Johnny Ticat slayer

So what will the Als offence look like in 2018?

The Als don't have an established QB. They have a promising rookie in Shiltz, and a mediocre veteran in Willy. Can either one be expected to carry the offense in 2018? No.

Coach Sherman had a hall of fame QB in Brett Favre in his time as Packers HC from 2000-2005. But back then, the NFL was still more of a running the ball league, compared to today's NFL. 

Grenn Bay RB Ahman Green had 5 seasons of 1000 rushing yards, and more than 250 carries per season under Sherman. Sherman knows how to build and manage a run heavy offense.

Since the Als don't have a franchise QB, and have a strong RB in Sutton; might Sherman build a run heavy offense? It sounds reasonable. Have Schiltz or Willy manage the game with short passes, play action and set up the run with the pass. 

CFL defenses are mostly built to stop the pass; especially since Trestman changed CFL offenses with his short West coast style passing game. Maybe a strong power running game could be successful in today's CFL. 

The Als would need to find a capable backup to Sutton. If Sutton suffers an injury, a quality RB would be needed to keep the offense running. A duo of Sutton and Messam (who is a free agent) could certainly be menacing to CFL defenses.  
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Lucas Bellemare

C'est une hypothèse plausible. En raison du manque d'expérience du général Sherman dans la LCF (il avait indiqué vouloir déléguer au maximum possible), l'absence de quart-arrière de qualité et une brochette de receveurs juste correcte, il est logique de penser que Sherman misera sur une attaque au sol. On oublie souvent qu'au début de la saison 2017 les Alouettes avaient beaucoup de succès au sol et très peu de sacs du quart grâce à la ligne offensive jusqu'à ce que les blessures et l'incapacité de Reed à combler les trous ne minent le potentiel offensif.

La période des agents libres a surtout vu l'acquisition de joueurs défensifs, ce qui est une bonne chose de la part de Reed. De plus, la prolongation de contrat de Philipp Blake est une très bonne nouvelle pour les Alouettes. Quant à Sutton, il reste un élément majeur de l'équipe, lui qui peut frapper comme un marteau si la ligne offensive reste forte.

RichardVeilleux

Nat. RB Jerome Messam is no longer a free agent; hence, he was signed by Saskatchewan on February 14,2018.

Richard

Johnny Ticat slayer

Johnny missed Messam's signing with the Riders. Either way, this team needs more depth at running back.

Also forgot about Josh Freeman! Johnny isn't sold on Freeman. If they build the offense around him, that would be a big risk. Whoever ends up playing QB, the Als need a strong running game. 

HfxTC

Johnny missed Messam's signing with the Riders. Either way, this team needs more depth at running back.

Also forgot about Josh Freeman! Johnny isn't sold on Freeman. If they build the offense around him, that would be a big risk. Whoever ends up playing QB, the Als need a strong running game.
I agree. RB seldom play an entire season, that team will need a backup that plays the same type of game as Sutton. That guy isn't on the roster and there are none available in the league right now, so they will have to bring in some running backs.
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popo

Johnny missed Messam's signing with the Riders. Either way, this team needs more depth at running back.

Also forgot about Josh Freeman! Johnny isn't sold on Freeman. If they build the offense around him, that would be a big risk. Whoever ends up playing QB, the Als need a strong running game.
I agree. RB seldom play an entire season, that team will need a backup that plays the same type of game as Sutton. That guy isn't on the roster and there are none available in the league right now, so they will have to bring in some running backs.
According to RB coach Bolduc that guy is on the roster:  Josh Robinson.  Similar stature to Sutton and supposedly plays the same.  Bolduc says it is his job to get him ready to step in if needed (injury to Sutton).

https://en.montrealalouettes.com/2018/02/20/andre-bolduc-vets-take-teams-renewed-approach/

HfxTC

Johnny missed Messam's signing with the Riders. Either way, this team needs more depth at running back.

Also forgot about Josh Freeman! Johnny isn't sold on Freeman. If they build the offense around him, that would be a big risk. Whoever ends up playing QB, the Als need a strong running game.
I agree. RB seldom play an entire season, that team will need a backup that plays the same type of game as Sutton. That guy isn't on the roster and there are none available in the league right now, so they will have to bring in some running backs.
According to RB coach Bolduc that guy is on the roster:  Josh Robinson.  Similar stature to Sutton and supposedly plays the same.  Bolduc says it is his job to get him ready to step in if needed (injury to Sutton).

https://en.montrealalouettes.com/2018/02/20/andre-bolduc-vets-take-teams-renewed-approach/
Bolduc confirms a couple things. One good the other not so good.

This is going to be a  heavier more physical team. Good

The Als are not planning on keeping their #1 pick. Not so good
What is even more alarming is that he says its ok to trade the #1 pick since they will get they pick again at ten. How can a coach who's been there five years not know that pick 10 has been traded to Hamilton?

Which makes me question his evaluation of Robinson. If Robinson was so good why did Saskatchewan cut him after two weeks and sign old Thigpen?

Niagara Als

With the NFL looking at our CIS players these days, a trade for a quality player already in the CFL would give the team a sure player instead of drafting at number one. We have had one recent OT drafted bu the Als who went to the NFL.

