The change of coach will there be an effect?
Photo: Ryan Remiorz, The canadian Press
The director-general and interim head coach Kavis Reed will lead his first game Sunday in Montreal against Ottawa.
The Montreal Alouettes are hoping that the change of coach will give them the spark they need to return to the race to the playoffs in the East.
The director-general and interim head coach, Kavis Reed, will lead his first game on Sunday, facing the Red and Black of Ottawa, at the stade Percival-Molson. Reed has taken the reins following the dismissal of Jacques Chapdelaine and the coordinator of defense Noel Thorpe, collect Wednesday.
“I hope we can find some strength and form a certain unity, since we cannot rely on ourselves now. We must stick together, said linebacker Kyries Hebert. We will have to play a very physical, very tough. We can’t rely on that system, because we will not have had time to put together a book of games complex in a few days. We have to be present and be ready from the start. “
The formula has worked in Hamilton : the Tiger-Cats have signed two wins in a row to bring their record to 2-8 since that June Jones has replaced Kent Austin. Their last victory, 26-22 against the Red and Black of Ottawa, has tightened the race in the East. Ottawa leads with nine points, one more than the Toronto Argonauts, and three more than the Alouettes. Even the ” Ti-Cats “, with four points, are in the race.
At the rate things are going, it seems that only the first two formations will advance to the playoffs.
In addition to putting an end to their streak of three, defeat to Hamilton has cost her a quarter, starting at the Red and Black : Trevor Harris left in the third quarter because of a shoulder injury which held out for six games.
The team is, however, a substitute for quality in Drew Tate, a veteran of 11 seasons in the CFL. He has managed eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown while the Red and Black attempted a comeback in the second half.
On the side of the Alouettes, the team has lost four consecutive games, including three defeats in one direction. What’s more, the defensive end John Bowman, a leader in the Alouettes with six sacks this season, will have to play with a cast on his left hand : he suffered a fracture last Friday, in British Columbia.
The coach of the quarterbacks, Anthony Calvillo, will start to call the games to the attack, a task that he had withdrawn when Chapdelaine was appointed to the position last year.
“We must do the best we can to “AC,” said quarterback Darian Durant. Let’s hope that we will be able to turn the wind. We must first clean up our game in the first place, to the chapter of penalties. Then, you should not miss our assignments. We need to play smarter. “
Purolator tackle hunger
The Alouettes, in conjunction with Purolator, will hold the 15th edition of their collection of non-perishable food items and donations, the Purolator tackle hunger.
Fans who will attend the meeting are invited to submit their gifts to wives of players and volunteers from Moisson Montreal, which will be posted at each entrance of the stadium and in the zone “tailgate” starting at 10: 30.
All of the products from the event will support Moisson Montreal, which distributes food to over 250 community organizations on the island of Montréal, which represents 137, 000 people, including 45,000 children. In the past year, 23 049 pounds of food that have been collected.
Furthermore, the Alouettes will honour the canadian armed Forces prior to the meeting on Sunday. In the framework of these festivities, two aircraft CF-18 survoleront the stade Memorial Percival Molson at 13: 03 and 13: 08 precisely. Although very short, the organization points out that the passages of these two aircraft will cause a noise that is likely to surprise the passersby or the inhabitants of the surrounding neighbourhoods.
For the occasion the team will wear their uniform signature in honor of the 425th Squadron.