It is one thing to lose to superior teams, it is quite another thing to keep on shooting oneself on the foot. From the last two games, seem like the team lost for things within their control. One particular thing I want to discuss is penalty. The Alouettes were praised as the most disciplined team in the CFL. In 2009, they even played a number of games with 0 penalty. TSN even noticed their posture on the sideline when the national anthem was played. And that discipline was attributed to - deservedly - Marc Trestman.
Now it seems like it went up in smoke. For two consecutive games the Alouettes outpenalty their opponents by quite a margin. A number of those penalties are the avoidable ones. Roughing the passer, unnecessary roughness, time-count violation, among others. If the discipline in 2009 was attributed to Trestman, does it mean that now he is losing control?