Yeah for any other team this wouldn’t be a panic situation, but for the Montreal Alouettes should be.
The Hamilton Tiger Cats beat the Montreal Alouettes 34-26 Friday night on the strength of two Kevin Glenn TD passes to Dave Stala, a Quinton Porter TD run, and Avon Cobourne having a few good rushes in the game and before you could say Sam Etcheverry it was 33-19 for Hamilton. Montreal’s offense didn’t really wake up until late in the 4th Q when Anthony Calvillio tried to get a comeback going by driving his bunch of 12 men down the field which was capped off with a one yard Dahrran Diedrick touchdown run which made me perk up my right eyebrow like the Rock but it would fall short as the Als were unable to recover the ensuing onside kick. How didHamilton get the job done? The normally calm, cool and collected Marc Trestman led Als had 14 penalties for 121 yards andMontreal had two 80 yard drives in the game that ended in Sean Whyte field goals.
Is the Als run as being the top dog in the Eastern division done? I do think so, they will be a playoff team that is for sure but this is a team that is used to taking Hamilton’s, Winnipeg’s and Toronto’s lunch money year in and year out on their way to playing in the Grey Cup in November. Calvillo vs. Hamilton, was still able to throw for 358 yards and a TD tonight showing that he is showing no signs of slowing down in his 18th season but the rest of the Eastern division is getting better. The cake walk days of romping through the east of the CFL are over for this club and I think now Marc Trestman is seeing this and he knows that 3-2 could soon become 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, or 3-6. Montreal (3-2) plays next in Toronto (1-4) at the Rogers Centre on August 4th and Hamilton (3-2) heads to Calgary (2-2) to take on the Stampeders on August 6th.
That’s all for now I’m Avry and I’m out!