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Matt Vonk was signed right before the season when Jacob Ruby was still on the team.  For the 1st game of the year, Vonk dressed and was the 6th lineman while Ruby was on the 1-game injured list.  Als simply picked Vonk ahead of Ruby for whatever reason.  Whether that reason is ability, work habits, contract terms, or something else, I am not exactly sure why.

idealsheldon

At least our Als President hasn`t stabbed anybody in the back.

Sunderland better not get too powerful in Edmonton, Mr. Rhodes doesn`t like that. Just ask Mr. Hervey.
I`m not always right, I just think I am.

tony

First,Tony, I expect the Als to lose against the Bombers tomorrow.

Early in 2017, I was definitely not in favour of signing of Darian Durant. I even wrote -and I was laughed at by someone on this site- that I would sign Kevin Glenn. If my memory serves me well, I do think that Sheldon was of the same opinion.

Edmonton has had many injuries,but until recently most of their injuries were to Int. players. Easier to replace Int. players. Tomorrow, the Als will have 5 Nat. starters on the 6 game injured list.  Against Winnipeg, last week, Edmonton had more Nat. players injured forcing them to play less Int. WR's and they lost to Winnipeg. As GHT120 wrote, it is easier to replace players when you have depth on the roster. The Als don't have Nat. depth-and Kavis Reed can't be blamed- to replace Blake, Gagnon and Beaulieu. An Int. OL had to be added to replace Blake/Gagnon thus forcing them to play 1 less Int. player.

No, Jim Popp did not decide to trade/release S.J. Green and Bear Woods, but high salaries agreed to these players by Jim Popp forced Kavis Reed to make these decisions. Furthermore, the doctors told Kavis, in early 2017, that S.J. may not be OK to play the full season in 2017; given these informations, Kavis signed Ernest Jackson in February 2017; when he realized a few months later that S.J. should be OK, he then knew that he could not afford these 2 Int. WR's and S.J. was traded to Toronto,since he refused to take  a pay cut; the Argos are paying him no more than $170,000, since Kavis gave S.J. his $70,000 signing bonus in February, as per the agreement; at that time he definitely did not have the intention to trade S.J., otherwise he would have not paid the bonus. Contrary to Bear Woods, S.J. understand/understood Kavis'decision; Bear is still mad at Kavis,because,unlike S.J., he is being paid much less than he would have been in Montreal; apparently it's $50,000 to $75,000 less.

So,Tony, which adjustments should have been made by Kavis,for tomorrow's game? I would like to know. Where could he find Nat. starters? Yes, Edmonton did trade for 34 years old John Chick but they had to give a second round choice to Hamilton in 2018. The Als don't need a John Chick.

Richard
Richard, Kavis put himself in this financial situation by giving Durant over $400k. Hence the cutbacks to other players such as Green and Woods. And Woods has every right to be mad. What kind of organization (GM) brings his MVP d player to TC only to knock on his door at 5 am the first day to tell him he is no longer needed?!
I would have never hired Reed nor Chaps for that matter. I do not think either one of them will bring this organization to above mediocrity.
In fact, I look at the owner who has his fingers all over this team and the current state.

Pocho

Well Richard, a couple of more losses and you may catch me crying. I could never switch to another team.

When the Als folded in 1987 I became a Bills fan, suffering through the 4 Super Bowls. I would only watch the odd CFL playoff game and the Grey Cups. I only returned to the CFL and the Als in 1998. There`s like a 10 year gap in my knowledge of the CFL.

But today it`s not much better to be a Bills fan than an Als.
The last five years and especially the present one are very troubling. Of course teams all need a rebuilding phase at some points however, the present stretch is far beyond a reasonable length. For the last two years, the shadow of 1987 worries me. Will the fans stick with the team much longer? 

idealsheldon

Well Richard, a couple of more losses and you may catch me crying. I could never switch to another team.

When the Als folded in 1987 I became a Bills fan, suffering through the 4 Super Bowls. I would only watch the odd CFL playoff game and the Grey Cups. I only returned to the CFL and the Als in 1998. There`s like a 10 year gap in my knowledge of the CFL.

But today it`s not much better to be a Bills fan than an Als.
The last five years and especially the present one are very troubling. Of course teams all need a rebuilding phase at some points however, the present stretch is far beyond a reasonable length. For the last two years, the shadow of 1987 worries me. Will the fans stick with the team much longer?
This could very well be a determining year for the future of the franchise. Even the most rabid fans can only handle so much.

The Wetenhalls chose Kavis Reed over Sunderland because he was agreeable to keeping the francophone coach in Chapdelaine who the owners wanted. Sunderland would probably have chosen someone from the Redblacks he was familiar with, Jaime Elizondo or Mark Nelson.

