CALGARY -- Larry Taylor knows better than most how dangerous the Montreal Alouettes can be. Calgarys veteran receiver won a pair of Grey Cups playing for the Alouettes in 2009 and 2010. He said the battle for field position will be crucial in the opening game of the CFL season for both teams Sunday. You can watch the game live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV at 7pm et/4pm pt. "Its very important especially this type of game going against a Montreal team that starts fast coming out of the gates and a team thats solid in every phase of the game," said Taylor. Taylor joined the NFLs New York Jets last season on their practice roster. He then returned to Montreal and played the final game of the 2011 season with the Als. "By me being a couple years over there I know what its about so its very important for us guys to come out and start fast," Taylor said. "Playing on special teams, weve got to have good field position. Whoever has a short field, it puts you in a better position to put some points up on the board whether its a (touchdown) or a field goal."" Taylor signed with Calgary in February 2011 and helped the Stamps earn a pair of victories -- 38-31 at home on Aug. 27 and 32-27 on the road on Oct. 30 -- over the Alouettes last season. He said the nostalgia is gone now, and Sundays match against the Als in Calgary will be like any other game. "It doesnt matter what logo is on that helmet or what the name says on the jersey, its just another opponent coming into our house and we want to defend our turf," said Taylor, who was Calgarys nominee for most outstanding special teams player last year. Veteran Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo said that the Alouettes are wary of what their former teammate can do once he gets the ball in his hands. "Larrys always been a game changer," Calvillo said. "For whatever reason, hes no longer with us, but as you can see theyre utilizing him here in Calgary not only as a return guy, but just to get the ball in his hands because hes a special athlete. Im sure theyre going to continue to do that as they go into this year as well." Back for his 19th season and 15th straight with Montreal, the 39-year-old Calvillo said that he and his teammates are all excited heading into their opening game against the Stamps. "Once the pulse leaves me, then its time to retire," Calvillo said. "Im always anxious visualizing the games -- the palms sweating, your stomach turning before games -- because youre just thinking about it to make sure that you know what youre doing. That has not changed." Calgary defensive back Brandon Smith said that facing Calvillo and the Alouettes is always a daunting task. "As usual weve just got to go out and play sound football," Smith said. "Weve just got to play fast. Weve just got to get him off his rhythm and know when the ball comes our way we have to be in position to make the play." While Calvillo will once again guide Montreals offence, Calgary will count upon Drew Tates play-calling abilities. Tate took over as Calgarys starting quarterback late last season and guided the Stamps to three straight wins, including one over the Alouettes in Montreal. Montreal coach Marc Trestman said he expects Tate to be dangerous this season. "Hes an exciting player," said Trestman. "Through his experience and now with a fresh start, he improves the quality of our entire league by the value he brings with his play. "Weve got our work cut out for us." Montreal defensive back Dwight Anderson, who played three seasons for the Stamps from 2008-10, agreed with his coachs assessment of Tate. "Ive seen him throw a lot when I was here when he was on the scout team," Anderson said. "Like I told the guys, Drews a good quarterback. You cant come out here just joking around with him, because hell pick you apart. Obviously he proved that hes a good quarterback, so youve got to give him his respect." Heading into his first full season as a starter, Tate said he knows hes got a tough challenge ahead of him this season starting with Calgarys home opener against Montreal. "Our challenge is really to be confident and comfortable in our game plan," Tate said. "Weve had a good week of practice, so hopefully we can execute. Theyve got a good group, so weve got to be sharp." Cheap Jerseys free shipping
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