Montreal Alouettes (2015: 6-12 SU, 8-10 ATS, 6-12 O/U)
Montreal Alouettes finished last in the East in 2015 and will look to take strides forward this season. General Manager Jim Popp decided not to hire a head coach and will instead fill the role. The Alouettes have a lot of uncertainty at quarterback behind veteran starter Kevin Glenn. Brandon Bridge, Rakeem Cato, Tajh Boyd and Vernon Adams Jr. are currently locked in an intense training camp battle for the backup spot. Cato appears to have the edge heading into Week 1. The return of receiver Duron Carter from an NFL stint should bolster the position and they have a pair of quality veteran slotbacks in S.J. Green and Nik Lewis. The running back position is a bit thin with Tyrell Sutton and Brandon Rutley the team’s top two options. Defensively the Alouettes will continue to be solid under defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe. The unit completely dominated the play in the trenches in their first preseason game against Winnipeg. Offensive play calling duties will go to legendary CFL Hall Of Fame quarterback Anthony Calvillo. There’s potential for the change to pay dividends but expect an adjustment period. Montreal has the profile of a surprise team this season but they will need to be more productive offensively, particularly at the quarterback position. The defense is pegged to once again be the strength of the team which puts them in position to post similar “under” numbers to that of last year (6-12 O/U).
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