Meyer: taking job 'cuz Calvillo's coming back

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 12/12/2012 2:25:00 PM

Alouettes Head Coach Marc Trestman has promoted from within to replace departed Offensive Co-ordinator Marcus Brady who defected to the Grey Cup champion Argos.

He's got one good reason: #13 in '13.

"I'm taking this opportunity because Anthony Calvillo is coming back," Meyer admitted to CJAD's Aaron Rand Show.

Calvillo has a news conference called for 1:30 this afternoon to update the surgery on his left shoulder.   Calvillo is also expected to confirm his return for a 20th CFL season. 

Meyer had just finished his first season as Offensive Line coach and CFL sources told CJAD 800 there were concerns he might be moving on as well for personal reasons to be closer to his US home.

Meyer had worked with Coach Trestman before and quickly won rave reviews in 2012 from the linemen who kept Anthony Calvillo so well protected.  Even the most veteran warhorses along the o-line said they picked up useful tricks of the trade to help them in the hand-to-hand combat against rival defenses.

The Als gave up only 30 sacks in their pass-first, run-later offensive scheme, though they frequently went to "maximum protection" schemes with fullback Patrick Lavoie and/or blocking tight ends (like Ryan Bomben) to give Calvillo more time to go deep against rival defenses.

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