I have an idea.
Now that our starting quarterback has been knocked around because of poor play-calling and incomprehensible stubbornness, let's announce to one of our "nemesis" opponents exactly what kind of offensive strategy we're going to use.
If they have any doubt as to our sincerity, let's show them the "game tape" of Adrian Mcpherson's first start against Winnipeg last year...where he "stayed within himself" "didn't try to do too much" and "get the ball to their play-makers". Then we'll start a quarterback who...unlike McPherson, has had exactly zero pro ball experience (assuming you count AD's time in the Arena League as "pro experience"....I do...but I've actually watched Arena ball exactly so I could make that call).
From the first swing-pass to Cobourne in the flats everyone KNEW the coaching staff wasn't kidding. BC sat back knowing the Alouettes had a collar (noose?) around the young QB's neck. The result? 3 measly points in the 1st half...with Cobourne running 4 times (OK I'm HOT after the loss and may be a little off stats wise).
The second half was even more creative....let's run the ball every first down. Geez they surely won't be expecting THAT. So what happens when you put a young quarterback in 2nd and long during an entire drive? Yep...he throws an interception...wow SURPRISE surprise (please insert Gomer Pyle inflection here).
Right...so with the game slipping away it's time to get the young QB to start throwing down the field...they'll never expect THAT. What? More interceptions and a fumble? Man...Chris Leak is a bum....not.
OK...I'm a HUGE Adrian McPherson fan. If anyone wins from this game it's AD. And while McPherson had the raw talent to impress despite gross mismanagement and horrible game planning....you gotta call it straight: Trestman and the boys COMPLETELY blew this game.
Sure Santos came in and played well. They actually let him be a quarterback. Like all those "blowouts" last year when McPherson came in under orders not to throw the ball...the Alouettes seem determined to neuter, undermine and destroy their young QB talent.
Why? Only God and Marc Trestman know for sure.