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.

Durant puts the nail in 2013 B.C. Lions coffin

BC vs. Sask

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. To recap. The Roughriders ran roughshod over the Lions D for the entire second half and the Lions made Darian Durant look like Mike Vick circa 2004. For as good a game as the Lions Andrew Harris and Stefan Logan had on the ground – Durant was better. It’s back to the drawing board for the Lions after a peculiar and ultimately disappointing season.

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

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions: Week 17 game balls

Buck Pierce, Rennie Curran

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Edmonton Eskimos . Giving game balls to Buck Pierce, JR Larose and Stefan Logan. Lypka goes on to say not only did Logan have a good game on offense, he also was a beast on the return game. He averaged over 20 yards on kick returns and close to 10 yards on punt returns and those yards were sorely needed by the Lions – especially in the first half.

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.

Simon back under the Dome as Saskatchewan invades BC Place

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his weekly Lions matchup preview. This week BC takes on the RoughRiders in Van City. Welcome back Geroy Simon. The long-time Leo, BC community activist, and the greatest receiver in the history of the CFL returns to Vancouver tonight. When Geroy Simon was dealt in the off-season, BC Lions fans and players alike circled the calendar when Saskatchewan would return to BC 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.

Buono blasts coaches and players in a week of player transactions

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a piece on Wally Buono’s rant to the media about the state of the Lions. And he very well should be upset says Phil. This team is rolling in mediocre, not a substance they are used to be playing in. Will the roster moves help? Will the call to the masses help? Only time will tell, but the good thing is the Buck Pierce move at least lights a fire under Travis Lulay’s lagging behind.

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