With this kid Terrence and getting Harris next year this LB group could be really really nasty. Add that to a group of young DB’s who will be getting experience this year- 2019 isn’t looking too shabby (on paper of course) for the defense
“Without football, I might have ended up in a street gang doing bad things,” said Clercius, who played for the team last season. “Some people, when they speak about Montreal North, it’s like, ‘Oh, Montreal North is full of vagabonds and delinquents. They have no future.’ But no one tries to understand what people (here) are going through and what they do. When you see what Coach Alain does, you see kids getting involved, you see great people and you see what a great neighbourhood this is.” Kevens Clercius says he might have fallen into the gang life without football.
First. His first language is probably not English. Immigration to Quebec is highly skewed to French speaking countries - African or Haiti.
Then. My experience working & living in Montreal was the youth were incredibly tied to NFL. Jerseys. Sunday game day parties. It was the only other topic that interrupted their 24 hour Sports Radio on Hockey. Football training and teaching was in its infancy ... but expanded rapidly.