Permit me a few unrelated thoughts, after the Lions' underwater win against Edmonton.
How unlucky are the Eskimos, to play in this kind of conditions two weeks in a row? That team takes too many penalties and doesn't make enough plays on either side of the ball to win consistently. While they still have time to turn it around, going to 1-3 after this week's tilt against BC would be a big hole to have to fight themselves out of. This could be another long season for Edmonton fans and that could cost Kavis Reed his job..
Our new kick returner, Korey Williams, really got chewed out by Coach Bene after one botched punt return. Given how poorly Williams has looked for the second week in a row, will Tim Brown be back next week? Or will Isi Sofele — currently parked and making a lousy $400 per week on the practice roster — get a chance against Edmonton this Saturday under the dome? We're still seeing special team problems in week three of the regular season. Two O'Neill punts blocked, two weeks in a row, due to poor blocking by the blocking backs, inconsistent long snaps and less than ideal holds on place kick attempts. Clearly special teams coordinator Chuck McMann has extra heat under his collar this week.
Can't say enough good things about the Lions D, who absolutely dominated Reilly, hurrying, chasing and forcing the Edmonton QB to try to make plays with his feet.
What a game by Travis Lulay,! He made enough plays through the air and with his feet to win the ballgame in the second half. That despite being forced to look for third and fourth reads for virtually the whole night. How much better can this guy get? The block he threw on a Harris running play made the whole BC sideline jump for joy.
This week's return match against Edmonton will be a lot more of a track meet, compared to the sliding and rooster-tailing that went on all game in Edmonton. You wonder how much, if anything, BC's coaches will change in the offensive and defensive game plans. Pretty sure Edmonton will have a few new wrinkles.
Not sure how much I like these back-to-back series. While it probably makes preparation during the week a bit easier for coaches and players, you wonder whether it has a negative affect on attendance at the second game.
Other than football fans who live in the Nation's capitol, does anybody even remotely think the name RedBlacks is any good? What's wrong with going back to being the Renegades, a name I think a lot of fans in Ottawa really liked? Their jerseys will still be coloured the traditional Ottawa red and black; isn't that enough.
Maybe Braley should change BC's name to the OrangeWhites.
-Dooger in Surrey :lol: