Football: Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in Ottawa to win

Shawn Burke et [l’entraîneur-chef] Paul LaPolice et je me sentais vraiment confortable avec eux. C’était un très bon fit. Je suis content d’être ici et je veux gagner ici.”,”text”:”J’ai parlé avec [le directeur général] Shawn Burke et [l’entraîneur-chef] Paul LaPolice et je me sentais vraiment confortable avec eux. C’était un très bon fit. Je suis content d’être ici et je veux gagner ici.”}}”>I spoke with [le directeur général] Shawn Burke and [l’entraîneur-chef] Paul LaPolice and I felt really comfortable with them. It was a very good fit† I’m happy to be here and I want to win here.

One thing is certain, the main stakeholder has no intention of posing as savior of the organization with which he has signed a two-year contract. From 2013 to 2021, he helped his club to the Gray Cup four times, losing each time.

I am only one piece of the puzzle. I just want to work with everyone, even the other quarterbacks. Ultimately, it is a collective effort.

A quote from Jeremiah Masoli, Quarterback, Ottawa Redblacks

Jeremiah Masoli no longer has to avoid Nigel Romick on a pitch. They now become teammates (archives).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Justin Tang

Shawn Burke spent about 15 years in Hamilton so he knows it very well Jeremiah Masoli and he quickly put his name at the top of his hunting sign: I saw what he brings to the locker room, what football and family mean to him, how he treats his teammates.

I know what he will bring: his talent, his work ethic, his leadership and his passion for the sport.

A quote from Shawn Burke on Jeremiah Masoli

In his first season as head coach of the Rouge et Noir, Paul LaPolice saw his offense struggle to score points and finished last in the Canadian Football League (CFL) in this regard. its hinges, Matt Nichols, Dominique Davis, and Caleb Evanshave not been able to impose themselves offensively, in addition to health problems in turn.

Paul LaPolice pictured at a game in British Columbia.

On his debut at the head of the Rouge et Noir, Paul LaPolice did not often have the chance to taste the joys of victory (archives).

Photo: The Canadian Press/DARRYL DYCK

Paul LaPolice is therefore very happy to be able to work with Jeremiah Masoli† He has already seen all the matches of his new star of the 2018 season, his best in the energy saving lampsand he took many notes.

We’re going to combine things that he’s been successful with and things that we’ve been successful with. It is a joint effort and we hope it will lead to success.

Burke hopes to bring Pruneau back

After setting the file MasoliShawn Burke need to adjust several other records and add depth to all positions.

In recent weeks, he has retained the services of a dozen players from the past season, including Quebecers Marco Dubois and Anthony Gosselin, in addition to adding Jacob Ruby on his line of attack.

On Tuesday, the team also extended the contract of the defending lineman. Davon Coleman and pass receiver RJ Harris

Shawn Burke, photographed in winter, in front of an empty TD Place.

In Ottawa, Shawn Burke has the chance to build a team in his image (archives).

Photo: Ottawa Redblacks

Shawn Burke is also trying to keep veteran Antoine Pruneau, who has played with the Rouge et Noir since 2014, when professional football returned to the country’s capital. Last week, the Quebecer said he was hopeful to play in Ottawa until the end of his career.

Everything indicates that his general manager will want to fulfill his wish: Jeremiah Masoli, Antoine Pruneau amène beaucoup de leadership et d’expérience à cette organisation. Je suis très optimiste quant à la possibilité de le ramener avec l’équipe prochainement”,”text”:”Comme Jeremiah Masoli, Antoine Pruneau amène beaucoup de leadership et d’expérience à cette organisation. Je suis très optimiste quant à la possibilité de le ramener avec l’équipe prochainement”}}”>Like it Jeremiah MasoliAntoine Pruneau brings a lot of leadership and experience to this organization. I am very optimistic that we can bring him back to the team soonhe replied at a press conference on Tuesday morning.


Other players hired by the Rouge et Noir:

William Powell and Jackson Bennett

Position : Ball carrier

Years of experience in energy saving lamps 5 and 3

After beginning his journey in the energy saving lamps in Ottawa in 2015, running back William Powell has spent the past two seasons with the roughriders from Saskatchewan. In 2019, he had the best year of his career, scoring 12 touchdowns and two through the air. In 2021 his production has dropped, but he can still serve a team well.

