I was really looking forward to seeing you and the boys here in Winnipeg today...got all decked out in my Als gear to cheer you on. I realize that we've got the east locked up and that we already have the bye, but I figured you'd have learned from last year and seeing the results of previous years that winning games and maintaining velocity/intensity is important down the stretch.
Apparently you haven't.
Today I witnessed a complete and utter embarrassment by the Alouettes. It's not even the loss that I'm most angry about, its the way the team played. They played like they didn't care about winning. They played like it didn't matter.
McPherson - I understand with Calvillo injured this was a good opportunity to give him reps, but you better have a long term plan to coach this kid or let him be what he seems to really want to be: a running back. He was slow to throw the ball, quick to run, and poor with his accuracy and reads.
Poor Play Calling - What were you thinking when you went for it on 3rd and 1 close to your own 45? (We didnt make it and turned it over on downs if you don't recall how that ended) On 3rd and short later, in Winnipeg territory, you went for it again instead of kicking the field goal and getting points (pass was incomplete, turned it over on downs)?! And those are just two examples.
Special Teams - HORRIBLE! Duval was schooled on punting by TROY WESTWOOD! Apparently nobody on special teams can tackle, and you should explain what the concept of "blocking" is.
Defense - So, I get it...you got beat in that center lane once...ok, it happens...but then your secondary continued to give Winnipeg deep pass after deep pass down that SAME CENTER LANE! How is it that no defensive adjustments were made when you realized that they were hurting you in the same spot over and over?! Horrible display by all facets of the defense though.
This game was brutal on all fronts. Absolutely, 100%, on all fronts, brutal.
If you and the boys aren't even going to try, just don't bother coming next time. Lock up the east, then just forfeit all your remaining games. I would actually prefer that instead of seeing this sort of train wreck.