The quarterback is not considered a starter, rather it is the other former Alouettes Antonio Pipkin who should start Friday’s game.
Adams, however, expects to play. That’s what the coaches told him. He is ready, even if he has not had time to assimilate all the plays of the explosive attack of the Lions.
He is overwhelmed by a host of mixed feelings as he approaches his return to the Montreal field.
There is excitement… Coming back to the city where I started my career is great, but it’s a little weird. I’m glad it’s happening quickly. I can’t wait to help this team get a win.
BC has the best offense in the CFL, but it lost its engine when young Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke suffered a serious foot injury. She will keep him out of the game for a long time.
The Lions had a record of eight wins and one loss before their starter was injured, and they had no experienced quarterbacks to replace him on the spur of the moment.
Adams, who lost his starting job to Trevor Harris in the second week of the season, was available and the trade was made almost immediately.
The former Alouettes number 3 is aware that Rourke will be back, but he sees the interim as a great opportunity to assert himself.
The last eight games and the playoffs is something big that I can add to my resume showing that I can be a starter again in this league and that I deserve it.
The return of David Menard
Vernon Adams junior will not be the only one to return to Montreal, this will also be the case for David Ménard.
The winger was voted the best defensive player and the best Canadian last year, in his only season with the Alouettes.
Curiously, Ménard didn’t receive any offers from the organization when he became a free agent in February. She has instead chosen to entrust her defensive line exclusively to American players.
He received offers from several teams, including the Lions, with whom he had played in his first six seasons in the league.
Given that his first trip to the west coast didn’t end to his liking, the solid Saguenean didn’t believe he was going back there, but that’s finally what happened and he doesn’t regret it.
I didn’t know what to expect. I saw it as a bit of a new start. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier. The team is doing well. My situation there is good.
On the defensive line, Ménard shares the games with another Quebecer, Mathieu Betts, who also changed his colors this year.
After two seasons in Edmonton, he finds himself in a team that uses him in a role where he can distinguish himself.
Betts already has seven sacks, which ranks him 4th in the league. In 189 games in Edmonton, he had joined the opposing quarterback only twice. But according to him, the bags do not say everything.
As a defensive end, the stat that stands out is sacks, sacks, sacks.
There are several players in the league who don’t have that stat, like me last year, who apply constant pressure, but fail to have the stats to show it.
In any case, the numbers seem to indicate that Betts, in his third year, has reached the level that was expected of him upon leaving college football.
The Alouettes want to erase a bad game
The Sparrows would need a victory to erase their memory of the painful loss against Ottawa.
After giving their opponents a few games by amassing a series of costly penalties, Danny Maciocia’s team found another way to shoot themselves in the foot with four turnovers against the Rouge et Noir.
It’s not spectacular games that will give you victories, it’s eliminating bad gamessaid Maciocia.
We can’t afford to give them four turnovers like last week and we have to get some (turnovers).
Finding themselves in front of the best team on the circuit after losing against the last team in the standings is certainly not the ideal scenario for the Alouettes. But the opponent does not matter, according to Maciocia.
Whether it’s Ottawa, British Columbia, Winnipeg at home, Saskatchewan or Calgary, our biggest opponent is ourselves. If we play at our level and we manage our emotions to reach the level we know, I don’t think we’re going to have any problems. We will be in matches and we will be competitive.