William Powell catching a ball in practice.

William Powell returns to Ottawa after spending two seasons in Saskatchewan (Files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/JASON FRANSON

The veteran is supported by, among other things, Jackson Bennett, an Ontarian who did his college internship with the Ottawa Gee-Gees. He also met Shawn Burke three seasons with Hamilton, where he excelled in special teams.

Jackson Bennett celebrates a touchdown.

Jackson Bennett scored a touchdown in the CFL (files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Peter Power


Kwaku Boateng and Lorenzo Mauldin IV

Position : defensive linemen

Years of experience in energy saving lamps 4 and 2

When the opposing quarterbacks arrive in Ottawa, they will have to watch Kwaku Boateng, which has just been added to the defense line of the Rouge et Noir. In four seasons in Edmonton, he has 25 quarterback sacks. He also forced two escapes.

Kwaku Boateng tackles a player from Alouettes.

Kwaku Boateng has 82 career tackles in the CFL (files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/JASON FRANSON

Former pick from the third round jets by New York in the NFL, the Californian arrives in Ottawa with the intention of a big piece in the team’s defense. In two seasons with Hamilton, he established himself in both the defensive starting lineup and special teams, making a total of 25 tackles in 17 games.

Lorenzo Mauldin IV tries to tackle the quarterbacks of the Toronto Argonauts.

Mauldin made his NFL debut with the Jets in 2015, making 33 tackles (on file).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Peter Power


Darvin Adams and Llevi Noel

Position : receiver

Years of experience in energy saving lamps 8 and 5

After playing six of his eight seasons in Winnipeg, where he won the Cup, Gray twice, the star receiver Darvin Adams now has the mandate to change the passes of Jeremiah Masoli† He has scored 40 touchdowns in his career. Of these, 10 were scored in the 2018 season.

Darvin Adams celebrates a catch.

Darvin Adams twice won the Gray Cup in Winnipeg (files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/John Woods

The Toronto-born and former color carrier of the Argonauts from Toronto, Llevi Noel chose to leave the house for the Ottawa Redblacks. The receiver played 74 games with his boys’ team, scoring four touchdowns.

Argonauts receiver Llevi Noel is tackled by Lions defending defender Branden Dozier.

Llevi Noel was also used as a returnee (archives).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Andrew Lahodynskyj


Ty Cranston

Position : defensive back

Years of experience in energy saving lamps 3

Last season, the uOttawa alum came out of his shell to experience the best year of his fledgling career. He had 29 defensive tackles, 8 on special teams and one interception. Can he keep up with the pace in the nation’s capital?

Ty Cranston is celebrating an interception.

Born in Winnipeg, Ty Cranston made his university career in Ottawa before being drafted into Montreal (archives).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Justin Tang


Hunter Steward, Ucambre Williams and Darius Ciraco

Position : offensive lineman

Years of experience in energy saving lamps 7, 5 and 3

Rouge et Noir’s offensive line has been heavily defeated in 2021, complicating the work of quarterbacks. Shawn Burke want to prevent this from happening again next season.

To achieve this, he bet on three veterans of the energy saving lamps Hunter Steward, Ucambre Williams and Darius Ciraco† All three have signed a contract for the 2022 season.

Hunter Steward enters the field with a mean look.

Hunter Steward (67) is 6-foot-6 and weighs 315 pounds (on file).

Photo: The Canadian Press/DARRYL DYCK

of the party, Steward is the one with the most experience. The 30-year-old footballer spent seven seasons in British Columbia after being drafted in the first round in 2013.

willems29, hails from Calgary, where he was previously nominated for the title of Best Offensive Lineman in the energy saving lamps

Calgary Stampeders' front line.

Ucambre Williams (second from right) won the Gray Cup in Calgary in 2018 (files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

As regards CiracoThe 25-year-old was also drafted in the first round of the 2018 selection session. He lost twice in the cup final. Gray with the tiger cats and will want, if Masoliremedy the situation.

Darius Ciraco celebrates his teammate's touchdown.

Shawn Burke convinced his former player, Darius Ciraco (60), to follow him to Ottawa (files).

Photo: The Canadian Press/Justin Tang


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