that really surprises me. He is now training to be Davis Sanchez's replacement at CB. I appreciate Patrick Dorvelus. He is a team player, he is from Québec and speaks french. I would like nothing more than to see him be a starter and thrive in the CFL.
But, he apparently could not cut it at LB, was shown up by Karickari 2 years ago (they both competed for the safety postion 2 years ago, and Karickari won the job...)
And now, the Als want him to be a corner? CB is the most athletic position on the field and only the fastest guys can play CB. RDS also showed 3 clips of Dorvelus running alongside Davis (Chris), and the 3 times Davis outran him and hauled in the pass... I know the media can be cruel and can down a player if they don't like him.
I can't believe the media (especially RDS and the Québec media) do not like Dorvelus (I think they like him a lot...).
I think it is bad news for Dorvelus and Cobourne. What do you guys think?