Cobourne rips Alouettes
By Mike Ganter, QMI Agency
|Former Alouette Avon Cobourne scored two touchdowns for the Ticats on Monday. (Mark O'Neill/QMI Agency)
HAMILTON - Avon Cobourne has never been hesitant to voice his opinion, but he’s clearly getting tired of talking about his former team in Montreal.
Asked following Monday’s 44-21 thrashing of those same Alouettes if he thought the Als might be looking at the Tiger-Cats in a different light now, Cobourne initially attempted to deflect the question but then quickly warmed to the subject.
“I don’t know. Honestly I don’t care how they are looking at us,” he said. “I know we are in their sights now.”
But it was when he was asked if he viewed the Als differently, Cobourne let loose.
“I have always looked at them differently,” he said. “Once I left, the championship left. You and (everyone else in the media) are the one’s who think they are the big dogs on campus. I never thought they were.
“It’s like (Montreal head coach Marc) Trestman always says. When you lose one person you are a different team. That’s what you guys don’t understand. When you lose one person off a team you are a different team. I’m not saying I was THE reason we won, but I was A reason we won. This is a big thing we have going on here in Hamilton and I’m tired of talking about Montreal. I could care less about them.”
If nothing else, that should get the attention of his former teammates who he’ll see again next Sunday in Montreal in the third of four regular-season meetings.
Cobourne, though, didn’t just talk the talk. He walked the walk pretty well before rushing for a game-high 102 yards and two touchdowns.
When his quarterback Kevin Glenn was told how Cobourne was telling reporters how his quarterback was on fire all afternoon, Glenn turned the compliment back on his running back.
“No, he was on fire,” Glenn corrected. “I touched him one time and I actually burnt my hand. That’s how I hurt my thumb,” Glenn said gesturing to his hand which he hurt on one of his 14 completions.