Als pack up and ship out
It's the worst day of the season for many football players..."Garbage Bag Day". And that day was today for the Montreal Alouettes who were handed garbage bags in which to pack up their belongings to conclude the season after falling 27-20 to the Toronto Argonauts at the Big O in the East Final on Sunday.
If there is a silver lining, it’s that linebacker Marc-Olivier Brouillette was able to take part in the locker clean out today. The Montreal native was taken off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after a hit that left him motionless for more than ten minutes. And although initial reports said he had suffered a concussion, Brouillette says luckily it wasn’t true and that he’s expected to make a full recovery.
"They gave me the green light, they let me go yesterday. Once I got to the hospital , we went through a CT scan just to clear from any type of neck fracture or anything like that. And then once they saw that wasn’t the case, I was able to head home and relax a little bit”.
Now the spotlight turns to the future of 40 year old quarterback Anthony Calvillo. While GM Jim Popp and head coach Marc Trestman have both been very vocal that they’d like him back at the helm for what would be his 20th year in the CFL, Calvillo says he's going to take a few weeks to reflect, and then make a decision.
“I think the most important thing is how I feel. In the next two weeks i’m going to sit back and relax. It’s been less than 24 hours since we lost and there’s still a lot of emotions going on. Not about me playing but more about how we just lost the game”