Rakeem Cato’s release got me thinking about the state of the Montreal Alouettes going in to next season.
You’ve heard me say this before, but I’ll say it again. Success is measured in wins and losses. It is yet to be determined if the Alouettes will be better than their seven-win season from a year ago, but with some notable off-season roster moves the team may enjoy a cultural upgrade if nothing else.
Gone are two players, Duron Carter and Rakeem Cato, that at times were disruptive in 2016. The fact that they are both gone doesn’t mean there aren’t more hurdles to clear. The inexperience of Kavis Reed as a GM may prove to be the biggest of many challenges in 2017.
However this is now a team that can draw on the professionalism of people such as quarterbacks coach Anthony Calvillo and Grey Cup champion Darian Durant. If those in charge let those two lead by example, the Alouettes are already a better football team then they were last November.