Maybe the Montreal Alouettes actually know what they’re doing.
Since their silly attempt to hire Danny Maciocia as Alouettes president – a non-football position – they have made some sensible moves. They acquired Darian Durant, a proven quarterback, dumped high-priced offensive lineman Jeff Perrett and signed free-agent defensive lineman Keith Shologan, a teammate of Durant’s when they won the 2013 Grey Cup in Saskatchewan.
They retained most of their coaching staff, led by head coach Jacques Chapdelaine and defensive co-ordinator Noel Thorpe, and they dumped the worst-ever coach in CFL history: Offensive line coach Kris Sweet is no longer employed by the Als.
Sweet was a bully who screamed obscenities during practices and games. He despised the media and went to great lengths to avoid or disparage them. And he alienated virtually every offensive lineman who played for him.
Kavis Reed was a curious choice for Montreal’s general manager, but he may be on the right track.