NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. To recap. The Roughriders ran roughshod over the Lions D for the entire second half and the Lions made Darian Durant look like Mike Vick circa 2004. For as good a game as the Lions Andrew Harris and Stefan Logan had on the ground – Durant was better. It’s back to the drawing board for the Lions after a peculiar and ultimately disappointing season.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his weekly Lions matchup preview. This week BC takes on the RoughRiders in Van City. Welcome back Geroy Simon. The long-time Leo, BC community activist, and the greatest receiver in the history of the CFL returns to Vancouver tonight. When Geroy Simon was dealt in the off-season, BC Lions fans and players alike circled the calendar when Saskatchewan would return to BC Place.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us what exactly went right and a little wrong in the Leo’s game vs. the Roughriders. It’s another Love’em & Hate’em post. Phil Loved The New Bash Brothers: Ryan Phillips, Dante Marsh and Korey Banks. They have long been the identity of the Lions secondary but Josh Bell and Cord Parks were out to prove themselves against some tough competition.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a piece on Wally Buono’s rant to the media about the state of the Lions. And he very well should be upset says Phil. This team is rolling in mediocre, not a substance they are used to be playing in. Will the roster moves help? Will the call to the masses help? Only time will tell, but the good thing is the Buck Pierce move at least lights a fire under Travis Lulay’s lagging behind.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Andrew Deutschmann breaks down why this may be Jacques Chapdelaine’s last season as the team’s offensive coordinator. Deutschmann admits that the struggles of Travis Lulay aren’t all Chapdelain’s fault. However, ten years with one organization is a long time, and after a down year, he just might consider moving on to become a coach elsewhere, such as the Montreal Alouettes.
NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about what the Lions may be able to take away from their most important game of the year thus far. It was a different style of game played this time between the Leo’s and the Stampeders, but Travis would still like to see Travis Lulay open up down field a bit more often.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane weighs in today with a post giving the Leo’s some grades for the first third of their 2013 season. He points out the key to the home stretch of this year for B.C. will be winning the season series versus Calgary, and then of course finishing business the way they couldn’t last November. Andrew Harris has been the offense’s rock and much needed spark thus far in the year. On D there is a lack of pressure generated up front.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out today that following nine years of the Wally Buono era and 12 years of GeRoy Simon commanding the spotlight, the new look Leo’s have now started to pen the next chapter in team history, one that appears to be very bright and primed for success. Behind Adam Bighill, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Keron Williams, Mark Ianniuzzi, Shawn Gore, Dante Marsh, Cord Parks and Travis Lulay lead the way.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us his 3 must see games for this season. The defending Grey Cup champs, the Toronto Argonauts, will be taking on the Lions in a battle of the last 2 league champions. Then the Riders come to town with new addition and Lions favorite Geroy SImon in tow. Then the Stampeders come to town in what is sure to be a battle for the west. I hope Travis Lulay brings his A games.
NWSB Insider and BL Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane talks about five players to keep your eye on if you’re paying close attention to the BC Lions this year, they may just surprise you! With the great threat of Andrew Harris in the backfield, he keeps opposing defenses on alert and frees up a bit of space in the secondary for Lulay to pick apart. So even though the orange and white will be without their beloved fan-favorite Simon, don’t expect this season to be a let down in the passing game.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the reported possible signing by the Leo’s of former Vikings WR Emmanuel Arcenaux. The chase to land the former Lions wideout began at the start of the week when Arceneaux told CKWX he has seen the light and will put his NFL pursuits on hold. Andrew says personally he’d go for it. The opportunity to get a young, bonafide CFL receiver of Arcenaux’s calibre doesn’t come around often.