HfxTC

With the NFL looking at our CIS players these days, a trade for a quality player already in the CFL would give the team a sure player instead of drafting at number one. We have had one recent OT drafted bu the Als who went to the NFL.
It certainly is a philosophy that is becoming more acceptable. Short contract, ridiculous contract demands by these prospect agents. The value in the draft now rounds 2 and 3.

Having said that the #1 pick allows a team something no other team can do and that is negotiating prior to the draft with the prospects agent. That is why if I was GM you could not pry that pick from me. 

The great Kazoo has no excuse not to have his pick negotiated and coming to camp at a position of need with that pick.

GHT120

With the NFL looking at our CIS players these days, a trade for a quality player already in the CFL would give the team a sure player instead of drafting at number one. We have had one recent OT drafted bu the Als who went to the NFL.
It certainly is a philosophy that is becoming more acceptable. Short contract, ridiculous contract demands by these prospect agents. The value in the draft now rounds 2 and 3.

Having said that the #1 pick allows a team something no other team can do and that is negotiating prior to the draft with the prospects agent. That is why if I was GM you could not pry that pick from me.

The great Kazoo has no excuse not to have his pick negotiated and coming to camp at a position of need with that pick.
But if the prospect who is willing to sign is rated #23 (to be extreme to make the point) I might prefer a deal for an established young player or for a few draft picks
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

HfxTC

With the NFL looking at our CIS players these days, a trade for a quality player already in the CFL would give the team a sure player instead of drafting at number one. We have had one recent OT drafted bu the Als who went to the NFL.
It certainly is a philosophy that is becoming more acceptable. Short contract, ridiculous contract demands by these prospect agents. The value in the draft now rounds 2 and 3.

Having said that the #1 pick allows a team something no other team can do and that is negotiating prior to the draft with the prospects agent. That is why if I was GM you could not pry that pick from me.

The great Kazoo has no excuse not to have his pick negotiated and coming to camp at a position of need with that pick.
But if the prospect who is willing to sign is rated #23 (to be extreme to make the point) I might prefer a deal for an established young player or for a few draft picks
This is a pretty fantastic draft for offensive line prospects. You can't go wrong drafting one of the four guys at the top of the board, however, one has ankle issues. Julian Laurent DL is another can't miss prospect and would fit right in with the ratio.

You can't rebuild a team by burning your draft picks year after year. That's how Taman dig a hole in Winnipeg it took 8 years to climb out of it.

But Kavis is smarter than everbody :)

LeStaf

Je crois qu'on pourra surtout parler de la pas d'attaque des Alouettes.

Quelqu'un pense encore qu'on peut gagner des championnats au football canadien sans un jeu aérien efficace? En 2016, les Alouettes ont eu le meilleur jeu au sol de la LCF. Ils ont tout de même été médiocres.

On parle de l'offensive.  Je regarde la ligne à l'attaque et je ne vois pas grand chose pour m'exciter.  Elle manque cruellement de profondeur alors qu'il serait plus que temps de commencer à préparer la relève. À part Gagnon, on ne peut pas dire que la récolte soit riche.  On verra au camp ce que les nouveaux montreront.
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HfxTC

Je crois qu'on pourra surtout parler de la pas d'attaque des Alouettes.

Quelqu'un pense encore qu'on peut gagner des championnats au football canadien sans un jeu aérien efficace? En 2016, les Alouettes ont eu le meilleur jeu au sol de la LCF. Ils ont tout de même été médiocres.

On parle de l'offensive.  Je regarde la ligne à l'attaque et je ne vois pas grand chose pour m'exciter.  Elle manque cruellement de profondeur alors qu'il serait plus que temps de commencer à préparer la relève. À part Gagnon, on ne peut pas dire que la récolte soit riche.  On verra au camp ce que les nouveaux montreront.
Ca serait moins douloureux pour vous autres d'accepter que les Als sont un club de 3 a 5 victoires.

RichardVeilleux

En 2016, les Alouettes n'ont certainement pas "eu la meilleure attaque au sol de la LCF"; en effet, ils ont été septième. Les premiers ont été BC, suivis de Edmonton,Calgary,Ottawa,Winnipeg,Toronto. Seuls Saskatchewan -8 ième- et Hamilton.-derniers- ont été pires que Montréal.

Richard

LeStaf

Je crois qu'on pourra surtout parler de la pas d'attaque des Alouettes.

Quelqu'un pense encore qu'on peut gagner des championnats au football canadien sans un jeu aérien efficace? En 2016, les Alouettes ont eu le meilleur jeu au sol de la LCF. Ils ont tout de même été médiocres.

On parle de l'offensive.  Je regarde la ligne à l'attaque et je ne vois pas grand chose pour m'exciter.  Elle manque cruellement de profondeur alors qu'il serait plus que temps de commencer à préparer la relève. À part Gagnon, on ne peut pas dire que la récolte soit riche.  On verra au camp ce que les nouveaux montreront.
Ca serait moins douloureux pour vous autres d'accepter que les Als sont un club de 3 a 5 victoires.
Sans méchanceté aucune, curieux que tu nous demandes de faire ce que tu n'as pas fait toi-même... ;)

Et, non, je n'accepterai pas que cette équipe soit encore un club médiocre si elle demeure aussi dysfonctionnelle et que les décisions prises pour la rebâtir sont ridicules.  C'est mainteanant à cette équipe de direction de prouver qu'elle est compétente, ce qu'elle n'a pas réussi jusqu'à maintenant.
 


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