If the struggling Alouettes have any realistic hopes of beating Winnipeg in Thursday's rematch, quarterback and receiver Eugene Lewis must have a healthy Trevor Harris. , that feat is unlikely to come true.
Neither practiced on Sunday when Alz returned to work, but general manager and interim head coach Danny Maciocia said both were expected to return when the teams met on the IG field. "Trevor will be the starting quarterback on Thursday," he said. battling injuries. He was left out for the final play, Montreal 21 for the Tiger-Cats and was recognized as having a head injury by a concussion spotter. , overthrew Hargie Mayara and was intercepted in a 24-17 loss.
Harris said on Sunday that his conditions had tweaked further after last Thursday's 35-20 loss to the Blue Bombers,but he called it unproductive. Refused to make excuses for his performance, Harris completed 16 of his 26 passes, most of which were short passes and shots in the air for just 127 yards. Harris passed for one touchdown, but also threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Maciosia said Lewis had a maintenance day and said they would both practice on Monday. It was replaced by Davis, who was signed last winter. Davis replaced a struggling Harris in the closing minutes against the Bombers, giving him 76 yards on 4-of-5 passes and letting Reggie White Jr. score a blank in his final minute. Scored a meaningful touchdown. Vernon Adams Jr. remains on his six-game injured list with a right elbow injury. Lewis was replaced by Dante Absher on Sunday.
The Als reached the halfway point of his season as a regular in Thursday's game and will have a 2-7 record unless the visitors become the first team to beat Winnipeg this season. Become. Nevertheless, in the uncompetitive East Division, both Montreal and Hamilton are tied for second with his 2-6 record, but a win over the Als puts the Ticats in the tiebreaker at the moment. is holding The teams met again on his August 20th at Molson Stadium and played his third matchup on September 23rd in Montreal. But after David Cote scored his goal on the uprights he fielded 50 yards, the Montreal offense cooled down and the defense allowed him an 85-yard touchdown on his drive and covered his team to Jana. To Leon Grant he failed to tackle for 57 yards. Return to the endzone. Brady Oliveira scored the final touchdown for the Bombers—a window sill decoration above all else.
The Montreal defense produced four turnovers and intercepted Zach Corralos on his three occasions, but the offense he collected only three points.
"We went through all the turnovers," Maciosia said. “I had an opportunity in the short field, but I didn't take it. I was going for the third down (from 6th in Winnipeg) and pinned it there if I didn't convert (worst case scenario). They either let it go or kick it back and we gain field position instantly.It didn't work.
That's the current mentality of this team.”
Between Harris and Davis, Als passed for just 203 yards. Lewis caught nine passes alone for 123 yards. His six remaining players who caught the pass gained only 80 yards. Despite this, Harris believes he has enough playmakers at his disposal.
"We put up 32 against Edmonton and 40 against Ottawa," he said. “We moved the ball, we did a lot of ups and downs, but we didn't finish the last two drives with Hamilton. I think last week was a one-off for us. And they did a good job.
"What matters is the morale, the energy and the joy of this team," Harris added, insisting that spirits remained high despite the record. "When you're struggling as a team, it's important to win and build morale and mood." However, newly signed offensive lineman Pierre Olivier Roestage practiced at left guard for Philippe Gagnon on Sunday. Defensive back Wes Sutton is recovering from a concussion and his mate his DB Nagy Murray has not practiced either. Return specialist Chandler Worthy is also sidelined with an ankle injury.
In other news, Alz signed linebacker Keyshawn Bielia, who in 2018 was selected from Denver in the sixth round (he was 217th overall) from the Broncos. Released.
Alouettes aren't good enough — and they haven't bottomed out yet