Why Isi Sofele was nearly claimed by the Tiger Cats

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about the fortunate news for Isi Sofele, he is wanted after all. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats put in a waiver claim for Sofele, but according to the rules of the CFL, the team who owns the contract has a chance to keep a practice squad player claimed by another team by instantly putting him on the active roster. So after all was said and done, Sofele ended up on the 46 man roster.

Special teams hurting the BC Lions

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with the question of whether or not the special teams unit is hurting the Lions. Sure, the Lions are off to a 2-1 start, but as Andrew points out, they could just as easily be 0-3 at this point. The offense and defense have been great, but it’s the special teams that have really lacked this year. Whether it is not giving the O good field position, or some bad snaps and holds, or to flat out missing extra points, the play just has not been good enough. Plain and simple.

The Bartender’s BC Lions 2012 season preview – analysis – team predictions

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his 2012 BC Lions season preview and predictions. Of course he expects Geroy Simon, Travis Lulay, Andrew Harris, Byron Parker and Lin-J Shell to be great. If the O-Line stays healthy, reigning MOP QB Travis Lulay will be able to focus on his solid receiving corps. A repeat championship performance for BC.