November 30, 2021

Players’ reactions after the season

A few of our players met with the media (virtually) today, here are some of their reactions:

David Côté : 

On a personal level, I had a very positive rookie season. I was able to show the organization that they could trust me, so I’m really happy. Unfortunately, it was more complicated on a collective level, especially on the special teams. We know that we can do better, but we think we are better than the others. If we don’t correct our mistakes and if we continue to take penalties as we did, it won’t work… No to mention the injuries, especially Mario Alford’s injury, hurt us a lot.

Vernon Adams Jr :

We’ve had a lot of adversity this year but we’ve also worked hard and we’ll continue to do so in 2022. I want to come back even stronger in 2022 and show the best version of myself. One of the things I learned during my injury, with the help of Trevor (Harris), is was how to prepare myself better. Now we need to get stronger mentally so that we don’t have these lapses during the games and during the season.

Eugene Lewis : 

We must learn from our mistakes to become a better team. Penalties and turnovers are clearly the issues we need to work on. We need to be smarter and more disciplined to get to the next level. I had a good season individually and it’s my job to fit in with any quarterback. I love this team, I love the Alouettes and I want to do everything I can to help this team.

William Stanback: 

The real Alouettes team is the one that won 4 games in a row, not the one that shot itself in the foot far too often. We need to regroup and work together to move forward.

David Menard: 

Football is a sport about details and unfortunately, we didn’t manage to correct them. It is extremely heartbreaking because I still think we had the team to win, which is very tough. The goal of our defence this year was to be very aggressive and very fast while respecting the rules but the line is very thin…it’s up to us to find solutions.