Like a lot of people
I can't help wondering what players talk about on the sidelines...
After the 1st quarter touchdown to Bekasiak
AD was yapping it up with the big defensive end...and I was REALLY curious what they were saying
For those anglos who can't or won't listen to the Alouettes coverage on CKAC
I decided to transcribe their account of this story:
(McPherson) is a guy who's become...over the years...even though he's a backup...sort of a quiet leader with the Alouettes.
Let me relate an anecdote:
J.P.Bekasiak scored his first lifetime touchdown. When I say lifetime...J.P.Bekasiak is a defensive lineman. He's never scored a touchdown in his career...peewee, novice, highschool, university...never. It's never happened.
He says, "The last time? No, no...the last time is in my dreams. And that's been a bloody long time."
Still..there's been this play in the coach's arsonal. They've been practicing it for 3 years. 3 years he's been asking, "When are we going to do it? When are we going to DO it?"
And the coaches said "Probably never".
McPherson, when I talked to him about it said jokingly (he's the one who threw the touchdown pass to Bekasiak) said, "I always told him: Don't even think about it...never in 100 years am I throwing you a pass even if I'm forced to do it. Don't count on it...it's never going to happen"
Obviously...once he got the opportunity, he DID throw him the pass. Bekasiak caught the ball.
It's the kind of little thing that adds to the chemistry of a team...and brings defensive linemen closer to guys like McPherson.
So make no mistake...McPherson is becoming more and more of a factor in that lockeroom.
And he's a legitimate heir apparent