Superman has left the building…BC thanks you for the memories Geroy Simon!

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater reacts today to possibly the biggest CFL trade in the history of the league. Geroy Simon is OUT of Vancouver. Traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Phil wishes to express his gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Simon. Time will tell how this trade will play out in the end but for the circumstances involved Phil believes GM Wally Buono played this masterfully.

Five Positions that the BC Lions need to address

Question marks surround the future of Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger points out the Leo’s had a tremendously successful regular season and points out most would think they don’t need to re-tool or re-load. Now that Arland Bruce is gone, and GeRoy Simon has some questions to answer we know Nick Moore, Courtenay Taylor and Ernest Jackson will be the future. Also Angus Reid will eventually retire. Maybe not in 2013 but sometime soon, and the Lions have failed to address his replacement…

Playoff traditions: Second guessing Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in who is to blame for the Hawks’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons. For that, we have to start at the top—head coach Pete Carroll. When a head coach has two players of Russell Willson and Marshawn Lynch’s caliber, you have to keep the ball in the hands of the backfield. Also, the game plan clearly didn’t call for Tony Gonzalez to be such a crucial part of the conest.

Hey Pete Carroll! Key strategies for Seahawks to take down Atlanta

Marshawn Lynch

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the Atlanta Falcons in their NFC playoff matchup. Phil says for a Seattle victory, look for Coach Carroll to get the ball to Marshawn Lynch 25 times, let Russell Wilson run the play action and take advantage in the special teams.

Postmark Special: Key strategies for Seahawks to take down Redskins

Pete Carroll & Russell Wilson

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the Washington Redskins in their 2013 NFC wild card playoff matchup. Phil says for a Seattle victory, look for Coach Carroll and QB Russell Wilson to go vertical against the vertically challenged Redskin corners with Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.

Key strategies for the Seahawks to take down the San Francisco 49’ers on SNF

Sidney Rice

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night football on NBC in Week 16 NFL action. Phil says Look for Seattle’s Superstar Rookie MLB Bobby Wagner to be huge, look for Marshawn Lynch to be epic, and look for Sidney Rice to rack up some yardage. Enjoy 12’s.

How a fake punt has kicked in some controversy in Seattle

Pete Carroll

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another coaches decision breakdown. Phil coaches football, so we’ll trust Phil on this one. Let’s get to the bitter truth of this play; the Bills were losing, lackadaisical and a sense of apathy was creeping into their game. Phil says Seahawks coach Pete Carroll exploited weakness’ in the Buffalo Bills like a preying lion. Thoughts?

CFL: Report card time: BC Lions defence

Khalif Mitchell BC Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil Slater is here to give us his rendition of the BC Lions deffensive unit report cards. The bartender always knows best right? Phil says that the linebackers were the jewels of the Lions D this past year. The D line could have had an A grade as well if not for a certain someone going off at the mouth on his Twitter account.

CFL: Report card time: BC Lions offence

Andrew Harris BC Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil Slater is here to give us his rendition of the BC Lions offensive unit report cards. The QB’s of the Lions were definitely the high point for this roster in 2012, leading the team to a game within reaching the Grey Cup in consecutive seasons. The RB position also scored an A in Phil’s eyes. Clearly the best offensive weapon for BC is Andrew Harris.

Perspective on Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s decisions vs. Cards

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us some insight today on what goes thru a coaches mind during a 58-0 blowout in the NFL. With this type of game, or street fight, X’s and O’s go out the window; the battle is won by emotion not strategy. He says Pete Carroll was surely thinking when should the starters come out? When should he go with Matt Flynn over Russell Wilson? Who’s banged up?

CFL: BC Lions 2012 Wrap-up

Coach Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil Slater is here to give us his rendition of the BC Lions coaching staff report cards. Phil was quite generous actually, giving out a few A’s to the Leo’s coach’s. The biggest and brightest A of them all though goes to head coach Mike Benevides for the job he did with the Lions all season long. If not for two games against Calgary, the Lions could’ve been the team hoisting the Cup in 2012.

Flashback: Lions overrun by Calgary in CFL Western Conference final

Stampeders vs. Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger points out what happened last Sunday in the Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions Western Final. He says the Stamps played arguably their finest 60 minutes of defensive football this year in 34-29 win Sunday at BC Place Stadium to earn a trip to Toronto for Sunday’s Grey Cup.

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