VERO BEACH – The Montreal Alouettes concluded their three-day Spring Camp on Wednesday, when the close to 60 players on site took part in their last practice on Florida soil in the morning.
Spirits were high as players were teaming up to get better, even during the most competitive portions of practice.
“It was a great opportunity for us to familiarize ourselves with new players such as Ernest Jackson and Darian Durant. We were also able to work on the playbook and get a head start on it. It was good that we had our first practices with opposition since the end of last season,” said the former Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or receiver, who made many nice catches during his time in Vero Beach.
Getting up close with the players
Now in his fourth year on the Alouettes coaching staff, André Bolduc will be in charge of the running backs in 2017. According to him, the three days of Spring Camp will have been as beneficial as much on the field as off the field.
“It was important for us to create some chemistry, on top of instituting the new playbook so that players learn where to line up on the field, all while getting reps with our new quarterback Darian Durant, as well as Vernon Adams. It was nice to see those two work together,” explained the former Alouettes slotback.
The next time the Alouettes will return to the field will be on the opening day of training camp, which is set for Sunday, May 28, at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke.