NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out it has been nearly a week since the B.C. Lions were knocked out of contention for the 100th Grey Cup. Enough time has passed in order to fairly grade the effort of the Lions and their first year coach Mike Benevides. After four years as an assistant coach, he had to learn what it was like to take on 100% of the responsibility. Now he knows. Now he can plan better. Still, tough loss.
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 weighs in with his Week 9 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders from Winnipeg Manitoba. In week One of the CFL the Lions Defence feasted on two Bluebomber quarterbacks, Buck Pierce and Alex Brink. This time around all eyes will be on Winnipeg’s third QB, Joey Elliott. Andrew Harris will be busy Friday at the ‘Peg. Dante Marsh and Cauchy Muamba will be ready.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Edmonton Eskimos. Read on to hear what Phil says about Khalif Mitchell. A nasty player, playing a nasty position where extreme attitude and aggression is often rewarded. He suspects he will get a call from Commissioner Marc Cohon. The Lions found a way to lose this game.
BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Kierrie Johnson today. Heck of a start to a career for Johnson. He used the biggest game of the season, the 2011 Grey Cup to help showcase his future with the club, completing two receptions for 81 yards, including a 66 yard scamper for the end zone. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Read on to hear what Phil says is some negativity on Coach Mike Benevides. This situation starts with Tim Brown and ends with Paul McCallum. The Lions will hope to amend the errors, and seek revenge on Edmonton as the Eskimos pay a Friday night visit to BC Place.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Reggie Gill 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 Kierre Johnson, and on defense this week Adam Bighill. ON special teams nobody significant stood out except the hellacious coverage units of the Leo’s.
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.