Coming into the season there was not the highest of hopes for Montreal's CFL team. They did not, by their standards, have a good season last year (with an 8-10 record), got rid of running back Jarrod Payton, quarterback Anthony Calvillo was coming out of a difficult period in his life, the offensive line was thought to be over-the-hill, and the team hired a new coach who had no CFL experience.
Surprising almost everyone except maybe themselves the Alouettes find themselves in first place in the Eastern Division with a 6-3 record and the second place Toronto Argonauts struggling. Things definitely look up!
Montreal seems to have found a good running back in Avon Cobourne (who is not playing against Toronto due to an injury), who can run the ball, block and is a great receiver out of the backfield. Quarterback Anthony Calvillo is having a strong season due in part to the great protection afforded him by Brian Chiu and company. Receiver Ben Cahoon, after an early season injury, is providing his usual steady and reliable game. Kicker Damon Duval is lights out. Coach Marc Trestman has instilled some life into the predictable offense and a quiet confidence to the rest of the team.
Montreal (the city) is hosting the Grey Cup game this year and if the Alouettes continue on this way there is a chance they could play in it in their home town.
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