When the free agency market opens, Alouettes general manager Danny Maciocia wants to stay active. He fulfilled the contract of a total of six defensive players and kept his promise.
Among these acquisitions, the acquisition of Sewell and Usher caused an uproar.
Maciocia said at a virtual press conference: “We are focused on defense.” We are very excited about today’s acquisition [mardi]. »
“Through our offense, we will be able to score a lot. But, as we saw at the Super Bowl on Sunday, winning the championship requires defense.”
In addition to the above four players, we must also add defensive wingers Woody Barron and Michael Wakefield.
Maciocia said: “The six players who signed with us will be able to exert pressure or disrupt the opposing quarterback.” To be successful, you must be dominant in the foreground. We hope to be able to put pressure on the four players. “
“Then with guards and defensive guards, we want to focus on speed. This way, we can pass the pass effectively.”
In his new acquisition, he is particularly proud of acquiring Usher, a true watch hunter. He may be a worthy successor to John Bowman.
“He is the person who impressed me the most with the video I watched last week. In the past few weeks, he has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders. He is a dynamic player, every game The game is like his last game.”
In addition to speed, Alouettes’ defense will also make a difference. The return of Levels and the acquisition of Usher are fully in line with the identity the coach hopes to have in Montreal.
During the 2019 season, checkpoints have been an important participant in the success of the Montreal team. His enthusiasm and passion for the stadium made his teammates lose confidence.
Maciocia said: “Like Greg Reid, the level is a dog.” There is also Usher, who likes to wire. This is the role your defense needs. “