TORONTO - The decisions were made about six months apart, independent of each other. But in a little way, both of them were heartbreaking.
Brad Sinopoli had a meeting with his coach, John Hufnagel, just after the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto. Hufnagel told him there was no place for him as a quarterback on the Calgary Stampeders.
“He gave me an option,” said Sinopoli. “He said I can continue playing quarterback, but I’d have to get picked up somewhere else to do it, or I could come back to the team and try my luck at receiver.”
Before this disastrous season began for the Montreal Alouettes, they wanted Kyle Quinlan at training camp. They wanted to look at him as a quarterback. They believed with the right coaching, the right development, he had a chance to make it — imagine that, a CFL team believing in a Canadian quarterback?