Edmonton’s loss was very convenient for the Lions and Casey Printer’s thumb injury a miracle recovery. Some say the thumb injury was a fake.
Reasons for a East crossover for the B.C. Lions
- B.C. loss their 4 games against Calgary.
- Aldo they won two games, it's never easy to play in Regina.
- Hamilton is not as strong as Calgary and Regina
- B.C. always had good games against Montreal
- In the Olympic stadium, the East final will be played in neutral territory said Wally Buono.
Look back at the B.C’s defeat to the Eskimos 45 -13 that made the East crossover possible.
Watching the replay, many wonder how Casey Printers hurt his thumb. And then, knowing that Printers was «injured» and Pierce has a fragile shoulder - why Wally Buono sent Buck instead of Zac Champion on a third down and one situation? Buck was injured and Zac Champion the 5th QB of the team finished the game. Remember this - Wally Buono is the most experienced head coach and maybe the cleverest of the CFL.
Before the Hamilton game notice Aaron Hunt declaration « the Alouettes are afraid of us». Some may think that Casey’s Printers thumb ligaments healed very fast. This type of injury often takes more then a month to recovery. Casey didn’t loose a day of training. He threw the ball against Hamilton for 360 yards. Not the slightest sign of weakness from his thumb. The B.C’s defence give the week before to the Eskimos offense 260 yards rushes. But only 36 yards rushes to the Tiger Cats. The lost to Edmonton was very convenient and not much effort was made to win the game. By choosing to go the East division, Wally Buono won his gambling! It is easy to circumvent the playoff rules. This will not happen if it was a true East against West Grey Cup.