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.

Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions: Week 18 game balls

The defense, as usual, was strong

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Calgary Stampeders. Giving game balls to Paul McCallum, Adam Bighill, and Andrew Harris. It’s only fitting that the Lions best defensive player all year was a force again in the final game of the season. Bighill had three tackles and a sack

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 vs. Calgary Stampeders: Week 15 game balls

Nick Moore

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Calgary Stampeders. Giving game balls to Nick Moore, Cord Parks and Tim Brown. Honourable mentions to Adam Bighill, Dante Marsh and Korey Banks on defense. Next up for the Lions is another trip to Regina, but this time it could be with Travis Lulay at the helm.

BC stakes its claim to a playoff spot

Adam Bighill

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 12 CFL review for the BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue-Bombers in Winterpeg. Phil says the Lions did what they had to do, go into enemy territory and lay a beat down on a weaker opponent. With the “W” BC secured a spot in the post season party standing all alone in second place.

BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Week 14 game balls

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

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Giving game balls to Andrew Haris, Adam Bighill and Paul McCallum. Honourable mentions to Nick Moore and Courtney Taylor on offense, while Cody Parks and Solomon Elimimian made plays on defense. Bottom line, this was the most impressive defensive showing of the year from the Lions.

BC descends on Winnipeg, looking to win back to back road games

Dante Marsh

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his weekly Lions matchup preview. This week BC takes on Winnipeg on the road YET again. Phil points out the BC secondary, led by Dante Marsh should just be poised and keep everything in front of them. Which is how they succeeded against the Riders. Last week Winnipeg gave up over 20 consecutive points before falling to Edmonton in overtime. No doubt they’ll be licking their wounds.

B.C. Lions vs: Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 13 game balls

DeMarco was fine. Travis Lulay should sit back and take as long as he needs

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Roughriders. Giving game balls to Dante Marsh, Paul McCallum, and Thomas Demarco. Ben loved the Lions’ latest victory. Other noteables on D. Adam Bighill was a presence as usual and Cord Parks was solid in the secondary. And on ST’s. Tim Brown was also strong for the entire game, averaging 20 yards per kickoff return and almost 10 yards per punt.

Losing Travis Lulay could be a good thing

Travis Lulay, BC Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down why sitting Travis Lulay could be a good thing for the team. Lulay is in the midst of a slump, and allowing him to pick the brain of Buck Pierce could do him some good. In limited action against Montreal, Thomas DeMarco played well, and getting him more reps could do him good before the playoffs.

Buck Pierce – Second chance to make a first impression

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Steve Lee recaps the trade that has brought Buck Pierce back to BC. For 31-year-old, nine-year CFL vet Buck Pierce, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers / BC Lions trade that took place on Monday afternoon has brought the pivot back to where it all started.

Lions re-acquire Buck Pierce from the Blue Bombers

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Andrew Deutschmann breaks down the team’s recent trade to bring back Buck Pierce. The hope here is that Pierce won’t have to play much, as Travis Lulay is the consensus starting quarterback. However, having someone who is familiar with the offence is crucial in case adversity strikes. The Lions acquired Pierce from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for wide receiver Akeem Foster

Five positions to watch at BC Lions 2013 training camp

Solomon Elimimian

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the 2013 Leo’s Training camp battles to watch for. He said to watch for Strong Side Corner, Safety, Receiver, Back Up/Third String Quarterback, and Kicker as the best battles to view. 23 year old Hugh O’Neill will look to unseat Paul McCallum. Yes he`s talking kicker. Travis Lulay`s backup isn`t clear. Thomas DeMarco and Jarrett Brown and now Joey Elliot will duke it out.

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