It sounds like he's 'New and Improved' which is bad news for Eastern marketing. Other teams in that division will lament not making a better effort to aquire his services with the slogan, "Darn, we could've had a VA."
Last time Calvillo started out from scratch in this league he was playing football in front of a dozen Las Vegas fans during the hottest part of summer. ANY scenario on the sidelines in Montreal this year would be better than that.
VA still takes far too many hits, either trying to be a larger version of The Original Field Mouse, Kevin Glenn or hanging in the pocket for that extra half second.
Good move by Als to bring the fading but occasionally effective Trevor Harris back for another campaign. Tale of two different types of QBs. VA plays with a wonderous sense of joy while Harris plays mostly in a state of rage and/or hate!
I was hoping my Lions would get Harris as a back up for our young Rourke but not to be I guess. Montreal should be fairly comfortable with those 2 at QB, I think it's about as strong a 1/2 punch as the league offers right now.
Its a good 1-2 punch to be sure - on paper!
However, in reality Coach Khari Jo has a significant problem. 1 system of offense - 2 totally different QB styles!
VA is a running/passing/scrambling wild man who takes too many hits. Harris a a pocket passer who's big move is to step up in the pocket to elude the first surge (the biggest/strongest d-lineman who has too easily defeated his opponent on the Als d-line) but still take too many hits either holding onto the ball for sacks - or throwing at the last micro-second and having guys head-hunting him!
I just don't see the Als system able to support this type of arrangement. Possibly in the short term. Not in the long term!
Agreed, birds of a feather they're not. Different styles would need some quick adjustment on the fly, they would certainly need to prepare for that. Complicates things a little, but the price you pay for an experienced guy to fall back on. As to the longevity of the situation, well it's pretty much year to year anyway. QBs right now seem to be a pretty transient lot.