Lions 31, Bombers 23 with around 1:40 left on the clock.
Bombers have 1 timeout.
Heres a few reasons why the onside kick is a very POOR call.
First off. Winnipegs kicking and punting game combined was quite poor the entire game. Why would you trust them to kick a perfect onside kick to decide the Grey Cup?
This leads to my second point. On paper, you have the best Defense in the league. Even though they struggled at some key points to let BC get 31 points, any good defense with some heart and swagger would be jacked up to give their offense a chance to tie the game with a quick 2 and out if you kick it deep. (MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF SUCCESS).
My third point. I know the Lions were playing more of a prevent defense while the Bombers scored 14 points. But even so, Winnipeg had a good amount of MOMENTUM and probably some confidence. Why would you carelessly gamble an onside kick with the amount of time on the clock? Lack of awareness on LaPolice decision making.
From watching the CFL all of my life, i know that in a 1:40 a lot can happen to a team with some momentum. These 3 main points have me scratching my head and seriously questioning what was going through the coaches heads.
Id like to hear your thoughts if im completely out to lunch, or accurate in my assessment of this situation. :cowboy: