The B.C. Lions design a game plan that sends a series of blitzes and the CFL world declares that they have figured out how to beatMike Reilly. Scoff
As of last night, Reilly is now over 25,000 CFL passing yards and had another great night. He was 32 or 42 for 424 passing yards throwing for 3 TDs and rushing for 1 TD. Now some will try to downplay it saying that was against Montreal, but B.C. and Montreal have very similar defenses and the stats show that. What the real difference was in the game plan and Reilly executed it perfectly.
Now a few of the naysayers will say, but Reilly took some shots when the Als blitzed. That will happen when defenses send 6 and 7-man pressure and there in no way to avoid it. The key is to make the other team pay by putting up points against an attacking defense and Reilly delivered repeatedly. This is what makes Reilly so special. His ability to deliver from the pocket while under pressure. There really isn’t another QB in the CFL like Reilly. His ability to execute a game plan while under duress more often than not makes him one of the best Eskie QB’s of all time.
Eventually DC’s in the CFL will get that attacking defenses are open to big plays and putting up points quickly and often. Yes, the Lions adjusted their game plan and found a way to out game plan the Esks. Now the Esks have found a way to work around that type of a game plan and Reilly executed it without fail. I am certain that the Esks will roll with their edge testing and over the middle passing game with a mix of power running for one more game. Reilly owes a beat down to the Ti-Cat defense and I fully expect him to deliver on that beat down this coming week.