The Bartender continues to pump you up for the upcoming season in which the BC Lions will defend the Grey Cup title. This time, it’s all about the newest and largest signing of the off-season, Patrick Kabongo. How will he help the O-Line this season as Dean Valli and Jesse Newman remain out with injuries?
It’s not everyday the Bartender Phil Slater is upset with something but on this day, he’s a little peeved at a couple people. Find out who they are by reading the article but you can rest assured they all have had some connection to outstanding offensive lineman Kirby Fabien in the last 60 days. Will he ever play in the CFL?
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL training camp news this week. Thanks to Wally Buono’s player acquisitions, Coach Mike Benevides will have his cupboards full of talent when camp opens on June 3rd in Kamloops, Travis Lulay, and Andrew Harris are locks to start but there will be plenty of camp battles to keep an eye on in 2012.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL free agency news this week focusing on the three players the Lions picked up. Beau Bell, Rodney Paulk and Glenn Love. All three will likely report to Leo’s Rookie Camp on May 30th before reporting to main camp on June 3rd.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions writer Dave B weighs in with his 5 expectations for the 2012 Leo’s new head coach Mike Benevides. Wally Buono made his long-awaited move away from the sidelines and Benevides finally took over a job that was rumoured to be his since 2008 when he turned down the Toronto Argonauts head coaching job in favor of the potential of one day becoming the Lions top dog!
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Steve Lee sums up the contract extension given to Grey Cup MVP Travis Lulay and explains what he means to the team going forward. Could Travis had made it in the NFL? Well, Casey Printers sure didn’t. Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce and Korey Banks will all catch balls from Lulay in 2012. Should be fun.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions have a new head coach, but last years man Wally Buono was awarded the 2011/12 CFL Coach of the Year this week. Bringing his team back from a 0-5 start to ultimately beat the Bombers 34-23 on home turf couldn’t have been a better way to end a fulfilling coaching career.
Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.
Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee reports that on this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion wide receiver Paris Jackson. While figures of the extension have yet to be released, odds were high that he could have received a better offer and more prominent role with another club. A familiar face within the ranks goes a long way.
Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports that on Friday the BC Lions will announce they have locked up their Grey cup champion kicker and oldest player in the CFL Paul McCallum. McCallum is not anticipating any dropoff in performance after setting a league record for field goal percentage. Wally Buono expects the 42 year old to help the Lions stay on top next season.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us an update on your favorite CFL team out of Vancouver. The BC Lions have been busy in the offseason, re-signing Angus Reid, Khalif Mitchell, Arland Bruce, and Anton McKenzie while Solomon Elimimiam departed for Miami.
Riley Trottier one of our BC Lions bloggers reports on the Andrew Harris contract signing. Harris agreed to a contract extension with the Grey Cup-champion B.C. Lions on Thursday. The Winnipeg native became B.C.’s starting running back midway through this season and finished with 458 yards rushing on 96 carries with a TD. Harris added 30 catches for 395 yards and seven touchdowns.