Monday, 25 June 2012

Montreal Alouettes Steal Ameet Pall From The Calgary Stampeders

In a calculated move that has backfired on the Calgary Stampeders, the Montreal Alouettes have swooped in and signed their 2012 first round selection in Ameet Pall.

Over the weekend, Pall was released by the Stampeders due to a lower body injury. Calgary general manager John Hufnagel must have felt that he could have stashed Pall onto the nine game injured reserved if no other CFL team would pick him up.

It could be considered egg on the Stampeders face, the Alouettes must be given credit for keeping their eyes open on the waiver wire.

Pall brings tremendous amount energy onto the football. He was an All-American at Wofford College where in his junior season he had 12.5 sacks. In his senior year, his numbers took a dip due to him attracting double and even triple teams from the opposition.

Pall has an explosive first step off the line of scrimmage, he has great speed coming off the edge, and never stops until the whistle is blown. Some pundits have made the comparison to Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts due to how similar their physical statures are.

The curiosity now begins, where does Pall play in the schemes that defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold has produced? He has limited playing experience at outside linebacker considering he recently has only prepped for this position in hopes of garnering an NFL tryout.

For now the hometown kid will get to realize one of his dreams by playing for the Alouettes. Kudos to Montreal for staying on-top of the waiver wire and signing a talented player.

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