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Posted on 7:35pm Oct 4, 2017
There were no obvious first-game jitters from Dan Hawkins in the Alouettes 38-33 win on Winnipeg on Thursday. Frostee Rucker Jersey . However, it wasnt the smoothest debut as there are still a couple of things to work on. But in the end, a close road victory is the same value as a home blow-out win. At least Hawkins had fun in his professional coaching debut. "There are a lot of games that are going to be close, so you kind of know its going to be like that, thats what makes it fun," said Hawkins. Fun it was. The Alouettes started strong with a Geoff Tisdale interception on the Bombers first offensive play at Investors Group Field. This led to a Chris Jennings TD and then, on Winnipegs first punt of the game, Tyrone Carrier took it to the house. Winnipeg bounced back nicely for their fans but in the end, Montreals offence got back on track by the fourth quarter when Calvillo finally found the end zone with a 42-yard strike to S.J. Green. Here are some of my observations from Week 1 for the Alouettes. Positive yards Dan Hawkins: Seemed to have an early grasp on the CFL game. He managed the clock well, conceded safeties when needed and procedure calls were minimal. S.J. Green: Came up big when needed. In a receiving corps full of stars, he caught the game-breaking touchdown and was the most reliable of the bunch on the night. Geoff Tisdale: I felt he was involved, he did get hit up on the Clarence Denmark TD but it was tight coverage. His early interception did help the Alouettes set the tone for the first half. Tyrone Carrier and Noel Devine: You can already sense a jump in the Alouettes special teams game as both have dynamic speed. Devine also brought a certain punch to the Als offence when needed. Other Notable Positives: Kyries Hebert, Mike Edem, Sean Whyte. Negative yards Pass Protection: The same issue the Alouettes had last season once Brandon Whitaker went down to injury. It is never good when a 40-year-old QB gets sacked five times in a game. Special teams coverage: This will take time with a brand new coaching staff but the Als saw too many TDs returned against them last season so adjustments will need to be made to solve an early problem. Jamel Richardson: After a sub-par season in 2012, youd expect a few mistakes early in the season but it looked just like last season. Other Notable Negatives: Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, Chris Jennings On the injury front, the main concern was Anthony Calvillos throwing hand as halfway through the game, he was wincing after hitting it on a helmet. He didnt miss a snap so the worries were put to rest quickly. Calvillo started strong, struggled a little in the third quarter but came out firing in the fourth after trying to rally the troops with some rarely shown emotion after a Chris Jennings drop. All in all, Montreal picked up a road win to start the season, which is never easy. They get to do it all over against Winnipeg next Thursday in Montreal. Expect Winnipeg to make some adjustments and hope Montreal makes some of their own, too. For more on Twitter: @seanrcampbell Robert Nkemdiche Jersey . 1. Did the Senators trade the wrong goalie? Lets make one thing clear: The Ottawa Senators acquired Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues for one reason and one reason alone. Chandler Jones Jersey . -- Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes Thursday for a 7-under 63 to take the lead after one round of the Honda Classic.NEW YORK -- Rockies pitcher Nick Masset has been suspended three games and fined for throwing a pitch at Braves catcher Evan Gattis on Thursday. Braves reliever David Carpenter was also fined for throwing at Rockies outfielder Corey ;Dickerson in the same game, which featured several ejections, including Colorado manager Walt Weiss. Dorian Johnson Jersey. Massets suspension is set to begin Tuesday night unless the reliever appeals it. The amount of the fines was not disclosed. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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