Saturday, 18 February 2012

Alouettes Sign Aaron Hunt

According to TSN’s website the Montreal Alouettes have signed former B.C. Lions defensive tackle, Aaron Hunt to their roster.

As mentioned in previous article, I am not surprised that Jim Popp targeted this behemoth of a man. Hunt does have a history with the Alouettes, as his older brother Reggie, was apart of the 2008 team that lost to the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup.

With this signing, it looks as if the Alouettes have found their anchor to plug in the middle of their 3-4 defense that is being toyed in discussions by defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold.

Last year, the team’s run defensive was exposed in the playoff loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as they gave up 161 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

For those who have been up close to Hunt will see he has a wide lower base that could make it difficult for opposing offensive lines to move him from the middle of the line.

One thing is for certain, if the Alouettes primarily play a 3-4 base, the linebackers will be buying Hunt many famous smoked meat sandwiches from the local deli because they will have the liberties to make a lot of plays.

A good signing for the Alouettes, as they have potentially solved one of their issues in stopping the run.

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