Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Eric Deslauriers needs to snap out of this bad dream for the Montreal Alouettes

It could be consider a nightmare start for the Montreal Alouettes, but one player who has had a tough go this season is non-import receiver Eric Deslauriers.

Coming into the 2012 campaign, many pundits predicted Deslauriers would be entrenched as the the fifth receiver in the rotation and have an important role.

However, it has been the opposite for Deslauriers who has created non-forced errors of dropped catches. Furthermore, in their loss to the Toronto Argonauts, Deslauriers did not take a proper angle in blocking blitzing defender, Brandon Issac who burst through for a key last minute fourth quarter sack on quarterback, Anthony Calvillo. As result, because of the lost yards on the sack, the Alouettes came up short on Sean Whyte's attempted game tying field goal.

So far, I am sure it has not been the start Deslauriers envisioned for himself in trying to help the Alouettes win football games. It seemed during the off season it didn't get off the right foot as some media members and fans were surprised he was allowed to switch his jersey number from 80 to 9 which was occupied by popular former Alouette, Anwar Stewart.

As for potentially replacing Deslauriers in the lineup, there isn't another non-import receiver on the roster that would be inserted.

But as season progresses, if Deslauriers continues on in this slump, could head Marc Trestman consider sitting him out and allowing him to refocus?

Moreover, could general manager, Jim Popp contemplate delving into the market to inquire on non-import receiver free agents? Right now things are uneasy with the Alouettes as they try to snap out of this losing slide.

If things are to turn around they will need the likes of Deslauriers to wake up from this bad dream and produce for the Alouettes. Otherwise, he could on the outside looking in.

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