Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions: Week 17 game balls

Buck Pierce, Rennie Curran

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Edmonton Eskimos . Giving game balls to Buck Pierce, JR Larose and Stefan Logan. Lypka goes on to say not only did Logan have a good game on offense, he also was a beast on the return game. He averaged over 20 yards on kick returns and close to 10 yards on punt returns and those yards were sorely needed by the Lions – especially in the first half.

Memo to the BC Lions…What the Buck?

The BC Lions have traded for former backup QB Buck Pierce. (Photo: Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun files)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka asks why today. Why is Buck Pierce NOT playing in place of the injured Travis Lulay? Keep in mind that Pierce is less than two years removed from a solid season in which he helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win games playing pretty ugly football. The Bombers made it to the Grey Cup in 2011 and a lot of that was due to the impact Pierce had on that team.

BC Lions 2013 offensive mid-season grades

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ offense. While their records stands at a respectable 6-3 on the year, the Lions have been fairly mediocre and really haven’t looked like a Grey Cup contender. Andrew Harris has been one of the most consistent players on offense but Lulay and the rest of the squad have been rather unimpressive.

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions Week 4 game balls

Andrew Harris has entered "Superstar" status. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Eskimos. Giving game balls to Andrew Harris, Dante Marsh, and Paul McCallum, Bryan revels in the Lions’ latest victory at BC Place and their second consecutive victory over Edmonton. Well all-in-all this was a solid team win for the Lions. If anyone was curious how the Travis Lulay versus Mike Reilly battle would go down.

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.

Won’t back down – Failure and success under Mike Benevides

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NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about the resiliency of the Lions head coach Mike Benevides. Travis touts the coach for his ability to bounce back after a tough defeat and lead his boys to victory. All Benevides needs now is a couple Grey Cup championships under his belt to silence the CFL critics around the country.

B.C. Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos Week 3 game balls

BC vs. Edmonton

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Edmonton Eskimos. Travis Lulay took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance, while Cord Parks a nice B.C. defensive back with a great name, great hair and a great style of play got the D game ball. Korey Williams was the ST’s standout.

B.C. Lions preseason game #2: What we learned

The Lions will be looking for their second straight win against the Eskimos on Saturday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane addresses the pros and cons from the BC Lions’ second preseason game. Virtually every fan simultaneously loves and hates preseason games in every sport. There are pros and cons to exhibition matches, more cons than pros depending on the specific league. The CFL is one of the better, if not the best, leagues when it comes to getting what’s necessary out of these meaningless games and moving quickly into the real season.

The never-ending saga of Khalif Mitchell

Khalif Mitchell

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Andrew Deutschmann talks about the never-ending saga of Khalif Mitchell, a thankfully former BC Lion. His talent and tenacity are just about unmatched throughout the CFL and when he’s on, he is the best defensive player in the league, in my mind. He didn’t always have huge numbers, but he always attracts attention from the other team and opens up opportunities for his teammates to make plays.

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em style

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 17 Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions match up. Chalk up a win for the men in Orange. Phil says It still appears that Safety Cauchy Muamba, although he is getting better, breaks too late to provide additional coverage on deep routes. Defensive Tackle, Brandon Jordan, is quickly becoming the epicenter of destruction.

Esks vs. Lions Week 17 offensive and defensive game balls

Mike Reilly

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane after each week of the regular season and possibly during the CFL playoffs should the Leo’s be so lucky will stop by and bring you his B.C. Lions game balls. Balls are awarded to the Leo’s offensive MVP Mike Reilly who saw his first big game action of 2012. On D Adam Bighill continued his stellar play. Rounding out the great defensive play Friday night was another sack for league-leader Keron Williams.

Under the dome – BC Lions QB Mike Reilly in the spotlight

The student Mike Reilly helped the Lions clinch a playoff berth for the Grey Cup Playoffs

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Mike Reilly today. As a lifelong professional backup QB, it’s never easy coming in for a starter that has your team on the verge of a playoff bert, but Mike Reilly did just that for the Lions against Edmonton. He may start next game against Calgary as well. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.