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CFL Standouts of August: How Tre Ford and Marc-Antoine Dequoy Dominated the Field

As we cap off an eventful August in the Canadian Football League (CFL), there’s no denying that some players and units have truly set themselves apart. Anchored by data-driven insights from Pro Football Focus (PFF), let’s delve into the exemplary performances on both sides of the ball.

The Methodology

Powered by PFF, player evaluation in the CFL isn’t merely subjective. Every game undergoes a rigorous review to offer 200 unique data points per player, accumulating in a Player Grade up to 100. The metrics aim to capture each player’s impact on the game in their respective roles. More information can be found on PFF’s website.

Eligibility Criteria

To make the cut for the CFL Honour Roll, offensive and defensive players need a minimum of 75 snaps across the month. Special teams players require 25 snaps. Any ties are decided by snap counts.

Offensive Virtuoso: Tre Ford (Edmonton Elks)

Season Record: 2-1 in August; 2-9 Overall
PFF Player Grade for August: 91.7

  • Achieved a 2-1 record as starting quarterback this season.
  • Averaged 76.9% completion rate, amassing 680 yards and 4 TDs across three games.
  • Set a new career-high with 317 passing yards in Week 12.
  • Engineered seven 30+ yard passes, four of which came in Week 12.
  • Rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns, including a noteworthy 22-yard dash in Week 12.
  • Earned consecutive Honour Roll All-Week nods in Weeks 11 and 12.

Notable Mentions

Defensive Dynamo: Marc-Antoine Dequoy (Montreal Alouettes)

Season Record: 3-1 in August; 6-4 Overall
PFF Player Grade for August: 90.2

  • Logged 223 total defensive snaps.
  • Scored a 90.6 grade on 129 coverage snaps.
  • Notched 13 defensive tackles, two ST tackles, two INTs, a forced fumble, a pass knockdown, and a touchdown.
  • Scored two interceptions in Week 12, one returned for a 57-yard touchdown.
  • Named to Honour Roll All-Week for Week 12, his second of the season.

Notable Mentions

  • Jamal Peters (Toronto Argonauts): 80.5
  • Reggie Stubblefield (Montreal Alouettes): 80.2

Offensive Line Spotlight: Edmonton Elks

Season Record: 2-1 in August; 2-9 Overall
PFF Unit Grade for August: 81.0

Top Performers:

  • Tomas Jack-Kurdyla: 72.5
  • Brett Boyko: 67.8
  • Martez Ivey: 66.9

The All-August CFL Team

(Position | Name | Team | Grade)

  • QB: Tre Ford (Edmonton Elks) – 91.7
  • RB: AJ Ouellette (Toronto Argonauts) – 84.1
  • REC: DaVaris Daniels (Toronto Argonauts) – 77.9
  • OL: Brandon Revenberg (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) – 76.4
  • DL: Anthony Lanier II (Saskatchewan Roughriders) – 79.3
  • LB: Tyrell Richards (Montreal Alouettes) – 77.5
  • DB: Marc-Antoine Dequoy (Montreal Alouettes) – 90.2
  • K/P: Brett Lauther (Saskatchewan Roughriders) – 88.9
  • ST: Gary Johnson Jr. (Ottawa REDBLACKS) – 91.7

In summary, August in the CFL brought some unforgettable performances, serving as a testament to the league’s burgeoning talent. With eyes set on the coming weeks, it’ll be interesting to see how these athletes sustain their exceptional form.

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