Colt David

You better watch your ass Damon Duval, there may be a new sherif in town. Colt David went 6 for 6 and alot of nice kicks. You better start playing better, or you might see yourself on the sidelines as a healthy scratch.

If we can afford it from a roster and sms situation is see David handle the place kicking and let Duval do hte punting and kickoffs until the end of the season. I was impressed by David's place kicking but his 30 yard punt average is weaker than Shea Emry.

I'm with you HfxTC. . . he looks great on FGs, but his punting left a lot to be desired; doesn't seem to have the leg for it.

I agree , this guy looks good and it's nice to get Duval off of that couch and make him sweat a bit more for his job.

Definitely the future kicker !

I think David's punting will improve with time. Yes, his punting average was low, but he also did a far better job of directional punting than Duval ever did.

That said, yeah, if we can have both on the roster for the remainder of the season, it might be just what we need.

David's kickoff's were shallow...led to frequent bad field position.
It appears to me he has about 80-90% of Duval's leg strength.

Leg strength isn't everything however
His punts were well directed...he hit the corner effectively and pinned returners consistently.
If only Duval could do this he'd be the best kicker in Alouettes history
Instead of people coming down on him after one game of injury

Still, you is what you is...
I doubt the Alouettes are any more willing to rid themselves of Duvals powerful leg
Than Smith is to get rid of a son-in-law

just found this funny blast from the past:

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David's kickoff's were shallow...led to frequent bad field position.
It appears to me he has about 80-90% of Duval's leg strength.

Leg strength isn't everything however
His punts were well directed...he hit the corner effectively and pinned returners consistently.
If only Duval could do this he'd be the best kicker in Alouettes history
Instead of people coming down on him after one game of injury

Still, you is what you is...
I doubt the Alouettes are any more willing to rid themselves of Duvals powerful leg
Than Smith is to get rid of a son-in-law

just found this funny blast from the past:

[url=http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/sports/alouettes/story.html?id=f76baf86-0dcc-4c32-b82b-df18ff95d2d9&k=47813]http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/n ... d9&k=47813[/url]

Duval s'était passablement replacé avant d'être blessé.

L'avantage avec lui, c'est qu'on a un seul joueur pour toutes les fonctions de botteur, ce qui fait de la place question ratio. Si David peut dégager à la mesure de Duval (genre 60 verges quand on en a besoin), il serait un candidat de choix. Ce n'est malheureusement pas encore le cas.

Duval en forme peut reculer l'adversaire loin, mais il peut aussi le rapprocher en faisant des bottés illégaux. Pour le nombre de fois que ça lui arrive, je préfère avoir un botteur qui, de sa ligne de 15, peut retourner l'adversaire à sa ligne de 35.

C'est une bonne chose qu'on ait vu David en action car on sait maintenant qui on a en situation de jeu : un bon placeur mais dont les capacités sont limitées sur les autres bottés.

Dans la LCF d'aujourd'hui, une équipe doit compter sur un botteur qui peut dégager 60 verges. Donc, David n'est pas LA solution à Duval. Pour l'instant, Duval est sa propre solution. Espérons qu'il se trouvera lui-même.

Don't forget, David's punting average was low partly because on a number of kicks, he was aiming to pin the Stamps in their own field ... and he did the job quite well. Because of the progression of the game yesterday, it was actually rare for us to be punting deep enough in our own end zone that pure distance was required.

4th quarter:

3rd and 4 on M50 (14:43) C. DAVID Punt C21 (39 yds), D. MURPHY Punt Return (3 yds), C. COX Special Teams Tackle

Only a 39-yard punt, but beautifully placed, pinning the Stamps deep. He was kicking from our 50 so the need for distance subordinated to the need for placement.

3rd quarter

3rd and 8 on M32 (4:07) C. DAVID Punt C43 (35 yds) PENALTY MONTREAL: D. FERRI No Yards (15 yds) NO RETURN. NO TACKLE.

His worst punt of the night, definitely.

2nd quarter

3rd and 6 on C52 (7:57) C. DAVID Punt C19 (33 yds) BALL TRAVELS OUT OF BOUNDS - NO RETURN - NO TACKLE.

Punting near midfield, he angled the ball out of bounds at the Calgary 19. Not great, but better than the single or penalty Duval would have likely given us in the same situation (guy is crap at directional kicking).

1st quarter

3rd and 8 on C44 (10:35) C. DAVID Punt C17 (27 yds), D. MURPHY Punt Return (2 yds), D. FERRI Special Teams Tackle

Not a great punt, but he was aiming for the coffin corner and didn't get it.

Of his four punts, only one was really subpar.

He also had a great kickoff which pinned the Stamps at their own one-yard line.

And one illegal kickoff that went out around the 23 yard line...

I think he played well but I don't think the Als have any intention of replacing Duval.

Which is what Duval does as well.

I think he played well but I don't think the Als have any intention of replacing Duval.
Oh, no doubt. But I hope that we explore different options in the offseason, whether it be bringing in kickers to push Duval at camp or making Damon responsible only for punting.

Why not keep them both if there is room with the salary cap? A little competition is good and keeps players “on their toes”! (pardon the bad pun as we are discussing kickers)

I suspect they know each other quite well anyway. Both played their college football at the same school...

If they were to keep both on the 42 "dressed" players,who do you exclude? Ferri? Guzman? Seagraves? Hawkins? Bratton? It will not happen. I say that Duval will remain on the 1 week injury list for 1 more game.

Could always remain-David- on the practice roster and should be invited to the next training camp.

Richard

You can make the case that the Als would be better off with David than Maypray. Special team blocking is so poor that Hawkins, Ferri or Bratton can return kicks as well as Maypray. Duval passed 32 yards is a coin toss and that was before the injury. Tough choice...

On devrait faire jouer David une partie de plus, même si Duval est rétabli.

Premièrement, ça donnerait une semaine de plus à Duval pour se remettre d'aplomb.

Deuxièment, ça montrerait un peu mieux de quoi David est capable.

Troisièmement, ça pourrait faire tomber la valeur de Duval pour les prochaines négociations de son contrat, puisqu'il y aurait une solution de rechange valable au sein de l'équipe.

Anthony Calvillo won Offensive Player of the Week

Anwar Stewart won Defensive Player of the Week

Colt David won Special Teams Player of the Week

While David's award has as much to do with a lack of kick return touchdowns as his performance
There's something to be said for a rookie who nails every field goal opportunity in the game.

I'm still a bit leery of his punting ability...and IMO his kickoffs were a little shallow...putting the team at a field position disadvantage...but such subtleties are lost on the League.

Still....kudos Colt David for the award. No doubt you'll get a look by some team should the Alouettes decide to cut you.

Re-watching the game
I couldn't help but notice

After Calgary scored a touchdown (40-11), Maypray has his usual useless return of the ensuing kickoff to the 30
A useless Jeff Perrett holding call after an 8YD Cobourne rush.
Then Calvillo throws 2 useless checkdown passes to Cobourne then Kerry Carter.

After all that...Colt David boots a truly useless 35YD punt....underkicking the coverage and resulting in a 15YD no yards penalty...giving Calgary the ball at the Mtl 52YD line. Two plays later, Calgary manage to parlay all that Montreal uselessness into another touchdown...beating Dix for the 2nd touchdown in a few minutes

double your pleasure, double your fun

While I admit the whole team went into "brain-freeze"
How many times have we seen Duval suddenly pop a 60-70 yarder and kick the team out of trouble in that exact situation?

Something to think about

He's getting another start. The question is..................is Duval still injured or........hehe speculation!