BC Lions Selections Heading into Monday’s draft, the BC Lions were looking to fill some large voids on their roster, most notably along the offensive line. And if filling large gaps was the plan, Mission Accomplished. Hunter Steward is a big individual, standing 6’7” and over 290lbs, with room to grow. Gauged as one of the [...]
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his wish list for Wally Buono in this years free agency signing period. As Phil recalls, defense was excellent this past year, but what needs a big dose of retooling this year is the offense. With a mix of trades, releases, and poor play, the Lions are in need of a new look offense, starting with the line. Phil has his eyes on a couple non-import veterans from the Riders, and Stamps. There are a few WR’s available that Phil likes as well, and he would like to see Buono go out and get another QB either via trade, or free agency.
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…
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.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 19 CFL preview for the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions from BC Place in Vancouver. Defensively the Roughriders will see a healthy dose of LB’s Solomon Elimimian and Lin-J Shell. Last week saw the return of Khalif Mitchell to the Lions Defensive line, this week his tag team partner Eric Taylor will return to action.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Five reasons to get to the Riders vs. Leo’s game Saturday. He isn’t the biggest O-Lineman in the league but local hero and fan favourite Center Angus Reid just may be the best, and Saturday night will mark his 200th career game. The stadium will resemble an animated pumpkin patch, what more do you need Vancouver? Be there!
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 18 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders from BC Place in Vancouver. Its’ funny how early season projections and predictions play out in reality. This game, many suspected, Phil included, was to determine top billing in the West back in June. Two young upstarts, Drew Tate and Travis Lulay looked to guide their respected teams into the promised land.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 16 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Hamilton Ti-Cats from Hamilton ON Canada. As October weather starts to sour the biggest stat to watch is time of posession. Travis Lulay will have Nick Moore, Courtney Taylor, and Ernest Jackson at his disposal on Friday night, as all three will all start at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The last game here for BC.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 12 Toronto Argonauts vs BC Lions match up. Chalk up a win for the Leo’s. With all the recent talk of how to re-insert re-signed Linebacker Solomon Elimimian into the line-up Adam Bighill stepped up and proved that he isn’t about to simply step aside and relinquish his spot. The Lions continue to roll and are putting the pieces together.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 10 BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes match up. Chalk up a loss for the Leo’s. While Phil gave props to Tim Brown this week he must point out that the Lions O couldn’t capitalize on the returner’s success. After returns of 63 and 52 yards, the Lions were forced to settle for Paul McCallum Field Goals.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 10 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes from Montreal, Quebec. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Travis Lulay has thrown a TD pass in 19 straight games. Anthony Calvillo has thrown for over 300 yards in 7 consecutive games. Being the first installment of a home-and-home, these two teams will spare no punch.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us another post in our Moments in Time series on the BC Lions center position. Over the course of the last 40 years only 4 men have taken regular reps at Center for the Leo’s he points out. All of whom have been honoured by the organization, each of them with Grey Cups. Al Wilson, Jamie Taras, Ian Sinclair, and Angus Reid ladies and gents!