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IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:44 AM ET

Now starring in the sequel to the 1983 hit movie Trading Places ... Chris Jones and Tim Burke.

This off-season was a strange one for the defensive coaches. Jones interviewed for the vacant head-coaching job in Montreal but instead landed with the Calgary Stampeders as the defensive co-ordinator under new coach John Hufnagel.

Tim Burke was interim defensive co-ordinator for the Stamps last season and was hired to be part of Jones' defensive staff until Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman hired him to replace Jones.

Tonight, they both take their new teams to face their old ones as the Stamps visit Molson Stadium (5 p.m., TSN).

Quite the trade. We'll get to see who won it in this outing.

"It's interesting the way it happened," said Burke, who hired former Stamps assistant coach Casey Creehan to coach his defensive line.

"Chris is doing a good job, but I haven't watched their defence too much."

Jones spent six years with the Alouettes, winning the Grey Cup in 2002 as defensive line coach. He's downplaying the significance of returning to Montreal.

"It felt a little weird driving up on the bus, but it's just another ball game," Jones said. "I don't think it's an advantage or a disadvantage. This is pro football. We've seen their film, and they've seen ours, so we have to execute our game plan."

Both defensive coaches are familiar with the offences and especially the quarterbacks they will face.

After seeing Henry Burris get extremely hot and battle through some cold spells in three years with the Stamps, Burke understands the challenge ahead of his team.

"The best way is to get pressure on him," Burke said. "You don't want a quarterback to sit back and be able to throw.

"In watching their games this year, the coaching staff is doing a good job working to Henry's strengths. One of the things we always talked about in Calgary was trying to get Henry to run the ball more because it affects the defence.

"I see them trying to get him to run more by the plays they are calling."

After six years of having Calvillo on his side, Jones had fun planning against him this week. It doesn't help that Calvillo is red hot after throwing six TDs in two games.

"It's going to be interesting to see exactly how A.C. handles what we do," Jones said.

"I've been there many times with the two-minute offence. We've done a lot together. He knows me, and I know him."


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