Rod Davis

Rod Davis has been released by the Als,along with Derek Schiavone.

Cox,Deslauriers and Green have been extended.

A good lunch is coming.

Richard

Well done Richard.

Deslauriers has been extended ?! :roll:

Popp always liked him, his progression stopped when Trestman arrived. I guess he gets a fresh start, its not like we have a bunch of quality NI receivers either.

But Deslauriers is now in his early '30s. What's there to salvage? In a year or two, he'll lose a half-step in his quickness, which would offset whatever the new OC can teach him in terms of route-running, etc. Head-scratching move.

Personally, I have no problem with Eric Deslauriers; he is a good player who has not been properly used. Worth keeping/extending.

With the release of Rod Davis, I do hope that the Als will try to sign Marcellus Bowman, Import LB with the Bombers and a potential free agent. He is 6.03,228 and only 26 years old. He may have NFL aspirations,but I doubt it. The release of Davis has reduced the salaries by no less than $100,000;hence, there is cap space for a player such as Bowman.

If Dwight Anderson and Seth Williams are not re-signed, the Als/Jim Popp may try to sign Evan McCollough of Argos or Deon Beasly of Bombers. I do hope that Seth Williams is re-signed. The non re-signing of Anderson is understandable,with the signing of Byron Parker.

So far,most of moves by the Als have not added too much to cap; hence, Porter signing meant the release of Adrian, Arland Bruce the release of Bratton and Parker the possible non-signing of Anderson.

Richard

La Presse this morning saying Jerald Brown will have to take a pay cut because of the bilingual Osaisai and Gainey.

Le vétéran Jerald Brown, lui, devra accepter une diminution salariale afin de demeurer avec les Alouettes, notamment parce que l'organisation estime que les jeunes Wopamo Osaisai et Ed Gainey seront grandement améliorés à leur deuxième saison.

Gainey I can accept, but Osaisai?? Really? So Thorpe's gone through his evaluations and he thinks Wapamo F. Osaisai is worth keeping?

Oyyyyyyyyy... :thdn:

That's insane.

If this is Thorpe's first decision as D/C, then I truly hope that the new head coach dumps him or moves him, and brings in Mark Nelson or Gary Etcheverry as D/C.

I am not surprised if Jerald Brown is asked to take a pay cut; hence, he signed a lucrative contract after his 2010 season,but he has not been the same ever since. Yes,he has been injured in the first game of 2011 and his play was not worth his pay,in 2012; he was beaten on a few occasions by players such as Owens and Williams; if Anderson is re-signed, Jerald Brown could eventually be released,whether he accepts a pay cut or not. He is 32

Players/defensive backs such as Carlos Thomas and Geof Tisdale,both released by Hamilton, could be signed by the Als.

Richard

I'm not surprised about Brown potentially taking a paycut, for the reasons Richard mentioned. I am, however, surprised that it's being done to accommodate Osaisai of all people.

Pour ma part, Deslauriers m’a énormément déçu comme receveur en 2012. Il a eu la chance de se faire valoir, mais il arrivait rarement à se démarquer de ses couvreurs. Ses principales qualités sont qu’il joue sur les couvertures de botté et qu’il est canadien. Il ne bloque pas mal non plus. À mon sens, il serait temps que les Alouettes trouvent quelqu’un pour le remplacer car dans le meilleur des mondes, il sera dépassé avant la fin de la saison.

With the release of Rod Davis, I do hope that the Als will try to sign Marcellus Bowman, Import LB with the Bombers and a potential free agent. He is 6.03,228 and only 26 years old. He may have NFL aspirations,but I doubt it. The release of Davis has reduced the salaries by no less than $100,000;hence, there is cap space for a player such as Bowman.
Je comprends cette approche, mais je dois avouer que je suis un peu déçu de voir Davis partir. Je crois qu'il a mal été utilisé par Reinebold et que nous perdons un joueur qui aurait pu avoir un impact appréciable dans un meilleur système défensif.
If Dwight Anderson and Seth Williams are not re-signed, the Als/Jim Popp may try to sign Evan McCollough of Argos or Deon Beasly of Bombers. I do hope that Seth Williams is re-signed. The non re-signing of Anderson is understandable,with the signing of Byron Parker.
Byron Parker est une solution valable au départ possible de Dwight Anderson, il est vrai. Par contre, je ne suis pas certain que Beasley serait disposé à venir à Montréal. Je crois que les Alouettes vont tenter de trouver ailleurs. Beasley est un bon joueur, mais pourrait-il devenir du niveau de Billy Parker ou de Dwight Anderson? J'en doute.
So far,most of moves by the Als have not added too much to cap; hence, Porter signing meant the release of Adrian, Arland Bruce the release of Bratton and Parker the possible non-signing of Anderson.

Richard


Très vrai.

C'est un raisonnement qui se tient si on considère son rendement et les options qui pourraient se présenter aux Alouettes.

Mais ce qui ne se tient pas dans cette annonce, c'est de dire que c'est parce qu'Osaisai s'est amélioré.

S'il s'est amélioré, qu'on s'en débarrasse au plus sacrant parce qu'il ne vaut pas le quart de la moitié du huitième de son salaire! Qu'est-ce que Popp fait à garder un total incapable comme lui? Tout ce qu'il a montré, c'est qu'il peut faire perdre des parties à l'équipe à lui tout seul. Il n'a jamais montré qu'il peut aider l'équipe à gagner quoi que ce soit. Le mieux qu'on puisse dire de lui, c'est qu'il parle français. Comme joueur, il est pourri.

J'aurais mieux aimé qu'on donne du temps à Carter plutôt que de garder Osaisai. Il n'a pas fait pire que lui, c'est déjà ça.

quickness?! never realized he had that characteristic... :wink:

this is one I have to disagree with you on. How can a player his size be taught to catch a ball when it's between the numbers?
How many times did the ball hit the carpet that had o business being dropped?
How many times did he ever use his size to his advantage over the smaller DB's? I can not recall, and in fact,remember him not out reaching an Argos defender in the Eastern Final.

He has never impressed me as a receiver and found him disappointing given his size.

Money could have been saved and spent elsewhere. Surely Popp can find a NI that would not cost as much and do an equivalent job or even better.

so were many of the other Als d players :wink: