I love the poll today on the Lions victory over the Esks.
"Which moment was most critical in the Lions win over Edmonton?"
The options are...
- Andrew Harris' touchdown
- Shawn Gore's 2-point conversion
- Ronnie Yell's Interception
Well I selected "Other" (the other options are silly), and since it really should be named the "Matt Nichols factor". The only quarterback in this league that would squander a 13 point lead all while having the best defense in the league. It's not even so much the loss that I'm pissed about. If the Lions beat us, i'd be fine with it, but no, Matt Nichols beat the Eskimos. Constant misses on the check downs, AWFUL PRE MEDITATED PASSES ( I REALLY STRESS THAT POINT), Who in all of their glory can seriously be playing in the CFL or NFL and NOT LOOK OFF DEFENDERS!?!?!? One name. Matt Nichols. (And about half of the NFL QB's, so clearly its a hard feat to accomplish).
Here's the difference, if the Lions came out roaring and tore our defense apart, that's another story, they kicked our butts, FINE so be it! But they didnt. They struggled mightily against a defense that was on the field after constant 2 and outs or short drives from Matt Nichols. This is the sole reason for my very rare anger for a loss. I know I know, you're probably thinking, "well hey there, the coaching decisions were off at some points" and I agree, but not to the point where I think they cost us the game. That hefty accusation can lay with Nichols and his constant ineptitude to shake his stupid ghosts from his head and actually play lights out football.
Oh Reilly, when will you be back...