3rd and long….BCLions 2013 recap

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

NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Steve Lee gives us three major points to consider while recapping the 2013 CFL season. The emergence of Andrew Harris launched him into “superstar” status. Solomon Elimimian, Adam Bighill, Keron Williams and Anton McKenzie provided leadership for Rich Stubler’s defensive strategies. But among the good come the questions that must be answered this offseason.

BC Lions 2013 defensive 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’ defence. While the team leads the league in interceptions, Ben would still like to see more output in this category from a certain few players. The defence has been good, but this team is still struggling in the aspects of what our fans expectations are.

Lions, bulls, and bears: the Leos’ roster at the halfway point

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher gives you his midseason analysis as well as Bulls and Bears on the Lions’ 2013 squad so far. Citing that they haven’t had the best of seasons and haven’t really lived up to expectation, Travis has quite a few players on both the Bulls (good) and Bears (bad) lists.

What I’m watching vs Hamilton today

Emmanuel Arcenaux, should be a virtual lock to be on the roster

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about what he’s watching on the field tonight in the BC vs. Hamilton matchup. If both offences come out to play, we could be in for a real shootout at BC Place tonight. There should be lots of scoring, lots of great plays and plenty of fireworks. Despite his inefficiency over the last few games, Travis Lulay should be licking his chops to face these guys. Nice to see Tim Brown back too.

What I’m watching vs Hamilton tonight

Tim Brown

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about what he’s watching on the field tonight in the Hamilton vs. BC matchup. If both offences come out to play, we could be in for a real shootout at BC Place tonight. There should be lots of scoring, lots of great plays and plenty of fireworks. Despite his inefficiency over the last few games, Travis Lulay should be licking his chops to face these guys. Nice to see Tim Brown back too.

What I’m watching vs Calgary tonight

BC vs. Winnipeg Love em & Hate em

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about what he’s watching on the field tonight in the BC vs. Calgary matchup. Going into this season, if you told him the Lions would be last in the league in sacks in Week 8, Andrew would have said you were crazy. Sadly, you’re not crazy. The biggest reason for this seems to be moving Keron Williams. Special Teams. Whether it’s blocking or poor decision-making by Tim Brown, something needs to change soon.

Pleased to welcome the BC Lions next generation

Emmanuel Arcenaux

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.

CFL: Report card time: BC Lions defence

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil Slater is here to give us his rendition of the BC Lions deffensive unit report cards. The bartender always knows best right? Phil says that the linebackers were the jewels of the Lions D this past year. The D line could have had an A grade as well if not for a certain someone going off at the mouth on his Twitter account.

CFL: BC Lions 2012 Wrap-up

Coach Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil Slater is here to give us his rendition of the BC Lions coaching staff report cards. Phil was quite generous actually, giving out a few A’s to the Leo’s coach’s. The biggest and brightest A of them all though goes to head coach Mike Benevides for the job he did with the Lions all season long. If not for two games against Calgary, the Lions could’ve been the team hoisting the Cup in 2012.

2012 Western Conference Final / CFL Keys: Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions Preview

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Western Conference Final preview for the Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions from BC Place in Vancouver. The BC Offense had some scoring struggles coming down the home-stretch but with a week off and wounds healed, Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce III, and Marco Iannuzzi will all dress for this weekend’s tilt. Andrew Harris and Travis Lulay will pace the team.

Eskimo Pies: Week 13 / CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos Preview

Kierrie Johnson

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 13 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos from Edmonton AB. Nice week for BC. A win over Toronto and Lions teammates Shawn Gore and Tim Brown also earned weekly honours. Gore was named Top Canadian and Brown was selected as Special Teams player of the week. The Lions sit relatively comfortably atop the West division standings.

Week 12 / CFL Keys: Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions Preview

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 12 CFL preview for the Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions from Vancouver, BC. Once again the Lions will have to face off against a formidable opponent from the Eastern Time Zone, but the Double Blue show up a little black and blue after a hard fought war with Hamilton, and will be without their best Running Back. Both Geroy Simon and Kierrie Johnson are set to return.

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