Als hire new LB coach : Matt Sheldon

Matt Sheldon new linebacker coach for Alouettes

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Il semble être un bon candidat pour ce poste.

Curieusement, on voit moins d'embauche du côté de l'attaque. Il me semble qu'il nous manquerait un entraîneur des receveurs. Sans doute la perle rare ne s'est-elle pas encore laissée découvrir?

"Ex-Gophers QB Marc Trestman, entering his fifth season as coach of the Montreal Alouettes, has promoted former Winona State assistant Carson Walch to wide receivers coach and added ex-Vikings assistant Matt Sheldon as linebackers coach, joining St. Paul's Andy Bischoff, who is running backs coach. The Alouettes have won two Grey Cups and 70 percent of their games during Trestman's tenure."

It looks like Walch will be receivers coach. The above is from a Minnesota newspaper.

Sheldon has a pretty impressive NFL resume and could just as easily coach the DBs with Reinebold coaching the LBs. Perhaps the feeling is Reinebold asv DB coach will be able to handle Dwight Anderson

J'espère que le travail de Walch avec les receveurs donnera de meilleurs résultats que son travail avec les unités pas spéciales.

Même s'il n'y a pas encore eu d'annonce officielle, Carson Walsh est/sera l'entraîneur des receveurs. Walsh est avec les Alouettes depuis 2010; il était responsable du Contrôle de la qualité-Unités spéciales.

Lorsque Scott Milanovich a été embauché par les Argos,il a offert le poste d'entraîneur des receveurs à Walsh mais celui-ci a refusé et accepté le poste/la promotion avec les Alouettes.-décembre 2011-

Je présume que nous aurons les réponses/annonces officielles lorsque Marc Trestman fera connaître officiellement son personnel d'entraîneurs pour 2012; ne devrait pas tarder.

Richard

I think Coach Trestman might be waiting for his contract to be extended. It would be nice if this was resolved before camp. I hope we sign him to a 3 or 4 year deal. Coach T has all the attributes of a “Franchise” coach.

Has anyone seen any news on a dedicated ST coach?

It has also been quiet on that "front"; once the 2012 coaching staff is announced we will know; from what we know/based on last season,it is Andy Bischoff. Will he only be running back coach? Running back + assistant head coach? Special Teams Coordinator?

Like every of you,I am anxious to know/be informed.

Richard

At this point, I assume Bischoff is still in charge of ST. Why wait this long to hire a coordinator?

This week will also mark the one year anniversary of Ray Lalonde taking over the Presidency of the club. So far I've seen some small improvements to the web site, nothing sensational, still a bunch of old links from 2009 and 2010 that haven't been removed.

The store is showing some new items, Added some caps and more items for women and they have two nice promotions going on right now. You spend 35 bucks and you get a 2012 Cheerleader calendar for free and there you can get an AC Calvillo signed jersey for a $100.00 with profits going to his chosen cancer charity.

He's restructured the business office and hired new staff with emphasis on sales and customer care. Hopefully that will generate some corporate interest for the team.

Still hoping that he makes some inroads with the media. Als need better and more regular coverage.

I know he does not have big budgets to work with and last season was probably down on revenues but I'm hoping that once the hockey season ends. We will see some progress. Your already seeing the media increase their coverage of the Impact, web sites adding specific sections and no doubt the Als will have to work harder to increase their presence in Quebec, more efforts in QC and hopefully some involvment in New Brunswick leading to a 2013 game and fan train in Moncton.

Dans sa première année, Lalonde avait à apprivoiser toute l'organisation, déterminer ses actions prioritaires et les mettre en marche.

Compte tenu de l'ampleur de la tâche et des moyens dont il dispose, je considère qu'il a fait un assez bon boulot.

Dans sa deuxième année, il devra effectivement travailler à améliorer la visibilité médiatique de l'équipe mais aussi remettre à l'avant-plan les iniatives d'implication sociale des joueurs et de l'organisation.

C'est bête à dire, mais pendant que les Canarien ont une (autre) année de petite misère et que leur étoile commence à pâlir, il y a une opportunité de marché pour faire parler des Alouettes.

Il demeure que le développement des Alouettes passe avant tout par la qualité de l'équipe sur le terrain, et je crois que le budget est conçu en fonction de ça.

This is what I am afraid of. If in fact Biscoff remains the ST coach, hopefully he has spent the off season working on that aspect of his portfolio.

This is not Hamilton, we don't fire people here after a year. :wink:

With all of the new faces in the coaching staff, there are bound to be changes this year. The one unifying factor is Trestman. BUT! - we still have an aging QB and a new DC. I sincerely hope that AC has a great season, but that the Als allow playing time for the QB of the future, which will almost necessarily mean some sort of rotation. Will that happen? We'll see.

On D, I still hope to see better production from the front 4. Many of us feel that the Als are leaning toward a 3/4 configuration. One of our fortes on D was the ability, over the last few years, to neutralize the run. A front 4, with good rush ends and interior linemen who can ensure contain, is usually more effective. Neutralizing the run means, at least theoretically, that you force the opposing team to pass and therefore give yourself a better chance of forcing a 2-and-out. That is, of course, if your secondary is up to the challenge. We have returnees from the walking wounded DBs of last season and a few new faces. My concern, however, is still about the alignment up front. It should be an interesting TC and pre-season.

