Thursday, 24 May 2012

Kyries Hebert Could Be A Wild Card For The Alouettes Plans

Looking deep into the Montreal Alouettes roster, one intriguing player that could make this lineup is Kyries Hebert. He has had experience playing in the Canadian Football League, and National Football League.
During his time in Canada with the defunct Ottawa Renegades, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hebert was considered to be one of the hardest hitting defenders with the sideline to sideline playing ability.
During the offseason, Alouettes general manager Jim Popp’s priorities was to retool the defense and special teams. He was quietly aggressive by bringing in Rod Davis, Aaron Hunt, and Mark Restelli.
Even though Hebert has not played in over a year, he could make this roster as a special team’s player. It seems the organization is hoping to revive this unit that was ineffective during the 2011 season. Hebert has the talent to burst through to make a game changing play in-favour of the Alouettes.
Listed at 6’3, 222lbs, Hebert has great size to potentially play as an edge outside linebacker. With Ramon Guzman recently being released, he could slip into his position.
It seems that the competition for the linebacker spots has already started. Hebert could make it a difficult choice for new defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold in deciding who will be his starters.
If Reinebold opts for 3-4 base front the chances increase for an opportunity for Hebert to be one of the four players in the second level of the defense.
Hebert has Grey Cup experience, as he was apart of the Blue Bombers team that lost to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2007 title game. This would be a huge incentive for the Alouettes that parted ways with such leaders as; Anwar Stewart, and Eric Wilson and are in need of experienced players.
As training camp approaches, keep an eye on Kyries Hebert.

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