Thursday, 28 June 2012

Montreal Alouettes News and Notes: What progress has been made in Marc Trestman's contract negotiations, Stephen Garcia is officially an Alouette

As the CFL season rapidly approaches, the mystery continues on with the Montreal Alouettes and their contract negotiations with Marc Trestman.

As reported by some local media members, that an agreement could be completed by the July 6th home opener versus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We're eight days away from this supposed target date, but could a deal be consummated in-time by both parties.

As tradition with Trestman he will continue to decline conversing about contract talks. But at some point, the media will eventually hound him if no deal is announced by this "soft" deadline date.

Stephen Garcia Contract

As announced by the Montreal Alouettes, Stephen Garcia received a three year deal. Could he even last the duration of the contract's life?

Right now, for Garcia it is a matter of getting acclimated to the Canadian game. During his time with the South Carolina Gamecocks, he had great difficulty with his accuracy. There were times he did not read the defense in making the correct read.

If Garcia could become a sponge and learn from future hall of famer Anthony Calvillo, it could make the transition a bit easier in improving on these problems.

But for now, Garcia will have a huge target on his chest if he is not able to grasp the Canadian game quickly.

Finally, considering Garcia's history, could management pay close attention to his off field habits. Could they ponder having one of the respected veterans in the locker room police Garcia, and make sure he is on the straight path than being tempted by the vast social scene of Montreal.

Garcia is a fascinating story, but there is a split amongst passionate Gamecocks fans who have tweeted to me that they hope he is on the right track. Others feel he is destined to never realize his true potential.

We will find out.

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