Hopefully his career is more like Climie (12 years) than Proulx (6 years), two other other footballing-playing lawyers. Of course Proulx was also bitten by the injury bug, that likely influenced his decision. The nice thing about the CFL is that players can dabble in another job during the season and commit to it in the offseason.
I've always liked what Brouillette brings to the table as a player. Injuries have been and continue to be my main concern with him. Can he play close to a full season of football without missing significant time due to injury? That's the question he has yet to answer. As a player and athlete, he has all the tools. Reminds me of Eric Lapointe -- great when he's on the field, but not on the field often enough to be a reliable starter. Let's hope he can stay healthier than Lapointe did.
This definitely deserved its own thread. You won't see it happen very often. Congrats to MOB.
He may not be Kyries Hebert but he is a very suitable replacement. I think we're going to see replacements step up a notch this thursday and with Lulay throwing a lot of picks this year we might just get a few ourselves.
Yesterday I was at Metro Berri-UQAM when the news came out about AC and somebody quipped 'ah their season's over anyway'. I had to correct her and remind her that we still own the last playoff spot as of right now. People definitely don't understand the cfl here.
Can anyone tell me the last time a player replaced a starter in-game due to the starter getting injured and went on to win Canadian of the Week? I can’t remember the last time it happened TBH. Kudos to Marco. :thup:
I know it's way early.. but has anyone here started building a "draft" version of what our protection list could/would/should look like, I'd be curious to get an idea what bubble guys would potentially be exposed.
To me Brouillette is an obvious one to protect, he's just playing SO well, then again that's easy to think until you have to full list in front of you and reality sets in that you're going to lose some guys you really, really, would like to keep. (He doesn't have a history of injuries, that you have to factor in.. he could outgrow that or be the next Proulx.)
That's where you start thinking OTT drafting one of our QB's wouldn't be a bad thing.
Effectivement, Brouillette mérite toutes nos félicitations!
J'aurais aimé que Billy Parker soit aussi récompensé pour son excellent travail, mais je suis très heureux que Brouillette voit son travail apprécié à sa juste mesure.
Son jeu est différent de celui qu'il remplace, mais il est à sa manière tout aussi efficace que lui. C'est très heureux car il a eu à faire face à l'adversité plus souvent qu'à son tour, mais on constate encore plus aujourd'hui l'excellent joueur qu'il est.
I agree with you, but Billy Parker gets absolutely no love. Guy just quietly plays his shutdown role year after year. No flash or trash-talking, just steady results. He's got a great vertical leap to make plays on jump balls -- the pick he made last night was very similar to the game-winning pick he had on Durant in the 2010 Grey Cup. But mostly, he gets results because nobody throws to him. He covers well, he's physical, and he rarely gets beat on the long ball. I wish we had a defensive backfield full of Billy Parkers...
Je peux dire que Vercheval l'a encensé sans ménagement à RDS et l'a désigné son joueur du match. Il a d'ailleurs souligné le caractère "tranquille" de Billy Parker, insistant que c'est un excellent joueur qui est très efficace et qui ne récolte pas autant d'attention que d'autres parce qu'il fait son travail humblement.
Oui, j'aimerais bien aussi que nous ayons 5 Billy Parker dans la tertiaire, mais le clônage fait en sorte que ça va prendre du temps en petit péché!
Until the end of the season it will be a tough call as to whether to hope Ottawa grabs a QB; as part depends on how settled the position is by that time. I am certain part of their considerations will not only be the best QB but which Canadians would be "lost" if a QB is drafted from a particular team. QB is important but so too is Canadian talent.
Assuming the Als have only the six exemption slots for Canadians my preliminary thoughts are three offensive linemen, MOB, Edem and Emery.
En assumant que Flory prend sa retraite, les joueurs protégés pourraient être Bourke, Perrett, Brodeur-Jourdain, Brouillette, Edem et Emry.
Les pertes les plus possibles chez les Alouettes deviendraient parmi Woodruff, Messam, Townsend, Boulay, Bomben et Lavoie. Mais si Whitaker est encore blessé et que Messam livre la marchandise, je crois que Brouillette pourrait être perdu au profit de Messam.
Je crois que Desjardins va piger en fonction de l'avenir à moyen et long terme pour l'équipe d'Ottawa. Je ne crois pas qu'il cherchera à avoir à tout prix une équipe qui serait dominante dès 2014. Mais après l'expérience de cette saison, j'ai hâte de voir le personnel d'entraîneurs qu'il réussira à amener.
Ça se défend, mais je ne vois pas Popp risquer de perdre LBJ. Le poste de centre est trop névralgique. Je crois que Lavoie serait plus facile à remplacer que LBJ, surtout dans le rôle que Lavoie a présentement.
Yeah, I’d protect LBJ as well. Stability at centre is something you absolutely want when you’re grooming a young QB. I’d rather leave either Lavoie or Brouillette unprotected. As much as I like Marco, he’s not starting in our defense, and he’s had trouble staying healthy over the years…