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 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 Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 7 CFL preview for the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions from Vancouver’s BC Place. Maybe the change of venue is all that needed for a changed result. After a week three loss to Saskatchewan, BC has shown signs of dominance especially on the defensive side. A two game winning streak can be attributed to the more consistent play of Travis Lulay.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Monday afternoon’s match up with the Toronto Argonauts. Read on to hear what Phil says about Adam Bighill who was supposed to be an afterthought. A depth player last year behind Solomon Elimimian and James Yurichuck. Not any more folks. The Lions offense struck when called upon too.
BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Andrew Harris today. Starting the 2012 season fully embedded in the starting lineup, Harris has not disappointed. With the Lions currently in a three way battle for first place in the West, the Winnipeg native sits just 25 yards being the rushing/receiving leader Brandon Whitaker. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 6 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts from Toronto. Tim Brown ranks 4th in return yards but that’s in large part to a defence that forces punts. QB Travis Lulay had a tremendous game in Calgary finding his big name targets with relative ease.
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 Andrew Harris, and on defense this week Adam Bighill yet again. We’re renaming this award. Haha. Paul McCallum was the special teams winner this week.
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 Calgary Stampeders. Read on to hear what Phil says about Paul McCallum. He was as close to perfect as you could hope for. Apparently Calgary has a very thin playbook. Basically it’s 5 run plays and everything else goes to Nik Lewis.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 5 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders from Calgary. After the lull in the loss to Saskatchewan, Andrew Harris had a magnificent bounce back game against Edmonton. The Leo’s will need more of this and an upgrade by Travis Lulay and Geroy Simon to get a win in Calgary on Saturday.
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.