Coach Tressman came to the Als as a noted offensive specialist in the NFL and, in the first two Als games, it is the offence that has shined. It would appear that Montreal now have an offense that gets lots of points on the scoreboard. Tressman has installed an offensive system that is superior to the 07 one.
At the end of 07 many thought the offensive line was washed up. Tonight it would appear that the same linemen have been transformed and they gave Calvillo the time he required to both pass, and run, and gave the Als the deserved win over Winnipeg. Calvillo played with precision with his passing and, two timely 20 yard runs. He was the offensive star of the game.
In past years Avon Colbourne returned kicks and played some defense. He out hustled Payton in training camp and has demonstrated superion skills in his role of first team fullback. It is great to see the Als using the screen pass finally! Colbourne demonstrated running skills as he has both quickness and power. In additon he is an excellent blocking back.
Last year Dan Desrevaux grabbed a few sideline passes for 2-4 yards per catch. In tonight’s game, his first 100 yard effort, he showed that he can be effective downfield. He might be, in the long run, the replacement for Ben Cahoon. Pretty good for a 6th round Canadian draft choice.
On defense, the Als played well until Diamond Ferri was injured. After that Winnipeg made a good comeback and, might have taken the game but for a great offensive effort by Calvillo, Colbourne and Watkins.
Tressman has made a difference to the same players we saw in 07. This was the Coaches game to win and , the players were up for that task.