2011 Montreal Alouettes season

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2011 Montreal Alouettes season
Head coach Marc Trestman
General manager Jim Popp
Home field Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 10–8
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Lost East Semi-Final
Team MOP Anthony Calvillo
Team MOC Sean Whyte
Team MOR Seth Williams
Uniform
CFL MTL Jersey 2011.png

The 2011 Montreal Alouettes season was the 45th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 57th overall. The Alouettes finished in second place in the East division with a 10–8 record. The Alouettes attempted to three-peat as Grey Cup champions, after winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, but lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Semi-Final game. The Alouettes opened their training camp at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec on June 5.[1]

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

The 2011 CFL Draft took place on Sunday, May 8, 2011.[2] The Alouettes had seven selections in the draft, including the eighth overall pick, which they used to select placekicker and punter Brody McKnight. Montreal came into draft day needing a kicker, and traded a 2012 first round pick for Sean Whyte.[3] Because McKnight has one more year of eligibility, he will not be able to join the Alouettes until 2012. Other notables in the draft include Vaughn Martin, who was ranked as the sixth overall prospect, but his draft stock dropped immensely due to the fact that he had already been with the NFL's San Diego Chargers for two years. Should Martin choose to enter the CFL at any point in his career, the Alouettes would hold the rights to sign him.[4]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Brody McKnight K/P Montana
2 16 Anthony Barrette OL Concordia
3 23 Philip Blake OL Baylor
4 25 Renaldo Sagesse DL Michigan
4 31 Reed Alexander OL Calgary
5 39 Vaughn Martin DL Western Ontario
6 47 Blaine Ruttan LB Carson-Newman

Notable transactions[edit]

Date Type Incoming Outgoing Team
January 26, 2011 Retirement[5] Ben Cahoon (SB) Montreal Alouettes
January 28, 2011 Re-Signing[6] Anthony Calvillo (QB) Montreal Alouettes

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
A Thurs, June 16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 27–15 Win 21,223 1–0
B Wed, June 22 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 57–20 Loss 26,732 1–1
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 10 8 0 432 432 20 Details
X-Montreal Alouettes 18 10 8 0 515 468 20 Details
X-Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 8 10 0 481 478 16 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 6 12 0 397 498 12 Details

Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance Record
1 Thurs, June 30 BC Lions Molson Stadium 30–26 Win 22,317 1–0
2 Sat, July 9 at Saskatchewan Roughriders Mosaic Stadium 39–25 Win 30,045 2–0
3 Fri, July 15 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 40–17 Win 24,698 3–0
4 Sun, July 24 Saskatchewan Roughriders Molson Stadium 27–24 Loss 24,434 3–1
5 Fri, July 29 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 34–26 Loss 24,068 3–2
6 Thurs, Aug 4 at Toronto Argonauts Rogers Centre 36–23 Win 19,204 4–2
7 Thurs, Aug 11 Edmonton Eskimos Molson Stadium 27–4 Win 24,448 5–2
8 Bye 5–2
9 Sat, Aug 27 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium 38–31 Loss 30,386 5–3
10 Mon, Sept 5 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium 44–21 Loss 26,964 5–4
11 Sun, Sept 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 43–13 Win 24,304 6–4
12 Sun, Sept 18 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Molson Stadium 25–23 Loss 24,642 6–5
13 Fri, Sept 23 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium 34–21 Win 40,274 7–5
14 Fri, Sept 30 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 32–26 Win 30,447 8–5
15 Mon, Oct 10 Toronto Argonauts Molson Stadium 29–19 Win 23,960 9–5
16 Sun, Oct 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Molson Stadium 27–25 Win 23,668 10–5
17 Sat, Oct 22 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium 26–25 Loss 30,360 10–6
18 Sun, Oct 30 Calgary Stampeders Molson Stadium 32–27 Loss 24,051 10–7
19 Sat, Nov 5 at BC Lions BC Place Stadium 43–1 Loss 35,454 10–8
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.

Roster[edit]

2011 Montreal Alouettes roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Slotbacks

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List

Practice Roster

Suspended List


Italics indicate Import players
Roster updated 2011-11-14
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active

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Coaching staff[edit]

2011 Montreal Alouettes staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches


Coaching Staff
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Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

On July 15, 2011, quarterback Anthony Calvillo became the CFL's all-time passing touchdown leader with a first-quarter touchdown, passing Damon Allen's previous mark of 394 with his 395th touchdown pass, against Allen's former team, the Toronto Argonauts. The pass was completed to receiver Éric Deslauriers, who recorded his first touchdown reception since 2007.

On October 10, 2011, quarterback Anthony Calvillo became pro footballs all-time passing leader with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jamel Richardson, also against the Toronto Argonauts.

Playoffs[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Time Opponent Venue Score Result Attendance
East Semi-Final Nov 13 1:00 PM EST Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium 52–44 (OT) Loss 33,051
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.

Bracket[edit]

  November 13:
Division Semi-Finals
    November 20:
Division Finals
    November 27: 99th Grey Cup
BC Place Stadium – Vancouver
                           
  East     E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3  
  E3  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 52*     E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19    
  E2  Montreal Alouettes 44         E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
      W1  BC Lions 34
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 23    
  W3  Calgary Stampeders 19     W1  BC Lions 40  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 33  

*-Team won in Overtime.

East Semi-Final[edit]

Hamilton at Montreal
1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Tiger-Cats 10 14 3 17 8 52
Alouettes 3 13 7 21 0 44

References[edit]