Als feeling good after winOffence opens up in preseason tilt against Bombers
By QMI Agency
SHERBROOKE, QUE. - A positive atmosphere emerged in Montreal Alouettes training camp following Thursday night’s 27-15 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Alouettes offensive coordinator Scott Milanovich opened up his playbook, which allowed the defending Grey Cup champions to pick up where they left off last season.
"It was an interesting game on offence, and our receivers did the job,” Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman said in a statement after practice Friday at Bishop's University. “Our quarterbacks made solid passes and we won. Our young players made good decisions."
However, one of the stories that’s been generating the most interest since the beginning of camp has been the running-back position.
Brandon Whitaker, who started Thursday's game at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal, did not get many opportunities to shine.
"We wanted to place the ball in the hands of some players, but we were not able to see our running backs work as much as hoped, "said Trestman.
Walter Spencer injured his elbow during the first preseason game. The doctors initially diagnosed the Alouettes linebacker with a sprained neck, and he was able to return to Sherbrooke, the site of Alouettes training camp this season, following the game. Upon his return, he was re-examined by doctors, who sent him back to Montreal he undergo further testing.
The Alouettes will try to give more opportunities to their starters in the final days of camp. Trestman wants to offer more playing time to his veterans during training camp,and in the last pre-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wednesday.
Trestman says he hopes to have the services of Anthony Calvillo, Mark Estelle, Kerry Watkins, Kerry Carter and Dallas Baker in the days ahead.