2008 Montreal Alouettes season

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2008 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coach Marc Trestman
Home field Molson Stadium
Results
Record 11–7–0
Division place 1st, East
Playoff finish Lost in Grey Cup
Uniform
CFL MTL Jersey 2007.png

The 2008 Montreal Alouettes season was the 42nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 56th overall. The Alouettes finished first place in the East Division, won the East Final and advanced to the 96th Grey Cup in Montreal, where they lost to the Calgary Stampeders.

Offseason[edit]

The CFL announced on Monday, April 28, the Alouettes exceeded last year's $4.05-million cap by $108,285 and have been fined $116,570 as a result.[1] Montreal was more than $100,000 over, therefore, it will also lose the fourth overall selection in Wednesday's Canadian college draft.[1] Montreal will now be relegated to just one selection in the first-round, coming at No. 7.[1]

CFL Draft[edit]

In the 2008 CFL Draft, 48 players were chosen from among 752 eligible players[2] from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. The first two rounds were broadcast on TSN.ca with host Rod Black.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Shea Emry LB UBC
2 12 Andrew Woodruff OL Boise State
4 28 Terence Firr REC Manitoba
4 32 (via Saskatchewan) Gurminder Thind OL South Carolina
5 36 Paul Woldu DB Saskatchewan
6 48 (via Saskatchewan) Luc Brodeur-Jourdain OL Laval

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Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A June 12 vs. Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 37–34 Win 20,202 1–0–0
B June 19 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 16–19 Loss 29,553 1–1–0

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Regular season[edit]

  • On October 4, Montreal Alouettes slotback, Ben Cahoon surpassed Ray Elgaard to become the leading Canadian receiver in CFL history, with 831 receptions, against the Hamilton Tiger Cats.[5]

Season standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Montreal Alouettes 18 11 7 0 610 443 22 Details
X-Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 8 10 0 435 490 16 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 4 14 0 397 627 8 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 3 15 0 441 593 6 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 26 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 33–10 Win 20,589 1–0
2 July 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 38–24 Win 20,202 2–0
3 July 10 Calgary Stampeders Molson Stadium 23–19 Loss 20,202 2–1
4 July 19 at Saskatchewan Roughriders Mosaic Stadium 41–33 Loss 28,800 2–2
5 July 25 at BC Lions BC Place Stadium 36–34 Loss 30,132 2–3
6 July 31 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 40–33 Win 20,202 3–3
7 Aug 8 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 39–11 Win 27,674 4–3
8 Aug 15 at Toronto Argonauts Rogers Centre 32–14 Win 30,521 5–3
9 Bye
10 Aug 29 BC Lions Molson Stadium 30–25 Win 20,202 6–3
11 Sept 7 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 45–19 Win 20,202 7–3
12 Sept 12 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium 41–30 Loss 30,960 7–4
13 Sept 21 Edmonton Eskimos Molson Stadium 40–4 Win 20,202 8–4
14 Sept 28 Saskatchewan Roughriders Molson Stadium 37–12 Win 20,202 9–4
15 Oct 4 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 44–36 Loss 20,423 9–5
16 Oct 13 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 42–11 Win 20,202 10–5
17 Oct 17 at Toronto Argonauts Rogers Centre 43–34 Win 30,262 11–5
18 Oct 26 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 24–23 Loss 20,202 11–6
20 Oct 31 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 37–14 Loss 29,911 11–7

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 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with alternate uniforms.

Roster[edit]

2008 Montreal Alouettes roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List

Practice Roster


Italics indicate Import players
Roster updated 2008-10-03
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 11 Inactive, 6 PS

Statistics[edit]

Offence[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp  % Yards TD INT Rating
Anthony Calvillo 682 472 69.2 5624 43 13 107.2
Marcus Brady 24 19 79.2 199 2 1 113.0
Brad Banks 1 1 100.0 8 0 0 118.8
Adrian McPherson 3 1 33.3 1 1 1 3.5
Damon Duval 1 1 100.0 (−12) 0 0 35.4

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Rushing[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg TD Fumbles
Avon Cobourne 145 950 6.6 6 3
Mike Imoh 62 398 6.4 3 0
Dahrann Diedrick 42 263 6.3 0 0
Anthony Calvillo 26 189 7.3 2 1
Adrian McPherson 25 86 3.4 5 1
Kerry Carter 12 79 6.6 1 0

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Receiving[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg. Long TD
Jamel Richardson 98 1287 13.1 81 16
Ben Cahoon 107 1226 11.5 29 7
Kerry Watkins 84 1178 14.0 36 10

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Defence[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Final[edit]

Date and time: Saturday, November 15, 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 7 6 0 13 26
Montreal Alouettes 3 16 10 7 36

Grey Cup[edit]

Date and time: Sunday, November 23, 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Calgary Stampeders 0 10 6 6 22
Montreal Alouettes 3 10 1 0 14

Awards and records[edit]

All-Star Selections[edit]

  • Josh Bourke, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Anthony Calvillo, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Bryan Chiu, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Avon Cobourne, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Damon Duval, CFL Eastern All-Star, Special Teams
  • Mark Estelle, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
  • Scott Flory, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • T.J. Hill, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
  • Paul Lambert, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Jamel Richardson, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Davis Sanchez, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
  • Kerry Watkins, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
  • Keron Williams, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence

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Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c CANOE – SLAM! Sports – CFL – CFL News: Riders, Als surpassed salary cap Archived May 6, 2008, at Archive.is
  2. ^ "Draft List for Year 2008" (PDF). Canadian Football League. 2008-01-28. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 2008 CFL Canadian Draft
  4. ^ a b "Schedule". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Stats - Passing". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Stats - Rushing". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Stats - Receiving". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "2008 EAST & WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2016-03-14.