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.

The Buck stops here – Pierce returns to the Lions den

But most importantly, it gives Travis Lulay a little more time to recover.

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher brings us a piece today about the re-emergence of Buck Pierce in Vancouver. The old reliable QB is back. And yes, the reliable points to his injuries. Travis points out all of Pierce’s past injuries, and notes not all of the head injuries were listed as concussions. Good, that’s a relief for Leo’s fans everywhere.

BC Lions 2013 defensive mid-season grades

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ defence. While the team leads the league in interceptions, Ben would still like to see more output in this category from a certain few players. The defence has been good, but this team is still struggling in the aspects of what our fans expectations are.

Arland Bruce making much ado about nothing

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Ben Lypka recaps the drama between the team, Arland Bruce and Wally Buono. Bruce is upset that he didn’t get a call from Buono, Mike Benevides or anyone involved with the BC Lions. But that’s the nature of the CFL. The Lions face Bruce and the Montreal Alouettes tonight. And, of course, everyone loves balloons.

Won’t back down – Failure and success under Mike Benevides

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NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about the resiliency of the Lions head coach Mike Benevides. Travis touts the coach for his ability to bounce back after a tough defeat and lead his boys to victory. All Benevides needs now is a couple Grey Cup championships under his belt to silence the CFL critics around the country.

Damon Allen gets the call for the BC Lions wall of fame

Damon Allen will be inducted into the Wall of Fame for the Lions. But does he deserve it more than Casey Printers?

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Ben Lypka recaps Damon Allen’s (Yes Marcus Allen’s brother for our American friends reading this today) honour onto the Wall of Fame, but questions whether or not he deserves it more than another polarizing presence, Casey Printers. Allen only produced one Grey Cup in the seven years he was with the Lions. Printers put together one of the best single seasons by a Lions quarterback in club history in 2004.

The 2013 BC Lions: Back To Prominence

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater gives us a look at how Travis Lulay and the team can return to prominence. Slater names a couple of goals the QB must aim for, including 5,000 yards, finding multiple targets (while establishing a No. 1 option), and simply put, scoring more touchdowns. This season, much like the previous two, hinges on the dominant right arm of Lulay.

BC Lions weigh pros and cons of signing Emmanuel Arcenaux

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the reported possible signing by the Leo’s of former Vikings WR Emmanuel Arcenaux. The chase to land the former Lions wideout began at the start of the week when Arceneaux told CKWX he has seen the light and will put his NFL pursuits on hold. Andrew says personally he’d go for it. The opportunity to get a young, bonafide CFL receiver of Arcenaux’s calibre doesn’t come around often.

Revisiting the BC Lions 2013 draft

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a recap from the BC Lions 2013 CFL Draft. A few of these players are expected to stay on at their perspective universities for this season, but the Lions hope to see them in uniform in the future. One of those players, LB Bo Lokombo, will stay at Oregon in hopes of upping his NFL draft stock this next season.

Welcome to BC Hunter Steward….Offensive line Liberty

Hunter Steward was BC's first round pick. (Liberty.edu)

BC Lions Selections Heading into Monday’s draft, the BC Lions were looking to fill some large voids on their roster, most notably along the offensive line. And if filling large gaps was the plan, Mission Accomplished. Hunter Steward is a big individual, standing 6’7” and over 290lbs, with room to grow.  Gauged as one of the […]

What should the Lions do on Draft day?

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Phil Slater speaks his mind on what he believes the Lions will do in the upcoming CFL Draft. Travis Lulay, Andrew Harris and Adam Bighill are players that will be operating under new deals. Buono has also brought in some little known talent to fill out the depth at quarterback and O-Line, but he is still a few players removed from bringing in a full squad to the upcoming training camp in Kamloops.

Who’s In? Who’s Out? The B.C. Lions have reloaded!

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us that the Leo’s have reloaded their roster in advance of trying to win the 2013 Grey Cup. Anthony Reddick, the veteran outside linebacker was released, most likely to give Lin-J Shell or Solomon Elimimian additional playing time. Khalif Mitchell & Geroy Simon are also gone. In are Justin Harper, Elvis Akpla, Adrian Awasom, Adrian Awasom and DJ Woods. Lets go!

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