Personally the number one thing I think the Lions need to accomplich is opening up or better yet rewrite the offensive playbook!!!
I say this for a number of reasons:
It's old! We have been using the same little 3 to 7 yard throwing plays since the first time Champlaine was here with Burrato. It really drives me wild when we need 8 or 10 yards and we throw the ball short of the first down marker! It is three down football if your going to throw the ball at least throw to the first down marker. (Thats the 2nd marker by the way, not the line of scrimmage marker)
Too many players were traded to other teams on the off season all of those players know our play book! Approx. half the team is new so it stands to reason some new plays are in order. New plays do not have to mean trick plays, lets get back to fundamental Canadian football. (plays that achieve 1st down)
This play book did not work when Champlaine was here with Burrato but also Champlaine used this same playbook in Edmonton the year they did not make the playoffs.. Yet here we are in BC using the same offensive scheme.
Not really understanding why we are continuing to use this book. If it is to late to rewrite then lets at least open up the book to utilise the running game for those short plays and leave the throwing to further then the first down marker. It is ok occasionally to throw in a pitch out or roll and toss play to keep the other team on their toes and tighten up the Defense but it appears that these short plays have become our trademark plays! Geroy and Paris are not designed for these plays. Lets start utilizing the talent that we do have in these awesome recievers!