As noted in my last post I believe Matthews was the brains behind the Als move to give Calvillo the OK to run a pass oriented offense and to call his own plays. After great starts the Als losses induced panic by the coach and in both years he imported players that were ineffective. Finally Matthews removed these ineffective players and gave the starters back their jobs and last year the team was very close to a win in the Grey Cup.Dickinson was the difference in that game in that he made several great runs while Calvillo made only one QB run which generated good yardage then he resorted to his predictable play calling.
I was hoping the Als would get a new coach and I have questions about Popp as the coach. Popp and Matthews were a team and I do hope that Popp will, unlike Matthews, remove the play calling from Calvillo. I also hope that Popp, unlike Matthews, will place more emphasis on a running attack.THe Als have had some great footballers but I believe coaching leadership and imagination was the problem.