The Lions face a huge test facing Calgary in Calgary. Calgary has had our number for the past few seasons. Huffnagel owns Wally Buono but that was largely due to the fact we had no pass rush to speak of and also we were breaking in LULAY as a starting QB--
Bc is starting to come around now and the roster is starting to gel.
The key to winning this game will be on defense--- Every team that has beaten CALGARY has essentially beaten them the exact same way. You have to study CALGARY well and take the QB's initial looks away and force BURRIS into a thinking QB.
I have studied quarterbacks for years in CFL, College, NFl and can tell you that there is no worse THINKING QB in professional football than Henry Burris. This man just cannot read a ZONE DEFENSE-- Burris owns the single worst QB rating in NFL history after starting for the Chicago Bears vs the Tampa Bay Bucs.
In all 3 losses Toronto and Edmonton twice took away the quick passes and looks and had a good pass rush and FORCED BURRIS to stand in the pocket and be a drop back passer and READ the defense..
Henry Burris even after playing many years of PRO FOOTBALL still has no clue how to read coverages and cannot anticipate routes and is definitely one of the most inaccurate QB's playing football today. Burris stares right where he is throwing the ball, he does not know how to look off, does not know how to go through progressions .. Burris is lucky that former NEW YORK GIANTS offensive coordinator John Huffnagel is his head coach-- Huffnagel makes the offense DUMBY proof, even with the great HUFFNAGEL calling the plays Burris still has not improved at all and still cannot read a defense---
I feel that this BC defense can shut down BURRIS. This is simply not a THINKING QB- This is an athlete playing QB, you give him lots of ZONE LOOKS with a pass rush he CANNOT DO IT. He simply is not capable of doing it.
I believe if we take the little dump off passes to CORNISH who is explosive and possibly one of the most underrated canadians playing. The former Kansas Jayhawk is really fast, he has NFL speed, he played in the BIG 12 vs competions like TEXAS and TEXAS A and M and NEBRASKA.
Offensively after i visited the Lions practice before the game in Edmonton and spoke with LULAY and offered him some words of encouragement, the man has played sensational. I have seen the type of things that i rate highly in ELITE quaterbacks-
-Stepping into the Throws- Excellent mechanics exhibited lately- It wasnt just 3 games ago where LULAY's arm strength was being questioned. Those concerns have been mitigated by the recent solid fundamentals exhibited by Lulay.
-Making faster decisions- Lulay's decision making has been both faster and better. He has successfully identified the MAN TO MAN matchups and went to them at the right times. Lulay is even throwing the deep balls with much better footwork and arm follow through. If you notice carefully when Travis is off target his arm movement is not smooth and it is more of a JERKY movement. Lulay on his deep balls has stepped back and arched his shoulder and let a long arm motion and the balls are finally on target.
-Confidence in the huddle- He is becoming a legitimiate FIELD General. Respect comes with progession.
-Throwing on the RUN- Lulay is accurate on the run, which he was not in the past 1.5 seasons here. Travis is very quick as a QB< you would actually be surprised to know that Travis would likely be clearly faster than any fast local fast athletes.
Travis can be lethal on the run--
I am excited with this group of receivers, this group is extremely talented and can legitimately so it has all 4 starters that could be or have had NFL possibilities. Arland Bruce was a late cut of the 49'ers. Geroy Simon was a training camp cut of Tampa Bay Bucanners. Sean Gore was a cut of the Greey Bay Packers. Akeem Foster has the size to play in the NFL, he might not be quick enough to excel in the NFL, but does anyone think that AKeem FOSTER is essentially PLEXICO BURRESS? They are the same height, same weight, Foster is actually quicker, same bodies, same type of hands on the deep balls?
From the moment I laid eyes on FOSTER at training camp I was thinking this guy has a NFL BODY, and should be playing in the NFL-- Akeem Foster is what the NFL SCOUTS wanted in ANDY FANTUZ who was coveted by NFL SCOUTS. Foster is what they wanted, a FANTUZ body with SPEED and more athleticism. Expect Foster to get some NFL attention as he has the body to play in the NFl with the rules limiting contact and his hands and HEIGHT--