And, so, eventually, the Alouettes' quarterback arose to face the music. He didn't hesitate to paint a vivid and brutally honest portrait. "To throw three picks in a huge game is disgusting and it hurts bad," professional football's career passing leader said. "When it comes to turnovers, it's on me. Frig, this came back to bite us in the butt, and it sucks." On a blustery Saturday afternoon at Canad Inns Stadium, it was the play of Calvillo, quite frankly, that sucked.
I have to apologize for throwing AC's words back in his face. Although there is something suspiciously passive/aggressive about such repeated contrition. Maybe it's just a reaction to how every story following one of these Calvillo under-performances starts out with how genuinely sorry AC is and how he puts all the blame on himself.
"Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see"
And even less of what you read.
As to the title:
We can all bring to mind some sports movie or show where a young hopeful sits on the bench, ants in his pants,
"Now coach. Can you put me in now?"
I'm sure Adrian McPherson has been biting that one back for 3 seasons now.
The question needs to be asked
I suppose it's only fitting that I be the one to ask it:
If Calvillo has another 1st half like last week
Should we pull him in favour of Adrian McPherson?
And if so....when?
After the 1st quarter?
Or after it's too late to reasonably expect any kind of a comeback?
I personally doubt Trestman has the will, the flexibility or the courage to do it.
But would be thrilled if he proved me wrong
Be that as it may...if we want to win 1st in the East we certainly can't afford a repeat performance of last week at the quarterback position.
Calvillo's weakness last week was his vulnerability to pressure
With 6 sacks and 3 interceptions, not to mention terrible red-zone production (1 TD 6 FG)...that can hardly be denied.
McPherson is a prime candidate for turning the opposition's pressure into an offensive weapon
So there you are
Should we pull AC if he falters on Sunday against the Stamps?
Yay or Nay?