Friday, October 16, 2015

Bold move by Als, may just extend season

QB Kevin Glenn will be trading in the
Green of Saskatchewan for the
rouge, blanc et bleu of the Als
after a deadline day trade
Pretty well everyone expected Kevin Glenn to be on the move somewhere, the Riders season extinguished and the team clearly looking to retool and add some youth had one major chip to use in these final weeks of the 2015 season, a veteran QB with a few teams in need of same.

The favourite heading out of last weekend appeared to be the Hamilton Tiger Cats the conventional wisdom being that they Cats would be looking to strike a deal with Saskatchewan to bring a CFL veteran into the fold to take them down the playoff stretch.

Instead, the Alouettes were quickest on the telephone, snaring Glenn for this season and next all for but a fifth round pick to Saskatchewan and a contract extension for Glenn.

He will bring a steady hand to an Alouettes offence that has stumbled over the last few weeks, the young talent at the QB position wilting a bit as the pressure of a potential playoff  miss began to take its toll.

Still, Glenn can't do it all on his own, the struggles in Montreal have been more of a systemic kind of thing, the early season turmoil of the firing of head coach Tom Higgins, the saga of Michael Sam, all of it seeming to shift the sands under their feet right out of the gate.

Receivers will have to catch, runners gallop and the offensive line will have to provide more consistent protection than that which has been seen through the year to this point.

Yet with one flash of a pen, suddenly, the Als are back in the hunt for the last playoff position and if they should find success there, who knows how they may run the table into late November.

A salvage mission which may turn into a playoff run and no one in Montreal probably saw that happening but a few weeks ago.

Some background on the deal below:

Montreal Alouettes acquire QB Kevin Glenn from Roughriders
At the Deadline: Als acquire Kevin Glenn in trade with Riders
Alouettes deal for veteran QB Kevin Glenn
Kevin Glenn becomes Alouettes' last best hope at quarterback
QB Glenn gets crash course on Alouettes' system
Alouettes expect offensive boost with Glenn at helm
Saskatchewan Roughriders trade Kevin Glenn, Jerome Messam
Trading Rider's Kevin Glenn was the right move for all concerned
Glenn grateful for time spent in Saskatchewan

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