The team of the hour of the CFL is in town
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“We must learn from this defeat, but we must not let it affect our morale,” said the head coach of the Alouettes, Jacques Chapdelaine.
It is necessary to have a short memory in football. At least that is what they have implied the coaches and players of the Montreal Alouettes, at the dawn of their game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday night, at Stade Percival-Molson.
And montreal does well to quickly forget his embarrassing defeat Saturday suffered against the Toronto Argonauts, as it must now be rubbing their adversaries, who have the wind in the sails for a month.
The Blue Bombers (6-2) have not lost in their last four parties and no later than last Thursday, they inflicted a first defeat this season for the Edmonton Eskimos, who were the only team still undefeated in the canadian football League.
“We must learn from this defeat, but we must not let it affect our morale, supported the head coach of the Alouettes, Jacques Chapdelaine. It should not be dwelling on our fate because of our performance in Toronto. We’ve had good workouts this week and we are well prepared despite the short week. “
This probably isn’t the preparation that was lacking on Saturday, but rather the execution. The attack of the Alouettes (3-5) amassed only 163 yards total and only managed nine first tests. The defensive has fared no better, allowing 473 yards in total, 29 first downs and allowing the Argonauts to pass 67 percent of their second tries. And the special units ? They were sentenced to five penalties, and they were dominated when booted.
And the long-term memory, it ?
If the memory is a faculty that forgets, it is nevertheless difficult for the club to forget about the last time she crossed the iron with the Blue Bombers.
So well in the saddle by the end of the fourth quarter, the Alouettes had 13 points in the last 48 seconds of the match, bowing in a dramatic 41-40. Since then, the troupe of Michael O’shea has not lost.
“The key to success is without a doubt constancy. It will not miss our tackles and pass the basic sets, pointed to the versatile player of the Alouettes, Jean-Samuel Blanc. It will be the best in coverage and comply with the game plan and defensive coaches. “
The men of Chapdelaine may even console themselves by saying that in their last duel against the Blue Bombers, they had established summits to the attack this season. They had obtained 531 yards total, and 183 yards through the race.
The ground game could be a determining factor in the success of the Alouettes on Thursday. The half-offensive Brandon Rutley, who will likely be Tyrell Sutton in the training, had amassed 76 yards in 11 races while Stefan Logan and Jean-Christophe Beaulieu had completed a major.