The thing is this. Sure francophone fans prefer having a coach addressing them in French, but like all fans they want that to be after a win, not after a loss. 

At this point I have my doubts about Kavis Reed`s ability to judge and find talent, as well as Chapdelaine`s ability to produce an effective offense. Although I feel he is handicapped by a lack of playmakers on offense and weakness at the C and G positions.

And by the way Pocho, I certainly remember Sandy Stephens. Also Joe Francis, Bubba Marriott, Warren Rabb, George Bork, Carroll Williams, etc. Pretty good considering I have no clue what I had for breakfast this morning. :)

tony

Well Richard, a couple of more losses and you may catch me crying. I could never switch to another team.

When the Als folded in 1987 I became a Bills fan, suffering through the 4 Super Bowls. I would only watch the odd CFL playoff game and the Grey Cups. I only returned to the CFL and the Als in 1998. There`s like a 10 year gap in my knowledge of the CFL.

But today it`s not much better to be a Bills fan than an Als.
The last five years and especially the present one are very troubling. Of course teams all need a rebuilding phase at some points however, the present stretch is far beyond a reasonable length. For the last two years, the shadow of 1987 worries me. Will the fans stick with the team much longer?
It will be interesting to see how many fans show up tonight. And if they lose, will be even more concerning for the remainder of the season.

Pocho

Well Richard, a couple of more losses and you may catch me crying. I could never switch to another team.

When the Als folded in 1987 I became a Bills fan, suffering through the 4 Super Bowls. I would only watch the odd CFL playoff game and the Grey Cups. I only returned to the CFL and the Als in 1998. There`s like a 10 year gap in my knowledge of the CFL.

But today it`s not much better to be a Bills fan than an Als.
The last five years and especially the present one are very troubling. Of course teams all need a rebuilding phase at some points however, the present stretch is far beyond a reasonable length. For the last two years, the shadow of 1987 worries me. Will the fans stick with the team much longer?
This could very well be a determining year for the future of the franchise. Even the most rabid fans can only handle so much.

The Wetenhalls chose Kavis Reed over Sunderland because he was agreeable to keeping the francophone coach in Chapdelaine who the owners wanted. Sunderland would probably have chosen someone from the Redblacks he was familiar with, Jaime Elizondo or Mark Nelson.

The thing is this. Sure francophone fans prefer having a coach addressing them in French, but like all fans they want that to be after a win, not after a loss.

At this point I have my doubts about Kavis Reed`s ability to judge and find talent, as well as Chapdelaine`s ability to produce an effective offense. Although I feel he is handicapped by a lack of playmakers on offense and weakness at the C and G positions.

And by the way Pocho, I certainly remember Sandy Stephens. Also Joe Francis, Bubba Marriott, Warren Rabb, George Bork, Carroll Williams, etc. Pretty good considering I have no clue what I had for breakfast this morning.
Do I ever remember them Sheldon! And it's a fact the owners and the Als' staff should research. It almost killed the franchise. Thankfully, Sam Berger bought it and a great period started. Do you also remember Ted Workman? That guy made me cringe even today. And Jake Goddard who unfortunately had vision on par with fossilized wood..

HfxTC

At least our Als President hasn`t stabbed anybody in the back.

Sunderland better not get too powerful in Edmonton, Mr. Rhodes doesn`t like that. Just ask Mr. Hervey.
Rhodes threw Hervey under the bus I agree
In spite of a 6-0 start hasn't moved attendance or exposure one bit. He's out of bodies and Karma is coming for him too.
Everything I write is just an opinion formed from various sources. Some more reliable than others, it is expressed as a composite of facts, innuendos, emotions, personal experiences and complete fabulation into a gumbo for entertainment purposes alone.

GHT120

RDS just had their little clip from the locker room with JC firing up the guys and they looked FLATTER than a pancake.

:(
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

GHT120

Coverage sack for John Bowman

Als get off light .... BBs looked like they were heading for 7

GHT120

Great scramble followed by THAT >:( >:( >:( >:(

mike2579

I think durant is a spy and plays for other teams...thats just not normal...
Proud Montreal Alouette season ticket holder since 2004. Former Section C2 Row 9, but got tired of missing circus catches in the endzone cuz of a stupid wall! New section M1 row 11!! Few steps away from the mens room!

AlsPhil

Another Durant crappy interception, costs  a TD. Bring on the backup! Oh wait, he's worse.

mike2579

Wasnt Nichols like a 3rd qb reject? Point being Winnipeg gave him a chance to develop and boom...ahummm something the Alouettes have failed to do since Ac

AlsPhil

I think durant is a spy and plays for other teams...thats just not normal...
Not a single Al in the vicinity.
 


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