Saturday, June 28, 2014

Troy Smith Having Trouble Adjusting To The CFL,So Is Chad Johnson. Alouettes Pounded By Stamps 29-8

Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 at Ohio State but couldn't win a job in the NFL.

Smith is playing in the Canadian Football League as the starting quarterback of the Montreal Alouettes and he had a rough beginning to the 2014 season.

Against the Calgary Stampeders Saturday afternoon at McMahon Stadium Smith completed just 18 of 41 passes for 154 yards, no touchdowns and one interception as the Alouettes were pounded 29-8 by the Stamps.

"I don't feel good at all." Smith said. There's a whole different feel when you leave the field after a week's work of preparation and nothing works."

Bo Levi Mitchell, who as quarterback at Eastern Washington led the Eagles to the 2010 FCS national championship, out shined Smith in this CFL quarterback match-up.  Mitchell final numbers were completing 16 of 25 passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

A large chunk of Mitchell's passing yardage came from this 102 yard touchdown pass to Maurice Price in the first quarter.

Click here to see the "Bo to Mo" 102 yard touchdown pass.

Chad Johnson didn't impress either in his first CFL regular season game.  Ocho Cinco caught just two balls for 20 yards, that's it.

"I've got a long way to go man." Johnson told the Calgary Herald. "With this being my first time experiencing a real live game with the bullets flying, the level of competition is really not that far off from the NFL and the speed of the game is equivalent."

A tough day in the Canadian Rockies for the Als especially for Montreal'Marc-Olivier Brouillette who had his world rocked by the Stamps Nik Lewis blocking down field.

Click here to see, it's worth the watch

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