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Since the start of the Alouettes Mise-o-jeu training camp, a great deal of attention has been dedicated to special teams and, with the first pre-season game just around the corner as the Alouettes visit the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Thursday, it was even more the case this week.
Special Teams Coordinator Mickey Donovan finds that his players are all business in preparing to get the job done against the REDBLACKS.
“Players are focused in the meeting rooms and they make less errors as the days go by. The energy on the field is fantastic,” explained Donovan. They are doing what’s expected of them. There is a great amount of physical play, which isn’t surprising as we have strong guys.”
One thing is for sure: the players are looking forward to demonstrating their physicality against opponents that are not their teammates.
Receiver Alton Howard made quite a catch on a 40-yard pass from Matt Shiltz in the morning session. He dived into the end zone to make the catch… Linebacker Chris Ackie thought he made an interception as he was awaiting under a deflected pass like an outfielder would in baseball. He did not account however for the offensive player that pushed him back while he was waiting, which negated the turnover… Receivers worked on their agilities during individuals… In the morning, they practiced their balance by making catches while hopping on one foot, and in the afternoon, they worked on one-handed catches… The team will hold a short walkthrough on Wednesday prior to facing the Ottawa REDBLACKS at TD Place on Thursday in Ottawa.
The following is the Alouettes schedule for the next few days. For a full schedule, click HERE.
Wednesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. – Walkthrough on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium
Thursday, May 31
7:30 p.m. – The Montreal Alouettes face the Ottawa REDBLACKS at TD Place in Ottawa (TSN, RDS, TSN 690 and 98,5fm)
Friday, June 1
3:30 p.m. – Practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium