NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us that the Leo’s preseason is in full effect. Coach Benevides has the offense working extra hard this spring, with Travis Lulay and the WR corps getting extra reps with the new offense. Gone is Geroy Simon, but who needs him anyways (trader). But the Bartender wants to know who will step up? Who will be the next go to guy for the Lions?
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us with all the off season activity in the CFL the most impactful transaction probably happened right here in BC with trade with Edmonton, where the BC Lions lost their valuable backup QB Mike Reilly. Buono and Coach Mike Benevides have been left searching for a high-quality number two option behind CFL All Star Travis Lulay.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us not only the must see games on the docket for the Lions in the 2013 football season, but also the most notable dates that any fan won’t want to miss. Besides the normal big dates like opening day, playoffs, and the 101st Grey Cup, Phil points out what might be the most watched game of the year for fans when the Riders come to town bringing Leo’s legend Geroy Simon.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater updates us today on the Leo’s roster after the Mike Reilly trade today made by Wally Buono. The mastermind GM behind the Lions franchise. Phil says the Leo’s must lock up Shawn Gore. He is the next real deal. A Mr. Everything for the Lions Offense as he is the possession receiver, a threat at every range and can be lined up inside or flexed out wide.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger points out the Leo’s had a tremendously successful regular season and points out most would think they don’t need to re-tool or re-load. Now that Arland Bruce is gone, and GeRoy Simon has some questions to answer we know Nick Moore, Courtenay Taylor and Ernest Jackson will be the future. Also Angus Reid will eventually retire. Maybe not in 2013 but sometime soon, and the Lions have failed to address his replacement…
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out it that it may not have been the best of years for Lions WR Geroy Simon, but would letting the veteran go be the right choice at this moment in time? Simon still has a lot to offer in the mentoring department, and could show a lot to the young receiving corps that will be the future of the Lions.
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.
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 points out what happened last Sunday in the Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions Western Final. He says the Stamps played arguably their finest 60 minutes of defensive football this year in 34-29 win Sunday at BC Place Stadium to earn a trip to Toronto for Sunday’s Grey Cup.
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.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 19 CFL recap for the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions from BC Place in Vancouver. Phil says the one element lacking with the Lions all season has been the killer instinct required by the offense to score touchdowns. It was still a good game. We saw the reigning MOP, QB Travis Lulay return to the field, and Adam Bighill was great…again.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Five reasons to get to the Riders vs. Leo’s game Saturday. He isn’t the biggest O-Lineman in the league but local hero and fan favourite Center Angus Reid just may be the best, and Saturday night will mark his 200th career game. The stadium will resemble an animated pumpkin patch, what more do you need Vancouver? Be there!