Trestman says past struggles are behind them
The Montreal Alouettes are in Vancouver, bracing for the second half of a back to back matchup with the Lions. The Als came out on top last week at Mcgill Stadium with a 30-25 win. But a victory over the first place Lions on their home turf is far from a sure thing.
The Als have struggled on the West Coast for the better part of a decade, going 1-7. But head coach Marc Trestman says there's no reason to dwell on the past.
“We’ve never used past performance as any indication of future success around here, whether it was last week or last year so this game is completely independant of any game that we’ve played.”
Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo managed a CFL record in last week’s matchup as he through for 300 yards for the 8th consecutive game. But Trestman stresses BC’s defence is stronger than the numbers showed.
“For people to think that their defence didn’t play well last week is wrong. We got four or five big plays which enabled us to score and to get in the end zone but we know it’s going to be tough.”
BC sits atop of the Western Conference standings with 12 points. But BC quarterback Travis Lulay says they can’t let their guard down, especially against a team like Montreal.
“We knows the season really ramps up especially at this point of the year. Everyone always talks about Labour Day kind of officially marks the kick off the second half of the season. You could feel it on the field, you could tell watching the television that the atmosphere got amped up a bit last week. So we have to be able to adjust and find ways to continue to get better in the second half.”