If you missed it, the Montreal Alouettes have signed former NFL star Ahman Green.
With the signing of a NFL running back, one has to wonder what the Als will do with 2009 Grey cup MVP Avon Cobourne.
First off, I would like to ask the Alouettes, WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU THINKING!?!
Now that I got that out off my system I will go into greater depth.
You have won back to back grey cups. Your running back has come within 50 yards from 1000 for 3 years in a row.
If you think you have something to improve on, I doubt it’s at the running back position.
Luckily, I am not an Alouettes fan. Making it very interesting to think where Cobourne might up if the Al’s decide not to bring him back (which is looking likely).
Unfortunately for Cobourne if this happens, it doesn’t look good for simply heading to another team.
Let’s take a look at teams in the CFL and their status at the running back position.
Toronto: Cory Boyd finished second in rushing last year with 1359 yards. He was also the only reason the Argos made the playoffs coming off of a year in which they gathered up only 3 wins.
Hamilton: After racking up 1173 yards last year, DeAndra’ Cobb is the guy for the Tiger-cats.
Winnipeg: Fred Reid led the league in rushing last year with 1396 yards.
Looks like Avon might have to look to the west.
Saskatchewan: Wes Cates lead the league in Touchdowns, last year with 15. Further west Avon!
Calgary: They have not one, but two good running backs!
B.C.: Jamal Robertson is only a few yards back from Cobourne, so it wouldn’t make much sense for B.C. to sign him.
Edmonton: Arkee Whitlock ran for 1293 yards in 2009 and for 689 yards in an injury filled season. With the Whitlock injury, the Esks brought in Daniel Porter who was the reason the Esks had the turnaround they did. Porter ran 1.2 yards a carry better then Whitlock so Edmonton looks to have a good 1-2 punch at running back.
After doing this research, looks like Cobourne will have to compete for the Alouettes job.
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Written by Mike Wilson