So what do y'all want to see from this year's edition of the Alouettes? As you can probably guess from the above link, I want to see more picks and rubs from the offensive unit. The past three years, our receivers have had to work too hard to make catches, because every catch was contested -- the systems weren't increasing our odds of generating space between receiver and DB before the ball arrives. With the size of our receiving corps -- Carter, Green, Lewis, Giguere -- we should be looking to group receivers in stacks or bunches in order to spring a man using a legal, LOS pick and thereby create separation.
In terms of specific plays, I'd like to see us focus on shallow crosses using Carter or perhaps Cunningham (lined up at Z WR). Run a frontside cross to the field side with the RB (A) on a boundary flat route (or possibly wheel); meanwhile, the slot (Y) receiver is running a go or deep post route to create a pick possibility with Carter's crossing route. Backside, you have X and S running any combination of stacked routes: go/in, fade/post, and so on. The QB's read is relatively simple: inside out, in order of cross (Z), inside (X), and flat/wheel (A). Later in the season, once the base playbook is properly installed, Calvillo could add an option route for Y and also run the play out of different formations (double tight, pistol, etc.). With our set of big, physical receivers, we should be looking to generate space with legal picks and rubs at the line of scrimmage.
Your thoughts? What plays would you like to see? What personnel would you like to deploy in particular ways?