Thanks for the post, Russ. The combination of Sam Etcheverry and Hal Patterson remains one of the greatest tandems in football history.
The Montreal Alouettes of the 1950s were indeed, a powerhouse and the article you posted makes some very important points for folks who like to make comparisons between then (14 game schedule) and now. (18 game schedule)
Despite the shorter season, Etcheverry and Patterson put up numbers that would rival today's records.
I remember the Als also had a great running game with Pat Abruzzi at fullback. Also on those great 1950s teams in Montreal were Red O'Quinn, Joey Pal and a plethora of other great talents.
The Grey Cup games of that era that we were relegated to viewing on 17" Admiral televisions remain, in my mind, the greatest moments in sport; particularly the Montreal/Edmonton series.
Although, I have great memories of this era, my heart and my allegiance then and now remain with the Hamilton Tiger Cats who set many impressive records of their own.