Bischoff has been ST coordinator for two years. :wink:

Als will be great ! Stop worrying :lol:

Encore l'an dernier, nous avons eu une des meilleures offensives de la ligue. On peut donc croire que l'équipe évolue bien de ce côté, même s'il faut effectivement espérer que l'équipe se prépare à l'après-Calvillo. Manifestement, la venue d'une nouvelle vision, celle de Trestman, y a fortement contribué.

Nous avons eu une défensive plutôt chancelante suite à l'avalanche de blessures et au jeu décevant de notre ligne défensive. On peut espérer que la venue de nouveaux entraîneurs du côté de la défensive pourra avoir l'effet que celle de Trestman a eue pour l'attaque. Une nouvelle vision, de nouvelles stratégies, de nouveaux joueurs pour compléter nos bons éléments, tout ça pourrait très bien faire changer le vent en faveur de notre équipe du côté de la défensive. L'avantage de Reniebold est qu'il a déjà fréquenté le football canadien. Il ne part pas de zéro en cette matière. L'ajout de Sheldon (même s'il n'est pas idéal :wink: ) devrait apporter beaucoup dans la redéfinition de la stratégie défensive de l'équipe, et le fait d'être supervisé par un coordonnateur qui connaît notre football est un complément avantageux pour lui.

Si on peut croire que Reinebold va introduire des défensives 3-4, il est clair qu'il ne pourra imposer que du 3-4, et il est loin d'être assuré qu'il fera jouer majoritairement du 3-4. La grandeur du terrain de football canadien réduit la marge d'erreur tolérable d'une défensive 3-4, et c'est pourquoi le 4-3 est la norme plutôt que l'exception.

Une chose est certaine, on peut coire qu'avec ces embauches, l'équipe veut se retrouver au sommet de la ligue le plus tôt possible. Pour le supporteur, c'est une marque de respect appréciée.

Well said LeStaf...

I've followed this team since their return to Montreal and this is no question the most talented group to come to camp since. Of course injuries can and will happen but last year was an anomaly.

Quarterback situation: I'll take an "aging" QB who can passes for 5000 yards any day and Adrian is working hard and is excited to demonstrate he can do the job. Santos IMO is also capable of running that offense. A+

Oline: All five starters are healthy. Bomben is ready to be a CFL starter and we have another 4 NI being developed. A+

Slotback: Green and Richardson are the most dynamic,athletic and clutch slotbacks in the league A+

Running back: Brandon showed last year he's a top notch running back and I can see him improving starting his second season, behind him there is competition but no one proven A

Receivers: We have Deslauriers, Bratton, London, Bowling, Huggins. B

Dline: We have Bowman, Bekasiak, Hunt,Hopkins, Ihekwoaba and some great additions in Montgomery, Lemmens,Cash. A

LB: Emry,Brouillette, Dublanko,Ferri,Guzman,Restelli,Davis,Cox A++

Safety: Brouillette,Boulay,Ruttan. B

DB's Anderson,Parker,Williams,Brown and another half a dozen young guys A+

Kicker: Whyte,Mcknight (probable) B

Returner: Neville,Guy,Slaughter A

There isn't anywhere on that roster where you don't have loads of talent and young guys competing for jobs and you got to add another six draft picks to this... All we need is some leadership from our veterans and our coaching staff to gel. I am very confident that this team will be very, very good.

The competition has improved in the East but the 3 rivals have huge holes in their lineup.

Hamilton has lost Hickman,Rottier,Thigpen and Medlock only Hickman has been replaced and their defensive healthy defensive backfield was about on par with our walking wounded. Their oline is average and banking on Petrus coming in and being a starter.

Toronto: Has no Oline to speak of and their defense is being completely rebuilt, this will take Jones at least two years.

Winnipeg: Can't even field seven NI starters right now, losing Brown and Labatte their two best NI starters can not be replaced. So an injury to Logan or Poblah and their season is over. Two guys who have had struggles staying healthy. They also have to deal with a season where they will play their first month on the road and be shuffled around all year while their stadium is being built.

Of the 3 only Hamilton has a first round pick. So Toronto and Winnipeg won't get an immediate starter out of this draft. Toronto will look at other teams cuts to flesh out their team and Winnipeg is looking to move Willis in hopes to play with FOUR non imports on the oline.

Als are well equipped to do battle. Going to be a fun season.

While I agree with pretty much all of your analysis above, I do wonder why then does Las Vegas have Montreal as the #3 pick behind Hamilton and BC to win the Grey Cup next season. Actually at 5 - 1 odds I see that as being an excellent bet if anyone is so inclined.

While I can't prove it. My theory on that is that someone close to the Tiger-Cats has put a big bet on the team to win and that Rider fans have put money on the Tiger-Cats because of Fantuz and Burris. Early odds can be greatly affected by a small number of gamblers. This affects BC falling to #2. GC Champs are almost always the early favorites in LV. I agree Montreal at 5 to 1 is a very nice setup.