Calvillo, Als adjusting to new system

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo says his team has had a great week of practice....

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo says his team has had a great week of practice. (QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

Arland Bruce III has seen the change in Anthony Calvillo, watching first hand how a future Hall of Fame quarterback adjusts to a new way of running an offence.

Under rookie head coach Dan Hawkins, communication was one of the many issues that would eventually lead to his dismissal, a CFL greenhorn who never fully grasped the nuances of three-down football.

Personnel-wise, basically the same Als offence that came within a dropped ball of playing for a Grey Cup last season had returned.

Bruce arrived on the scene as a free-agent slot, hoping to haul in passes from Calvillo.

“From training camp to now, you can see a weight being lifted from his shoulders,’’ Bruce said of Calvillo.

One week of practice isn’t going to change the fortunes of the Als, but one week of practising under a new system and new direction has led Bruce to several conclusions.


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