Lions drop another – Now 2-2
The B.C. Lions lose 27-14 at the hands of the Edmonton Eskimos. What started as a joyous night a B.C. Place with it being Brent Johnson night (the ex-Lion DL was in the stadium to see his name added to the ring of honour), ended in disappointment as the Leos let a game they could have easily won slip out of their hands.
Some of the decisions made by Lions Quarterback Travis Lulay left much to be desired.
His first interception of the game was a ball he just lofted too light and too high for RB Andrew Harris, but it was his second interception that sealed the team’s fate.
With the Lions looking to take the lead late in the game, Lulay tried to fit in a pass to WR Geroy Simon who was being doubled covered.
You could see the play coming as Lulay was staring at Simon on the goal-line and threw a ball that he shouldn’t have. The ball was picked off by Eskimos’ CB Joe Burnett who took the ball back 106 yards for an Eskies touchdown that all but ended the game.
Lulay needs to make better decisions, especially in crunch time.
If you got a copy of the B.C. Lions’ gameplan on offense prior to this game, it would have probably been one sentence, and that one sentence would have read: Get the ball to Andrew Harris. The Running Back was all over the field Friday night, and headed the Lions’ attack.
He finished the night with 9 carries for 65 yards, and 1 touchdown. He also caught 11 balls for 120 yards, and was Mr. Everything for B.C. He earns the offensive gameball for the week.
A special mention goes out to Wide Receiver Marco Iannuzzi who, even though he had some dropped balls, had a good game with 6 receptions, 77 yards, and 1 touchdown.
The aggressiveness of the secondary showed up on tape in this game as the Lions had hard hits from their Defensive Backs all night. Dante Marsh was burned for a big gain on a ball that he jumped that almost turned into a pick-six, but that type of aggressive play is welcomed.
Marsh had some good passes defensed, came up to make some timely tackles when he had to, and had a big break up on a potential Edmonton touchdown in the end-zone.
As has been the luck with the Lions as of late, when a player had a good game, he gets injured, and Marsh was hurt in the 4th quarter continuing that trend.
Despite Marsh’s strong play, Linebacker Adam Bighill gets the defensive gameball once again.
The Linebacker had a big hit to stop Eskimos RB Hugh Charles dead in his tracks to end the first quarter and an Edmonton drive. He finished the game with 6 tackles on the night, and showed up on punt coverage by stopping a couple of returns before they turned into big gains.