September 18, 2021

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Not bitter for Laurent | The Journal of Quebec

Not bitter for Laurent |  The Journal of Quebec

Laurent Duverne-Tordiff missed a real chance to regain his guard post on the opening right due to a fracture to his right arm in training camp. The chiefs also decided on Sunday not to put him in uniform now. The sequence of bad news, however, is far from shaking Quebec.

Duvernay-Tardiff participated in a series of personal interviews (see other text) as part of his affiliation with Quebec dairy producers for advertising advertising, but it is impossible not to discuss football with him.

After all, the man who entered the NFL in 2014 quickly settled into his second season as a starter. From then on, when he was healthy, it was the role he played until he conquered the chiefs in the Super Bowl in February 2020.

If he does not hide that his misfortune has affected him in the last few weeks, he still believes he has achieved his goal, he put a cross in the 2020 season to fight the pandemic first. CHSLD.

“I’m a competitor by birth, so it instantly destroyed me that I could not be a starter, but was able to regain a place in the teams that performed the best in the NFL, which is big.” This year, I really celebrated the last day of the harvest because I thought to myself: I did. That is my first goal, ”he said Journal.

Difficult conditions

The friendly offensive lineman, however, kept his eyes open when he arrived at Chiefs Camp in late July.

“It’s very humiliating because I know a good camp so far. Even our general manager (Brett Weach) came to me to say how impressed he was that I came back so strong after more than a year off the field,” he said.

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Duvernay-Tordiff was so caught up in the idea of ​​initially finding his guard post on the right that he knew the slope would be steep to get there.

“People sometimes take it lightly, but getting a place on the team is already very difficult. I do not have access to gyms. I worked long hours in CHSLDs and tried to keep the physical shape of a professional athlete who usually benefits from the medical team to optimize his performance. For me, being with the team is still big Success. “

Get ready to play

Today, the doctor said he had recovered 100% from his injury and was ready to jump on the field.

“Chiefs say to me, ‘Spend the time you need, make sure you’re good, because we need you in season.’ “

“All I know is that the football season is long and you all have to contribute,” he said wisely.

For now, Rookie Trey Smith occupies his position on the offensive line, the fact that Cubeser is accepted as a good soldier.

“Here [dimanche], I’m not in uniform, but I spent time in the game providing information and advice to the tray. I will try to help him as much as possible. The goal is to take on the role given to me and return to the position I was in before I was injured. I have to show that I can be a go-to option for a proper guard post. ”

Quebec Dairy New Ambassador

Already Laurent Duvernay-Tordiff, Chief Player, but also a Medical Graduate, CHSLD Worker, Speaker and Head of a Foundation in his name. As his life was not full enough, the role of a representative of the Producers de Light du Quebec was now coming to fill his rare free time.

Not far from the adventure, Duvernay-Tordiff teamed up with dairy producers for the next three years. Already, he has filmed three humorous commercials featuring his athlete, student, and “little guy from the countryside.”

“I have my opinion on the campaign. The idea of ​​different angles in my life, the little man in the countryside brought back the idea by meeting real producers on their farm, I found that it produced a nice balance and it was in my image. I loved the idea of ​​promoting producers with a healthy product called milk. It’s important to be consistent with who I am, ”the man explained with a thousand and one challenges.

Eight days of filming

For eight days, Duvernay-Tordiff participated in the filming of the advertising campaign.

“It comes in handy because I have to have 40 takes to do it!” వ్యక్తి On earth, the man who grew up in the family garden burst out laughing.

The challenges posed by COVID-19, mainly in the first months of the epidemic, only confirmed its affiliation with local agricultural products.

“With the epidemic, we realized how fragile we were when it came to food imports. Milk is a 100% local product everywhere in Quebec. It’s worth having this resource coming from farms on a human scale. This kind of farming speaks to me,” he said.

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Although he defended himself in his role in the NFL, Duvernay-Tordiff never intended to become a star on the small screen.

“My plate is already full,” he recalled. I also experienced some anxiety before I jumped into the set. I have never experienced this. This is my first big campaign, a new experience in my luggage. ”