Last night the BC Lions showed the rest of the league and Ottawa Something-or-others GM Rick Warrman a pretty good idea of where he can find a starting QB for the 2014 season. Mike Reilly had some early nerves, evidenced by his interception on his second play from scrimmage by J.C, Sherritt, but quickly regained composure to lead the BC Lions to their 12th win under the dome in BC Place.
The surging Leos locked up the home date for the western final next month, despite the absence of seven starters. It is a testament to the depth of this years' Lions squad that they could win convincingly without their number 1 QB, their two most experienced recievers and a good up-and comer (Ianuzzi), their two best defensive tackles, one guard (Hameister Ries). If I were opposition defensive coordinators around the loague I'd be stocking up on advil and pepto bismol, because whoever plays this team is going to get a headache and an ulcer.
The Lions D showed they were ready to play with a run stuff and a Kerry Joseph sack on their first two defensive snaps. By the time it was over the Luions' front seven had recorded eight sacks on Joseph an his backup, their most dominating effort of this season to date. MacCallum was 6 for six and the cover teams contained the returners, only givbing up one long return. That ladies and gentlemen is defeating your opponent in all three phases. Tim Brown ran well from scrimmage and again showee some solid kick returns. And th4e 13th man, all 30,000 or so, made it as tough on kerry Joseph as hamanly possible.
I guess the biggest question on most Lions fans today is whether Lulay will be good to go next week in Calgary, or will coach Bene sit him out another week and give him the Saskatchewan game in BC Place to keep him sharp. It'sd a month 'til the western final, so hopefully most of the Lions injured players will be good to go by then.
I could go on and on, but I've decided to shorten my posts to give more room for othe regular visitors to this forum.
Dooger in Surrey