CFL Week offers a great glimpse into the off-season optimism that every team has.
All nine teams believe they not only have a chance to win but will win the Grey Cup. As they should!
If I had a guy on my team that would say, “no, we won’t win,” I’d cut him the next day.
Most telling of this fact is Tyrell Sutton of the Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes have the appearance of what is now officially a term in the Oxford Dictionary: a dumpster fire.
But running back Tyrell Sutton isn’t backing down in belief the Alouettes have the same shot at the cup as all the other eight teams.
Why not? Sutton would respond.
Although, I did find it somewhat interesting Sutton wasn’t bitter about all the off-season power rankings that put the Alouettes in ninth.
He admitted they deserve the spot, but added the only thing the Alouettes can do is prove people wrong — that’s because they won’t finish any lower than where they currently stand.
The problem for Sutton and the Als is the other 50 players representing the other eight teams are equally optimistic about their chances.
I appreciate everyone’s optimism but the reality is that eight of the teams will be wrong.