NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ offense. While their records stands at a respectable 6-3 on the year, the Lions have been fairly mediocre and really haven’t looked like a Grey Cup contender. Andrew Harris has been one of the most consistent players on offense but Lulay and the rest of the squad have been rather unimpressive.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with a post about the fortunate news for Isi Sofele, he is wanted after all. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats put in a waiver claim for Sofele, but according to the rules of the CFL, the team who owns the contract has a chance to keep a practice squad player claimed by another team by instantly putting him on the active roster. So after all was said and done, Sofele ended up on the 46 man roster.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Toronto Argonauts. Andrew Harris took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance after a rough previous week, while Solomon Elimimian showed he still can play on defense and Hugh O’Neill continued to fill-in at kicker, earning the special teams recognition.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Andrew Deutschmann talks about the never-ending saga of Khalif Mitchell, a thankfully former BC Lion. His talent and tenacity are just about unmatched throughout the CFL and when he’s on, he is the best defensive player in the league, in my mind. He didn’t always have huge numbers, but he always attracts attention from the other team and opens up opportunities for his teammates to make plays.
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 Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 12 Toronto Argonauts vs BC Lions match up. Chalk up a win for the Leo’s. With all the recent talk of how to re-insert re-signed Linebacker Solomon Elimimian into the line-up Adam Bighill stepped up and proved that he isn’t about to simply step aside and relinquish his spot. The Lions continue to roll and are putting the pieces together.
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.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater tells us this week that former Leo’s MLB and NFL cast-off and 2010 CFL Rookie of the Year, Solomon Elimimian is coming back to BC this week. Elimimian will now complete the option year of his CFL contract with B.C., which has until early next week to decide on Elimimian’s playing status.
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.
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 Ernest Jackson, and on defense this week Adam Bighill. The only reason Bighill won’t get the D game ball next week is because of the bye.
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 Phil The Bartender Slater has his game by game 2012 BC Lions CFL predictions for you for each game the Leo’s will play this year. Looking to lay some $ down on the Lions this year? Follow Phil’s advice. All the pieces are in place for a fantastic season. Maybe not 18-0 like Arland Bruce preditics, but close…