My wife and I were at the game and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Lions are picking up just where they left off after winning the Grey Cup.
Standouts for me were: Bighill, Lulay, Harris and McCallum. What was particularly evident was the disciplined game the Lions played. Very few dumb penalties. Bighill is very fast and when he goes after the QB or ball carrier he closes in for the kill with lightning speed.
McCallum was kicking well as usual [except for one miscue]. Lulay gets better with every game. If he can't find anyone open he makes the down himself. Brown was being contained well by the Bombers but was able to break out for a couple of great gains.
Too bad Pierce got injured and Brink had to come in for the second half of the game but this is why the Lions had to release Buck. He's a dynamite QB but is prone to injuries and you never know if he'll play the entire game. He's got to be frustrated. I don't think Brink can get the job done. He makes some good plays but was almost intercepted 5x last night.
Nice to see Geroy get the much deserved accolades for breaking Stegall's pass reception yardage record. Now every time Geroy makes a catch he simply adds to his own record.
I'm concerned about the Lions' down field coverage after kick offs and punts. The Bombers' Washington almost owned the Lions and was able to run with impunity most of the time he caught the ball. The Lions will have to fill that hole up- and quickly.
They didn't open the roof last night! What gives? $600 million for a retractable roof and it isn't opened on June 29th ???
Congrats to Benevides on his first CFL win as a head coach!