This was a good WIN for the Lions beating SASKATCHEWAN. The Lions are clearly a better team than Sask who is clearly the worst team in the CFL-
What was impressive with the Lions is the EMOTION they displayed particulary with the PASS RUSH- Lions won 1 on 1 battles on defense and on offense with Simon, Gore, Robertson, all winning their battles routinely.
It was a good win for the team and there were some positives with the offense.
-Lulay actually was more decisive and throwing short passes faster and thus got easy completions all game for 8 yards.
-Receivers caught most of the balls thrown to them- Nick Moore looked smooth catching a nice short post route--
-Running Sean Gore in motion is a good play to run as Lulay has option to hand it off or keep the ball and throw or hand it to Robertson-
-Short yardage was effective-
-Macalum LEG is as accurate as any in the World these days-
I think the Lions can improve though in a few areas-
-Akeem Foster- This guy is absoutely ridiculously TALL- He looks about 6'5 and HUGE- I can't believe we are not getting the ball to this guy on quick screens or intermediate routes or deeper balls- This guy looks like he would be scary in the NFL with his size-
-O line did not play as well in the 2nd half and collapsed, the INTERIOR of the Line does not provide LULAY with a clean pocket to throw- Lulay rarely has time to set his feet and not look at the PASS RUSH- When the O line interior gets pushed back LULAY stops looking downfield and gets sacked and is staring at the RUSH which means no chance of a good play-
-Closing halves and starting halves have always been a problem with Benevides defense- SASK was shut down all game long but then SOMEHOW before the 1st half they allow SASK to drive down the field and get a TD- You need to close the half at 20-3 and cannot let them score a MAJOR-
-Lulay has to be more accurate on the deep ball- Teams are going to start adjusting now to the Lions shorter pass routes and if they run into a team LIKE winnipeg who will get into PRESS MAN COVERAGE Lulay has to make deeper accurate throws-
Ritchie Halls defense in SASK is all ZONE defense which is making every QB look amazing- Calvillo and RAY completely ripped apart SASK defense as did GLENN and Burris last week- So in reality this is the worst defense that BC will see this season-
The Defense is showing better pass RUSHING with Williams and Taylor playing better- Secondary is looking better now probably due to a better pass rush also-
Offensively I would like to see more pick plays being attempted and more intermediate throws, with our receivers and BRUCE in town, we can work the 15 yard area like we did last night with tremendous success- We must use Foster, Moore on the deep dig routes--
One last thing anyone see when SASK safety JAMES PATRICK blitzed early in the game on the 1st drive and LULAY outran him to the sidelines- That means LULAY is running in the 4.6 range in the 40 yard dash perhaps even faster--
ROLLOUTS? Why are we not rolling the SPEEDY LULAY OUT? Give him a rollout package to either THROW or run, I think Lulay might be the fastest QB in the CFL, even faster than Buck, he runs like a HORSE, super POWERFULL stride. Evidence is when he caught the Edmonton Db from behind after throwing an INT--
We must use LULAL on rollouts, it will make him more relaxed and easier for a young QB to rollout and throw passes--
Anyone notice since DURANT stopped rolling out this season he has been very average in the POCKET? Vince Young Mike VICK all use rollouts early in their careers so its EASIER to read the DEFENSE and gives you an OPTION to tuck the ball and RUN-
Lulay is improving in the pocket, but he could be absolutely LETHAL on the ROLLOUTS, because he has shown he can OUTRUN Db's and safeties which means no D lineman or linebackers will be able to tackle him when he is ROLLING OUT as he is way too quick for them--