Tyrice Beverette's defensive play is benefiting the Alouettes early in the season

Tyrice Beverette's defensive play has troubled Montreal Alouettes opponents since the start of the Canadian Football League (CFL) season.

The fullback made 17 tackles, a record for the Alouettes, who are still unbeaten in three games this season. The 6-foot, 203-pound athlete added three special teams tackles, a sack and an interception in addition to forcing a fumble.

“Those are our standards,” Peverett said. We know the impact you can have when you disrupt the opposing midfielder and can win the ball back because of your offense. »

“We focus on certain aspects and this is clear because, every week, in one way or another, we make sales.”

Peverett, 29, was named to the East All-Star team at the end of last season with 89 tackles, 20 more on special teams, seven sacks and two defensive touchdowns. After facing 10 opponents in the Alouettes' 38-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the East Final, the New Jersey native faced seven opponents in a 28-24 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Gray Cup.

The Alouettes' defensive unit leads the circle in points allowed on offense (15 per game), offensive touchdowns conceded (four total), net offensive yards allowed (319.7) and turnovers caused (10). She is tied for first with the Edmonton Elks with eight sacks.

The Sparrows have also won their last 11 meetings, adding to the end of the latest campaign. Their last defeat dates back to September 15 against the Argonauts.

“Bev is the best weakside linebacker in this league, an All-Star and Gray Cup champion last season for a reason,” said Kenny Kim of Summit Athletes, which manages Peverett's career. Tyrese is a humble, soft-spoken guy, but between the white lines his game speaks volumes and he always raises the bar.

“I expect him to be one of the most dominant players in the league again this season.”

The Alouettes will visit the Argonauts (2-0) on Friday night. Peverett said the players' focus was on this week's game, not the winning streak.

After we got our rings and raised the flag and started this new season, we kind of left that kind of thing in the past. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of aspects of last year that we kept and are trying to incorporate into this year, but we're focused on the present moment.

Therese Peverett

Peverett began his CFL career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2019-2021), where he played in 22 season games. Since signing with the Alouettes, he has played in 39 consecutive regular season games.

“Honestly, it's the environment…they let me out and be myself,” Peverett said. This is also the group I play with, there are a lot of guys in the locker room that can play and could be on the All-Star team.

“The playing system suits me too, I prefer to be physical, look for the ball and play in a disciplined way. Don't try to do too much, but do something that helps your team win.”

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Peverett also had kind words for coach Jason Maas.

Early in his coaching career in Edmonton, the highly competitive Maas was prone to animated outbursts on the sidelines. In his second season at the helm of the Alouettes, Maas remains an enthusiastic and passionate coach. But he succeeded in suppressing the outbursts of anger.

“He sets a good example, and everything he preaches applies to himself as well,” Peverett said. It's natural for men to want to follow him because of his personality. Seeing him take responsibility makes us respect him even more, because when it comes time to hold ourselves accountable, he sets a great example.

“He is always looking for excellence and the players feed off of it.”

Tess Larson

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