So now that the 2014 season is in the books, I want to revisit this idea that we “should” have had a successor to Calvillo groomed and ready to go.
The BC Lions traded to get Glenn when Lulay went down and it still wasn’t enough.
The Eskimos were nothing when Reilly wasn’t in the lineup.
The Riders’ season went completely down the tubes once Durant got injured.
The Bombers had no one proven to back up Drew Willy.
The Argos weren’t exactly on fire when Ricky Ray was out of the lineup.
Ottawa had no one behind Burris because DeMarco suffered a season-ending injury. Even then, it’s doubtful that DeMarco would have made any difference to how their season went.
The Tiger-Cats were not the same team at all when Collaros was injured.
But somehow we should have had a replacement for AC all lined up? Still think so?
Looks to me like we’re no different from any other team, i.e. you’re not going to look at your backup until circumstances (injury, poor play by the starter, or retirement) force your hand. Calgary is the one exception to that rule, but they’re an elite team with an elite group of coaches. And even then, BLM would never have gotten a chance if Drew Tate had been able to stay healthy a few years ago.