Eric Deslauriers Retires

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He will remain with the Als in Football Operations.

Made some big catches over the years, but as we know also dropped some little ones and never seemed to live up to his potential.

But was a popular teammate and Popp seems happy to have him remain in the organization.

So he takes over JM Edme's position. Congratulations to Eric another guy that get's rewarded for being a tireless hard worker. Did not care much for him as a receiver but no question he's a standup guy.

Thank God. I hope he's better at being a football ops guy than he was at catching the football or getting open.

Has to be ! :lol:

Éric me l'avait passablement annoncé lors de la dernière partie de la saison. Il faut tout de même saluer son indéfectible bonne humeur, son travail acharné et son absence totale d'égoïsme. Il a certainement été un fier porte-couleurs des Alouettes, mais il a toujours fait passer l'équipe avant lui. Il aime tout le monde et quiconque s'intéressait un tant soit peu à interagir avec lui l'aime bien aussi.

Il était connu pour avoir dans le vestiaire un leadership très positif et énergisant. Il a donné le meilleur de lui-même pour son équipe, ses coéquipiers et la communauté. J'ai beaucoup apprécié les deux rencontres que j'ai eues avec lui. Éric demeure un gars simple, réaliste, enjoué et authentique. Je suis très content qu'il demeure dans le giron de l'équipe et lui souhaite beaucoup de succès, pour notre bénéfice à tous.

Eric was certainly not a go to receiver but, he was the receiver who could, sometimes make standout plays that were reviewed widely in the press and, received multiple reruns on the TV screen.. In one of our Trestman Grey Cups, in a very close game, from the backfield, he made a most significant 1st down run thereby extending the teams moving towards a TD.This was in a very close game. He caught the long pass from Cavillo which recorded Calvillo as the greatest QB ever and, he caught the long pass which introduced Tanner Marsh's excitement in a game against BC. Once in a while Eric did something extraordinary but, on the whole his play was uneventful. Despite his great size, I can't recall him ever play on special teams. I wish him well in his new endeavor.

He caught AC's record breaking TD catch. I would think that it was SJ's yardage catch that made him the best QB....but that's another discussion

Best wishes to Eric for success in retirement.

Vous voulez dire la passe captée par Richardson à Montréal contre Toronto sur le dernier jeu du 3ième quart en octobre 2011? Richardson avait couru au moins 40 verges sur ce jeu, ce qui a mené à l'interruption de la partie pour célébrer l'événement avec Cohon, Allen, la famille de Calvillo, sa mère et le chroniqueur de RDS... Ray Lalonde.

Thats the one
Deslaurier caught AC's record breaking TD pass, July 5th, 2011, also against Toronto
Barker challanged the catch but the command centre rulled it a catch and Touchdown

August 4th 2011, Brandon London caught AC's pass to break the CFL compleation record......Again against Toronto

J'avais parlé de ce jeu avec Éric l'an dernier. Le fait est que son pied n'avait jamais quitté le sol, de sorte que le touché était bon dès l'attrapé même si son pas suivant a été sur la ligne blanche.

I never doubted for a second that is was not a good catch.
It was ruled a TD by the on field ref and confirmed by the command center

You can re-live it here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1QNToB1T0

are you sure it was barker that challenged the play?

"calvillo as the greatest QB"?? no the leader in thrown TD passes. I'm over joyed at #9's retirement. whether he was a negative or positive player isn't the issue. he's not on the field anymore. I thank him for his alouette service and his at least 6 outstanding plays in his career. GC 1st down on a fake punt, his blocked punt which he ran in for a TD which was his 1st career TD, caught AC's record TD etc. etc. etc. good future in scouting for the alouettes eric.

#9 was a stout STs player at times. his 1st career CFL TD came on STs when he blocked a punt and returned it for a TD.

Ce n'est pas ce que j'insinuais non plus. J'entretenais simplement le souvenir. :wink:

He had a nice career at Eastern Michigan, gave Mid American Conference Dbacks and Safeties fits. Based on his collegiate production I expected him to have a very successful CFL career. Too bad that didn't quite happen for him

Two things happened to him I think. He lost confidence in himself after Trestman arrived and he his body type changed, making him even slower.

Trestman is a "teflon coach", I have never seen a coach at any level have the luck that he has had. He wins 2 Grey Cups for the Alouettes, comes to Chicago and is an absolute disaster for the Bears and takes an Offensive Coordinator job with the Baltimore Ravens 1 day after the Bears fire him with 2 years left on his contract. At Baltimore he gets to work with Super Bowl MVP QB Joe Flacco.

Can't imagine how Trestman could screw up a talent like Deslauries.

Lorsque Deslauriers a eu l'occasion de se mettre en valeur, il n'a pas livré la marchandise au niveau des espérances qu'on plaçait en lui. Ceci était dû en partie par les schémas offensifs inefficaces mais aussi parce que Deslauriers n'arrivait plus à se démarquer assez souvent. Il était très apprécié de ses coéquipiers et vraiment agréable à rencontrer comme supporteur, mais il n'a pas vraiment pu éclore. Je retiens tout de même qu'il était bien meilleur que Chad Johnson l'année où ils ont tous deux joué avec les Alouettes.