CFL honours Alouettes' Cox and Brouillette
Montreal Alouettes linebackers Chip Cox and Marc-Olivier Brouillette have been named the CFL's Defensive and Canadian Players of the Month for August.
Cox leads the league in tackles. The 30-year-old has 71 defensive tackles including nine for a loss and three sacks in August. He's also contributed on special teams, racking up six tackles in nine games, but says there's always room for improvement.
“You always are correcting the mistakes. There’s no perfect play so there’s always something to get better for and as long as everyone in the film room understands we can get better we’ll be fine.”
The Alouettes practiced today, ahead of Sundays re-match against Toronto. Quarterback Anthony Calvillo won’t be seeing game action anytime soon after being placed on the 9-game injured list.
The team could take him off the 9-game at any time, but GM Jim Popp said today that if their number one pivot doesn’t feel better soon, they’ll probably just ride it out.
“You put a guy on the nine games, you have a move to pull him off. There’s no minimum.He could be there one game and pull him off. You can twice all year pull a guy off of it. But if it gets to six games, odds are we won’t pull him off of it. Even if he was ready game seven. We’d be too far into the nine game and we’ve paid other people in his place that it’s a huge cap hit.”
Brandon Whitaker underwent an MRI for his hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday’s win. The good news is, the hamstring wasn’t torn, but unfortunately for the Als, he’s doubtful for Sunday.