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Monday, 14 May 2012
An Early Outlook at The Montreal Alouettes 2012 Season
Welcome back to my musings and observations of the Montreal Alouettes. It has been more than a month since I last penned an article. But my recent commitment was focused to TSN in helping them on their CFL Draft, which was fantastic experience to be apart of.
Now I am back in the forefront, and I’ve realized how fast we’re approaching to the first day of CFL training camp.
As for the Alouettes, a lot has transpired in the last 10-days as the club released many recognizable players who were apart of the glorious Grey Cup teams, the resigning of team president Ray Lalonde, and various other issues pertaining to the team.
Already the transition has started moving away from the core of the team that was instrumental during the first decade of the 2000s to hopefully cultivating a new generation of Grey Cup runs.
But could there be more potential moves in the horizon prior to training camp?
In conversing with a team member during the winter season, the source strongly felt that the organization would have a new look at certain positions.
Already, general manager Jim Popp has extracted the players that did not fit the team’s 2012 plan of winning the Grey Cup.
Going into this camp, a lot of veterans who have been apart of the organization should realize that there is very little room for error.
Unlike the other CFL teams, the Alouettes have endured an offseason unheard of in the city. With a plethora of assistant coaches pursuing opportunities elsewhere, Lalonde stepping down, an overhaul of the roster, and now their new city sports cousins the Montreal Impact captivating the local audience.
The Alouettes have their work cut out for them on and the off the field. It will be intriguing to see where the team’s goes as a new season is upon the CFL world.